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Audition Mixoffs / Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
« on: March 15, 2011, 07:12:17 PM »

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.



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!



Audition Mixoffs / Re: One Track, Mixed and Mastered
« 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...


Forum Suggestions / Re: Mixing
« on: March 05, 2011, 05:50:22 PM »
Maybe just a 'mixers for hire' section, if people want to post their work/website/links?

I'm not opposed to a 'directory' if people think it's warranted.

I was thinking of this as I suggested it in the other thread. I wouldn't mind being able to post a "mixer for hire" type of thing here. The problem is that it would become quickly very full of mixers for hire and nobody would find anything there.

But then again it would be useful for the prospective client to easily find info on the mixers who volounteer to work on a mixoff track... I guess the mixers could initially post in the threads of tracks they're interested in working on and keep an informative sigature that indicates "Professional mixing engineer, <styles of music> <location>" and a link to website, myspace, or even just the forum member profile where you can tell a bit about yourself, include rates etc.

Well, I'll just modify my own signature to show what I mean. :)


Forum Suggestions / Re: Special Audition Mix Category
« on: March 01, 2011, 11:18:53 AM »
I agree! I wrote about it in the wrong section I think.

This would be a good idea IMHO.



I like the idea of this forum. It's great.

One promotional idea would be to buy a banner in places like The Womb (, Gearslutz ( and REP ( At The Womb, they sell (or used to) sell really cheap small stamp-type banners.

Especially The Womb has had similar stuff going on for years, The CAPE and MixIt!, a lot of people would be interested in this.

Promoting in the aforementioned places will probably attract a lot of professional mixers (such as myself), which is likely to raise the overall quality of the mixes (?), but may lead to all sorts of pissing contests and gear-wanky stuff.

Also, from my point of view an "Mixer for hire"-kind of section would be quite nice for us who work in the field proffessionally. It would be a good way to make a distinction between the projects that are purely for fun and those that are commercial projects in need of a mixer, that would serve both parties nicely. Obviously, the ideal would be for the pros to mix a couple of tracks from the forums and use them as "CV"-type of tracks here instead of  just listing commercial projects they've been involved with. But I would like to see that as a separate section, it would make more sense to me.

BTW, apart from mixing I also teach mixing and engineering and I was wondering if projects here could be used as educational material? It would be wonderful to give a wider variety of styles for the students to mix than what I can gather from my own vast, but indie/rock/jazz-filled archives. If they're licensed Creative Commons, wouldn't that make them available for educational use? Are there licensing guidelines or rules visible here at the forums? I didn't spot them yet anyway... That would be an important thing to emphasize, as that would clear any copyright issues.

But as said, I really like the idea of this place!


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