Mixing/Mastering – old version

In the last few years, the field of home recording has exploded. Getting radio-ready recordings at home is becoming more and more common as the gear becomes more affordable and tons of people are teaching both on YouTube and through dedicated courses. If you’re looking at this page you’re probably one of them.

One of the issues, though, is making “radio-ready” mixes and getting it mastered properly. Again, if you’re looking at this page you may well be one who’s discovered there’s more than can be learned on YouTube about getting a quality mix.

I’ve been recording in one form or another for many decades and have spent the last 15 or so years diving deep into the gear and the techniques to get better results. Of course, this means my own recordings from 15 years ago are kind of embarrassing to me LOL. But not to worry, I have lots of new recordings that sound way better.

If you have decent mics and interface, you probably had decent recordings of your performances – now you just need the next step which is to get it mixed and mastered.

Full disclosure, I don’t do mastering for vinyl and CDs etc – I haven’t invested in the specific software and courses to do that (yet.) So if you need the “full-meal deal” on mastering I know who to recommend you to. If you’re releasing digital-only I can certainly give you what you need for that.

Sometimes we all get a little too close to an aspect and it just doesn’t work in the end, but because we’ve invested our time and emotions in it we don’t want to give up on it. But, that can be a problem for us as we can easily be misled by our emotion over something that doesn’t actually connect emotionally with others.

The other thing that I will do is help you improve your music by suggesting improvements for your project before you spend money on mixing and mastering. Send me a song to hear and I’ll be happy to check it out and if I think you are ready I’ll give you a quote on mixing/mastering for your project. If I think you could make specific improvements I’ll discuss them with you. Why would I do that for free? Because I wish someone had done that for me when I was starting recording. I had someone else mix my first full album and now when I listen, I think that a couple of suggestions would have really helped. I won’t be harsh or insulting because I truly want to make sure you have the best chance for success with your music.