Professional mixing and mastering is the best way to improve your sound. The vast majority of musicians today are producing their music from a home project studio, but don’t have the mixing experience or the tools to compete with professional studios. If you have found yourself attempting to mixdown your project only to find yourself unhappy with the results, it might be a good time to have someone else mix your song for you.
I provide inspired and accessible solutions for the modern recording artist. REGAIN FOCUS. I get it - as an artist, your attention is constantly divided. You're writing, playing, promoting, scheduling. You're running your own business. Timing is everything yet recordings last forever. Between Industry Recording Companies staff, we have almost 100 years of experience recording and producing original music, working day and night for over 3 decades. What do you need help with? No problem, we got it. Find out what it's like to have us on your music production team.
All work comes with a 100% money back guarantee.
This has been part of my business model since 1991.
Simply send your session, or stems to me, and I can have a mix and mastered project back to you within 3 days Test mastering and mixing is 100% free.
BOB SANDIFER | 102 VALLEY ROAD 30224 | 404.783.9103 | FACEBOOK | TWITTER
Road Runner Records
Bad Boy Records
Grand Hustle Records
Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb of God
Lil Jon and the East side Boyz
Nicole C. Mullen
The Presidents Of The United States Of America
The Crusaders Quartet
COMMERCIAL RECORDING AND MIXING
Indie Rate - My rates are based on each projects individual requirements. You will find me very competitive in my pricing. (please contact me because I can usually work within any budget)
I will only do a commercial mix if your music bed is tracked out
If tracking is required you will be billed an additional $50.00 per hour. Billed in 15 minute increments.
A Standard Mix includes the following:
• I will work until the project is finished
• All mix passes: main, instrumental, a cappella, tv track, clean
• Up to 5 revisions and client approval
• Vocal tuning
• Single song mastering
• Secure upload of masters
We can actually master your song
Don’t be fooled by kids with a cool mastering plugin that has a setting for various genres. We have mastering songs for over 20 years and have the equipment to get the proper sonic quality so your song can be referred against other top songs on the market. If the “other” guys are using discount speakers and none commercial equipment you will just get a poor representation of what a bad mastering job will sound like.
We have the ears. They don’t. It takes years to understand what you are listening for when mastering a song. If the master is not right then this could eliminate any radio airplay and possibly your record deal. If a label puts you back into the studio to correct an issue this could cost thousands for the band.
If you are looking for a real mastering engineer we can do the work or find someone that better fits your needs.
MASTERING - Includes ISRC codes, master CD and DDP image. $75.00 per song. This includes you supplying up to 4 stems if required. An additional $10.00 per song for radio edits.
Mastering is the finishing step in presenting your material with the sonic fidelity of the commercial releases you hear on your favorite CDs and radio stations. Most people confuse "mastering" with "mixing." They are two entirely different processes. Ask any mix engineer responsible for many of the hit records you've listened to and they will tell you that mastering is the necessary final step. All commercially released CDs are mastered. Even some demo projects are mastered. When sending your demos to labels, management or production companies for signing consideration, your music will sound more impressive once mastered.
When mastered, your material will have a cleaner, punchier sound that will sound good on many listening devices we use such as car stereos, home systems, small speaker systems, night clubs, I-pods, etc. Consistent volumes, balanced fade ins/outs, transition spacing between songs are part of the process.
In many cases, mastering can help improve the sound of material that was mixed by a less than experienced engineer. A number of producers/artists have home studios, etc. but lack the necessary equipment or "ears" to achieve the sonic fidelity to which listening audiences have become accustom. This is where mastering can save the day.
Make sure your mix is exactly the way you want it. I can work with the dynamics of the song but you need to be happy with the mix. There must not be ANY LIMITING on the final 2 track mix but slight compression is fine. I realize that most engineers prefer to mix with some compression on the stereo mix. If you do not know what this is then talk to the engineer that did the work. If he does not know what that is then call us.
Your mix should be very very bouncy and it should NOT go into the RED ( above 0db ) at any point. Distortion in the overall mix is Bad.
The studio, plus all of the in-house equipment, can be rented for as little as $300.00 per 10 hour day.
I have a room tuned to my specifications. The room has been wired from an isolated 220volt circuit and has a complete battery backup system that will allow us to run a full hour in the event of a power failure. This includes monitors and lighting. 95% of the work I do is mixing and mastering but I do record audio when it is needed and I have a world class microphone collection that started with my father in 1952.
My room is set up to allow a comfortable working environment that includes theatre seating, soft lighting and computers for others to use while we are working. I guess I should point out that we have a large screen TV that is connected to every known channel in the free world.
In July of 1999 I decided to retire my SSL and move over to a simple desk to use as a workstation. I find I am more productive which in turn keeps my prices at a comfortable middle of the road point. I spent quiet a bit of time working in the analog and digital world and with all of the new plugins coming into the market I honestly see no reason to have my equipment racks cluttering up my work space. This is my personal opinion and should be taken this way. I like being able to extanciate a plug-in and know exactly what I am getting. Surprises should be left for birthdays and hookers purses. So....$30,000 worth of plug-ins and I am armed with everything I could possibly need.
Have you ever felt like you were not getting enough out of your DAW? Do you think your buddy is not giving you all of the “pro mixing and mastering advice he got from the “guitar center drum dude”? Do you think he is an idiot and refused to read the manual before he passed on his vast knowledge? You are right. Don’t become an idiot yourself. Learn the secrets of the pros and never tell anyone else. We sit down, around 2 in the afternoon, and I will have one of my assistants show you the correct way to set up a session. After that we sacrifice a chicken, and swear a blood oath (your blood). I only cut myself when the world hates me and my hair sucks.
And…the gig starts!
You eat here, drink here and walk the chihuahuas here. Chicken wings, french fries and cheese grits are on the menu. When you leave you don’t get a freaking paper that says shit. Its all in your head and that should be more than enough knowledge to make a hit record. If you can’t make a hit record then your retention skills suck and you need to go find a real job ‘cause the music business sucks anyway you dumbass.
What should you bring? Swim fins, black socks and a note pad. That should about cover it.
The session will start with me opening the zip file I received from the producer, all the way to bouncing the final version. I will not be doing any mastering as the song will be sent to a mastering house for the final version. However I will be putting a little volume on it for the label.
If this is your day gig then this is not for you. This will be much more entertaining for someone that is new to the game. People just getting started mixing their own music. I will be more than happy to answer questions as long as it's not about compression. Those questions will summon the devil. The last time I had to get rid of the compression devil I had to kill a chicken and dance naked around a fire. My neighborhood has an issue with open flames so I used a birthday candle and the chicken had to be from the colonel. I ended up eating all of the chicken skin off the original recipe so I just threw up then fell on the candle. You would really be surprised how pissed the fire department can get when they have to put out a bush fire started by an actual flaming bush. Im pretty sure the devil is still in the studio.
I will try to use as many stock plugins that I can and I will be more than happy to mix the song in pro tools, Logic Pro x or even Harrison mixbus. If you have some unusual daw just let me know in advance and I will have my assistant get it setup for us
Don't expect a full studio. I gave that up 10yrs ago. If a client ask for their project to be mixed on a large format console then they can book one here in Atlanta.. That hasn't happened in 10 years. My work space is in my basement that I share with 6 chihuahuas....don't ask. I have a small car stereo speaker, some purple beats by Dre, an original Mac mini and a converter that only plays back through the right side. You have to use your imagination for the left side. You will get use to it in a few hours and it's always such a nice surprise to hear what you came up with.
I might consider a second person if he/she is a she/he....wait. Gimme a second. I might consider a second person. Yup, thats it. Im old so attractive girls will advance to the front of the line. Im not picky and I have bad eye sight so they just have to resemble a female. If you still have 80's hair and green eyes you would probably make the cut. Did I miss anything? Why am I doing this?........Doesn't someone need to?
Only $300.00 per person
All kidding aside we do have a great program here at INDUSTRY RECORDING COMPANY.
We spend a full day working with the class and we keep it to only 5 or less students. You have to plan on spending 8 to 12 hours with us to try and get everything in.
If you need more information please feel free to give me a call at 404.783.9173. Feel free to text as well.
As of today over 70 people have been through the class with several getting great gigs with Atlanta based studios. Times are changing and some of these changes are going back in time. We can help you get prepared. Or we are just going to take your money and move.