In a nutshell, Audio mixing is the process by which a multitude of recorded sounds are combined into one or more channels, most commonly two-channel stereo.
In the process, the source signals’ level, frequency content, dynamics and panoramic position are being manipulated and effects such as reverb, delay, etc. might be added. This practical, aesthetic or otherwise creative treatment is done in order to produce an elevated mix that is more appealing to listeners.
Audio mixing is done in studios as part of an album or single making. The mixing stage often follows the multitrack recording stage and the final mixes are normally submitted to a master engineer (at myplatinumsound.com).
Download our sample audio clips and compare mixed unmastered to mixed mastered. Once you hear the difference, you’ll understand the importance of the audio mastering process (Remember, this is already mixed and shows before and after mixed MASTERED and UNMASTERED -see our “Mastering” section.