Allen Heath GSR24M Hybrid (analog/digital) mixing console
Hybrid Mixing @ BlackArtAudio
The traditional method of mixing was on a large-format analog mixing board such as an SSL or Neve. This, today, is called OTB (Out The Box). Such desks had their own distinctive sound or “colour” and became a big part of the sound of the records we listened to growing up. Outboard gear that was used for compression and EQ also had an impact on the sound and quality of the recordings.
Since the advent and evolution of the DAW more and more mixers are working purely in the digital domain. This is called ITB (In The Box) and has also many advantages such as easy recall-ability of previous session and a cleaner routing and workflow. Since this move to the “new-school” way of working many professionals are complaining that mixes are sounding too sterile and harsh due to the purely digital workflow.
That is where hybrid mixing comes in. You get the best of both worlds. The raw tracks are loading in the DAW, balanced and processed with the precision that is only available in the digital domain and then the audio is routed to the analog console where it can be further tweaked and processed with any available analog gear to add that extra glue and warmth only available in the analog domain.
What can we offer you?
At BlackArtAudio we are extremely passionate about our online mixing service!! We have been working a long time to build our studio so we can get the most accurate picture of your song to mix and deliver the best sounding mix we can. Our online mixing service engineer has been taught by some of the best in the business (see About Us page) and we feel strongly that we have a lot to offer any artist or band. Hopefully the examples of our work can speak for themselves.
If you have any questions or just want to get stuck into it, just contact me using the form below
How does it work?
How does our online mixing service actually work? Simple really. Once we agree the details, i will send you instructions on how we’d like the files prepared then you will upload the audio files to your favourite file sharing site (dropbox, onedrive, hightail etc) or we can provide space on our secure FTP server and we can get started here. i expect the turnaround to be between 3-5 days for one mix.
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Pricing and payment
We require a 50% deposit to start on most projects. Smaller projects are paid in full. Rates are determined by the scope of the project and our availability. We can work with most budgets so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Every project is different and we’ll create an accurate and competitive quote for you.
Interested? What happens next
Simply contact us using the form below and we’ll reply within 24 hours (Monday-Friday). Once we agree on the terms and the details then we’ll send you a link so you can upload the files and we’ll get to work
At BlackArtAudio we are sure you will love our online mixing service and we work until you are 100 % satisfied. But if you really don’t feel we are the best fit for your project we will refund your money