Recording – Mixing – Online Mixing

Recording - Mixing - Online Mixing

In its 12-plus-year history, Bretterbauer Music has been the birthplace of numerous recordings and productions. Many of the world’s most revered and exceptional artists have chosen – and continue to choose – to record and mix, to write their music with us and take advantage of our Show-Productions Service time and time again.

Our expert Raimund Bretterbauer and his Team, our unique studio spaces and welcoming residential facilities come together to make Bretterbauer Music a first-class music production facility and creative idyll.

With our mobile recording equipment we are able to record from on location from band till orchestra productions. 

ONLINE MIXING

Our eMixing service gives you the opportunity to have your recordings mixed in the hallowed studios, by a top mix engineer, at a price that will surprise you.

How does it work?

You send us the multitrack audio files of your song (or songs) in WAV or AIFF format, by uploading or mailing it to us. We recommend including a Spotify playlist of reference material, summarising your musical influences and the particular tracks you’d like your song to sit with

We then send you back the mixed stereo master, worked up to the tier of your choice from the options below. The highest tier may involve broadcasting the mix live to your home or studio while the engineer discusses it with you over Skype.

What do you get?

The first mix you’ll receive will be a ‘jiffy mastered’ 16-bit WAV file – ie, one that’s been put through a basic maximising process for realistic comparison to other tracks at similar volumes. This mix is purely for listening reference and approval purposes.

Once you’ve approved the mix, an unprocessed 24-bit WAV file will be created, ready for final mastering. As well as the final mix, where possible/relevant, you’ll also get instrumental and a capella versions.

Mix tiers

Our mixes are performed in discrete stages, so you can decide the level of completion to which you want us to take your song, from Monitor Mix to Tweaked Master, and how much you want to spend. By stepping the cost, we ensure that you’re happy with the results as the mix evolves, and that you don’t waste money on a mix that turns out to be ineffective due to, for example, a poor-quality original recording.

For even greater value, combine eMixing with our eMastering services.

Monitor Mix

At this tier, we’ll apply basic processing to achieve a static balance, giving a general overview of how we think your track should sound. It’ll have all the tone and energy of a fully worked-up mix, but not the dynamics and transitions of a finished record.

The Monitor Mix comes with an Engineer’s Report, summarising our thoughts on the quality and potential of your track. If you like the way the mix is sounding and agree with our suggestions as to where it should go next, you can opt to upgrade to the second stage…

Master Mix

This is a dynamic mix that, to the engineer’s ears, is how the final track should be heard, taking into account its musical direction, inherent energy, and the quality and character of the source recordings. Vocals will be refined and ridden to hold the listener’s attention; instrumentation balances are automated to realise the song’s dynamic intent; and musical changes are shaped to enhance the composition.

With mixing being such a subjective process, however, there may well be things you want to change, which is where our top tier service comes in…

Tweaked Master

If you like the Master Mix but want to make adjustments to it (bass up in the chorus, hi-hats down in verse, etc), step up to the Tweaked Master tier and submit your list of changes to the engineer. If necessary, the engineer can then stream the mix directly to your computer and, at the same time, discuss your tweaks with you over Skype. The session will take up to two hours, after which you’ll be sent the finished Tweaked Master, with all changes made as agreed.

Once you’ve approved the mix, you can have it finalised for broadcast, streaming, download and physical release with our Partners eMastering service at a discounted rate (see below).

Things to know

Our recommendation is always to start with the Monitor Mix tier, as this enables us to make sure the raw track is in a fit state to be mixed properly.

The engineer and studio used for the mix depend on schedule and availability, but the end result will always be of the quality Bretterbauer Music is famous for. 

Rates

Quoted rates are per track if you decide to mix your full Album get in touch with us for a personal quote. Opting for the full Tweaked Mix saves you 10% on the tiered rates. Rates are based on a maximum track length of five minutes – see below for excess. Each mix can comprise a maximum of 50 tracks (mono or stereo). All prices are exclusive of VAT.

eMixing

Monitor Mix: €120
Master Mix: €450
Upgrade to Master Mix from Monitor Mix: €330
Tweaked Master: €600
Upgrade to Tweaked Master from Master Mix: €150
Excess for mixes over 5 minutes long: €60/min pro rata
Excess for songs with over 50 audio tracks – €5/track (mono or stereo)

eMastering

Mastering, previously eMixed: €100/track
Mastering, not previously eMixed: €140/track
Buy four, get one free.
DDP creation: €50

Recording – Mixing – Online Mixing – eMixing

In its 12-plus-year history, Bretterbauer Music has been the birthplace of numerous recordings and productions. Many of the world’s most revered and exceptional artists have chosen – and continue to choose – to record and mix, to write their music with us and take advantage of our Show-Productions Service time and time again.

Our expert Raimund Bretterbauer and his Team, our unique studio spaces and welcoming residential facilities come together to make Bretterbauer Music a first-class music production facility and creative idyll.

With our mobile recording equipment we are able to record on location from band till orchestra productions.

ONLINE MIXING / eMixing

Our eMixing service gives you the opportunity to have your recordings mixed in the hallowed studios, by a top mix engineer, at a price that will surprise you.

How does it work?

You send us the multitrack audio files of your song (or songs) in WAV or AIFF format, by uploading or wetransfer it to us. We recommend including a description and song playlist of reference material, descriptive your musical influences and the particular tracks you’d like your song to sit with

We then send you back the mixed stereo master file, worked up to the level of your choice from the options below. The highest level may involve live streaming the mix to your home or studio while the engineer discusses it with you via video conference.

What do you get?

The first mix you’ll receive will be a 24-bit WAV file, one that’s been put through a basic maximizer process for realistic comparison to other tracks at similar volumes. This mix is only for listening reference and approval purposes.

Once you’ve approved the mix, an unprocessed 24-bit WAV file will be created, ready for final mastering. As well where possible and relevant, you’ll also get instrumental and a capella versions.

Mix levels

Our mixes are made in different stages, so you can decide the level to which you want us to take your song, from Demo Mix to Tweaked Master. We ensure that you’re happy with the results as the mix evolves, if it turns out that for example of poor quality of the recording it would be wast of money to continue we will directly give you feedback and discuss to witch state you want to go.

Digital Demo Mix

At Demo level, we’ll apply basic processing it will give a general overview of how we think your track should sound and witch levels make sens.

After you had a listen on the demo mix you will have a video conference with the Engineer he will explain our thoughts about the quality, potential and next stages of your track. If you like the way the mix is sounding and agree with our suggestions as to where it should go next, you can upgrade to the second level…

Analog Master Mix

We bring your track into the analog World to use console and nice side rack gear if we think it would be good we also run our tape machine. The Analog Master Mix is a fully worked-up mix with all the tone, energy and dynamic it needs. The engineer will automate and set instruments in balance to bring songs dynamic to the max the musical changes are shaped to enhance the composition. The musical direction and character of the song will be formed. Vocals will be refined and balanced to hold listener’s attention.

Mixing is a very subjective process, there may will be things you want to change, this is where our Online Master Mix Session comes in.

Online Master Mix Session

If you like the Master Mix but want to make adjustments to it (Snare up, Guitar up in the chorus, Bass down in verse, etc), step up to the Online Master Mix Session level and discuss your wishes of changes with the engineer. We can also stream the mix directly to your computer and discuss your wishes via video conference.

Once the mix is approved you can have your Song Mastered with discounted rate(see below) at our Partners Mastering service.

Things to know

We recommend always to start with the Digital Demo Mix level, as this enables us to make sure your raw tracks are good to be mixed properly.

Rates

Our rates are per track if you decide to mix your full Album get in touch with us for a personal quote.

Mixing

Digital Demo Mix: €120
Analog Master Mix: €420
Upgrade from Digital Demo Mix to Analog Master Mix: €300
Online Master Mix Session: €570
Upgrade from Analog Master Mix to Online Master Mix Session: €150

Mastering

Mastering, previously Mixed: €100/track price for album contact for personal quote
Mastering, not previously Mixed: €140/track price for album contact for personal quote
DDP creation: €70 if not previously mastered