Mixing

We believe a great song is most important, but a great mix maximizes its impact on listeners.

We’ll discuss with you what kind of vibe & sound you're looking for, and, using your influences for reference, carefully craft a mix to make your track stand out from the noise.

Mixes are carried out at our own Longwater Studio. Custom designed by Luca Mello Rella (GIK Acoustics) for an even frequency response, we have used this room for 5+ years and have become intimately familiar with how it sounds. The studio facilitates our hybrid mixing style, incorporating analogue gear into a traditional DAW workflow.

All bookings include a free 1 hr video call for you to listen to the mix & discuss revisions in realtime (or 3 free minor* revisions via email)

Rates

£50 for 2 multitracks
£100 for 3 to 16 multitracks
£150 for 16+ multitracks

Add-Ons:
£10 per song for mixed stem packs
£25 per song for analogue mastering
£25 per hr for vocal tuning, time alignment & major revisions
£5 per additional edit for clean/radio/instrumental versions

Check out our new bundle deals for discounted offers on recording, mixing & mastering!

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Longwater Studio

Facilities: Acoustically treated mixing studio
Computer/Software: HP 290 G1 SFF PC running Ableton Live 11. Intel i5 6th Gen, 16GB RAM. Dual monitor setup
Converters: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 2nd Gen 
Monitors: Yamaha HS7
Outboard Gear: ART Pro VLA II vactrol/tube comp
Control Surface: Behringer X Touch
MIDI Controller: Samson Graphite 49

FAQ

What do you need from me?

If you’ve recorded with us - nothing! We’ll already have all files needed. If booking mixing separately, we need the stems for your song as a ZIP file either uploaded through WeTransfer, Google Drive or OneDrive. If you have a rough mix you've done yourself please include that too, and send links to any reference tracks in a similar genre.

What are stems?

A stem is a single track usually containing one instrument or mic (lead vocals or snare drum for example). Sometimes similar tracks can be summed together, such as a few synths playing similar parts or a full string section to save money. A pre-purchased stereo beat only counts as one stem.

How do I prepare the stems?

All stems should be exported: as 24-bit WAV or AIFF files, at the sample rate they were recorded at; with at least -3dB headroom on each channel; DRY (no effects or panning should be included unless it's for a creative reason). PLEASE LABEL STEMS WITH INSTRUMENT NAMES!

Do you provide discounts for multiple bookings?

Yes, please contact us to discuss. We're always open to providing a discounted rate for full EPs and albums.

How do I book?

First fill out our contact form with as much detail about your project as possible - we'll get back to you within 24 hours detailing how we can help and the next steps for booking. Please be aware we ask for a 50% deposit upfront - this is non-refundable, and covers us in case of cancellation.

How do revisions work?

We've found that sometimes, emailing back and forth with drafts takes longer than actually mixing - a waste of time for both engineer and artists. We now offer a 1 hr consultation with one of our engineers completely free using Zoom and a high quality audio connection straight from our DAW. You can listen to the first draft and discuss in realtime what revisions you'd like until you're completely happy. We can also send up to 3 free minor* revisions via email. Please note extra hours can be provided at our discretion, and will be charged at £25/hour needed.