When an artist is happy with their production, a Mixing Engineer will help bring it all together and get it ready for mastering.
They help the song writer or producer realise the vision for their track. They improve the sonic characteristics of the piece of music with good balance, enhancing the stereo image, depth and adding punch and energy.
Here are 5 important tips you should consider when trying to find the right Mixing Engineer for you!
1: Ask around
Word of mouth is an easy and often forgotten way to gather information. If you know other producers who are a few steps ahead of yourself, they might be able to steer you in the right direction for a solid Mixing Engineer.
2: Do your research
If you have a few Mixing Engineers in mind, it is crucial to read up on them and compare their past and current works. With this, you will be able to discover which Engineer is best for you and your sound.
3: Don’t be afraid to pay
Finding the right Mixing Engineer is the hardest part, but don’t be afraid of the quote you are given. If you are serious about your work, and want the highest quality work, it is best to be ready to pay for it. An average cost is $500.
4: Work with them
Although a Mixing Engineer can work from anywhere in the globe, it is helpful if they are accessible in person, and if not, it is crucial to hold a tight conversation when working with them for at least the first project, so you can both find out what works in the most efficient way possible.
5: Give and receive feedback
This is crucial. If you are paying for the service, you have the right to give feedback, be it positive or constructive. This will ensure the current and future projects between you and the Mixing Engineer are the best they can be. In turn, you should also expect and ask for feedback from the Mixing Engineer as well!
If you want to learn more on Mixing Engineers, or would just like to know what it is they do, watch the video below, and click here.