Mixing and mastering services catered to hip-hop artist at an affordable flat rate. I'm Ace Wav, a professional mixing engineer from Longwood, Florida. I am a genre-based engineer looking to work with serious rappers and singers who desire to work one on one with a trust-worthy engineer who brings clarity and punch to their songs.
I specialize in Hip-hop production. I can bring your song to life using tools like eq, compression, and saturation. My goal is to work with you as a team, and celebrate your finished music.
I take your tracks, whether their just vocals and a stereo instrumental, or a full multi-track song, and I process everything together through careful volume balance and additional effects. I will produce a clean, consistent, and professional quality final product ready for streaming services.
Price: $200 flat per 1 song. (MP3 or WAV. + Vocals OR Multi-Track sessions)
Mastering Included in flat rate.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Ace Wav Studios
Great working with AWS, fast turnaround and creative additions to my song. I highly recommend them!
We worked together on a song , very good ear for pulling it all together, and technically very sound individual. professional talks when needed and asks questions when needed , I would totally work with Ace Wave again I had a wonderful experience
Yooo super dope guy for real, and his work is absolutely amazing, the work he was able to do on my vocals were tremendous, not to mention he guided me through how to properly record and what to use during your setup. Once again recommended worth the money.
Really trust worthy person right here, I’ve work with Ace on a few tracks and the man is honest and hard-working. No doubt worth your investment.
Interview with Ace Wav Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I entered into a Mike Shinoda remixing competition in 2018 called 'Remix Post Traumatic''. My role was to make a beat around Mike's acapella vocals. I decided to record my own rap verse over a portion of the beat, and then I mixed and mastered it. Submissions were being chosen by the Linkin Park fan sites in various countries and my remix got chosen and made it to the top 5 out of hundreds of submissions. It is now on Mike Shinoda's official SoundCloud page under the playlist ''Remix Post Traumatic''. I'm proud of this project because Mike is my greatest influence, and having been picked as one of the winners really encouraged me to take on opportunities and be confident.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I love most is having the opportunity to contribute to the art someone else is making. Mixing itself is an artform, and can be very creative at times. It's also problem solving and when problems are solved, I feel satisfied in my work.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After high school graduation I got a job and I decided to build my own home studio. The next year I began attending a music production institution, then interning at another studio for 8 months afterwards. During this time I was doing some of my first paid recording and mixing work in my home studio to begin a little side income business for myself. I was also continuing to learn through online courses for mixing and beats. Now I’m 6 years into this career, at the age of 24. I have many projects under my belt, and the knowledge and tools to achieve fast results.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I draw in inspiration from alternative styles of music, more specifically ones that blend some of my favorite genres. Any artist or group that have dabbled with hip-hop, rock, or weirder sounds in their own creative ways such as Linkin Park or Owl City.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lights, Logic, NF, Chester Bennington, MGK, Benjamin Burnley just to name a few.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mixing in mono is very useful because out in the real world, a lot of people are listening to professional tracks in a mono situation or less then ideal listening environment (the elevator speaker, the corner of a car, a smart phone, or a blue tooth speaker for example). Mixing in mono helps identify what instruments or tracks are clashing most in your mix, and by consequence, helps you achieve a more clean and punchy mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring clarity and punch to a song. I provide a well-balanced version of what the artist gives me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m currently working on SEO research, and planning my next batch of content for YouTube.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Mike Shinoda. I've listened to his music, and I've studied him since I was just a kid.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone else on SoundBetter at the moment, but I am sure that will change soon!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I wouldn't say I prefer one over the other. I like how convenient and mobile digital can be, and it's what I've worked with the most being a mix engineer. But I'd love to work with more analog gear if I get the opportunity.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If they aren't completely satisfied with my work, I will do everything in my power to make sure that changes.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common questions customers ask me usually relates to mix revision request such as volume changes, or adding or adjusting effects applied to the mix. My answer is always Yes and making sure that their art is taken care of to their liking, and that they are happy and satisfied with their final project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing and mastering will cure or fix a badly recorded song, or a lack luster performance. I think it' common to think that the process of mixing and mastering is like a magic pill or something.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to seek out what new projects their excited about, and what they envision it to sound like.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To make sure you are completely happy with your recordings in terms of performance and audio quality. Please make sure there are no weird or noticeable artifacts captured in the audio. Also, making sure your beat of choice has enough space for your vocals to fit into. (Such as a beat purchased or downloaded prior to your vocals being mixed in.)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A SM7B. a dbx 286 Mic processor, an audio interface, a usb midi controller, and a laptop.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I specialize in Hip-hop production.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is Mixing and Mastering. Whether I'm working with a Stereo (or two-track) beat and vocals, or a full blown multi-track hip-hop song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process usually starts with client work as first priority (mixing and mastering). Afterwards I focus on content creation for social media, and music creation such as beats, original music, or song covers.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run my studio on a lenovo PC. I operate on Pro Tools for mixing and mastering, and I produce music in FL Studio. I mix on both my krk rokit 6's, and a pair of sony MDR-7506 headphones. I own a few midi controllers from maschine and Akai to make my beats on, and the center piece of my studio is an Audient iD14 Interface which has amazing, clear sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide professional mixing and mastering services catered to Hip-Hop Artists.