Mix Vs Master Example
Mixing and Mastering
May is Singer/Songwriter Month here at Drew Allen Brown Studios!
For the month of May, book your singer songwriter session and get this absolutely amazing DEAL!
- 1 instrument (guitar, piano, keys, drums, trumpet - whatever you want to record)
- 1 vocal track ($5 / additional vocal track)
- Mixing service
- Mastering service
All this for only $200 / Song!!!
Book now before all the available slots are filled.
First off, let's collectively understand that every artist is different. Every song is different. Every instrument is different. There is no one set "perfect mix". This is why you can't successfully have a machine do your mixing for you. Mixing a song is very much an art, not a science. As a mixer, my goal is to make your music pop and sparkle. I achieve this with a variety of techniques and tools including EQ, compression, reverb, delay, harmonic exciters, stereo imaging, and more. I only use what your music needs to shine; I won't detract from your sound.
Mastering adds beauty, depth, and presence to a mix. No song is complete before it's mastered to some degree (even if it's being used as a demo). But to be perfectly clear, mastering can't fix a bad mix or recording. If the mix sounds bad, so will the master. Mastering does, however, make every song sound the best it can; making them sound just like your mix, only more full and rich.
For those looking for studio time, my rates for recording are
$100/day minimum giving you 3 hours in studio
(Special rates for larger projects are available)
Mixing & Mastering Services
I try to keep my fees simple and affordable.
Mixing - $175 per song up to 25 tracks. $5 per track over 25. (up to 3 revisions based on your feedback)
Mastering - $60 per song. $50 per song for 3+ songs.
Please note that mixing does not include drum timing, song edits, comping multiple takes, or heavy vocal tuning. Please have your tracks edited prior to submission unless you want me to edit them as well.
Don't use Pro Tools? Not to worry! I can still mix your sessions for you. It's actually quite easy. Just send me the .wav stems for each track for each song. Need help? Message me for information.
If you are using Pro Tools, you can send me the Pro Tools Session files.