Hey, I'm Darren! Music is my absolute passion, and I’m proud to provide my mixing and mastering services to clients all over the world!
With a big emphasis on simplicity and a collaborative process, I make sure you walk away with a record that you love, and can cherish for a lifetime.
I pride myself on my client communications, and I've created a collaborative experience that's tailored to you, all while actually caring about your project. And as a result, the producers and clients that I am lucky enough to work with are always over the moon.
If you have any doubts whatsoever, then please ask me any questions you wish. I am completley transparent, and won't hesitate to asnwer anything you put my way.
Time to stir up some magic and create something beautiful
PREP, EDIT, BALANCE
On receiving your stems I will identify and rectify any issues such as phase, polarity, timing, unwanted noise bleed, and if needed, any vocal tuning. Thenonto gain staging and automating the audio regions before performing an initial volume balance of the track.
EQ & COMPRESSION
Fixing any distracting issues, I'll bring each element to a sonic and dynamic baseline. Then manage and enhance the sonic and dynamic relationships within the track. I'll then use EQ & compression where needed to enhance the rhythm and tone, and make each element pop!
A sense of depth and width will be created using various effects and techniques; allowing me to bring certain elements to the listeners attention whilst burying some of the others into background. This part of the process can really separate your track from the crowd.
On finishing the mix I will bounce the track down to a single WAV file and send it over to you for approval. Hopefully I've nailed the mix first time, but here is where you get the chance to send it back to me with any changes you want me to carry out.
An extra set of ears can sometimes make all the difference! I'll offer mix critique, feedback on any specific parts you're concerned about, or suggestions for any little tweaks that will aid the mastering process.
Sit back, relax and with your brief in mind, I’ll get to work on bringing your project over the finish line, making sure it’s the best sounding version of itself. I like good communication during this process so I’ll explain the decisions I’ve made during the mastering process and why.
Normally I hit the mark first time around, but if you'd like any tweaks, here's where you'll get the chance to point them out.
I encourage you to listen on as many systems as possible and be thorough in your approach to revision requests.
No extra charge for radio edits, instrumentals or PA mixes, as well as all file types Hi-Res WAVs, MP3s, Vinyl Ready Masters and DDPs - these are all included in the price to make sure you have everything you need.
LET'S CREATE A HIT! BOOK YOUR MASTER HERE!
As an Engineer who believes in simplicity, collaboration, and a stress free experience from startto finish, I am positive we will both walk away from the project with the best results possible!
No algorithms, no automation. I believe music is a creative process that requires soul and spirit. So I come into every project with a fresh and open mindset.
No matter what I will settle for nothing less than a professional standard mix or master. I want your music to be release ready from the moment I send it to you.
I am here FOR YOU. I refuse to simply mix or master without putting your visions/interests first. And anything I do throughout the process will be communicated to you, so that we are both on the same page.