Then let me help you.
My name is Björgvin Benediktsson and I run Audio Issues. I've been an audio engineer for over 10 years. I've written over 1,000 articles on audio production that have helped thousands of audio engineers and musicians improve their music since 2011 and I'm the #1 best-selling author of Step by Step Mixing.
However, I understand that not everybody wants to learn the ins and outs of mixing. You’d rather have someone else tackle your song and give you a killer mix you can use to promote your music.
That’s why I’ve started offering mixing services, to help those that like knowing a little bit about audio to get by but don’t want to spend years learning to create a professional mix.
I work with local independent bands in my studio, Icelandic Embassy Studios, but it doesn't matter where in the world you are if you've already recorded your songs. You can simply send the tracks to me, I'll mix them until you're satisfied and you can send them to all your fans.
Instead of trying to sell you on my awesomeness as a mixer, how about I just show you how much my mixing process changes the song.
If you like it you can hire me, if not, no worries. We can still be friends :)
Play the sample below and you'll hear both the before and after example of one of my mixes.
Take a look at what Mike at Dirty Magic had to say about his experience.
Obviously, this is a pretty edgy punk-rock song but I'm also adept at genres such as folk, rock, pop and metal.
Here's what you can expect from the mixing process when you work with me.
Once you purchase your package below you'll be redirected to a page where you can send me the multi-tracks to your song. From there I'll download your tracks and get to work according the process outlined above. Expect your mix to be ready in about five business days.
I also offer mix feedback if you're working on your own mixes and just want someone to guide you through the process and give you helpful pointers on how you can improve the mixes you're currently working on.
This is perfect! I agree that the balance is good most of the time, but everything sounds fairly flat. My first prints had more going to the reverb and delay sends, but things lost their focus. I think I may not have been using the right space/approaching it too simply. Listening to it now, there are some places where I can bring the vocal more forward and it shouldn't be so dry. I initially approached the drums on every song pretty much the same way, thinking that was the way to keep things cohesive, but saw pretty early on that the more driven songs need to be treated differently than the lighter ones. I'm kind of afraid of stereo widening plugs so I'll try those other methods. Right now I don't have anything on the mix buss but I might do just a little work on it in the next round. Thanks a bunch for taking time to do this!!
Included with any of my production packages I offer my music marketing course: Musicpreneurship 101.
The strategies I teach you in Musicpreneurship 101 are the same ones I've used to make a full-time income in the music industry for the last 5 years.
They include advice that I've paid thousands of dollars for in coaching and education which has paid for itself multiple times over.
Bjorgvin, your ears are unbelievable!
I've worked in live sound doing huge concerts back home in my native Iceland (that's where the name is from), recorded bands in Madrid, Spain (where I went to audio engineering school) and now I produce, record and mix local bands in Tucson, Arizona (I get around a lot...).
Through these diverse experiences I've grown to learn one thing:
I've taught thousands of up and coming home studio producers such as yourself how to make an impact with their music through Audio Issues since 2011.
If I can help somebody improve the sound of their music and that helps them get extra fans and exposure I think I've done a great job.
That's what I'm all about. I've learned a lot from working in the industry since 2006 and I hope my knowledge can help you make your mixes sound amazing.