Virtual Mix Enginer
Hi! I'm mix engineer, Scott Horton, and I help recording artists, producers, bands, and songwriters release recordings that surpass the initial "sound in your head."
If you've found this page, you may already be aware of the difference a professional mix will make in your music career. Maybe you would just like to find out more…Either way, you've come to the right place. I possess the technical skills, tools, experience and musical intuition to bring out the best in your recordings.
Take this opportunity to explore my mixing services, find out more about me, and learn what's involved in online mixing and how to prepare your files. Order my online mixing service today and we will be on our way to creating great sounding music together!
8 Quick Facts About Virtual Mix Engineer
I work with recording artists, producers, singer-songwriters, indie-major labels, and managers at any stage in their career...This means you too!
I'm a mix engineer with a background as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and engineer. Educated by the best at Berklee College of Music and experienced mixing in a wide array of genres.The names Scott, nice to meet you. Let's talk.
I help your records sound their best and reach their full potential by intensely understanding your artistic and sonic goals, providing detailed editing, processing, and of course by mixing the track to elicit an emotional response in your fans.
Experience, education, and musical intuition are the key factors I bring to mixes. In addition to that, having access to processors and knowing HOW and WHEN to use them is vital. My mixes are all inclusive and include everything you need to sound your best.
It doesn't matter where I am - this is Virtual Mixing after all :) I have clients from countries all over the world. Whether you don't have access to a quality local engineer or are just seeking a specific style of mix, I can help you get there - from anywhere. Oh...and I'm located in Prague, Czech Republic if you must know.
It's not uncommon to want to approach your music with a do-it-yourself mentally; in fact, I started out this way too. However, allowing an experienced engineer to mix your tracks will bring your music to a level you might not have thought possible. Each engineer has a unique take on a production and may bring something unexpectedly awesome to your track. Of course ensuring that your music sounds excellent on a variety of playback systems is no easy feat to accomplish alone.
Everyone wants to know about fees...I completely understand! Album budgets are tight (if they even exist), but if you're serious about selling your product, it's 100% worth the small investment.
I'm ready whenever you are! The online mixing process is outlined below. Follow the session preparation instructions, send your payment, pre-mix questionnaire, and upload your session files and we'll be mixing in no time.
THE VIRTUAL MIXING PROCESS
Record Your Tracks
Record you tracks in the DAW of your choice attempting to achieve the best recording quality and to capture exceptional performances for your given budget and timeline. This may be in professional studio or in your home studio - either way, I can mix it.
Upload Session Files
Prepare your files according to the guidelines and upload the session for mixing. Along with your Paypal payment and files, you will have the opportunity to convey your preferences, influences, submit reference material and notes to the engineer with your order form.
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I will proceed to mix your track, taking influence from your notes and applying my musical intuition to the project. In addition to setting proper levels and tone, the process may involve some editing, tuning, drum sample replacement, and the addition of special effects etc...The goal in the process is to mold the sonics of the track to best convey the emotion of the song to your fans and listeners.
Listen and Revise
When the first mix is complete, I will send the mix to you for approval and to gather your thoughts and feedback on the mix. I offer two weeks of unlimited revisions, so rest assured, you'll be able to make any changes you would like to the mix. Once the revisions are completed, alternate mixes will be rendered for your archives and the track will be finalized in mastering.
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Latest Blog Posts
15th September 2012
Now that you've made the wise decision to bring a mix engineer onboard your project to bring your music to the next level, there are some actions and mindsets that can greatly help or hinder the process. After receiving the first mix, revisions are very normal part of the process. Sometimes it may be a tweak or two, while sometimes it may involve more. It is important to note and try to avoid these pitfalls which will ultimately help the mix process and your music.
27th July 2012
Waves H-EQ (Hybrid Equalizer) is one of my favorite equalizers on the market due to it truly being a...hyrbid. Classic EQ curves and harmonic distortion are combined with modern EQ functionality. Rather than limit a product to modeling a piece of hardware, the H-EQ promotes the mixing and matching of various famed modeled pieces of gear and THD to allow endless possibilities of tone shaping. The plug-in's features are quite unique and helpful.
7th June 2012
With so many mastering engineers offering their services online, a client and I set out to most appropriate engineer for her material. We received 7 mastering samples from 7 different mastering sites and I've prepared the clips here for easy comparison.