WHAT IS MIXING & MASTERING?
If your songs are just not loud enough or you’re having trouble balancing the instruments in your song or you just can’t get the vocals to sit properly in your mix, or your drums sound a bit flat, then the answer is to have your songs mixed & mastered by one of our professionally trained engineers who will have the technical knowledge and experience to get your songs sounding the way it should for commercial release.
THE MIXING STAGE
This is the second to last stage in completing a song and is typically used for balancing the elements of the song, getting the drums and bass sounding sonically correct, making sure the vocals and musical parts are not fighting each other in the mix and usually when effects such as reverb, delays, compression and eq is used. This is also the stage that needs to be right before mastering takes place as mastering, as many people believe, cannot perform miracles.
THE MASTERING STAGE
This is the final stage before releasing a single, EP or album and is like putting the icing on the cake which adds the clarity & sparkle the songs need for a commercial release along with the volume it needs to stand up against other commercially released songs.
Using a combination of EQ, multi-band compression and limiting, mastering brings the level and sonics up to the industry standard ready for digital distribution and CD duplication. However, the secret to getting the perfect master is getting the mix right in the first place.