Terms, Conditions and Procedures:

 

From zipped audio-files to a finished mix in a nutshell:

  • Prepare your files, see the FAQs for all details

  • Upload your files by clicking on the upload button

  • I mix the first song and return it to you for feedback via filepass

  • If necessary, I'll upload improved mix revisions until you are happy

  • Once approved, I'll mix the remaining songs and return them to you for feedback via filepass

  • You can download the mix immediately after making the final payment (see payment terms below).

  • By making the final payment, you approve the mix as completed

  • I'd be happy to recommend a suitable mastering house for your song

 

Communication is key:

  • I'll do my very best to reply quickly, typically within 24h. Over the weekend I usually respond to urgent matters only, all other communication will be answered shortly after.

  • Email is my preferred method of communication. You can help me getting back to you quicker by using only one email address, ideally the one you used for the first contact.

  • If you are representing a band, I'd prefer if all communication came through one band member representing the entire band - which is probably you. I'd also appreciate it if you could collect and moderate your band's mix feedback - just to avoid learning from one member that a signal needs to come up, but from another member to turn the same signal down.

  • I can also offer Zoom video chats.

  • Your mix feedback is most effective when it is constructive and includes ideas for improvement and descriptions of what you are envisioning.

 

What's included in a quote:

  • Consultation (Not sure if your song is ready for mixing? Upload a rough-mix and let's have a yarn together),

  • All file management,

  • All mixing tasks, including (but not limited to) balancing, EQ, compression, polishing, reverbs, delays and special FX... everything that makes a good mix.

  • All revisions and feedback implementation if we are collaboratively and productively work towards completing your project in a timely manner (See 'what's not included' below)

  • The turnaround time for a single song is commonly 5-6 days, an EP about a week, and an album about 14 days.

  • Faster turnaround times may be possible at additional cost. Contact me to discuss details.

 

What's not included in a quote:

  • Detailed performance editing, such as timing correction and vocal tuning etc.

  • Compiling and decisions on which takes to use

  • Sound restoration and noise reduction

  • Adding additional files or replacing files after the mix-process has started.

  • Unreasonably excessive mix revisions requests. "What? But didn't you say there are unlimited revisions???" Yes, rest assured that you have nothing to worry about if you share my drive for completing your project to your satisfaction in a timely manner. However, I need to set some limits, especially when it comes to indecisive or contradictory requests, such as "Initially I asked for a folk sound and what you mixed sounds great, but now let's try a blues sound instead. [...] No, that didn't work either, can we try a rock sound now..." I'm sure you see where I'm coming from.

  • Sometimes, some of the above cannot be avoided. And it is not the end of the world if it happens. But please understand that this may cause additional costs, of which I will notify you of course.

 

Payment terms:

  • A 50% upfront deposit (non-refundable) is required

  • Mixing begins once

    • I've received all files and

    • I've received the 50% deposit

  • The remaining balance is due at the time of mix approval. Payment will be made through Filepass (PayPal or credit card) and the mixes are available for download immediately after payment.

 

Credits:

  • When you release your project, I'd appreciate it if you could please credit my work as follows: Mixing: Jan 'Yarn The Mix Artist' Muths (www.mixartist.com.au)

 

 

Thank you for reading through all this. Congratulations, you've now completed the hardest part of the entire process. I'm looking forward to working with you on your project and I can't wait to get started!