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Frequently Asked Questions

What is mixing in music production?

Mixing is the process of combining individual tracks or elements of a song to create a final stereo mix. It involves adjusting levels, panning, and applying effects to achieve a balanced and cohesive sound.


What is mastering, and how is it different from mixing?

Mastering is the final step in the music production process. It involves preparing and transferring the mixed audio to a final format, ensuring consistency across tracks, and optimizing the overall sound for distribution. Mixing focuses on individual tracks, while mastering addresses the entirety of the song or album.


Why do I need professional mixing and mastering services?

Professional mixing and mastering enhance the overall quality of your music. It ensures that your tracks sound polished, balanced, and ready for distribution across various platforms.


How do I submit my tracks for mixing and mastering services?

You can submit your tracks through our booking page on EngineEars is a platform that manages booking, payments, and all your music files during the collaboration process with A1 Mixes. All you have to do is click the "book now" button anywhere on the site. Follow the instructions provided to upload your files, and our team will review and confirm your submission.


What file formats are accepted for mixing and mastering?

We only accept WAV, FLAC, and AIFF file formats. We do not accept MP3 files due to their low quality nature. Ensure your files are of high quality and free from any compression or data loss. Any sample rate of 44.1 kHz and above is typical, and it is highly recommended that the bit rate of your audio files be at least 24-bit.


Can I request revisions to the mix or master?

Yes, we understand the importance of meeting your artistic vision. We provide three free revisions for mixing and mastering to ensure you are satisfied with the final result. Additional revisions may be available at an extra cost.


How long does the mixing and mastering process take?

The timeline varies depending on the complexity of the project and our current workload. We aim to provide a realistic estimate upon reviewing your submission. Rush services may be available for an additional fee.


Is my music content kept confidential?

Yes, we take client confidentiality seriously. Your music files and any related information are kept secure and are not shared with third parties without your explicit consent.


What payment methods are accepted for mixing and mastering services?

We accept various payment methods, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, and other secure online payment options. Details will be provided upon confirmation of your project.


Can I use the mixed and mastered tracks for commercial purposes?

Absolutely. Once the mixing and mastering process is complete, you have the rights to use the final tracks for commercial purposes, distribution, and promotion. A1 Mixes does not take ownership over any part of your music. 


How should I deliver my song for mixing?

Ensure all your tracks are organized, labeled, and consolidated to the full length of the song so that each audio file is the same exact length and in the proper sync. Turn off all processing like reverb, effects, compression, eq, pitch correction, etc.; They should be completely unprocessed (unless intentional). Place all tracks in a folder including a rough mix (if applicable), mix notes (how you want the mix to sound) if you'd like, and make sure your tracks are at least 44.1 kHz 24-bit audio files. Finally, compress the folder you created, then upload!


How should I deliver my song for mastering?

When you submit your song for mastering, make sure it is a stereo audio file that is uncompressed and unlimited. It is best if there is at least 6 dB of headroom before 0 dBFS (clipping) to ensure we can maximize loudness, clarity, and depth most effectively. 

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