Metal Mixing Online is an affordable service that offer high quality, professional grade mixing and mastering specializing in Metal, Hard Rock, and other heavy genres.
Do you have tracks recorded that need a professional mix and master to give your music the kick-ass, in your face sound it deserves? Then Metal Mixing Online is the solution for you! We offer quick turnaround and affordable pricing, and the mix is never finished until you are happy with it!
Pricing is in CAD
Mixing - $100
Mixing and Mastering - $125
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Danial Devost is an exceptional engineer and intuitive sonic architect. His service for mixing and mastering was professional, punctual, and overall fantastic. His commitment to making projects succeed is a testament to his outstanding care. Danial is cooperative and communicative to tailoring his work for his client. Danial also has strong intuition of when to clarify and interpret communication.
In a land plagued by sampled drums and mixes CRUSHED INTO A FINE PINK POWDER, Danial will keep your music alive. He’s got a ton of knowledge and a boatload of craftiness, which allows him to work dexterous wonders within a small budget. When we did the first Spruce Moose album, Danial tracked most of the instruments in our dusty old jamroom, and yet… I can’t tell.
-Mike Bell, The Spruce Moose
Interview with Metal Mixing Online
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I had a lot of fun engineering the debut album for The Spruce Moose. I appreciated that the members took my production style to heart and that we were able to work as a collective, rather the one person at a time approach that is very common currently.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My biggest project at the moment is finishing the first album of my band. It has been a long road over many years and I am about to start mixing.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I am new on here, but looking forward to making great connections.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital workflow emulating analog sound. I love the sound of analog, but digital has come so far that is often hard to tell the difference between an analog mix and one that emulates analog gear. Digital completely trumps when it comes to flexibility, time management, and recall.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The mix is never done until you are happy with it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being the final part of production. I love taking all the parts that have been slaved over, and by the time I am done it is all one song. That is so exciting to me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge? My answer: tell me what budget you had in mind and we can go from there.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's the fix-all part of the process. A great mix starts with a great recording. Feel free to ask me for advice on recording your own material.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you going for? Can you show me a commercially released song that has a similar quality to what you want?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hire me! Duh. Haha. Don't be afraid to spend a bit of money, but also don't think the most expensive people are the best for you. Listen to their work, and if you're unsure, don't be afraid to ask for a test mix. I will often do one test mix for a smaller fee.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer with Cubase Pro, my Icon control surface. Monitors. Shure SM7b, my drumkit.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in music as a drummer over 15 years ago. From there, I wanted to begin recording myself. That led to me majoring in Recording in university. All in all, I have been recording and mixing for about six years, and hold a university diploma in the recording arts.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am always trying to remain faithful to the sound of the band, the sound of them all playing their instruments together. For this, I avoid unnecessary editing, time-aligning, sample replacement, and the like. Nothing wrong with it, I just want it to sound like humans playing music together.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are so many, but it would be a dream to mix Judas Priest. In my opinion they are the quintessential metal band and I would love to bring the depth and clarity of my mixing to their sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Preparation is the key to any stage of the production process.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do a lot of work in rock and metal as I am very passionate in these genres, but I love mixing and am always excited to do something new.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to listen to a rough mix and hear in my head exactly how it should sound when I am done. From there, it is a very simple path towards the finish.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I aim to bring width, depth, clarity, and aggression to a song. I also aim to find a balance between being in-your-face but retaining a natural characteristic. For this reason, I tend to shy away from drum samples.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As mentioned before, I mix entirely in software. However, I almost entirely use emulations of analog gear. This gives pretty much all of the warmth, punch, and clarity that is characteristic of analog sound, but allows me the freedom of digital recall that means I can bring back any mix for tweaking at a moment's notice.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small studio, with a select amount of gear. My mixing is done entirely in-the-box, that is to say inside the computer's software.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest mix influence would be Chris Lord-Alge. I try to take inspiration from his confident, no holds-barred approach to mixing. He never looks back, only forward. Other influences are Warren Huart, Jacob Hansen, and Mikko Karmila
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix and master songs and records. This means clients will come to me with tracks that have been recorded, all take all those parts and turn them into one, huge sounding, metal mix!