Frequently Asked Questions Difference between mixing and mastering? Mixing is putting everything you have recorded together to complete your song(s). This includes adding EQ and compression, volume adjustments, adding effects, editing flaws, pitch correction and so on. Think of mixing as putting the puzzle together, putting together the parts of what you have recorded, making sure everything hangs together right while also adding the finishing touches on things. When mixing is completed, you should be pleased with the way the song sounds and feel confident that you don’t need to add anything else musically. Mastering is adding sparkle and shine to your music. In a very basic sense, when you master your album, you’re making sure that song one doesn’t blow out the speakers while song two is barely audible – in other words, you want the levels of the songs to be similar and you want a general sense of cohesiveness to your recording, It also add the finishing touches to the song to bring it to its highest poetntial, making as loud as possible without distorting and making the song sound big and strong while sounding wider and clearer to emerge you in its sound. No song should be without mastering! Why should I have my audio mastered? Mastering is the final step in bringing your recording to its optimum potential. It gives your music the professional commercial quality necessary to compete nationally and globally. No matter if your audio is planned for radio, CD/cassette duplication, CDRom/DVD authoring or publishing to the world wide web, it must be mastered to take full advantage of the media in which it is to be released. Why can't I Master my own songs? After working on countless songs and albums, mastering engineers develop an acute sense of sonic and musical knowledge that is key to successful mastering. It’s also a huge plus that the mastering engineer wasn‘t there when you recorded and mixed your material. Hearing your songs for the first time, a fresh pair of ears can offer truly objective advice. What Will I Receive? Once your project is completed you will receive A MP3 & WAV file of your Mixed or Mastered song, along with any ad-ons you have ordered, You will also receive a m3u file which allows your song to be automatically imported into your computer or mp3 players music playback system (iTunes, Windows Media Player, ect.) and a few extra goodies =) You Will NOT receive a copy of the session where I mixed and mastered. Although I can send the individual processed stems of your project at extra cost. ce. How Does Revisions Work? Revisions are changes or edits you would like made to your Mix & (or) Masters once they have been sent to you. For Mixing, you get unlimited revisions with your order for any small changes. For any larger changes such as stem replacement, and changes of the arrangement of stems will cost the Revision fee of $25.00 Any revisions to a Mix after its been Mastered will cost the Revision fee of $25.00 What type of payments do you accept? We accept all major debit/credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover). All transactions are made via Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account to make your transactions. How long will it take to Mix / Master my material Mastering generally takes 1 – 3 days for single songs and 7 – 10 business days for full albums, depending on my current work load, the turnround time may be longer. Before making a purchase, please speak with me about the turnaround time for your project. Once complete It will then be emailed or shipped back promptly, and arrive at your doorstep or in your inbox. Mixing generally takes 4 – 5 days for single songs and 14 – 18 business days for full albums and does not include shipping time. This turnaround time is to receive your first mixes for review, completeion of the mix/mixes depends on how many revisions are needed after your review of the first mix, Also depnding on my current work load, the turnround time may be longer. Before making a purchase, please speak with me about the turnaround time for your project. Once complete It will then be emailed or shipped back promptly, and arrive at your doorstep or in your inbox.