All audio services
( Average song recorded, mix and master to a two track beat $100 - $200 )
Each instrument is recorded individually and given it’s own “track” in the mix, so that the balance and sound of each can be controlled later.
The most important goals of tracking include:
Record in a great space – like Professor T Studio
Get the best sound via a great microphone and placement
Gain staging allow proper levels
A great performance
Editing & Mixing
Mixing is the process of blending all the individual tracks in a recording to create a version of the song that sounds as good as possible – the “mix”.
The process can include:
Balancing the levels of the tracks that have been recorded
Fine-tuning the sound using equalisation (EQ)
“Panning” the tracks between speakers to create a stereo image
Adding reverb, compression, and other effects to enhance the original recording
Mixing often also includes a good deal of editing – choosing the best bits of every take of a song, and sometimes even building musical elements from scratch. Sometimes there is so much editing involved it forms a separate stage