Online mixing and mastering

Our online mixing service gives you the opportunity to have your recording mixed by Robin at a price that may surprise you. We also offer a mastering service for titles you have mixed yourself and of course for titles mixed by Robin. Please call or e-mail us to discuss the possibilities.

How does it work?

You send us multi-track WAV audio files of the song or songs via WeTransfer or by post on a data DVD and we send you back the stereo master mixes completed to the level of your choice. Click here for important information about submitting your project.

What will I get?

The mixes you receive for listening reference are “fast-mastered” 16-bit WAV files which means they have gone through a basic maximising process so that they can be realistically compared to other records at similar volumes. Once the mix is approved, an unprocessed 24-bit WAV file will be created for use in the final mastering process. In addition to the final mix, you can also get instrumental and a capella versions if desired. We’ll keep the mix sessions backed up indefinitely so that you can come back to us for changes in the future if needed.

Mix stages

Our mixes are performed in stages and the level to which you take it is up to you and your budget. Stepping the cost makes certain you are liking the results as it evolves and also ensures you don’t waste money on something that might be flawed, for example, by the original recording. You can also combine the mix with our mastering service for best value.

Monitor mix

This is a static balance with basic processing to give a rough idea of the direction the mix is going. It will have all the tone and energy of a mix but lack the dynamics and transitions that mark a finished record. If you like this you can opt to upgrade to the next stage…

Master mix

This is a dynamic mix that, to Robin’s ears, is how the final record should be heard. Vocals will be refined and ridden to hold the listener’s attention. Instrumentation balances are automated to realise the dynamic intention and musical changes shaped to enhance the composition. Because mixing is such a subjective process there may be bits you’d like to change in which case you can opt for the next step…

Tweaked master mix

If you like the master mix but want some changes made (such as bass up in chorus, hi-hat down in verse, etc) you can choose this next step and submit your tweak list to us. This process can be repeated until you are happy with the result. You get one tweak cycle free of charge. Once you’re happy with the mix you can also opt for our online mastering service (at a discounted rate, see below).

What does it cost?

The rates are per title and stepped so that you can initially pay very little for a monitor mix before committing to the more advanced stages of a mix. Rates are based on a maximum track length of five minutes (for excess see below). A track-count (mono or stereo) of 48 is the maximum permitted.

DescriptionRate per title
Monitor mix€ 50
Master mix€ 200
Upgrade from monitor mix to master mix€ 150
Tweaked master per tweak cycle. One cycle free of charge.€ 50
Excess for mixes over 5 minutes long€ 25 / min
Online mastering of previously online mixed material€ 50
Online mastering of other material€ 100

Special deals for albums. Call or e-mail us for more information.

Please note: all prices subject to change without notice. Contact us before submitting your tracks for mixing or mastering to confirm the latest rates. All prices are exclusive of BTW. Orders within the EU will be subject to BTW currently at 21%.