At Upaya Sound I offer online mixing services for artists of any genres loosely related to rock, indie and folk music. I aim to achieve a punchy, clear and transparent sound for your recordings, with warmth and depth, giving each instrument room to breathe. In my recording studio in Hamburg, I can offer mixing and mastering online, as well as tracking, editing and production services.
Get your music mixed and mastered online by a professional online mixing engineer who not only provides maximum creative input where need be, but also knows when to let the artist guide him through the process with their musical vision in mind.
I specialise in modern, left-field rock recordings and feel most at home working with genres such as post rock, progressive rock, stoner and psychedelic. My musical background and experience as a live engineer has also given me a deep understanding of other genres such as indie, folk and classic rock music.
Before we begin the online mixing and mastering process, I like to get an idea of what sound an artist is aiming to achieve with their recording. Usually a band will name 2-3 artists they are inspired by whose sound they are looking to emulate. It’s not about looking to copy a particular sound, but rather find common ground between your record and a particular band or album.
The magic happens when artists name several influences from different genres. Blending the sounds from one particular record with another and combining that with the client’s own music is what creates an entirely new and exciting result in the recording and mixing process.
Once the audio files are delivered for online mixing, I will listen to them and get back to you with any comments or suggestions. If there is anything that can be improved before mixing, it should be tended to. There is nothing worse than swapping out files after a mix has been completed.
It could be that the tracks could benefit from editing before the mixing stage. I offer drum editing, instrument editing and vocal tuning, but only when the track really needs it. I prefer to keep a recording as natural as possible – despite all the technology we have available, the human element is the most important!
Once everything is in order, I will get to work on the mix. In the case of an album, I usually work with the most important track first and get that finished to your satisfaction before proceeding with the rest. The first mix then acts as a guide for the rest of the album. 2-3 revisions usually suffice before we can call a mix finished on any track.
Once all tracks are mixed to your satisfaction we can move on to mastering. I work with several partner mastering studios who I trust to deliver high quality results from the mixes I send them. I offer mastering as part of my full service packages so that you can focus on the music while I ensure the highest quality sound for your record.
So, what do my mixes sound like? In order to give you an idea of what I can do for you with my online music mixing services, I have put together some before and after clips of tracks I have worked on. As you will see, the difference between the raw recordings and the final product is immense. Have a listen for yourself!
In today’s digital age, the music industry has undergone a significant transformation. One of the most notable changes is the shift towards online mixing of music. Online mixing refers to the process of using cloud-based music production software to mix music tracks. This revolutionary technology has transformed the way music is produced, mixed, and distributed. In this article, we will explore the advantages of online mixing and how it is shaping the future of music production.
Online mixing is a cost-effective and efficient way to produce professional-sounding music. In the past, producing music required expensive studio equipment and hiring experienced sound engineers. However, online mixing has made the process more accessible to musicians of all levels. With just a laptop and an internet connection, anyone can access high-quality mixing software and produce music from anywhere in the world.
Another significant advantage of online mixing is its convenience. Traditional studio recording sessions could take hours, if not days, to complete. However, online mixing allows musicians to work on their music at their own pace and on their own schedule. This flexibility makes it easier for musicians to collaborate with others and complete projects faster.
Online mixing also allows for greater creative control. Musicians can experiment with different sounds, effects, and mixing techniques in real-time. This allows them to refine their music and achieve the desired sound they are looking for. In traditional studio settings, sound engineers were the ones in control of the mixing process. However, with online mixing, musicians have greater control over the final sound of their music.
In addition to the benefits for musicians, online mixing has also transformed the music industry as a whole. With the rise of online music platforms, such as Spotify and Apple Music, musicians can distribute their music globally without the need for a record label. This has led to a democratization of the music industry, giving independent artists a chance to compete with major labels.
Furthermore, online mixing has made it easier for musicians to collaborate with others from different parts of the world. With just an internet connection, musicians can work together on a project, regardless of their location. This has led to an increase in musical diversity and creativity.
Online mixing of music is revolutionizing the music industry. Its cost-effectiveness, convenience, and creative control benefits make it an attractive option for musicians of all levels. As technology continues to evolve, it is likely that online mixing will become the norm in music production. Musicians and music enthusiasts alike should embrace this exciting new era in music production.
Online mixing is the process of working with a mixing engineer remotely via the internet. Due to the digital nature of modern music and the possibility for musicians to record themselves, online mixing is conducted entirely online.
The internet has made it possible for bands and musicians are able to pick and choose between mixing engineers, regardless of their location in the world. Files are sent via online services such as Dropbox, WeTransfer and GoogleDrive – from the band to the mixing engineer and vice versa.
What is music mixing? Below is an overview of the mixing process – online or “offline”.
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It doesn’t matter how high you set your goals for the best production perfect mix and for your record, the price is always an important factor. I try to keep my prices competitive while offering best online mixing and mastering services. I do offer discounts for larger projects, so get in touch and we can see what we can do together.
If you are not sure if I’m the right fit for your project and have some self-recorded demo tracks, don’t hesitate to send them over for a free test mix – online mixing free.