Why should I send my music to the VIP Lounge to be mixed?
It’s all very well writing a great song and recording the ultimate performance but does your mix cut it? After working on your track are you simply to close to it to be objective?
This is why major record companies often employ specialist mixers. They recognise that a specialist mixer can bring a new perspective to the track.
Dare Mason has a proven track record having mixed for Placebo, The Church, Soul ll Soul and Elton John amongst others. He has been presented with two gold discs, one for The Blow Monkeys (RCA) and one for Tommy Tokyo (Warner Bros).
How does it work?
The process of online mixing is fast, easy and reliable.
The first step is to get in touch via email or, better still, give us a call and we can have a chat about your requirements. You will be given an estimate of the cost at this stage and we will also discuss a time frame for mixing. If you decide to go ahead you will be given instructions on how to prepare the session files.
Next you either post a DVD of the song file(s) or you upload them via our secure server.
Once a song has been mixed,you will be sent a stereo MP3 version for approval. If no changes are necessary, you pay for the mix via PayPal and you will then receive a full resolution, CD quality file of the mix.
Alternatively, if you wish to make adjustments to the mix, email or call Dare directly with your instructions and he will tweak the mix until you are happy with it.
Which styles can be mixed?
If you have a vision for the mix, let us know or if you have a particular influence or style in mind, give us a reference ie an artist or album whose sound you would like to emulate.
On the other hand, after a couple of listens to the song Dare will have his own take on how the song should be mixed and sometimes, unless you have a particularly strong idea on how it should sound, it may be best to just let him go ahead and follow his aesthetics.
Remember though, Dare is limited somewhat by the recording. He cannot radically change or fix what you have recorded. However, he can make it sound richer, wider, fatter and more like a commercial release.
To view Dare’s CV click here
To hear some examples of his work click here
What about remixing?
Generally what happens is that Dare mixes the material that he is sent. However, if additional recording or programming is warranted, we’ll let you know and we can discuss it.
How much does it cost?
Generally speaking, a mix will cost £250. This is based on one day’s work involving downloading and, if necessary, converting the files, mixing the track and possibly carrying out any adjustments you may require.
If the track is very complicated or very long, the cost may be higher. If it is just you and a couple of instruments then it will almost certainly be less.
If you need a whole album to be mixed, then you will receive a 10% discount
What do I do next?
Click here to send an email or call 44 (0)1736 332592
We’re happy to answer any of your questions and discuss your requirements.