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Title: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Zabrilla on March 09, 2011, 02:14:59 AM
Ok so  I have a small budget and have no idea what it would cost, but I am looking for 1 track mixed & mastered with some post mastering, valve based warm, sparkely amazingness also. The band is my band, Audio Asylum and the track is called Hitting Bottom.

The band is basically a four piece guitar band, which is the sound I am looking for. I have done a mix this morning in a set of headphones (eek!) and uploaded it. The problem is that this was the first band I have recorded, and to get the track balenced and sounding good needs some care. Then to master it; well its very much a tale of quiet verse and loud Chorus/middle 8/finish. I support the movement of the needles though so I am not looking for one level track, more than what I have in the example track though as the chours is a bit "in your face". Then I am really looking to run it through some valve based post mastering shizzle. I really want to see how good this track can sound.

I have the .wav's uploaded into dropbox ready to go, although I have only a small budget, I am keen to get this sounding really good. Can anyone help?

Here is my example mix, I think its in the key of C (I'm a drummer so don't really know what keys are haha!), its about 4 and a half mins and I don't have a copy of the lyrics at this time. Time scale would be a couple of weeks. We are looking to release an E.P. in May and this would be the main track. The rest of the material may be done by me, we are not sure yet so there could be some further work, more than likly post mastering.

www.romelpotter.com/HB_Zabrilla_Mix.mp3 (http://www.romelpotter.com/HB_Zabrilla_Mix.mp3)
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Audio Monkey on March 09, 2011, 02:44:55 AM
I'll do it for $40. Mixed and Mastered...You mix sounds good, could be tweaked a bit, but not bad for starter, let me know, thanx,

Monkey
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: noeqplease on March 09, 2011, 04:25:51 AM
Hi Zabrilla,
I am slated to mix an album starting next week, so I could give you a mixoff during this week.
If you are able to get the files to me by tomorrow afternoon, that would give me some time to mix it for you for consideration.
As far as budget goes, I don't post my rates publicly, however I am somewhat flexible.
Check my website for some examples and credits.

http://www.nicksevilla.com

Cheers
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Post by: RealMusician on March 10, 2011, 04:47:32 AM
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Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: ericus on March 10, 2011, 04:52:56 AM
You could also put the tracks up, let all of us mix it and choose the one you like the best... ;)
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: anguswoodhead on March 10, 2011, 08:00:12 AM
I like the track / vibe - cool.
If you're after a really kick ass end product I'll mix it for you for $400 on my 80's vintage analog console,
then pass it onto my friend Leon Zervos at Studios 301 (Sydney) for 'world-class' mastering.
He charges AU$165 per song unattended.
Just google him - he's ex-Sterling Sound in NY.
email me at woodheadstudios (at) gmail.com
Cheers.

BTW - been in the business for around 15 years :-)
I do mastering as well (www.sunshinecoastmastering.com.au) but Leon is amazing and has some awesome gear.
His list of credits is incredible.
Plus mixing & mastering at the same location or by the same Engineer is never the way to go.
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: fHumble fHingaz on March 10, 2011, 12:31:03 PM
Hi Zabrilla,

I'm only starting out in this biz, so I won't make any outrageous claims..."the proof is in the pudding", they say - so check out my soundcloud site to see if you like what you hear:
http://soundcloud.com/coldroom-studios
I do my mixes completely "in the box", so I'm not offering any valve/tape voodoo, although I do have a nice collection of UAD plugins.
I'm not offering ridiculously cheap prices, because good mixes take time.  However, since this is not my "day job" my prices are very reasonable.
I don't consider myself to be a mastering engineer, but I always provide my clients with "faux mastered" versions of their mixes as part of the service.
I won't advertise my prices publicly, but if you're interested, feel free to contact me through my Soundcloud site.
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: studjo on March 10, 2011, 04:49:52 PM
Hey man

if your're still on your search and you like at least some stuff in my sig line, we should talk :D and you'll be surprised :D

Jo
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Lastrite on March 12, 2011, 12:25:43 PM
Well I think everyone on this site is interested in mixing this, especially when there is some sort of payment involved. Most of us are here to mix stuff for learning/sharpening skills anyway :)

Why not make it a proper mixoff and pay the 'winner' whatever you budget is?
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: anguswoodhead on March 13, 2011, 07:01:41 AM
Well the thing is......
There's doing a quick mix for a mix-off and then there's doing a 'real' mix for a paying client.
BIG difference - at least in my hectic schedule world.
I can spend up to a week on a mix - coming back to it with fresh ears, sitting with ideas to see if they work next day etc.
Best way is to hire someone to do the job 'properly' and 'professionally'.
If that's not me no problem - you will end up with the best result that way no matter who you use IMHO.  ;)
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Lastrite on March 13, 2011, 09:00:51 AM
You're right of course. All your points are valid and I agree with them completely... But the 'small budget' part of the OP makes me think he can't afford a 'proper professional' mix as you describe and/or price-tag it :)

Maybe the OP can mention the actual available budget to make things clear?
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: anguswoodhead on March 13, 2011, 11:30:42 PM
He seems to have vanished.  ???
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: noeqplease on March 14, 2011, 04:17:04 PM
He seems to have vanished.  ???

Hi,
No he has not disappeared, he decided on someone... not me, but did contact me shortly after deciding.
Maybe the engineer who mixes this in the end can chime in when it's done?
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: 6x2 on March 15, 2011, 08:50:51 AM
Shame, I would've liked to see this as a proper mix-off.

For anguswoodhead: At least the way I see it, doing a mixoff would be giving some kind of an idea of what type of sound and quality you'd be offering. I mean, I too work quite slowly, I can take days to mix a track. But in this sort of case I'd do it in a day (+morning tweaks) and see where that leads.

I don't know if posting offers is really the way to go... Sure there are different levels of mixers here who will work at very different rates, but if pros can be somehow expected to match the rates of hobbyists, it won't be good for anyone.

Just some thoughts...

6x2
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: noeqplease on March 15, 2011, 03:32:06 PM
Hi,

The person offering the audition actually took time to listen to a lot of the mixes on here,
so at least there is usefulness in posting what you do to the different songs on here.
Sometimes a potential client might be reticent to share their unfinished music online.
There can be many reasons why.

Cheers
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: 6x2 on March 15, 2011, 07:12:17 PM
Hi,

The person offering the audition actually took time to listen to a lot of the mixes on here,
so at least there is usefulness in posting what you do to the different songs on here.
Sometimes a potential client might be reticent to share their unfinished music online.
There can be many reasons why.

Cheers

Hi,

You're right there. I guess it just seemed rather odd as a lot of posters were posting rates and stuff.

As for sharing unfinished music, you're absolutely right. I guess it's still early days here and we'll see how it all becomes over time!

Cheers,

6x2
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Zabrilla on March 18, 2011, 11:01:07 PM
I have been away from the forums because for the last week because I have had a family berivement.

I was trying to communicate with everyone who responded but unfortunatly I have just not been able to keep the comms going with everyone for which I am sorry for. I am going to be tied up for the next week or so dealing with probate however I just wanted to clarify the situation to avoid any confusion.

I would like to thank everyone who has commented and offered their services for this project, I was truly astonished at the responce. I have made an arrangement with an engineer on this forum who is currently working on a mix.

Best

Zab.

Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Audio Monkey on March 25, 2011, 10:24:27 PM
First of I wanna speak on everyone's behalf and give our condolesense. Death is a hard thing to overcome. I lost my mom back in 08' a month before my son was born, one of my best friends later on that year (a week before Thanksgiving), a friend earlier this year and now my uncle a little over a month ago. Plz just keep in mind that we all wanna mix and when there's money involved people get a little crazy.
I don't blame em' if all us Mixheads could make this our 9 to 5 I'm sure a majority would give up their day jobs. Peace be with you, glad you found someone for your project, keep some of us in mind for next time.

Thanx,

Monkey
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Zabrilla on March 27, 2011, 10:48:23 PM
Thanks Monkey, and everyone, your kind words are very much apreciated. I should be on here a bit more now a lot of things have been sorted out.
I was really happy to see the responce from everyone!, it was really good but also unfortunatle timeing.

Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: Music_Junky on April 07, 2011, 08:19:22 PM
I really like the song! Good luck..
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
Post by: maxolini on May 19, 2011, 01:36:10 AM
Thanks Monkey, and everyone, your kind words are very much apreciated. I should be on here a bit more now a lot of things have been sorted out.
I was really happy to see the responce from everyone!, it was really good but also unfortunatle timeing.



hey so wheres the final product :)
Title: Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
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Hi, im Harry (Record/mix/master engineer). If you have a time, come to visit my site and take a look at my work http://corridorsstudio.webs.com, sorry for my english, thx..  :)