People that mix and/or master as a service

meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 6985
edited June 4 in Studio & Recording
Hello all, 

Just canvasing for people that can mix and/or master. 
Ideas of prices and examples of previous work much appreciated. 

Thanks
The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • StuckfastStuckfast Frets: 276
    I do -- by all means PM me for details etc.

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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 863
    I use Pete for mastering....

    https://www.petemaher.com/


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  • CirrusCirrus Frets: 3381
    spark240 said:
    I use Pete for mastering....

    https://www.petemaher.com/
    I used him last year for an album I produced, nice guy and good work.

    @Meltedbuzzbox, do you want a mix engineer, or a mastering engineer, or both? What do you consider the differences between them. Most specialize for one or the other, as the gear and experience needed is different. To the point that I wouldn't totally trust someone who claimed to be able to do both for you; for the simple reason that you can't really master your own mix.
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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 6985
    Hello @Cirrus to start with it would be a mixing engineer. 
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 863
    Assume you have all the tracks recorded then?


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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 17426
    Cirrus said:
    spark240 said:
    I use Pete for mastering....

    https://www.petemaher.com/
    I used him last year for an album I produced, nice guy and good work.

    @Meltedbuzzbox, do you want a mix engineer, or a mastering engineer, or both? What do you consider the differences between them. Most specialize for one or the other, as the gear and experience needed is different. To the point that I wouldn't totally trust someone who claimed to be able to do both for you; for the simple reason that you can't really master your own mix.
    Agree 100%.
    People who master their own mixes usually aren't mastering them, they are just making them louder.
    It is a different set of ears in a different room that makes the difference.
    Most of the time I hand a mix over to a mastering engineer and the artist attends the sessions.
    As a mixer I just don't need to.
    I am the juice of four limes.
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  • CirrusCirrus Frets: 3381
    octatonic said:
    Most of the time I hand a mix over to a mastering engineer and the artist attends the sessions.
    As a mixer I just don't need to.
    It's something that always surprises me when it comes time to talk to clients (I don't advertise for work; I don't feel that confident in my skills, but when people ask it's a nice ego boost  =) )   - I explain that I'll help them find a mastering engineer, and they always reply with confusion as to why I can't just do that myself - like I'm admitting a failing. So then I need to explain what mastering is, why someone else should do it...

    That's why I asked the question @meltedbuzzbox , sorry if it seemed like I was patronising you - it's just that there *is* real confusion as to what the two processer are, to the point that you'd think "mixingandmastering" was one word if you browsed most forums/ facebook groups these days.
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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 6985
    spark240 said:
    Assume you have all the tracks recorded then?
    In the most part yes. Just adding the final last pieces
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • andy_kandy_k Frets: 5
    I'm on the journey too, so if you want to try some mixes, drop me a line.
    cheers
    andy k
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  • RamirezRamirez Frets: 11
    Hi. I also do this kind kind of work - let me know if you'd like to hear some work that I've done.
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 863
    I dont so this kind of work.....but happy to do a remix on your stuff ;-)


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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 4032
    octatonic said:
    Cirrus said:
    spark240 said:
    I use Pete for mastering....

    https://www.petemaher.com/
    I used him last year for an album I produced, nice guy and good work.

    @Meltedbuzzbox, do you want a mix engineer, or a mastering engineer, or both? What do you consider the differences between them. Most specialize for one or the other, as the gear and experience needed is different. To the point that I wouldn't totally trust someone who claimed to be able to do both for you; for the simple reason that you can't really master your own mix.
    Agree 100%.
    People who master their own mixes usually aren't mastering them, they are just making them louder.
    It is a different set of ears in a different room that makes the difference.
    Most of the time I hand a mix over to a mastering engineer and the artist attends the sessions.
    As a mixer I just don't need to.
    I think there's a bit of a fashion towards mixing into a mastering chain at the moment so suspect a lot of the guys who deliver mixing+mastering are doing that.
    This is my rant thread, there are others like it, but this one is mine.
    Bet you're wondering if this is a flounce? Truth is I haven't decided yet.
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  • StuckfastStuckfast Frets: 276
    Well, I'd usually 'mix into' an EQ and maybe a compressor too, but I wouldn't consider that mastering as such, just the best way to get the mix sounding as good as possible.
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  • CirrusCirrus Frets: 3381
    Stuckfast said:
    Well, I'd usually 'mix into' an EQ and maybe a compressor too, but I wouldn't consider that mastering as such, just the best way to get the mix sounding as good as possible.
    Exactly.

    And the companies that are selling "mastering" plugins are trying to redefine what mastering is so they can sell it to you in a neat little easy-to-use software package, which totally misses the point of a trusted perspective, fresh ears, a dedicated monitoring environment etc. I'm not saying the mastering plugs aren't useful, but I put them in the same category as any other mix bus processing.
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 4032
    I doubt the trend is driven by final quality, suspect its a cost thing from the clients perspective and a competitive advantage thing from a mixers perspective but i see people talking about it way more than say 5 years ago.
    This is my rant thread, there are others like it, but this one is mine.
    Bet you're wondering if this is a flounce? Truth is I haven't decided yet.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 17426
    octatonic said:
    Cirrus said:
    spark240 said:
    I use Pete for mastering....

    https://www.petemaher.com/
    I used him last year for an album I produced, nice guy and good work.

    @Meltedbuzzbox, do you want a mix engineer, or a mastering engineer, or both? What do you consider the differences between them. Most specialize for one or the other, as the gear and experience needed is different. To the point that I wouldn't totally trust someone who claimed to be able to do both for you; for the simple reason that you can't really master your own mix.
    Agree 100%.
    People who master their own mixes usually aren't mastering them, they are just making them louder.
    It is a different set of ears in a different room that makes the difference.
    Most of the time I hand a mix over to a mastering engineer and the artist attends the sessions.
    As a mixer I just don't need to.
    I think there's a bit of a fashion towards mixing into a mastering chain at the moment so suspect a lot of the guys who deliver mixing+mastering are doing that.
    Stuckfast said:
    Well, I'd usually 'mix into' an EQ and maybe a compressor too, but I wouldn't consider that mastering as such, just the best way to get the mix sounding as good as possible.
    Yes pretty much everyone I know mixes into a mix bus compressor and EQ.
    For me usually two compressors (Crane Song STC8 & SSL G Bus) and a Massive Passive EQ.
    I also tend to widen on the master bus as well.
    I am the juice of four limes.
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