You’ve already read about some of the positive results many different musicians have been able to achieve through audio mixing. Yet those aren’t the only benefits you can expect.
Here are the five biggest benefits of using a professional audio mixer to capture the quality sound you are searching for:
1) Saves both time and effort
We all know our time is limited in today’s fast paced world. Many independent artists just don’t have enough free time available to learn the extensive knowledge required to achieve the necessary skill set to achieve the sound they are after. Instead the rely on mixing engineers so they can focus on finishing music.
Finishing music is one of the hardest thing to do, all artists know what I am talking about. But it’s also the most satisfying part of creating music. In essence audio mixing is the finish line of the song making process.
Hiring an audio engineer is a great idea for any artist looking to finally finish their music… Our before and after results speak for themselves and will save you the time and stress of studying or attending class.
2) Provides Consistency
While working to enhance your tracks, the mixing engineer will also look to tweak how compatible and versatile your tracks are, so that your music will sound its best no matter where it is heard or played on.
A solid mix may sound great on the system you mixed it on. But a good mix should sound great everywhere across all platforms.
A mixing engineer will also work to make sure the volume levels from track to track stays consistent, and that there are no blaring jumps or drops in levels from one track to the next.
A talented mix engineer will also do the same for the frequency spectrum of your tracks, by making sure that the balance of bass and treble sound appropriate from track to track, while also respecting the natural differences in each recording during gain staging for example.
An audio mixer’s job is to find a way to make all the songs sound consistent across all platforms.
3) Creates a competitive edge
Nowadays, there are more musicians than ever making music so it is more important than ever that your music stands out from the rest. This becomes pivotal for you as a musician because your music is placed among thousands and thousands of songs all fighting for a listen. You don’t want your record drowning in a sea of mediocre music online.
Music mixing will give you a competitive edge when it comes to going up against others, make your music jump out by choosing an audio engineer who produces a unique sound. This is very important for a songs overall vibe as not all engineer’s music sounds the same, very few have the skills to create a unique sound of their own.
4) Maximizes your budget
In the end, we don’t have unlimited amounts of money in our pockets. Many indy artists may not have the budget to record their song in a high end studio as well as getting it mixed by a professional. Instead they end up doing the bulk of this work themselves without putting in the countless hours to obtain the extensive knowledge needed to achieve the particular sound the are after, which looks a whole lot easier than it is.
This is a pretty standardized approach to music production nowadays. So go the extra mile and hire a professional engineer to take your music to that next level, this will separate your music from the competition and act as your new secret weapon.
Lets not forget, at some point you will eventually need to buy your own audio equipment and we all know that it is not cheap. The studio equipment list is extensive to have what is required, high-quality audio gear is pricy and ultimately outweighs the less expensive route of outsourcing your audio mixing and this service is not needed if your only working on reference tracks.
Many engineers prices will increase with their success, this is not true here. At Mr Mix and Master our mixing services are priced at the same rate as before the success and awards. We offer affordable rates to stay affordable for all up and coming independent artist, come see why the stars choose us! We don’t make just good music, we make great music!
5) Provides a second set of ears
The music mixr acts as a second set of highly trained ears that can catch mistakes in your mix, also curating a cohesive listening experience and bringing your audio quality up to broadcast standards across all platforms.
All musical projects can benefit from an outside opinion such as a audio engineer, this is a great line of defense to serve as a back stop. After listening to the same mix for hours on end your ears become biased and you take the risk of not missing certain issues.
Thankfully the mixing engineer can catch these problems in your mix and fix them before anyone else hears them. Beyond just fixing problems themselves, they’ll often provide optional mix tips that you can improve on before they do their work including multiple rounds of revisions included with your purchase.
Not only will this improve your current track but it will simultaneously make you an improved mixing engineer in the long run. You’ll be able to use these pro mixing tips and apply this information to future music mixing projects before sending the song to get mastered.