MASTERING  
Mastering is the intermediate step between your final mix and preparing it for replication and/or distribution. Almost every commercially-released CD is mastered no matter the budget, label, mixer, or studio behind it. The difference between a mastered and un-mastered song can be quite profound; dramatically improving the over-all sound quality, clarity, consistency, stereo image, spatial depth, portability and volume of your mixes. It is both a technical process and an art form that relies on an individual's skill, experience and good taste. No set of tools or a device will automatically "master" your music... no plug-in preset can craft the best results for your unique and original mixes.

We provide custom and affordable mastering, tailored to your specific needs and tempered with our friendly and professional demeanor.

What do you have to lose? PROVIDE US ONE OF YOUR SONGS AND WE'LL MASTER A FREE SAMPLE!


MIXING  
Mixing is about making the song more than the sum of its parts. It is taking a multi-track recording (different instruments on separate tracks) and combining them into stereo (left/right) in an artful and pleasing way, with the desired level of energy and emotion. The most important part of mixing is getting the vocals to fit the song. This requires finding the right volume, tone and ambience to match the intention of the singer/writer and ensuring that nothing clashes frequency-wise or induces excessive tonal buildup in the instrumental parts of the track. Once these elements are in place, highlighting the best moments with volume rides and adding dynamics and excitement to the production are all integral to a well-balanced final mix.

In the words of mixer Bryan Cook, “I try to keep it as timeless as possible, not using effects that seem "cool" today but might seem cheesy tomorrow. There is no magic box that makes the song a "hit" and I prefer to avoid gimmicks.”

We offer varying degrees of mix-services and our opinions are always free. Hit us up, we’d love to hear what you’re working on…


PRODUCTION  
PRODUCTION/TRACKING/RESTORATION/EDITING: please inquire






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