Studio DMI’s Engineers
What is mixing?
Mixing is the process of blending all the individual tracks in a recording to create a version of the song that sounds as good as possible. The process can include; balancing the levels of the tracks that have been recorded. Fine-tuning the sound of each instrument or voice using equalization (EQ), Panning the tracks between speakers to create a stereo image and adding reverb, compression, and other effects to enhance the original recording.
What is mastering?
Mastering is the process of turning a collection of songs into an album (or single) and combining them to create a final master for manufacturing. Or it’s making your music sound the best it can be. In the studio you record one song at a time, resulting in songs that all peak at different levels and have different EQs. Our mastering engineer can unify your album or single with skillful use of EQ, gain, and compression to give it a consistent sound. This process allows the engineer to pump up the volume overall so it’s as hot as can be and make it sound unbelievable.
Mixing & Mastering Services Defined
A mix gives the engineer the most flexibility and ability to make any changes necessary to individual part allowing you to provide up to 18 stems. In order to achieve the highest overall sound quality, it is best to have each aspect of a song separated so that each can be fine tuned down to the smallest details. The artist sends their full session of audio tracks, each bounced from the beginning to the end of the session.
This is the standard practice for mastering a song. The artist sends a stereo file of their final mix, which is then put through the final mastering process. The engineer is able to enhance the sound quality and adjust the song to sound better when played on specific sound systems. Since the files the engineer is working with are limited small adjustments to specific tracks will not be possible and any small issues he may find such as clipping or audio that is cut off cannot be fixed.
Stem Mastering Plus
A new service that allows the engineer to retain as much separation and dynamic range as possible and obtaining the clarity and loudness desired. The artist sends their full session of audio tracks, each bounced from the beginning to the end of the session. We then sum these tracks into the best possible stems to work from with the flexibility to revisit the individual tracks if needed.
Stem Mastering (6 Stems)
A mastering that is done by the artist sending files that have been summed into the following six stems from beginning to end of the session: Kick, Drums, Bass, Synths, Effects, and Vocals. This gives the engineer the advantage of being able to work with more individual aspects of the audio, compered to a single stereo file, while being very affordable.
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