Mixing Services; How It Works

Mixing Services; How It Works

Peter Boonstra

What I need from you

It is your responsibility to ensure the multi-tracks provided are ready for mixing.  Please do not assume any tuning or timing issues will be automatically resolved.  However, if a small amount of vocal tuning is desired you can provide this information.  If I suspect the amount of tuning or editing will seriously intrude on mix time you will be informed.

Large amounts of tuning and editing will be charged for and will delay turnaround time.  It is in your best interest to do any tuning and editing in your time, so that the we can maximize time spent mixing your song.

I accept WAV or AIFF files at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz; 16, 24 or 32 bit.

Please supply me with mono or stereo files, clearly named and without audio clipping.  Stereo files will be counted as 2 tracks of audio, for example ‘Strings L & R’ will be counted as 2 tracks. You will need to provide multi-tracks that are consolidated or bounced from the start point of your song (bar 1 beat 1 or start time code). All files must be of the same duration, sample rate and bit depth.

I can accept DAW sessions (Ableton or  Logic).

There is a 72 multi-track limit.  A track cannot share different sounds, for example a backing vocal track with a guitar solo in the middle.  If you need to bounce files to save on tracks we suggest backing vocals and harmonies as a good place to start.  Please ensure any bounces of this nature are in tune, in time, and panned to your satisfaction before you bounce.

Please ensure you have uploaded all the correct multi-track files that you want to be included in your song.

Please make sure that your multi-track files are supplied dry, without reverb or effects.  However, if you feel a specific effect, processing, or creative element (such as filter sweeps, delays etc) is an integral part of the sound, please provide the processed version plus a ‘dry safety’ version.  This will not add your overall track count.  Please label both versions clearly and mention this in the information you provide.  You can add the ‘dry safety’ versions to the reference files folder.

Print any midi/virtual instruments.

Make sure you allow plenty of headroom when printing your multi-tracks to avoid clipping or distortion.  These artifacts cannot be removed in the mix process. In addition to as much written information as possible, you’re welcome to provide a rough mix and commercially released reference song.  A commercial song is only a guide and results are completely dependent on the quality and style of the multi-track provided.  You can add these files to the reference tracks folder.

For uploading your project, we suggest to use wetransfer

What you can expect from me

In most cases, the turnaround time is within 10 days for a 8 or 10 tracks album.  However in exceptional circumstances it may be longer.  If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option to re- plan your mix and receive a refund if needed.

One mix revision is included in the price.  Please ensure you inform me within 24 hours of mix delivery if you require a revision.

Any requests for further mix revisions will be charged for.