Mixing is the art of adding and adjusting effects to each track to blend them in a harmonious way. A good mix gives the song color, density, body and cohesion -- it adds life.
The most common effects are Compression, Reverb, Panning and Delay. Some other less commonly used effects on the rise are Pass Filters, Automation and Tape Saturation.
Mastering happens after the final mix is done. Once all the effects are added, mastering involves having the volume maximized, enhanced and balanced. There is also some Hiss Removal (or DeEssing) and Noise Reduction done and your final result should be clean and loud, not hissy and clipped.
Bad Mixing & Mastering is
Killing Your Music.
Too much reverb, not enough reverb... Loud, LOUD, LOUD vocals that overshadow everything... Muddy music that sounds like you're underwater in a rusty submarine... High pitched brassy sounding hi hats and cymbals... these are Mixing & Mastering nightmares. you want perfect vocals and
No decent Hip Hop instrumental should ever have these problems, but many times they do.
Doesn't your track deserve to sound as good as the radio edit you hear everyday? We think so.
Mixing & Mastering
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Attach to your final project file your info: YOUR NAME, PACKAGE TYPE and any special instructions.
2. If you get this FREE from the purchase of a instrumental, include TRACK TITLE and DATE OF PURCHASE in the special instructions.
3. UPLOAD YOUR TRACK to firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Our Mixing & Mastering
ADVANCED MIX & MASTER
Upload Stems or Tracked Out WAV file(s) ONLY Basic Mastering,
Bass Enhancement Fades/Crossfades,
High Fidelity Plugins used 3 FREE REVISIONS
(7-10 BUSINESS DAYS)
INCLUDED FREE WITH EXCLUSIVE C LICENSE
Mixing and Mastering Extras