Online Mixing and Mastering
Getting any recording to a commercial standard is probably one of the hardest and most important parts of the modern recording and production process. We all know that getting a great mix really help to make a good song.The perfect mix gives your track impact and vibe, let’s the arrangement breathe and gives the song sonic personality and life. This should enable your music to translate well, reaching out to as wider audience as possible. It will make your recordings stand up well next to other professional material and translate across different playback devices and environments.
Mixing and Mastering can be a daunting task for musicians despite the advent of amazing DAW software like Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Cakewalk and Reaper. Powerful computers and high quality home recording equipment is now making home studio production much more achievable for many musicians, but knowing how to use all these tools can be bewildering. It can take years of experience and ear training to turn a good recording into a professional, commercial and high quality sounding mix. It is also hard to listen to your own material with objective fresh ears, especially if you have been working on it for months. Many great producers often still use mixing and mastering engineers to finish their projects off. They find a fresh pair of ears and these individuals’ finely tuned skills often invaluable in making a track commercially successful.
My name is Tim Benson and I own and run Opus Studios’ offering Online Mixing and Mastering Services. I am a professional musician and producer who has now been working in the music industry for over 20 tears. Until 2012 I ran a busy commercial recording facility and have made literally 100’s of albums, recording and mixing 1000’s of tracks, for all types of different artists since I started back in 1996. I have done mixes for clients throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and the US. Over the years I have worked with a number of international top 10 selling artists, performed throughout the UK and some of Europe and worked with my clients not only at my own facilities, but at prestigious studios like The Farm (Genesis), Metropolis, Abbey Road, Real World Studios (Peter Gabriel) and BBC Maida Vale. I now specializes in offering online mixing, production and mastering services to my clients from my new Surrey and Hampshire based mixing studio.
So to start simply use the contact page to introduce yourself and let me know about your project. My online mixing services, unlike many others you’ll find, is not an off the shelve solution, and is personalised to the individual needs of my clients. Each project I agree to take on will be mixed for a fixed fee agreed in advance (please see our fees page) and treated to whatever mixing, editing, tuning and production processes are needed to get the best from the recorded material supplied.
At Opus Studios I have some of the finest professional audio plugins, great reliable monitoring and unique analogue outboard gear available, all to give your project the very best in sonic quality. I can also employ tuning and editing where necessary and stylistically applicable, to make sure everything is as perfect as it can be. I try to make the online mixing and mastering service I offer as personable, professional and interactive as possible. From start to finish I want to take your ideas, your vision and your creative direction, whilst giving you the benefit of my craft and experience to produce an excellent professional result.