If you have any additional questions not addressed here, please contact us at kevin@wheretheembersfall.com

  • Q: What are your mixing rates?

  • A: See Rate Section - Contact us with the details about your project, and we can discuss rates. As our rate page suggests, we offer tiered rates with a deposit of half of the total paid up front before any work begins.  Anything additional, such as the editing or tuning of tracks will be charged separately at an hourly rate, as will additional recalls and revisions requested after you have approved and signed off on a final mix version.

  • Q: How do you deliver your mixes?

  • A: Usually via Dropbox, but contact us if you have a different way you prefer.  The final master mixes will be delivered to you in 16/44.1 .wav format.  If other formats are required please let us know.

  • We can provide private links to preview mixes via SoundCloud or mp3 to preview mixes.

  • We can provide alternative mixes if needed, such as: vocal up, vocal down, instrumental, etc. Please let us know your needs.

  • Q: How should I prepare my tracks for delivery?

  • Please provide each track merged together (one single mono or stereo audio file per track) from measure one (1) so they will line up when we import them into in our DAW. We do not accept DAW project files of any kind. Please render these tracks with the fader at unity gain preferably with no volume automation.

  • Q: What about effects?

  • If you have any time based effects (delay, reverb) that you would like us to use, please provide them bounced 100% wet on their own separate track in addition to the dry, non-effected track. Please append that track name with “_delay” or “_reverb”. We will blend them back with the dry tracks. Of course we can work with printed effects if this is not possible (if you tracked through them, etc.).

  • We prefer no EQ or compression on the tracks, but if you’re using them for creative reasons that the song requires, that’s fine.

  • Q: How should I deliver my tracks?

  • We can accept WAV and AIFF files. Please provide the project tracks at the sample and bit rates you recorded them.

  • Put all the tracks for each song in a separate folder with a README that has any pertinent information (such as tempo and meter), and zip/rar them. It’s best to send me one zip/rar archive per song.

  • Q: Do you want reference mixes?

  • You can provide us with your own reference mixes if you wish, plus some notes about what kind of sound you are looking for for the album as a whole.

  • If you have any song references by other bands that help illustrate what you’re looking for in a mix, please let us know about them up front as well!

  • Q: Anything else?

  • If you have any other questions that aren’t addressed here, pleas contact us at kevin@wheretheembersfall.com.