Mixing & Mastering Service
Mixing at Sage Audio is performed by Chief Engineer Steve Corrao and includes Mastering service. After you have recorded your tracks we can help you achieve the sound you’re looking for. Steve works closely with each artist to get the best possible sound for your song or full album. Experience is one of the most overlooked elements in mixing. When building a mix, Sage Audio brings years of experience combined with detailed acoustics and specialized equipment that allow the vision of each artist to come to life. If you're looking to have your mix polished by a professional ear, or want us to mix your project from the start, we can help give your music the sound you want.
Our Mixing Process
Your input and feedback are crucial in shaping the final sound of a mix and Steve works closely with each artist throughout the entire process. After receiving your raw tracks and discussing the requirements for your song, our chief engineer will create a mix for your specific vision. (Note: all production, editing, fades, and special/custom effects must be applied to tracks before submission) Each track is assessed for sonic integrity and for how it will be placed into the mix, ensuring that we have everything we need to create your final song. (If there are any missing tracks, or we have any recommendations that will help produce a better final mix we'll let you know) Once the initial tracks are in order we apply proper equalization, compression, gating/expansion, automation, fades, and effects. Then, the tracks, added processing, and effects are adjusted, balanced, and blended to create a completed mix. Finally, the mix is mastered to create a completed song that matches your vision.
How To Prepare Your Tracks
Before sending us your mixing project it’s important to make sure the individual tracks are correctly prepared. We accept up to 24 tracks per song, (For larger projects please contact us).
Below is a list of recommended steps to take before sending a song for mixing service.
- Remove any processing such as equalization and/or compression for each track. (If a special/custom effect is being used to create a specific effected sound for a track, this can be left on the track.)
- Label each track-file a single word name. (Example: Kick, Snare, Bass, Guitar, Vocal etc…) This can be done before or after exporting (bouncing) each track.
- Export each track from the beginning of the song so that all tracks start from the same position and are the exact same length.
- Our preferred exported file-format is a 24 bit .WAV or .AIF. (Do not apply any dithering)
- After all the tracks are exported, add them to a folder, label the folder as the song name, and then compress the folder into a .ZIP or .RAR file.
- Upload the compressed .ZIP or .RAR folder to your Sage Audio online account. (If you don’t have an account yet, please feel free to create an account here)