Mix With A Pro & Help Your Tracks Connect With Your Fans
Mixing is very important to the success of your song. A great mix can unlock energy and emotion in a recording. Conversely, an average mix can lose energy and trap emotion. Have you ever listened to a recording and thought “We sound better live?”. The mixing can play a big part in the translation from recording to playback.
In a world of truly incredible DIY, there’s one common thing that I notice: Indie home grown production & composition is very impressive, but impact is often lost during the mixing stage.
Watch the video and have a listen to the difference professional mixing can make to a recording. The before versions were mixed in home studios, and while they sound great, and are nicely balanced, there is quite a difference.
Keep in mind the difference you are hearing is from the mixing alone – each version was mixed from the same recording.
Mixing arguably affects the overall sound of a track more so than mastering. You can read more about the mastering process here.
Simon will consider spec mixing for labels and projects that interest him.