High Resolution mixing and music productions. I will create your personal unique sound to make your record shine. If we wanna create a unique, world-class mix, it is always important for me to know your thoughts before we start. What are you going to tell the people out there? What kind of feelings do you wanna transport?
For a mixing project, my starting point is always your personal best rough mix on that we can build on.
Mixing only: (average price $ 300,00 per song)
- mixing of an already recorded and final produced song. Every mix will be done in my hybrid, state-of-the-art studio. I'm using only high-resolution, world-class software and hardware in the chain. (i. e. Neve, Wes Audio, Universal Audio, API, Izotope, Warm Audio, SPL, etc.)
- Generally, I´m working on a 96kHz basis to ensure an absolutely lossless production.
Also ask for a FREE TEST MIX!!
The mentioned price is based on a "standard" song of about 3-5 minutes and 60 mono audio-tracks. Need more? Just ask. Everything is possible!
The complete studio is recallable within minutes, so turn-around times are very short. (around 3-4 days)
Due to the wide range of works which could be done, please ask for prices. Everything is possible here.
Standard hourly rate is $ 75,00 here on soundbetter. (incl. everything)
It is always fun to create new songs and push a starting band to the next level of their career. I´m excited to talk about your project so drop me a line!
- Tim from VT audio-production-
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2 ReviewsEndorse VT audio-production
We (Chordotomy) recorded our second album together with VT. We are absolutely happy with the result. It is an awesome combination of clear production and yet some "dirt" in it, which is something that makes exreme metal very organic.
Not only the final outcome, but also the studio time was awesome. Tim is nice, patient and his background as a musician has helped at some points to make the songs 101 percent perfect. We are very thankful for his efforts and hospitality.
We recorded and mixed our album "Haunted Cemetery - Sacrifice the Human Race" at VT audio-production. Besides the great sound, the producer put a lot of work into quite some details, enhancing the songs more than we could have imagined. The overall mix is just perfect and completely exceeds our expectations. Great job!
Interview with VT audio-production
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm a musician since I can remember. Started as a 9 year old kid in an orchestra, I found myself as a drummer of a metal band, when I was 16. We recorded our debut-album in a very large studio at that time. The experience was awesome but the result of the production was just terrible... so I thought..."oh man, I think I can do it better". That was the point when I realised that this is exactly what I need to do. So I started doing it and now we're here...:)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It is the mix between the technical and creative side of this job. Finding a way to realise the imagination of a band or songwriter with the technical possiblities which are given. Also it is just a lot of fun to create something new and push a band or artist to the next level of their careers :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The most important point for me is always gain-staging. If you don´t have the experience, fancy gear and / or studio to record a song to an almost finished result, it is more important to ensure that nothing is distorted and as clean as possible first. All of the rest can be added within the mixing process, if necessary. But if the signals are distorted because of a wrong gain management before, it is not possible to reach a world-class result. (I´m talking about the bad "digital distortion", not about harmonic distortion) So, in my opinion it is more important to reach a high quality recording first, than pushing something over the limits. That can be done afterwards if necessary.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My focus within the mixing process is, to push a song to the clearest possible result. (Depending on the genre and things we have talked about earlier.) It doesn´t have be always that kind of clean sounding :) But in general, everything will be much more audible and have a more specific frequency seperation over the complete frequency range. The other part is the design of the panorama and depth, which gives the song a much more natural feeling of a real live performance. I'm working always towards to this result, doesn't matter if I will do the full mix or just drum sampling or vocal tuning.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The typical process starts with a conversation about what we´re going to do. (Your project, maybe your favorite productions on the market, etc.) We will discuss what you´re expecting from our work and what I will get from you. (Files, Samples, Sample-Rates, etc.) After reaching out what we´re going to do, I will start with my work. Within the mixing process I like to be in close contact with my clients. (if there are unexpected problems with the material, or maybe if there are some changes of the sound / ideas etc.)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I combine the speed and possibilities of a digital workstation with the sound of analogue gear. In my opinion that´s the way of working without any compromises in these days.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are a lot of inspiring people out there. Just to name a few: Andrew Scheps: He´s really inspiring in the way of his thinking because he doesn´t care about what you have to do to reach your goal... "It´s only important what comes out of the speaker" Butch Vig: He definitely knows what he´s doing and he has produced a few of my personal song favorites over the last years. (like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins,...) I also like the way he´s using this old vintage gear in the modern world of music production. Tchad Blake: Outstanding work and his personal usage of distortion as a creative tool is simply awesome.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The main part of my work is the development of your unique sound. I´m bookable for all works from Pre- and Post-Production to the final mix. This includes Drum-Sampling, Vocal Tuning, Editing, Arranging, Producing incl. market research, mix preparation, etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: There are a lot of possibilities to fix problems within the DAW. BUT: If the base-sound of your recording is bad, the mix is not able to fix all problems. So, if the recorded tracks are high class, the mix will be high class too in the end.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: In my opinion it is the thinking that, if you record a song without "hearing" of what you´re doing, the mix-engineer will repair it. (like.."fix it in the mix") I don´t work this way. The better your recording, the better will be your mix because we are able to put more focus on the sound than fix problems.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My main clients are rock or metal bands at the moment. But that can change. I´m not tied to only this direction of the music world.