Mixing | Sara Carter: Online Mixing and Mastering

Online Mixing

Professional online mixing Service for When you want an “album” – not a bunch of mixes

Here's what I do when I mix Music:

I take this...

and turn it into this...

"Couldn't be happier with the mix Sara produced for our band. She took the time to understand what we were trying to achieve and got it done. She's patient, persistent and reliable with top notch communication. Will certainly be working with her again."

Let me help you

  • Turn a boring mix into a slamming mix using the same audio files
  • Go from sounding like an average demo to broadcast quality
  • Fastest turnaround of any online mixing service
  • Every instrument has its own space in the mix
  • Mixes that jump out of the speakers
  • Have an album, not a bunch of mismatched mixes
  • Get Abbey Road quality without the price tag

My mixing clients

Current releases from some of my rock and indie mixing clients

Wistful Sleepers

I'll

Springstate

Cloud Halo

What it's like to work with me

1st class client experience

My aim is that you enjoy my online mixing process and have a hassle-free experience. Years in the service industry means customer care is baked into how I work.

Quick communicator

Right from the start of the mixing process you'll know when and how to contact me and get a quick response.

Patient and focused

I'm easy going and fun to work with yet never take my eye off the ball and won't stop until you're 100% happy.

I actually care about the project

I understand the passion you have for your music and I respect that. Respect and diligence are two of my most important values and If you're not happy then I'm not finished.

Honouring the timeline and budget promised

I deliver my mixing and mastering projects on time without unexpected extra costs. You'll get a fixed price at the start of the project and that won't change unless your needs do, then we'll talk.

What is online mixing?

After recording your music at home or in a studio, send it to be mixed by a trained mixing engineer. Choose one with the experience and knowledge to turn it from a dull demo to a radio ready mix. Online mixing is an easy and convenient way to get a pro sounding mix.

Bringing your songs to life

I use many creative and technical techniques during mixing to get the best out of your recordings, giving your song impact and excitement.

EQ

Corrects any muddy frequencies or overly bright tones. Creates separation between instruments. Also helps elements cut through the mix.

Compression

Controls the loudest and quietest parts of your mix. It keeps louder signals in check while bringing up quieter parts. It can also bring more attack or smooth out sharp transients.

Referencing

Sending a reference track helps me understand how you want your mixes to sound. I'm able to critically listen to commercial recordings to bring similar tonal qualities and effects to your mix.

Reverb & Delay

For adding depth and creating your mixes 3D soundstage and mood. Used creatively to extend sounds for longer than was recorded.

Distortion & Saturation

Similar to EQ in some ways, making elements sit into, or jump out of a mix by adding harmonic complexity.

Automation

Automatically performs tasks over time without having to be hands on, ensuring a balanced mix every time. Also to create unique effects

Listen to my work

Here are a few examples of my mixing. If you’d like to talk more about working with me, click the button below.

What bands say about me...

Quote source: Google reviews for Music Mix Pro

record producer Warren Huart
The Fray | Aerosmith | Korn | Daniel Powter | James Blunt

"Sara's talent and dedication shines through in all of her work. Not only is she a great Mix Engineer and Mastering Engineer, her willingness give back and help others grow is immense!"

Warren Huart
Multi Platinum Producer
September 6th , 2018

Do you usually mix your own recordings?

Getting professional demos recorded and mixed is one of the biggest challenges up and coming bands face and mixing isn’t easy.

Maybe this sounds familiar…

  • I can't get the mix to sound good enough
  • Everything just sounds like mush
  • I haven't got time to learn how to mix properly
  • I've put hours into mixing this but it still sounds amateurish
  • We're gonna have to postpone the release date, sorry guys

Let me help you get the sound you want by giving you more time to do what you love; write great songs and promote your band.

Sara is a wonderful mixing and mastering engineer. She demystifies all aspects of the process in a clear, thorough, and professional manner. Furthermore she listens to every request one can make and isn’t finished until you’re completely satisfied with the result. Sara is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again!

Juan Z

Why hire a professional mix engineer?

You're the expert at writing songs, it's what you do.

You’ve probably spent 100’s, if not 1000’s of hours learning the art of songwriting and playing your instrument but unless you’ve put in a similar amount of time into learning to mix music then you’re not doing yourself any favours by trying to mix your own music to save money.

Here are 3 reasons to go pro:

1. Your competitive edge

The music business is very competitive, you know this, and it’s important you give yourself the best chance of success by releasing music that stands shoulder to shoulder with major label releases.

2. Make a jaw dropping 1st impression

You only get one shot at a first impression, whether that’s a music fan flicking through a playlist or an A&R person ploughing through the mile high pile of demos on their desk or inbox.

Writing a great song is the first and most important part of the process but a broadcast quality, professionally mixed song comes a very close second. You’ve only got a few seconds to grab someones attention, then it’s gone.

3. It makes business sense

So you can make money from your music, you should treat the recording and mixing process like a business decision and invest in people who are already experts in that field. It will pay off in the end. 

I genuinely want to help you become a success and make the recording of your song sound competitive at the highest levels of the music business. 

I’m an expert at mixing, it’s what I do and I’d love the chance to talk to you more about how I can help you get the sound what you want for your music.

Online Mixing Process

1. Upload your files

Send me your Pro Tools session or consolidated audio files in a zipped folder. I can provide an upload link or you can send them using Dropbox or We Transfer

2. Mixing

The fun part! I'll mix your song after getting clear on what it is you want for the track. I'd like your rough mix and reference examples to guide me as I mix your song.

3. Get your test mix

If I'm mixing more than one song, I'll mix the first song completely then send this mix for your approval before mixing the rest.

4. Listen

Listen to the mix on systems you know well and compare to the reference tracks you provided. Order a pizza and listen with the rest of the band and make notes.

5. Feedback

Take as long as you need to make your notes and send them to me so I can make adjustments and get the mix exactly how you want it. There are unlimited revisions on the test mix.

6. Approve the mix

Once approved, I'll mix the rest in one go and send them to you for more notes and revisions. You get three rounds of revisions at this stage. When complete, I'll send your final files.

female rock vocalist angie joseph for october rain mixed by sara carter

Sara is very professional and she has made an amazing job! I was a little bit scared to work distance but she has been there to reassure me. She works methodically, and it’s very effective! She has made propositions and at the end, I’ve got an amazing EP, with an amazing sound! Thank you Sara, hope to work with you again 😉

Angie Joseph

October Rain | Paris, France

All mixing projects include:

  • Help to prepare your session files
  • Pre-project discovery call on Zoom
  • Fast turnaround
  • Great communication
  • Sara's mix - not an assistants
  • Drum samples if needed
  • 100% satisfaction
  • Generous revision quota
  • Mastering for metadata and competitive loudness

My Mission Statement

To always respect the song and the artists vision. Take the time to understand that vision, then to mix or master with inspired actions to bring a result that exceeds all expectations

It's easy to send your audio files

After you’ve edited and tuned the audio files in your DAW, simply consolidate and export them so they all start playback from exactly the same place. 

Create a zipped folder and send me your files using We Transfer or I can give you a personalised upload link to my pCloud account. 

Contact me for my Mix Requirements PDF that should answer most questions you have and guides you through the full file preparation process.

If you have a Pro Tools session file, get in touch to talk to me about preparing it, ready for mixing.

Free Stuff

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