Direct your mix engineer
- You can personalise any of the following mixing processes you have in mind for your audio track by directing your allocated mix engineer
Your mixing engineer requests
- Get in touch if you want to request any processes that you can’t see below, our mix engineers can then respond with all the possibilities.
Some Of Our Mix Engineer's Key Processes Below
Fine subtle vocal tuning at the highest quality. Just let us know what you have in mind.
Where needed, we fine edit each vocal stem making sure any raw mistakes or home recording studio issues are nulified.
EQ (Equalization) is the way we carefully shape the individual sound of each instrument and is a great tool for cutting out unwanted room noise in an audio recording.
Reverb & Delays
You can request back specific instrument stems delivered along with your stereo mix.
Compression is a fundamental part of the mixing process which helps define or bring out a particular instrument within the mix.
Re-amping is a popular request from artists and bands. This process can help us achieve a strong guitar or vocal sound in your mix.
Enhancing or replacing certain specific drum parts where needed to give them that extra *cough* kick.
Often there are issues with timings within the raw audio. We resolve this by going through and making sure the rhythm is consistent throughout the track stems.
Instrument Mix Prints
We can send the mix instrumental stems of your song with the final mix, to give the opportunity to reconstruct the track at home in case you would rather change or add some element at a later date.
Our Mix Engineers Have Worked On Tracks By Artists Such As
One Direction | Ed Sheeran | London Grammar | Ella Henderson | Example | Little Mix | Pixie Lott | Anna Calvi
Parov Stelar | Kygo | Troye Sivan | Benga | Shaheen | Eurielle | Claudia Kane | Stealth | Rothwell | 96OneDream
Audio Samples | Before V After
What does a mix engineer do?
A mix engineer is an audio engineer who specialises in blending the several constituents of recorded audio together, with the purpose of producing a good balance in accordance to the appropriate sound or genre that the music creator has in mind.
This engineer is responsible for treating in the sonics of instruments, vocals including their effects to a complete form of a song, which is often referred to as the ‘final mix’ or ‘mixdown‘.
Whenever a song is enjoyed for either its quality or clarity, a substantial amount of praise goes to the effort of the mix engineer. The mix engineer is a true specialist in sound systems and audio recording equipment involved in balancing sounds from different sources according to their frequency, pitch and dynamic volume.
Mix engineers or mixing professionals must have several years of experience in handling a variety of sound equipment. They serve as a link between the musician or artist and the scientific use that the mixing equipment was design for. Using their expertise to assess the consonance of sound sources and integrate them together, they can bring out at times unlimited amounts of interesting and potentially fashionable results.
Most engineers these days have a degree in sound audio engineering, while some have been lucky enough to receive formal training in the field from their circumstance being intertwined with a nearby studio or contact in a favourable position. Handling the complex variety of sound equipment can expand the knowledge of a mix engineer much more than just the degree paper.
This is because of several years of keen observation and participation in recording and mixing sessions of various kinds of sounds and music will give the engineer insight into what would well with the tools he or she may have in the future circumstance.
Most mix engineers depend on their own senses and perception when balancing audio sounds, though there some formats and actions often set out as standard in each mix session. These include:
- Using tuning plugins to correct pitch on vocals and in occasion instrument notes
- Creative sound effects such as flanger, reverb, phaser and delay
- Emphasizing crucial sections of the track
- Understanding the artist’s overall style and groove
The mixing console is the most important tool of an audio engineer. This enables the engineer to blend the frequency of each sound within a given track, which all the parts laid out in front. This gives access to when a specific mixing process needs to be performed on a particular instrument.
- Mixing console (mixing desk)
- Tape machines
- Hardware that dictates sample rate and bit rate (often combined in the same unit)
- Computer processing unit
- Plugin hardware
- Several sets of monitors
- Speaker amplification unit
- Sound absorbers
- Signal processors
- Digital to analogue converters
- Analogue to digital converters
The different components that constitute a song are often not recorded at the same time, therefore the mix engineer will have a role to play in harmonising all these separate elements of the song into one perfect flow after the track has been arranged.