Frequently Asked Questions

General

I am located in Hartford, CT, right between New York and Boston. However, for remote mixing services, I am based 100% online. You can upload your audio files from anywhere in the world and I will mix them and send you the final product.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach that will work for every project. I generate custom quotes for each project based on the needs and goals of the client by starting a conversation. I will work with you to figure out the best way to get you the results you are looking for, within your budget, when you reach out.

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.

Mixing Services

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 ask for the full multitrack as WAV files. All of the audio files should be the full length of the session from start to finish, properly named, and organized by instrument group. For a detailed, step-by-step guide to mix prep, check out this article. If you work with an engineer, I’d be happy to contact them directly as well.

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.

Mixing is complex. There are a lot of things going on. For a detailed breakdown of what makes a mix “passable” vs. “good” vs. “great,” check out my article: What Makes a Great Mix? – 9 Things to Listen For