The following BEFORE clips are the artist’s rough mixes. The AFTER versions are our mixes. Loudness levels are closely matched for fair comparison. Some clips alternate Before & After versions in a single track.
Mark took his time to understand what we were looking for, what style we wanted, and reviewed samples of similar songs to create an appropriate soundscape for each song. I could hear the architectural layers that he built, while respecting the feel of the original songs.
Mark was very thorough, and worked very hard on getting our songs to sound in ways that we liked them to. He really cared about our project and was committed to doing high quality work.
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[single_icon icon=”Defaults-quote-left” icon_size=”32″ icon_margin=”5″ icon_color=”#8c8c8c”] It was a pleasure to work with Mark. He is an absolute professional who adapts to his client’s needs, working on budget and on time, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality. He’s a perfectionist for your work. [single_icon icon=”Defaults-quote-right” icon_size=”32″ icon_margin=”5″ icon_color=”#8c8c8c”]
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Let's Make Mixes that Drive Your Musical Career
Do You Record Yourself or Your Band?
Finish it up in my treated room. Gain a perspective on your work from my 20+ years in music and audio.
Does Your Music Cross Genres?
Hybrid-post-rock, jazzy trap, industrial vaporwave, progressive shoegaze….bring the creativity. I’ll get you there.
Do You Have Commercial Ambitions?
You need mixes that both satisfy your vision, and compete well in their genre.
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✔ I Will Commit a FLAT RATE and TIMEFRAME to You Based on Project Complexity
✔ I Sometimes Accept a Publishing Split as Partial Payment
✔ We Accept PC and Mac Sessions from: Cubase, Logic, DP, Live, FL Studio, Harrison MixBus, Pro Tools
✔ You Get 4 Mix Outputs (see below) and Will Be 100% Ready for Mastering and Streaming
✔ 2 Full Session Recalls Are Included (after Initial Output)
✔ Same Rate for Mixing from Tracks or Stems
✔ I Will Accommodate Your Deadlines
NOT JUST MIXING. HERE TO HELP.
✔ Work Directly with Mark to Achieve YOUR Vision for Each Song
✔ I Am a Team Player, Dedicated to the Ambitious Artist’s Success 🙏🏽
✔ Free Record Release Strategy Guide, Free Project Roadmap, Free Gig Tracker
✔ Pretty Visuals of Your Mixes’ Loudness and Dynamics Provided on Request
✔ I Share Production Tips, Advice, Studio Hacks, and Referrals
✔ Ask Mark about Acoustics, Gear Repair, Sound for Picture, and Music Licensing
✔ 5% Album Discount for 5 Songs+
✔ $25 Credit for Every Client Referral
EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE
Production/Editing/Arranging — Songs >5min — Sessions >72 Stereo Tracks — Tuning — Beat Matching & Time Stretching — Session Organization — Add’l Recalls — File Format Conversions — Complete Stem Outputs
Let’s talk about your project! Select a time below and we’ll reach out to you.
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Let’s talk about your project! What are you working on?
Everything You Need
To make distribution easier, you’ll get multiple outputs with every mix:
1. FINAL MIX (PRE-MASTER). A high-resolution, fully dynamic, 32-bit Broadcast WAV file with lots of headroom for your mastering engineer to bask in (won’t be loud).
2. PSEUDO-MASTER (STREAMING). A 24-bit output at modern streaming levels (typically optimized for Spotify)*
3. PSEUDO-MASTER (CD LEVEL). A pumped-up 16-bit “pseudo-master” that’s almost as loud as a mastered CD*
4. LOSSY/SHARING. An MP3 or M4a of the pseudo-master for easy sharing**
Additional outputs we can provide: Full stems, instrumental, TV mix, vocal up/down, conversions, etc.
Your music sounds best when it has great dynamics, tone, and space–not just loudness. But we’ll make sure you get what you want.
*If you’re getting your songs mastered (It’s important!) then you’ll have these 2 pumped-up mixes to use in the interim.
**We use the highest-quality encoders to compress to MP3 & M4a (yes, we tested them) so this will still sound pretty decent.
Everything Your Mixes Need
Expert Audio Restoration & Noise Reduction
Acoustically-Treated & Measured Room
Meticulous Audio Editing & Fade Creation
Multiple Mixdowns: TV mix, vocal up/down, film/video, etc.
Drum Layering Available
Vocal & Instrument Tuning Available
Album & Referral Discounts
Custom Mastering Available for CD, Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Vinyl
We Speak Music
Positive conversations in MUSICAL language
We Know What Works
Our tracks have been heard behind dozens of TV shows and video productions worldwide.
Fast turnarounds. Multiple revisions. Clear communication. Always.
The Mixes You Need
iTunes, TV mixes, conversions…. ALWAYS at proper Loudness levels
What are your musical goals?
We have a plan that helps you get your music out there to fans and markets.
I have all the tools and gadgets. I tell my son, who’s a producer, ‘You never work for the machine; the machine works for you.’
The mixing process can tighten up a vocal performance, make a piano feel more emotional, make a whole song sound more indie or more pop. These things are achieved using technical and creative psycho-acoustic trickery. Mixing engineers are alchemists. Song colorists. Their trade comes with years of education, practice and talent.
To the industry, an EP is considered a demo but can lead to much more.
Rather than taking an advance that most will never pay off, take some money out of your back catalog or prior work and fund your next music project yourself. Or at the very least, hire a good mix producer and do some real mastering of your music.
The song has to be recorded in the highest production value possible for the genre…before it can be pitched for use in film and TV.