My approach to mixing:
Every mix I make is tailored to your individual requirements.
Before I even so much as touch a fader, I go to great lengths to understand the exact sound or vibe you’re looking for. This might involve me asking you if there are any specific recordings or production styles you hope to emulate. These are what are known in the trade as reference tracks.
Using reference tracks helps me narrow down the mixing decisions I will take. They help me guide the production towards the desired end point from the beginning of the mixing process.
What kinds of music can I mix?
I have mixed music from gentle acoustic ballads to death metal, and even orchestral music, so I am experienced in a broad range of production styles and mixing techniques.
However, I am a specialist at mixing the various sub-genres of rock, metal and alternative music. Essentially anything within the ‘band music’ spectrum.
Besides having been brought up on this music practically from birth, I am deeply familiar with the various production styles and the big name producers of this genre. If there’s a record with a production you’d like me to emulate, chances are I’ve already heard it and can figure out how they’ve produced it!
How does the mixing process work?
If I am mixing an EP or album, I will ask if there is a particular track you want me to mix first. Usually this will be the ‘single’ or the one most representative of the overall musical flavour of your tracks.
Using your guidelines, I can usually achieve a first draft within 24 hours (depending on how much additional editing is required or how complex the arrangement is). I will then submit a high quality stream on Filepass for you to review and comment on. Honest and direct feedback is essential to get the mix to sound exactly how you want. So don’t hold back! 🙂
Often the first track takes several drafts till it’s just right. After a few revisions, I can normally arrive at the vibe you’re going for, meaning subsequent tracks get mixed more rapidly.
You can read more about my mixing philosophy in this blog article here.