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Mixing at 21SEVEN

Online mixing services are widely available, as well as Edinburgh studios offering "per track", fixed-price mixing. While these are perfectly valid solutions, I take a more personal approach.

To me every project is totally different and depends on too many disparate elements to price it "per song". Besides, what does "mixed" mean? There are very different standards of quality you can aspire to, and they involve different amounts of work.

The best thing is this: you come to see me, bring your files with you, we listen together and discuss different options, artistic choices, prices etc there and then. Completely obligation-free. Meeting in person it will also become clearer if we are on the same wavelength, which is pretty important if I am to work on your music.

Please note that this isn't a way of hiding being more expensive than other places: I am not! In fact, it is quite the contrary. You will find my pricing very affordable and reasonable. See next section.

Ball park prices, just to give you an idea

- For a full band (drums, bass, guitars, vocals + a few overdubs) mixing for one track can vary betweeen £ 75 and £ 150, depending how good you want it to sound, number of revisions and whether we use digital or analogue gear.

- for acoustic material and anything without a drum kit this can go down to almost half price (depending on the number of instruments involved)

- the more tracks you have, the cheaper it gets per track

Digital vs analogue

I offer both, but which one should you go for? Please see the dedicated "digital vs analogue" section in the FAQ page.


analogue goodness and cutting edge digital technology

World class outboard (converters, reverbs, EQs, tracking and mastering compressors) are available to be deployed in your mix - making a tremendous difference and doing what software can't achieve.

At the same time, I take full advantage of software for the things that analogue equipment cannot do: faster workflow, clinical EQ and compression, editing, pitch tuning, resonance removal etc.

I work in a fully sound treated and calibrated room, where I can really hear what I am doing. Don't take this for granted, as this isn't the case for most studios in this price range, where they rely mostly on headphones (very limiting and leading to an un-natural sound, as mixing is done hearing left and right totally separated).

All the digital effects are controlled using "Softube Console 1" (as you see in the picture). This allows me to bypass mouse/keyboard - using real knobs - which is way faster. Same for the mixer interface with motorised faders, used instead of the mouse. This makes for a very fast and efficient work flow, which allows me to deliver top quality mixing at budget prices.

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