Although for the last 12 years the main focus and work load has been mastering, we have a strong background and over 20 years of experience mixing for many genres of music. This is something we still enjoy doing on a limited basis.
Using some of the finest and most transparent AD/DA converters made, we incorporate some of the best outboard analog EQ and tube compression available balancing every instrument to have it's place and work within the frame work of the mix. Great care is taken to make sure the vocals sit in the right place and shine. We have an extensive drum and percussion library to choose from to blend with existing drums (if needed).
We have the perfect environment for mixing--a very accurate monitoring environment and a very comfortable and relaxed, tuned room. An experienced mix engineer with major credits and awards ensures a mix that is well balanced--one that translates very well.
For a mix project, It is important that the sound files transfer seamlessly from your program to mine. This is relatively easy to do.
Please send 24 bit consolidated Wave or AIFF files for each track all starting at the same point at the very begnning of the session. These files should be sent in a Zip or Rar. folder through the "Upload Your Files" link on the tool bar.
If you are unsure how to consolidate wave files, please send me an email letting me know what DAW program you are using and I will send you detailed directions and a video link that will describe the process.
Available upon request for free when needed. Sometimes people can get consumed by a mix and lose focus. If you would like to send your mixes in to get some feedback before mastering, just drop me a line.
Stem Mastering is a process that falls somewhere between mixing and mastering because the client is sending already mixed stems for us to finalize/master. The rate for stem mastering is $25 per song added to the mastering rate for up tor 3 stereo stems and $10 for each stereo stem beyond 3.
Waltz Mastering Studio was specifically designed with the highest attention paid to accurate acoustical detail and critical listening in mind.
The studio integrates the best of analog and the best of digital:
Tube Tech SMC 2B (Tube)
Manley Labs "Variable MU" (Tube)
Tube Tech CL1 B (2) (Tube)
Knif Soma (Tube) EQ
Hendyamps Michelangelo (Tube) EQ
Dangerous Bax EQ
+ Many top grade Digital Plug-ins
Speakers: Dunlavy SC-V's
Power Amps: (2) Bryston 4b's-ST
Dangerous Monitor ST
Mytek Stereo 192 DSD-DA
Mytek Digital 8x192 AD/DA Conversion
Monster Pro 2500 (2)
Lexicon 300 Multi DsP
Anthony Dimario Labs ADL 600 Stereo Tube Pre
The price for mixing is on a per song basis and is designed to work and be affordable with a wide range of budgets.
The mixing rate typically falls between $225 and $350 per song depending on the track count and the complexity and length of the song.
For an accurate mix quote, it's best if you can send a complete song for evaluation. Once I can see what's involved as far as instrumentation, track layout and track count it will be easier to discuss a fixed rate that works for your budget.
If there are any questions about pricing and preparing tracks that will be sent in for mixing, please email or call.
All revisions are free (if needed) for any mixing or mastering project.
Stem Mastering is a process that falls somewhere between mixing and mastering because the client is sending already mixed stems for us to finalize. The rate for this is $25 per song added to the mastering rate.
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