Mixing & Mastering
After you have finished recording, arranging & producing your latest song, you will need to mix it to give it a professional polish before it gets released. With every project being different, I always ask to listen to your songs before offering mixing services. Oftentimes, one of three outcomes ensues:
- The arrangement of the song needs to be changed in order for it to compete on the commercial market.
- The song only needs minor mixing adjustments on your end and it is ready to be mastered (or stem mastered).
- It would be beneficial for your song to be mixed professionally, which I would be happy to assist with.
For full mixes, you will need to export every tracks in your session as audio, consolidated from start to end.
Since every song will require a different amount of work, it is impossible to give a flat fee for mixing. Prices usually range from $500 - $800 per song, depending on the type of work to be done (for example: vocals or drums editing, vocal tuning, extensive automation, re-synthesizing instruments, sample replacement, adding parts, etc...).
Mastering is the last process before a song is ready for release. It is crucial to get a fresh pair of ear to listen to your mix and make the necessary adjustments to ensure it is of the same quality as commercially released music. Just like I do when assessing whether a song needs mixing services or not, I always listen to your song and give you advice on what (if anything) could be improved before sending it in for mastering.
If I believe that the song needs some adjustment from a mixing point of view, but does not necessarily need a full mix, I also offer STEM MASTERING. In this case, I will process groups of instruments that need adjustments separately. From experience, stem mastering often involves separating the song into these four stems: Kick, Vocals, Drums, Everything Else.
You will need to export your song at the same bit-depth and sample-rate you have been mixing at. In addition, your will need to give approximately 6dB of headroom at the loudest part of the song, and take off any limiter or other drastic effect on the master bus.
The basis is $85 per song for a regular or stem master. Discounts are available when more than one song is to be mastered.
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"We have worked with Stephan over the past few years. In this time, we have also worked with others who are quoted to be 'the best in the business' and we always go back to Stephane's Masters."
Mitch Spurrier - Shabang Records
"A lot of the Club Luxury releases go through Stephane's studio for Mixing and Mastering, we're always happy with the outcome."
Jolyon Petch - Club Luxury Records