Better Mixing & Mastering
with Universal Audio Plug-ins

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder

Universal Audio is the world leader in authentic analog hardware emulations and audio plug-ins. Their award-winning plug-ins are used by more professional mixing and mastering engineers than any other collection of plug-ins. We have collected many of these UAD-2 plug-ins, featuring legendary units such as the Pultec Passive EQTeletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler, and Fairchild Tube Limiter. The beauty of these plug-ins is that they don't sound digital...they sound like the actual analog units being modeled, which makes your music sound so much better!

"...In developing UAD-2 plug-ins, UA’s engineering group undertakes a thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware. This process means that we essentially 'rebuild' vintage analog gear in the digital world, component by component. It’s how UAD plug-ins replicate the exact, sometimes quirky, behavior of analog hardware — bringing its rich, three-dimensional sound and harmonics 'in the box.'" (www.universalaudio.com)

Mixing: $60/hr 

This is the very important process of taking all the tracks you made - with JCP, at your home studio, or at another studio - and blending them together into a sonic piece of apple pie (substitute other pies or desserts as necessary). Basically, we’ll make it so when you listen to it, you go “Mmmm!”.  If you record your own tracks at home, the best thing you can do for your recording is have it professionally mixed!

Note: Mixing times depend on number of tracks and complexity of the music. Inquire for more details.

Mastering: $50/song

Don’t skip this vital step of the recording process! This is where we get all the songs to similar volumes (so people don’t have to turn one song up and the next one down), and the overall volume of the album to standard commercial levels. It’s also a process of sonic “massaging” – finding frequencies to bring out and others to pull back, so the overall “vibe” of the recording is just right. Every publicly released album or EP should be mastered. If you attempt to record and mix yourself in your home studio, SPEND THE MONEY ON MASTERING. It’s the difference between a pretty good recording and a fully professional one.

 

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