Frequently Asked Questions
I have been privileged to engineer for some amazing artists and bands while working for David Bendeth at House Of Loud, including Of Mice & Men, Beartooth, We Came As Romans, Tonight Alive, Fire From The Gods, Courage My Love, and As Lions, as well as be mixing assistant for I Prevail, Palaye Royale, Art of Dying, Defeat The Low, and The Vamps.
Generally, mixing should be booked around two months in advance (or more).
I recommend that when you schedule recording time, you schedule mixing as well. Leave a couple weeks between the end of recording and the beginning of mixing to allow for overflow in the tracking process and time to prep the files for mixing.
I blend in drum samples when needed or appropriate for a specific mix or style.
In short, no. I always recommend having your songs mastered by a dedicated mastering engineer. If you need help finding a mastering engineer, I have a list of excellent engineers I can recommend for whatever your budget might be.
That being said, if you TRULY want me to master your record after I mix it, I can do that for an additional fee. Mastering is not included as part of mixing.
Occasionally. I primarily focus on mixing, but I cut my teeth as a recording engineer and I still enjoy getting my hands dirty in the tracking studio. I will take on recording projects selectively, if I feel it’s the right project for me.
Scheduling your mixes will be part of what we discuss during the quote process. Including time for revisions, it usually takes from 1-3 days to complete a song. However, turnaround time is greatly dependent on how quickly you send me your revision notes. I set aside time in my schedule for mix revisions, so if you send me your notes at 1am, they will be added to my to-do list for the next scheduled revision time.
Each song comes with two FREE revisions. 99% of my mixes get approved in two rounds of revisions or less (often less). If more than two rounds of revisions are requested, there will be an additional charge at a flat hourly rate.
Of course, changes to correct an ERROR that I make will be done for free. I’m not a monster.