Mixing

What can you do for my tracks? Will they sound like the quality I hear on  my favorite artist's CD? Yes, I will make your tracks jump out of the speakers, with more clarity and punch, and they will have that "major label quality" you want**. You will be very happy with the end result or we will keep working until you are satisfied. **Remember that the quality of the original tracks and the performance within them does play an important part in the overall quality.  If I receive a song and the drums were recorded with a single microphone placed somewhere in a bedroom, I will do my best to make it sound good, but it is less than ideal. When I receive a mix from you to listen too, can I make revisions? Yes, Once I send you a mix, if there is anything you want to change about it, email me with your change requests. I will make the adjustments and send you a new revised version.   Listen, and if needed, you can make more change requests. This process goes on until we have finished the mix to your satisfaction.  3 revision passes are included, after that, should anything be needed, it is billed at our standard hourly rate.  Projects are kept securely on our system for 6 months giving you the options to make revision later down the road after you have a chance to listen to it for a few weeks and make sure you are happy with it. Revisions include anything to do with the mix/mastering part of our work, this does not include arrangement changes or songwriting changes, deleting parts or adding parts to see how it would sound... I'm not in Austin, But I want you to mix my project, can I send you my tracks to have you mix/master it? Yes, I receive projects in for mixing form all over the world.  You can deliverer your project by DVD, CDR, ADAT optical, analog transfer or upload to our secure ftp server with or without non-loss compression. More on how to send us you tracks for mixing/mastering, please see our "How to export and deliver your session to us" page. What do you charge? See our Rates page

Recording session questions

What do we need to bring? instruments, guitar amp and fx or use our amps and cabinets, no bass amp needed, it runs direct into the Manley pre, Keyboards if you have a keyboard player, drummer bring kit. How long does drum kit setup, mic setup, and level check take? It you are in doing a demo, an hour, if you are in going after a final product/major league quality recording, it can take 1-4 hours.  On projects that I am signed onto produce, 2-4 hours is very average.   If you use the studio kit, all that is needed is time to balance it out and setup cue mixes (head phone mix) Do you know how to properly tune drums? Yes Studio drum kit?  May we use it? Yes, Please see our drum page What about using a click track? I always prefer using a click. But its your choice. But when I am producing a project, I always use a click track and tempo lock the drums.   Do you have any pitch correction tools? Oh yeah. Samplitude/Sequoia has the best and most natural sounding Pitch Automation, and autotune for when you want that "Cher" effect. Can we have someone in there taking pictures and video? Yes, please do!    
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Mixing

What can you do for my tracks? Will they sound like the quality I hear on  my favorite artist's CD? Yes, I will make your tracks jump out of the speakers, with more clarity and punch, and they will have that "major label quality" you want**. You will be very happy with the end result or we will keep working until you are satisfied. **Remember that the quality of the original tracks and the performance within them does play an important part in the overall quality.  If I receive a song and the drums were recorded with a single microphone placed somewhere in a bedroom, I will do my best to make it sound good, but it is less than ideal. When I receive a mix from you to listen too, can I make revisions? Yes, Once I send you a mix, if there is anything you want to change about it, email me with your change requests. I will make the adjustments and send you a new revised version.   Listen, and if needed, you can make more change requests. This process goes on until we have finished the mix to your satisfaction.  3 revision passes are included, after that, should anything be needed, it is billed at our standard hourly rate.  Projects are kept securely on our system for 6 months giving you the options to make revision later down the road after you have a chance to listen to it for a few weeks and make sure you are happy with it. Revisions include anything to do with the mix/mastering part of our work, this does not include arrangement changes or songwriting changes, deleting parts or adding parts to see how it would sound... I'm not in Austin, But I want you to mix my project, can I send you my tracks to have you mix/master it? Yes, I receive projects in for mixing form all over the world.  You can deliverer your project by DVD, CDR, ADAT optical, analog transfer or upload to our secure ftp server with or without non-loss compression. More on how to send us you tracks for mixing/mastering, please see our "How to export and deliver your session to us" page. What do you charge? See our Rates page

Recording session questions

What do we need to bring? instruments, guitar amp and fx or use our amps and cabinets, no bass amp needed, it runs direct into the Manley pre, Keyboards if you have a keyboard player, drummer bring kit. How long does drum kit setup, mic setup, and level check take? It you are in doing a demo, an hour, if you are in going after a final product/major league quality recording, it can take 1-4 hours.  On projects that I am signed onto produce, 2-4 hours is very average.   If you use the studio kit, all that is needed is time to balance it out and setup cue mixes (head phone mix) Do you know how to properly tune drums? Yes Studio drum kit?  May we use it? Yes, Please see our drum page What about using a click track? I always prefer using a click. But its your choice. But when I am producing a project, I always use a click track and tempo lock the drums.   Do you have any pitch correction tools? Oh yeah. Samplitude/Sequoia has the best and most natural sounding Pitch Automation, and autotune for when you want that "Cher" effect. Can we have someone in there taking pictures and video? Yes, please do!    
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