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QUALITY AFFORDABLE SOUND

We want to make your music sound it's best!

 
 

We help artists and musicians around the world breathe life into their music everyday with mixing and mastering services...

Let us help do the same for you!

 

Get the Right Mix

Fine tune your tracks with precision and clarity.

Got a song that doesn't sound quite right?  Let us help get it sounding better than ever!

 

Mixing FAQs...

WHAT is mixing?

Mixing is the most crucial step in process of song development. Mixing with us involves taking the elements within a song and making adjustments to blend them together in a more refined harmony for sonic cohesiveness. At ATL Sound Studio, we feel it's important for the lead vocals to shine while enhancing the instruments to be heard in a way that you can truly feel. The song should breathe, have quality dynamics and sound clear.

Note: Sometimes songs need vocal tuning or instrument alignment - these are most often changes made during the "tracking" or recording process are not addressed during mixing. Please be advised.

WE LOOK AT 5 KEY AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT WHEN MIXING:

  • Balance ... to keep instruments or vocals from fighting with one another
  • Panning... to place sounds in the right space and add movement throughout the stereo mix
  • Equalizing... the frequency range to keep the lows low, add brilliance to the highs, and give your song clarity
  • Masking Correction... find general frequency collisions (i.e. bass covering up drums, synths masking vocals) and fix them
  • Dimension... by adding width or depth to a track with reverb, delay, and other effects to spruce up your song

SHOULD I GET MY SONG MIXED?

If you've ever recorded a song and left the studio feeling that it just doesn't sound right, then it could probably use some better mixing. As long as you have the tracked out stems (the individual vocal and/or instrument tracks that make up the song), we can take your song, analyze it and improve it to bring a more balanced level of zen to your music.

We've got the software and expertise to bring the best out of your sound to make it more brilliant and captivating! We use Pro Tools and experience to help accomplish this. If you plan on getting your song mastered, make sure it's mixed well first!

what's your process?

  1. Once you send us your files, we analyze them and communicate any concerns before we get started.
  2. Within 72 hours of starting, you will receive a 1-2 minute review clip of your mixed song as well as an invoice via PayPal.
  3. Once paid for, the full stereo version of the mix (.wav & .mp3) will be delivered within 24 hours online via WeTransfer, along with any other add-ons you had requested. (NOTE: We can also provide AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless or AAC formats upon request)

Important! ALL MIXES ARE BOUNCED AT PRE-MASTERING METER LEVELS. This is to allow slight overhead room for song mastering - the final stage of song development where polish is added to you mix to make sure it is comparable to commercial releases in both loudness and quality Mastering is priced separately - learn more at our Mastering page.

What do I send?

In order for us to work our magic on your song, we need the .wav file stems/trackouts - the individual audio tracks (from beginning to end of the song to keep your arrangement). Have your recording engineer keep the files as "dry" as possible, meaning little to no effects (of course if you are using a unique plug-in that you absolutely want to keep on the track, like Auto-Tune, keep it on the bounce).

Please do not send program files, like Pro Tools session folders, as not all studios or programs have the same plugins, or even the same compatibility.

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Master Your Sound

Give your music a BIG sound for a small price.

Add polish to your mix and make sure it’s loudness and quality rival today’s hits!

Mastering FAQs...

WHAT is MASTERING?

The average music listener may not know what digital audio mastering is exactly, but they'll sure be able to tell the difference between a track that has been mastered, and one that hasn't. Without having your music mastered, you run the risk of fans and/or industry professionals not taking you seriously. For most of us artists and musicians, our music is our baby... make sure it sounds it's best before you deliver it to the world to hear!

WE USE UP TO 6 TOOLS TO MAKE YOUR MUSIC SOUND IT'S BEST:

  • Equalizer... that combines analog character with digital precision
  • Dynamics... with compression, limiting and expansion to fine-tune your sound
  • Exciter... to accentuate harmonics or add punch to your mix, whichever is needed
  • Imager... to adjust the stereo width of your sound
  • Maximizer... to give your songs the loudness and fullness of commercial hits
  • Dither... with bit reduction algorithms to match any source to the industry standards

Who is mastering for?

Digital mastering is ideal for those who want to make their music sound it's absolute best - to add that extra magic to it, elevate the volume to industry standards without sonic distortion or peaks, and give it a more robust and exciting quality of sound! After you have your songs mixed properly, getting your album, EP or demo mastered is the right choice prior to making it available for digital download, CD duplication or online. So whether you're the artist, producer, manager or mixing engineer, getting music mastered is right for you.

It takes Pro Tools, pro experience, and other mastering software to accomplish this ...and we've got what it takes at ATL Sound Studio to get the job done right!

what's your PROCESS?

  1. All audio is evaluated for opportunities of improvement both sonically and dynamically.
  2. We will work our magic using the tools necessary to bring your songs to their fullest potential. (Please keep in mind that we can only work with what audio you've provided us and that some errors may be unrepairable, such as distortion or skips)
  3. You will receive 3 different 1-minute mp3 master review clips ...usually within the first 48 hours - and you decide the mastering version that you like the most!
  4. Once decided, we will complete the mastered .wav & .mp3 files. Each song will be at a 44.1 khz sample rate and a 16 bit sample size while the .mp3 will be encoded with an constant bit rate of 256kbps (NOTE: We can also provide AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless or AAC formats upon request). We will also send an invoice securely via PayPal for the work.
  5. Once payment is made and confirmed, the mastered songs will be delivered within 24 hours online via WeTransfer.

What do I send?

In order for us to work our magic on your song, the song(s) to be mastered should each be sent to us in a single stereo audio file (preferably .wav, but .mp3 or .m4a is acceptable). From there, we'll work our magic. The good news is, you don't pay until you hear the results for yourself!

If you have a popular song that you love the way it sounds and you'd like us to reference that during the mastering process for dynamics and EQ, include that as well (in .wav, .mp3 or .m4a format only).

Please do not send us trackouts/stems. Songs should be fully mixed prior to mastering.

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About ATL Sound Studio

Established in 2008, this studio's services are backed by more than 10 years of combined studio engineering and music production experience. Starting as a recording and mixing studio and later adding mastering to the services line-up, this studio was created to help the up-and-comer, the underground hitmaker and the everyday musician enhance and improve their sound before delivering it to the masses. We do this at an affordable price so that you can get the quality of big label sounds within your budget. Now we focus our efforts on the post-production services of mixing and mastering.

Owned and operated by our sound engineer, Paul William, his experience shines through giving each client a high level quality of sound, plus creative input when needed. He started his career in the late 1990's as a hip-hop recording artist. After recording his demo and starting on his first LP, he began to concentrate on his surroundings (i.e. recording, mixing and crafting beats) - deciding to dedicate most of his time to learning the ins and outs of being a sound engineer and producer.  

After taking much time to hone and perfect his talents, he started to engineer for other aspiring artists... and the rest, as they say, is history. He has had his hand in several projects as a recording artist, producer, and sound engineer over the years, and he continues his career as a recording artist, in addition to taking the experience he's gained to provide high quality mixes and masters for artists and musicians all around the world!


See what people say about us

★★★★★ "Great Service! Best recording studio I have been too in Atlanta!" - Parodic Bros via Google

★★★★★ "If you want that professional sound and quality.This is the right place with a very skillful engineer, who understands the art of music cohesiveness....I'm very thankful for what they've done to my album." - Bradshaw Deen via Facebook

★★★★★ "I was very impressed with the overall quality and speed in which Paul handled my project. He is very knowledgeable, and his prices for studio time are pretty good to. If you need to complete a project look no further." - Keith F. via Yelp

★★★★★ "Excellent studio with a professional and friendly atmosphere.. Careful if you go in after me though cause the mic might still be hot" - Brandon McCoy aka Firekracker via Facebook

"I will be sending more work your way salute for bless me with that Master!!" - Dangero aka Rodney Strong (@HBEGANG) via Twitter

"ATLSoundStudio forever thankful for the work you do for my projects!!" - Ty Legacy (@iamtylegacy) via Twitter

"My guy @ATLSoundStudio does my tracks right fam. Holla at him." - Vision (@visionrap28) via Twitter

"S/O @ATLSoundStudio FOR KEEPING ME ON TOP OF THE GAME..." - Hook Jr (@HOOKJRTHEHITMAN) via Twitter


Looking for Studio Sessions?

Unfortunately we are not taking on new clients for studio session at this time. If you are a current or returning client to our studio, or have a referral from one of our current clients, simply text, call or email to request a session.  


Contact us

If you prefer to call or email us with questions prior to submitting your files or booking with us,

contact our Sound Engineer, Paul, at (678) 763-3163 call/text or paulwilliam@atlsoundstudio.com