Recording, Mixing & Mastering
RICK ROSS, KURUPT, AB-SOUL, BIG KRIT, BENNY THE BUTCHER,
THE FREE NATIONALS, KING LOS, BIZARRE,
The most vital part of producing a record is capturing & translating a perfect performance into a digital format. There are a number of factors that go into this equation such as; recording in an isolated area with a low noise floor, microphone selection & placement, gain structure, vocal chain selection and settings, and proper headphone monitoring. Analog vocal chains gives vocal recordings a distinct sound that cannot be replicated by a digital alternative.
Once a record is properly captured it moves into a post production phase known as mixing. This is where all the files from the instrumental production & vocal production are joined together at various volumes to utilize all frequencies in the spectrum to give the cleanest, clearest & best representation of the artists vision. This is where volume automation, panning, eq, compression, limiting, de-essing, pitch correction, reverb, delay and any other necessary processing is applied.
After the record is mixed it is then mastered for final delivery to a distributor. This is where the final .wav bounce is processed through a summing mixer, dynamic equalizer, maximizer, limiter & exciters in order to fill the spectrum & bring the overall level of the track to an industry standard.