Professional Mixing

Studio Engineer Graham is on-hand to get your recordings sounding top-notch.

Once your recordings are complete you’ll need to get your tracks edited and optimised in to your final mix. This process takes on a number of stages where each portion of audio is replayed and optimised for the best sound.

Mixing is the process of bringing together all individual sounds in a recording to create the “final mix” of a song. During the process we’ll take the recorded tracks and balance them down to a stereo format. Manipulating them is then much easier, meaning we can:

– Adjust each instrument and sound with EQ and compression
– Add depth and width with FX, such as reverb and delay
– Balance the levels of the tracks

During the process a deal of editing is performed – which can include adjusting vocals, instruments or timings on the recording. Depending on the quality of the recording this can take little/more time depending on the complexity of the recording.

Once a final mix has been created, your recordings will then be ready to be Mastered.

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Not sure what an EQ is from an FX? Don’t worry! We’ve put together some quick explanations to get you up to speed right away.

What is Tracking?

‘Tracking’ is a common term for recording each sound individually; this may include vocals, backing vocals, drums, piano and any other type of sound you’ll find on a record. When recording at Embassy Studios we always track our sessions, which makes the editing and mixing a much easier process.

What is FX?

FX is short for effects, which are usually added to a recording during mixing. An echo is an example of an FX.

What is EQ?

An EQ, or equaliser controls the levels of the song such as bass and treble.