Frequently Asked Questions
My current standard rate (subject to change):
- Mixing – $300 per song + mastering costs*
*You should budget $100-$150 per song for mastering. I will bundle the mastering costs into your project rate and then take care of booking the mastering engineer, paying them, and all the logistics in between so that you don’t have to worry about it. Then I’ll send you the mastering invoices/receipts for your records.
Recording and mixing – Quote based pricing starting at $650 per song + mastering costs. The rate will depend on what studio(s) we use, how many days we schedule, etc.
That’s a good starting point, but every project has slightly different needs. I will discuss the needs of your project with you and the rate will be a part of that conversation. Reach out and let’s talk.
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.
No! My job is to get you a mix that you love. Revisions are included in my rate.
That being said, I ask for your revisions to be delivered in one document that everybody in your band agrees on. That way I don’t have to chase my tail with one person asking for the guitars to be turned up while another is asking for them to be turned down.