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Online Mixing: Frequently Asked Questions

Confirmation of studio booking by client

A booking is considered confirmed when the Studios 301 “Booking Confirmation” is sent by Studios 301.
Full payment or a 50% deposit is required to secure the booking, and you will be notified of the charges.
Single day sessions with us require upfront payment, and longer sessions require a 50% deposit to lock in, with the remaining balance due by the last day of your session. We will retain all files and content from the session until the balance has been settled.
We accept credit card, bank transfer, EFTPOS and cash.

What is Mixing?

Audio mixing is the process of combining multi-track recordings into a single track – “the mix”. The process can include balancing the levels of the multi-tracks that have been recorded, fine-tuning the sound of each instrument or voice using equalisation (EQ), stereo panning, and/or adding effects such as reverb.
During a mixdown, we take every instrument, part, or track that has been recorded to balance and space them from a multi-track session into a final 2-track stereo file.
Mixing is a lot like cooking. If we compare recording to purchasing and preparing the ingredients, then mixing would be the method.

How do I prepare for online mixing?

Please carefully read our online mixing preparation instructions here.

Can I choose my engineer?

Yes. For our online mixing service we have two options.
“Team engineer” For this option it is not possible to pre-book a particular engineer. Please be assured that your song will be mixed by one of our highly skilled and experienced Studios 301 engineers.
You can book any of our mix engineers directly via our online mixing service for an unattended mix at each engineer’s specific mix rate.
For attended mixing, EP or Album mixing we are more than happy to put together a customised quote. Enquire here.

If I pay more can I choose my engineer or studio?

Yes, if you would like to book a specific studio and engineer for attended mixing please contact bookings@studios301.com, or make an enquiry here, for a customised quote.

Is there a limit on the number of tracks I can send?

Through option 1 Yes. There is a 45 multi-track limit. If you have more than 45 tracks please contact us for a customised quote here.

I can’t upload my tracks, how can I get help?

This may be due to the size of your files, the files being in the wrong format, or using special characters in the file name. Please ensure you only use letters and numbers. Your track should be no longer than 10 minutes and be in the format specified here. Please contact us for any additional help at bookings@studios301.com

Can I post my tracks to you?

If you wish to post your tracks please send a Hard Drive, Memory Stick, DVD-R or CD-R to: Studios 301, 3B Ellis Avenue, Alexandria NSW 2015. Please make sure you clearly label the artist and song.

What is the difference between online mixing and the attended/customised mixing?

Our Studios 301 online mixing service (including team engineer and specific engineer options) is a unique opportunity to have your song mixed by one of our highly skilled and experienced engineers. We have launched the online service to be accessible to artists all over the world, especially for those who are unable to visit the studios in person.
For ‘Team Engineer” online mixing:
All sessions are unattended.
A specialist Studios 301 engineer will be allocated to your project. You will be unable to pre-book a specific engineer.
There is a 45 multi-track limit. If you have more than 45 tracks please contact us for a custom quote.
This is a fixed price service
You will need to provide multi-tracks that are consolidated or bounced from the start point of the song (bar 1 beat 1 or start time code). Please make sure these are in a high resolution format (wav or aiff).
The engineer will bring the mix to a point they are happy with, then send it through for your feedback and revisions if required.
The fixed price includes one round of revisions. Any additional revisions will be charged at $75ph + GST
For our engineer specific online mixing option:
You can select the specialist mixing engineer of your choice.
All sessions are still unattended.
Please try and limit your multi-tracks to 65
You will need to provide multi-tracks that are consolidated or bounced from the start point of the song (bar 1 beat 1 or start time code). Please make sure these are in a high resolution format (wav or aiff).
The option includes 3 sets of revisions. Any additional revisions will be charged at $75ph + GST
For our custom mixing, album/ Ep or attended mixing service:
You can choose an attended or unattended session for your project.
You can select the specialist mixing engineer of your choice.
There is no limit to the number of multi tracks.
We allow for any number of revisions, so long as they are completed during the same day of your session. We are happy to keep working on the song at a later date, but it will incur extra fees as the session will require recall and rescheduling.