Are you wishing your song sounded like the ones on the radio? Are you attempting to mix the same song over and over again? Have you paid someone 50 bucks to mix your song only to be disappointed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to hire a mix engineer.
Ever wonder why songs on the radio sound perfect? It's because every major label uses a mix engineer as the key to unlocking a songs full potential. No matter how good the song is or how well it was recorded, every song can benefit from and deserves a proper mix. A lot of artists will budget for rehearsal time, musicians, studio,recording and packaging but forget about the mix.
At first glance, mixing might appear to be a simple task. But you can't just grab your laptop, slide up some faders, turn the pan knobs and expect to get a professional mix. A great mix engineer, just like a great singer is usually born with the talent and has many years of practice and experience to make a song sound like a radio hit. There's a lot of people out there that claim they can sing... but can't or maybe they can carry a tune but offer no uniqueness or artistic flare. Mixing is no different.
Major labels will pay $1000-$3000 per song just for the mix. Now, most artists don't have that kind of budget. I suggest doing a little research to find a great mix engineer that fits your budget and your style of music. There's a group of mix engineers out there that charge around $350 per song that have good credits and get great mixes.
Go to their website and listen to some recent mixes.
Reach out and contact them to discuss your project.
If you want your music to compete with all the other songs out there and get noticed by the music industry and fans alike, then get it right and hire a pro. When it comes to your music and anything else in life, you get what you pay for. Your music is important! Budget for a good mix, do some research, hire the right mix engineer and Get A Mix Your Song Deserves!
by Tim Scott