Can you mix my full-length album/EP? Do you offer a discount for larger projects?

Absolutely! I’m happy to provide a quote for larger projects and create milestones to ensure a smooth workflow. I offer the following discounts:

  • 10% off for 3-5 songs
  • 15% off for 6-10 songs
  • 20% off for 11+ songs
I have all of my drums on one stem. Is that okay?

To achieve the best mix possible, I require individual tracks for each drum element (e.g., snare track, kick track, etc.). This allows me to have greater control over the mix and deliver the best results. Please separate your drums into individual tracks before sending them to me.

Why do I need my drums separated out?

Separating drums into individual tracks provides me with more tools to work with, allowing for better control over each element. For instance, if you want to adjust the snare volume or apply sidechain processing, I can easily do so with separated tracks.

Should I keep the effects (like reverb) on the tracks I send you?

Unless an effect is essential to the tone of your track, I prefer to work with dry tracks. This gives me more flexibility in shaping the sound and adding effects as needed during the mixing process.

Will this master be ready for (insert digital service here)?

Yes, my masters are prepared for all major digital services, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more.

Can you master for CD?

Certainly! I can master for CDs, which typically allows for a slightly louder sound compared to digital services.

Can you master for vinyl?

Unfortunately, I do not have experience mastering for vinyl. If you require a vinyl master, I recommend working with me for the mix and hiring a separate engineer for the mastering process.

What file formats should I send for mixing and mastering?

Please send individual tracks as WAV or AIFF files, with a minimum resolution of 24-bit and a sample rate of 44.1 kHz or higher.

How should I prepare my tracks before sending them to you?

Ensure that your tracks are properly named and organized, with all unwanted noises and clicks removed. Double-check that each track is in sync, and that there are no clipping or distortion issues.

Do you offer revisions?

I want you to be completely satisfied with your final product. As part of my service, I include two revisions. Additional revisions can be arranged for an added fee.

What is your turnaround time?

My standard turnaround time for mixing and mastering projects varies depending on the complexity and size of the project. For single songs, the initial delivery usually takes about one week, not including time spent on revisions. Larger projects may have a more variable timeline. I’ll provide an estimated completion date when discussing your project details. If you require a faster turnaround, rush service may be available at an additional cost.

What payment methods do you accept, and when is payment due?

I process payments through PayPal, which allows you to pay with either your PayPal account or major credit cards without needing an account. A deposit, specified in the estimate, is required to begin the project, with the remaining balance due upon completion and your approval of the final product.

Do you offer any additional audio services besides mixing and mastering?

At Tango Sound Studios, I primarily focus on mixing and mastering services. However, I can also provide services such as vocal tuning, guitar reamping, drum pocketing, and editing upon request. Please contact me to discuss your specific needs.

How do I send my files to Tango Sound Studios?

I recommend using a file-sharing service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or WeTransfer to send your project files. Please make sure your files are properly organized and compressed into a single ZIP folder before uploading if possible.

How will I receive my final mix and master files?

Once your project is complete, I’ll provide a secure download link for you to access your final mix and master files. You’ll receive high-resolution WAV files suitable for your target platforms.

Can I communicate with you during the mixing and mastering process?

I believe in maintaining open communication throughout the project to ensure your vision is fully realized. I encourage you to provide detailed notes and references, and I’ll keep you updated on my progress. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Do you offer any guarantees or refunds?

Your satisfaction is my top priority. I include two revisions in my service packages to ensure you’re happy with the final product. If you’re not satisfied with the results after exhausting the included revisions, I’ll work with you to find a solution. Please note that due to the nature of my services, refunds are not typically provided once work has commenced.