Mixing is the process of blending and combining the individual sounds captured during the recording phase into a stereo track for the public to hear and enjoy. This is the time where all the elements seamlessly meld together to become what you want the world to hear as your creative output.
Mixing is the musical step where equalizing, compressing, panning, level changes, effects, etc are added to create the aural tapestry that is your song. Just as in the recording process, the mixing process involves proper acoustics, equipment and engineers to create a quality product.
Our state of the art mixing rooms have been designed and tuned to provide the engineer with a frequency correct working area. Without this type of tuned control room, it is extremely difficult to achieve an even mix that will translate across a variety of playback areas such as computers, cars, clubs and radio. We also use the latest equipment and software technology during mixing to optimize each sound.
Our mix engineers have worked on hundreds of gold and platinum records and Grammy hits. All of these elements combine to bring your mix to the next level. And we always encourage your input and ideas. Every engineer welcomes your attendance at the mix. After all this is your song and we want the mix to be the vision you are hearing.
Mix Factory One Studios is an authorized Mastering Facility for iTunes, ISRC and UPC.
The Mastering process, the Recording process and Mixing process all require a high quality product and each depends upon the previous steps to achieve the best possible product for the end listener. Without quality recorded sounds, the mix will suffer and without a properly mixed track the master, and ultimately the final product, will suffer. Mastering requires taking the mixed stereo track and processing it to meet the necessary criteria for CD, radio and digital distribution.
Mastering allows a final set of professional ears to listen and tweak your mix for overall EQ, phase alignment and loudness. It allows an engineer aware of the standards in all formats to adjust your song to meet the requirements set forth in each distribution medium.
Mastering performed at Mix Factory One Studios follows the ATSC-A/85, RP-200 and iTunes mastering level standards. Mastering is the step where ISRC codes and metadata are embedded to allow tracking of your song thru the digital world for payment and statistics. Mastering is also the point where your album would be sequenced and levels matched for a consistent flow from song to song.