Here at our online music mixing service, we take your multitrack recording and return a perfectly balanced piece of music, where all the instruments and voices have been united in the exact harmony your style, genre, composition, and theme require. A perfect piece of art may seem simple, natural and almost effortless, and so it should. However, behind any piece of perfection, there is always a lot of hard work, experience, and a complex creative process performed by a master.
When music is created, ideally, every voice, musical instrument, and sound is recorded separately. Then the tracks, and groups of tracks called stems, are united in such a way that they form a perfect stereo sound together.
Mixing a song should be done by a professional sound engineer. Otherwise, the music piece may sound good, but not great. These days, like never before, you need to aim even beyond the stars and set the highest standards for your work if you want to achieve your goals.
What you’ll need to do is to record a multitrack of your song and strive to do your best, to record each sound in the highest possible quality you can. This is the basis on which we, at our online mixing studio, will be creating your perfect sound. However, we’ll still be able to correct some mistakes and off-key parts if needed.
Working with us is super simple, just export your multitrack recordings in an uncompressed format, create a zip file with them all in, and place your order.
It is also possible to record a whole album and then submit the files for our online album mixing. You may also want to provide a demo mix and a reference track, to give us more insight into how you envision your creation to turn out. Oh, and by the way, you can add comments to explain in even further detail exactly what you have in mind.
In 3 days you’ll receive the mix you were looking for, and if after you have listened to the mix we’ve made, you want something to be done differently, we’ll do revisions and additional editing according to your request.
The main difference that allows us to stand out among competitor song mixing services, is that each member of our team is an accomplished sound engineer. Every one of us has a rich and successful history of working with big productions, projects, and record labels. We don’t have junior specialists on our team, and so you can trust that with us your music will never be in the hands of just another sound engineer. You can be sure that a top-level specialist is working on your project.
Mixing is a crucial step in music production. It has many elements and steps that a piece of music has to go through, but as a result of mixing, you receive a perfectly united and complete sounding song. It’s like bringing together a 3D puzzle, creating a colorful and balanced image using a set of paints, or designing and building a house that will always attract visitors because of its beautiful design. In a few words, mixing is about bringing individual tracks of sound together to create a perfectly balanced piece of music, but to only say this, is to say nothing at all.
To get an insight into a mixing process, or what you get from the best online mixing service, let’s take a look from the beginning, from the first step of music production – the recording. The performance of a musician, a band, or an orchestra is recorded as a multitrack, a number of separate recordings of different musical instruments and vocals, which together should reproduce the musical piece, but not yet. This is the time when the sound engineer comes on the scene and starts working their magic.
Now let us go through some of the major parts of the mixing process.
In a hall, a room, or in the open air, wherever the musicians may perform, each member has their place in the scene. When you listen to them playing, you hear sounds coming from everywhere. If you close your eyes, you still can recreate in your mind the position of the sound source, depending on how loud the sound is in your right ear compared to the sound in your left ear. The concept of stereo sound is based on that. Panning is dividing the volume between the right and left channels. Panning each track, a sound engineer recreates the position of every musical instrument in space, and as a result, you hear the song as if you were actually standing near the musicians and listening to them performing.
Each part and element of a song should be played in the right place in regards to the timing and rhythm. In the process of correcting the tiny timing mistakes, the delays and shifts in time may be applied by a mixing engineer to the tracks.
Every instrument should have the exact volume needed to fit the music. Some of them should be louder as they are major and need to be brought to the front. Some of them should be quieter because they will form the background. Every voice and instrument has its own dynamics that the experienced sound engineer can determine and implement.
Which part of a single track should be emphasized, become louder, brighter, more vivid? Which instrument and when should be enhanced to draw attention? Where to add a little more surrounding echo and emotion? Where should the beat become louder, inviting the audience to dance along with the song? A professional mix is always alive, it’s moving, deprived of dullness and sameness, living with the flow of the music, and only an experienced mixing engineer knows how to create it this way.
Imagine the sound of your favorite music surrounding you. Are you standing in a huge theater hall, a small concert room, in the field, or inside a spacious cathedral with a high dome? In each of these places, the echo will be different and a professional sound engineer knows exactly how to recreate the acoustics of any environment and add it to your piece of music so that the listener will feel where the music was performed and will be virtually placed there.
An experienced engineer will know what part of the frequency spectrum is important for each instrument, for music in general, and for your song. With the help of equalization and other tools such as compressors, saturators, and spectral analyzers, certain frequency ranges will be enhanced, made quieter, or even removed from the record as, for example, those pertaining to unwanted noise or resonant frequencies.
Besides our classic mixing service, there are a number of other services we offer which you may find helpful and so let us look at some of them.
Manual vocal editing
Singers tend to make mistakes while performing and no, we’re not talking about forgetting the lyrics to a song. Sometimes the voice can falter or sound a little off-key and it can happen to all vocalists ranging from amateur performers and to established musicians across the world. Very rarely, however, the off-key parts make it into the finished product as they are edited out by a sound specialist, and this process is called vocal editing.
During manual vocal editing, those vocal frequencies that don’t align with the needed tune are carefully changed to match the melody. This results in a track where the voice sound is high-quality and the pitch sits with melody exactly as you want it to.
It’s worth noting that all of the editings should be done before mixing and mastering the individual piece of music and album, as it’s extremely difficult, and most of the time nearly impossible, to do such editing work on the mastered recordings.
It often happens that after recording all the instrumental tracks for a new song, the musician realizes that one of the tracks turned out not as great as expected. The quality of the recording may not be good, or the specific performance from the musician didn’t quite hit the right chord. If this happens, we may be able to help you by replacing the specific recording in question with a similar recording of better quality. Using samples from one of our large musical libraries, we can improve single or multiple tracks from your arrangement, and this will add to the overall quality of your song and correct mistakes.
Again it is advisable that you make sure to check over all of the tracks in your arrangement in detail, before submitting the piece to us for online mixing and mastering. Remember, we cannot create a song with high-quality sound from poorly recorded material.
Now, what if one or several instruments in the arrangement are not managing to stay perfectly in time with each other and with the main tempo? Be it a percussion instrument, or the guitars, or even one of the vocals. We can perform time-alignment editing and make them fit perfectly together.
We all know that practice makes perfect. Our professional sound engineers who have worked in the music industry for many years, and have completed hundreds of projects, are ready to share their knowledge with you.
If you make mistakes during the creation and recording of your music, it might be difficult, or even impossible, to correct them later in the mixing and mastering stage. Better recording quality will allow for a higher quality of sound, which in turn will directly affect the quality that can be produced from it.
If you have any questions about the recording process or any other questions concerning creating your music, or maybe you are just not sure that you are doing everything right, in any case, feel free to ask us!
It’s better to approach creating your masterpieces fully prepared, because after all, once released, your music will live forever and many people are going to enjoy it for years to come.
Other mixing engineer services
We also do much more than can be described here. We offer mastering, radio editing, stem replacement, and other services, so if you have a task and don’t know whether we can help you with it, simply contact us and ask, we’ll be glad to hear from you.
Major Mixing is an all-in-one professional sound engineering company and an official Apple Digital Masters provider that offers a range of online audio mixing services to musicians, producers, and performers from all around the world. We have worked with celebrities who have already released many albums, as well as with new and upcoming talents, who have just created their first piece of music. We can successfully mix and master music of any genre, including pop, rock, blues, hip hop, house, orchestral, and many others.
Music is an industry
Music is art, it’s the inspiration and emotion, but can it be subject to any rules and trends? The answer is – yes, of course. Even if that may seem like a paradox, the music industry has its own standards of how a song should sound and at what level it has to hit to be recognized. This tends to be determined by what is currently trending for each and every genre, and specialists in the industry know this very well.
Together with the industrial and technological development, musical standards and the music industry in the modern world change no less quickly and unpredictably. It not only takes talent and education to be a specialist in music production today, a good sound engineer understands all the current trends and standards that rule the music world now, and they always keep their eyes open to spot the rapid changes.
If you aim to succeed, you need to team up with those specialists who keep their finger on the pulse of the music industry and can help you deliver up-to-date sound to the world, which will have the highest chance to win.
We will guide you to success
Each member of the Major Mixing team has experience in modern music production and has worked on many successful projects. What differs us from others and why you can be confident to choose our online audio mixing studio is because each member within our team has been individually integral to many successful music creations.
We understand not only your music but the trends and expectations that the ever-changing music industry sets before you today. We will help you develop your music in line with the highest up-to-date standards. It will be great to meet you!
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