MIXING AND MASTERING

Mixing and Mastering

Introductory Video

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Mixing vs. Mastering (brief)

Both Mixing and Mastering are essential, but yes they are different. Mixing is like putting the pieces of the puzzle together to make an image. Mastering on the other hand is making that picturing sparkle, or a better example, giving a nice wax job to your car to give it that pristine shine. During the mixing phase, we change individual volume levels of each song. So say the beat is too loud compared to the vocals, well we can then lower the vocals volume during this phase. The mixing phase is also when we add effects. During Mastering is when we raise the song or songs as a whole. We don’t add effects during this phase. We make it retail ready, and put the final touches on the song(s) before they are released.

What is Mixing and What is it We do

Although Mastering can attempt to fix volume levels but there isn’t much it can do if you have the vocals barely noticeable when you send us the tracks to get mastered. It is important to have everything leveled properly before hand, and that’s one purpose of mixing. Wat we do is apply minor mixing techniques. What we do is Add effects. o Autotune: Did you want to sound like T-pain, or maybe you don’t wont to go that overboard but you do want to correct pitch a bit or just have a slightly robotic sound you’re going for, we have auto tune available for that upon request. o Reverb o other echo effects o Have something else in mind, explain what you are going for and we’ll see what we can do. Adjust vocal levels: o did you just record a bunch of takes, and on top of that, collaborated with an artist who is even worse recording in a home studio, or just in a different location in general and sent you a track that is very low in volume or a lot louder than what you recorded. We got you on this; with proper mixing we can properly adjust all the volume levels of each track to meet your vocals. Pan tracks left or right

What is Mastering and What is it We Do?

Mastering prepares your music for radio and retail use. Mastering is the process of raising the overall sound level, not the volume level, and yes there is a huge difference, as simply raising the volume level can cause the song to be muddy and clip. What we do is Raise the perceived sound level Even out the volume of tracks A little EQ to the tracks to bring out the vocals for that nice little spice, Add spacing when transitioning from song to song (if mastering more than one song) If provided, add ISRC codes Add CD-Text free of charge (Artist information, Song Name, Title, and if provided, add ISRC codes) so it can be viewed in CD players that allow text, such as your car.

What is CD-Text

Ever wonder why wen you burn a CD on your computer and slip into your CD player or pop into your car and it plays, but it either only says, “Track 1 Track 2″ and so on; says the title of the song and the artist is “Untitled” or “Unknown”? That is because you didn’t add CD- Text. With CD text you are able to add the title to each track, the artist information, and you have them, you can add ISRC codes to each song (which is widely used in digital commerce by download sites and collecting societies. ISRC codes can provide a way for digital songs to be automatically recognized for royalty payments)

Pricing (Mixing)

Unfortunately Pricing really varies, ask for a quote

Pricing (Mastering with CD-Text)

Mastering costs are as follows. If you want to do mixing and mastering then ask for a quote. (CD-Text is included free of charge)

Pricing (I Just Want CD-Text)

We will add Add CD Text and ISRC codes to your album for only $29

How Do I Get Started

Are you ready to go? Do you know what all you want and have your tracks ready to send to us to enhance? Double check below first If you want your track Mastered you must supply a mixed down, stereo master. For best quality we recommend a format such as .Wav or .AIFF at 24-bit/44.1 sample rates (or higher). We also accept 16-bit/44.1 sample rates Important: Do not send .mp3 .AAC, or .WMA files as those will not work for Mastering (this includes converting a file from .mp3 to .WAV). It is important to leave 3-4 DB of headroom in your mix to avoid clipping and distortion We recommend not to use compression, limiting, or maximizing when sending your songs as that can reduce our ability to deliver the best sound possible avoid the use of normalization as that can ruin your mix and our ability to properly master it I any of the issues are found, we may ask you to resend your mix with the correction made before we proceed. For CDs, the maximum length is 79:45 minutes Is everything properly prepared now? Lets get started then! If you just want CD-Text added and you already have everything mixed and Mastered the use our CD-Text only form If you want Mixing or Mastering done then use the Overwatch Media Mastering Questionnaire. What Should I Expect? (Audio Samples)

Other FAQs About Mixing and Mastering (Revisions and

More)

I Redid my vocals and added new instruments in my final mix. Can you include that in my project? Requests for new mixes after the first mastering proof: If new mixes are submitted after the first mastering proof has been sent, we are essentially starting from scratch on those tracks. There will be a charge equal to 50% of our posted mastering rates if new mixes are submitted after a mastering proof has been sent. For example, our mastering rate for 5-7 tracks is $385, if after receiving a proof of your mastering you decide to make changes to the original mixes on 5 tracks and resubmit these, you will be charged $192. What if I have a revision to make? Revisions: We do our best to provide expert mastering while keeping your budget in mind. We will typically do revisions free of charge and may include minor EQ adjustments, spacing changes, etc., but bigger changes or revisions due to deficiencies in you mix may result in additional charges.
MIXING AND MASTERING

Mixing and Mastering

Introductory Video

Pricing Plans Are Available - Click Here for Begin Form

Mixing vs. Mastering (brief)

Both Mixing and Mastering are essential, but yes they are different. Mixing is like putting the pieces of the puzzle together to make an image. Mastering on the other hand is making that picturing sparkle, or a better example, giving a nice wax job to your car to give it that pristine shine. During the mixing phase, we change individual volume levels of each song. So say the beat is too loud compared to the vocals, well we can then lower the vocals volume during this phase. The mixing phase is also when we add effects. During Mastering is when we raise the song or songs as a whole. We don’t add effects during this phase. We make it retail ready, and put the final touches on the song(s) before they are released.

What is Mixing and What is it We do

Although Mastering can attempt to fix volume levels but there isn’t much it can do if you have the vocals barely noticeable when you send us the tracks to get mastered. It is important to have everything leveled properly before hand, and that’s one purpose of mixing. Wat we do is apply minor mixing techniques. What we do is Add effects. o Autotune: Did you want to sound like T-pain, or maybe you don’t wont to go that overboard but you do want to correct pitch a bit or just have a slightly robotic sound you’re going for, we have auto tune available for that upon request. o Reverb o other echo effects o Have something else in mind, explain what you are going for and we’ll see what we can do. Adjust vocal levels: o did you just record a bunch of takes, and on top of that, collaborated with an artist who is even worse recording in a home studio, or just in a different location in general and sent you a track that is very low in volume or a lot louder than what you recorded. We got you on this; with proper mixing we can properly adjust all the volume levels of each track to meet your vocals. Pan tracks left or right

What is Mastering and What is it We Do?

Mastering prepares your music for radio and retail use. Mastering is the process of raising the overall sound level, not the volume level, and yes there is a huge difference, as simply raising the volume level can cause the song to be muddy and clip. What we do is Raise the perceived sound level Even out the volume of tracks A little EQ to the tracks to bring out the vocals for that nice little spice, Add spacing when transitioning from song to song (if mastering more than one song) If provided, add ISRC codes Add CD-Text free of charge (Artist information, Song Name, Title, and if provided, add ISRC codes) so it can be viewed in CD players that allow text, such as your car.

What is CD-Text

Ever wonder why wen you burn a CD on your computer and slip into your CD player or pop into your car and it plays, but it either only says, “Track 1 Track 2″ and so on; says the title of the song and the artist is “Untitled” or “Unknown”? That is because you didn’t add CD- Text. With CD text you are able to add the title to each track, the artist information, and you have them, you can add ISRC codes to each song (which is widely used in digital commerce by download sites and collecting societies. ISRC codes can provide a way for digital songs to be automatically recognized for royalty payments)

Pricing (Mixing)

Unfortunately Pricing really varies, ask for a quote

Pricing (Mastering with CD-Text)

Mastering costs are as follows. If you want to do mixing and mastering then ask for a quote. (CD-Text is included free of charge)

Pricing (I Just Want CD-Text)

We will add Add CD Text and ISRC codes to your album for only $29

How Do I Get Started

Are you ready to go? Do you know what all you want and have your tracks ready to send to us to enhance? Double check below first If you want your track Mastered you must supply a mixed down, stereo master. For best quality we recommend a format such as .Wav or .AIFF at 24-bit/44.1 sample rates (or higher). We also accept 16-bit/44.1 sample rates Important: Do not send .mp3 .AAC, or .WMA files as those will not work for Mastering (this includes converting a file from .mp3 to .WAV). It is important to leave 3-4 DB of headroom in your mix to avoid clipping and distortion We recommend not to use compression, limiting, or maximizing when sending your songs as that can reduce our ability to deliver the best sound possible avoid the use of normalization as that can ruin your mix and our ability to properly master it I any of the issues are found, we may ask you to resend your mix with the correction made before we proceed. For CDs, the maximum length is 79:45 minutes Is everything properly prepared now? Lets get started then! If you just want CD-Text added and you already have everything mixed and Mastered the use our CD-Text only form If you want Mixing or Mastering done then use the Overwatch Media Mastering Questionnaire. What Should I Expect? (Audio Samples)

Other FAQs About Mixing and Mastering (Revisions and

More)

I Redid my vocals and added new instruments in my final mix. Can you include that in my project? Requests for new mixes after the first mastering proof: If new mixes are submitted after the first mastering proof has been sent, we are essentially starting from scratch on those tracks. There will be a charge equal to 50% of our posted mastering rates if new mixes are submitted after a mastering proof has been sent. For example, our mastering rate for 5-7 tracks is $385, if after receiving a proof of your mastering you decide to make changes to the original mixes on 5 tracks and resubmit these, you will be charged $192. What if I have a revision to make? Revisions: We do our best to provide expert mastering while keeping your budget in mind. We will typically do revisions free of charge and may include minor EQ adjustments, spacing changes, etc., but bigger changes or revisions due to deficiencies in you mix may result in additional charges.
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COPYRIGHT 2015 OVERWATCH MEDIA, LLC