ELEVATE YOUR SOUND
Take your music to the next level with high-end, professional mixing from FatRat Da Czar. Commercial quality professional multitrack mixing, at a reasonable price, by an experienced full time professional. FRDC has the technical skills, musical background, and proven expertise to get your music sounding the way you intended.
$300 USD per song up to 24 tracks that are READY FOR MIX
Price includes up to 2 sets of revisions.
Additional revisions are $25 each.
"CLEAN" version is $25
Price also includes up to 3 alternate mixes, such as instrumental, vocal only, and performance mixes, as requested. This does not include "CLEAN" versions of the mix.
High resolution final files are delivered only after the remaining balance is paid.
Songs consisting of more than 24 tracks, will be charged an additional fee of $15 per track.
Upload your session using an uploading service like wetransfer/dropbox and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. I accept Pro Tools sessions or wav files.
Turnaround time varies depending on schedule, but expect around 3 days.
Once the mix is completed, I will upload a high quality audio file for you to download.
Listen to it, absorb it, take however long you need. It’s recommended that you listen to your song on as many different speakers as you can for an accurate evaluation. Give me feedback for revisions if there are any.
When you approve the mix, final mix passes will then be printed. Upon receipt of balance, your final files will be sent to the email address provided via downloadable link with instructions
Helpful answers to the most common questions. If you can’t find your answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact me
DO YOU ACCEPT EVERY PROJECT?
A great mix starts with a great sounding recording. If those elements aren’t present, there is no need waste time or money. I will let you know if I don’t feel the tracks are recorded well enough for professional mixing.
WHAT'S THE TURNAROUND TIME?
The best way to figure that out is to contact me via email to check my current schedule. Unless I’m in the middle of a big project for someone else, I can usually schedule a new mix project within 3 days.
HOW DO I PREPARE MY FILES FOR MIXING?
RENDER EACH TRACK TO INDIVIDUAL CONSOLIDATED AUDIO FILES. Tracks should all start at the exact same time, so when imported, everything will play back exactly the way it should. Additionally, unless you are using pre-recorded drum loops, I'd prefer drum sounds files separated (e.g., kick drum, snare, hi-hat, toms, cymbals or overheads, etc.). to maximize the details in the drum kit elements.
DISABLE ALL EFFECTS AND PROCESSING (EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, etc.) on all the tracks before you render and export them, unless that effect is an integral part of the sound. If you are unsure whether you should turn off an effect or not, give me a processed and "dry" track.
CLEAN UP YOUR TRACKS. Do not send anything you don’t want in the final mix. Solo each track and listen to it from start to finish if need be and edit any unwanted noises out before rendering the files you're sending. If you prefer I clean up the tracks, there will be an additional charge.
CLEARLY LABEL YOUR FILES. I want to be able to identify what each track is by looking at a meaningful name.
RENDER EACH TRACK AT THE SAME BIT DEPTH AND SAMPLE RATE THAT YOU RECORDED THE PROJECT. If you recorded at 24 bits, please keep the rendered tracks at 24 bits. If you recorded at 16 bits, then you don’t gain anything by sending me 24 bit files. Do not render the tracks to a different sample rate than you recorded at. Stereo tracks should be rendered as interleaved stereo files (NOT split left and right mono files). Mono tracks should be rendered as mono files.
DO NOT RENDER YOUR TRACKS AS MP3 FILES. They should be rendered as uncompressed Wave or AIFF files.
DO NOT SEND FILES THAT ARE NOT USED IN THE PROJECT. When you export your tracks, do it to a new folder on your hard drive so you don’t send files that aren’t actually being used in the project.
WHAT FORMAT WILL THE MIXED FILES IN AND HOW WILL I RECEIVED THEM?
After my first pass at the mix, I will send you high quality MP3 files for your review. As we work on revisions together, I will continue to send you high quality MP3 files until you are completely satisfied with the mix.
The final mix files will be delivered in Wave file format at 24 bits, and at the same sample rate that the project was recorded at. These files will be ready to send to mastering.
If you also hire me to do the final mastering of your mixes, you will get the mastered files at 16 bit, 44.1Khz, which is the format needed for CD manufacturing. If you have me master your entire CD, or an EP or single that is destined for CD manufacturing, I can also mail a Master CD ready to send to a manufacturing plant. For faster delivery, I can also upload an ISO or DDP image of the Master CD that can be uploaded to any manufacturing plant that accepts those formats (or you can burn your own Master CD from the image).
ARE THE INSTRUMENTAL, ACAPELLA OR OTHER ALTERNATIVE MIXES INCLUDED IN THE FINAL FILE DELIVERY?
Yes. If requested, I will usually include an instrumental mix and vocals only mix at no additional charge. If you need special radio edits, or other special mixes that require extra time to set up, there may be an additional fee.