Online Mixing Master - Terms Of Service

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Online Mixing Master

Mixing & Mastering Rates:

Mixing + Mastering:

  • Mixing (with mastering included) rates start at $600 per song.
    (Mixes with over 40 channels will cost an additional $100 per every 10 channels over 40.)
  • Stem mix/mastering is $300-350 (depending on number of stemsó8 max).
  • All channels must be provided at the same levels as your latest or best rough mix. When I begin mixing, it should sound like your last/best mix with my faders at unity/flat/0dB, levels and all.
  • Mixing and/or Stem Mastering must be combined into several ZIP files.
    1. Exported Channelsówith all plugins left turned ON!
    2. Exported Channelsówith all plugins turned off.
    3. Exported Groups/Aux/Sends (incl. FX like verb or echo).
    4. OMF Export (if you can).
    5. Full Session/Project/Arrangement (in the format of your DAW).
    6. A WAV or AIFF export of your latest (or best) mix/master attempt of this song.
  • All channels must be provided with EQ, compression, & other processing left ON!
    i.e., all insert plugins must be rendered into the exported channel file, and not turned off and/or removed.
  • If you would like, you can send an additional version zip file of these channels with these turned off, so I can choose.

    (If you use groups or sends, export those into a separate zip file as well.)

  • All drum quantizing must be done prior to my receiving the files. No exceptions.
  • All vocal tuning must be done prior to my receiving the files.
  • You MUST also provide a stereo mix-down of your latest rough or best mix. No exceptions. Regardless of how you think it sounds.
  • You can explain to me what you want your mix to sound like. Examples of other songs are always helpful.
  • If you prefer or insist on sending a ProTools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo session/project, etc., the cost will start at $1,000 per song.
  • Revisions are never entitled - I can refuse or ignore.

  • (If you want a revision, please try to refrain from using words like "warmer", "bigger", etc. Instead, just explain want you want more or less of [louder or softer / on or off]).

    Mastering Rates:

  • You MUST also provide a stereo mix-down of your latest rough/best master, if you have it. Regardless of how you think it sounds.
  • Stereo Mix-Down Mastering:

  • Stereo (or 2 mono channel) mastering is $100.
  • Please turn off any limiter, clipper, or maximizer on your mix-down/output off before exporting & uploading.
  • Stem Mastering:

  • One stereo beat stem, plus one stereo/mono vocal stem is $200.
  • 3-6 Channel Stem mix/mastering is $300.
  • 7-8 Channel Stem mix/mastering is $350.
  • If you are unsure how to choose which channels to bounce into 6 stems, the following usually get very high quality results, providing lots of big punch, and a very loud master without distortion.
    1. kick
    2. snare/clap or equivalent
    3. other drums/percussion
    4. bass instrument
    5. other instrumentation
    6. vocals
  • Files for Stem Mastering must be in a combined into a ZIP file.
  • Non Entitlements:

  • Revisions are never entitled - I can refuse or ignore.
    (If you want a revision, please try to refrain from using words like "warmer", "bigger", etc. Instead, just explain want you want more or less of (louder or softer / on or off).
  • No short (under 2 weeks) timetables for any individual mix—1 song.
  • No short (under 8 days) timetables for any individual stem master.
  • No short (under 5 days) timetables for any individual master—1 song.
    (However, regardless of these large time-tables, I can usually [but not always] get finished within 72 hours of starting the mix process)
  • I reserve the right to use your mixes/masters as an example of my mixing/mastering.
  • I have the right to reject your mix for any reason.
  • Iím not responsible for storing or holding on to your multi-tracks.
  • No Refunds. No exceptions. Unless have I not starting the mixing/mastering service.
  • In Studio Recording and Production:

    Session Rates:

  • 02pm - 05pm = $65 per hour
  • 05pm - 09pm = $60 per hour
  • 09pm - 10pm = $65 per hour
  • 10pm - 11pm = $75 per hour
  • 11pm - 12am = $85 per hour
  • The following discounts can be combined, for up to 30% off:

  • 10% discount on session total for Facebook Check-In.
  • 10% discount on daily total for booking 5-8 hours in 1 session.
  • 10% discount on session total for VIP's.
  • Possible Convenience Fee's (may be waved under some conditions):

  • $100 additional convenience fee for booking only 1 hour in a single session.
  • $60 additional convenience fee for booking only 2 hours in a single session.
  • $30 additional convenience fee for booking only 3 hours in a single session.
  • Non Entitlements:

  • I am not required to provide track-outs, sessions, or projects if I have recorded any of the music myself. Only the final mix-down is entitled to you.
  • I can provide stems (this is different from track-outs), but I can also reject providing them.
  • No Refunds. No exceptions. Unless have I not started the mixing/mastering service.
  • The terms and conditions written here are subject to change and can be modified at any time without notice.

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