Our mixing and mastering services allow you to polish your music in order to achieve a professional sounding product required for the final master.  You will be able to collaborate with the mixing engineer, who with their expertise will take your recordings into a final mono, stereo or surround the sound product.

 

The Mixing engineer will work with your raw recorded tracks and edit and modify them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound “mix” of all the individual voices sounds and instruments.  The process involves combining the separate tracks, their relative levels (i.e volumes) are adjusted and balanced and various processes such as equalisation and compression are commonly applied to individual tracks, groups of tracks, and the overall mix.  In stereo and surround sound mixing, the placement of the tracks within the stereo (or surround) field are adjusted and balanced.  Audio mixing techniques and approaches vary widely and have a significant influence on your final product.

The Mastering engineer will make further adjustment for the various distribution media, concentrating on the technical aspects of recording. Mastering is a critical phase of the process; however, software tools exist to facilitate the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master), the source from which all other copies will be produced. Our mastering engineers may need to apply corrective equalisation and dynamic compression in order to optimise sound translation on all playback systems. Although many digital processing tools are common during mastering, it is also very common to use analogue media and processing equipment for the mastering stage.

Additional operations, such as editing, specifying the gaps between tracks, adjusting level, fading in and out, noise reduction and other signal restoration and enhancement processes may also be applied. The source material is put in the proper order, commonly referred to as assembly or ‘track’ sequencing.  The Mastering engineer of the perform these operations to prepare the music for either digital, analogue, or vinyl, replication.

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