FREE MIXING AND MASTERING LOGS
Yes you heard it right. We are giving away the same mixing and mastering logs that we use in the studio. Print them out, change them up…make it work for your recordings. These logs have become very useful for us.
We attach these logs to a clipboard while we are mixing (using the mixing log), writing down notes as we go. When we are ready to mix down, we then start the mastering process (using the master log). You will notice the master log is not as big. It shouldn’t be. Mastering is used for raise volume levels and make the song shiny.
When completed; we staple the logs, song lyrics and credits all together and file them.
Download our Mixing Log (PDF)
Download out Mastering Log (PDF)
TIPS AND TRICKS
This is one of the easiest mixing tricks ever but we seem to forget it. The next time you get into the studio and you are mixing, try closing your eyes. Don’t look at the levels. Listen to the song from begining to end. Now take notes, which instruments sounded to loud? Which were to low? Did the vocals pop out in or do they sit in the mix. It may seem strange to take notes but it does help.
Next, listen the song again with your eyes closed after you have made the changes. What did you change? Did it fix it? Now follow up with your notes with the answers to the fix. Now you have a sheet that is your own FAQ facts sheet that you can apply to your other songs. No, not every song will be the same but you can use this as a starting point. It’s also a great way to learn and get a better mix!