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    Mastering Engineering

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    Voice-Overs & Vocals

  • Mixing

  • Mixing at Starsound Studios

    Mixing audio is an art form. It will make or break a track. There is no new song hit without a great mix. Here is how mixing worked in the past. It takes all the instrument sounds and effects that are to be part of a recording and combines them at once live. It was before multi-track came along. During a live performance, multiple audio signals mixing made the record. Repeating the song needs to be done until there are no mistakes are made for this reason.

    An artist has to repeat the take if an error occurs. There are three distinct parts: since the discipline has changed dramatically from the early years. The act of recording is the first step. Overdubbing is next in the process. Mixing is the final step. The invention of the multitrack has caused this change.

    Starsound Studios has superior mixing capabilities through the use of our digital/analog hybrid system. We bring that warm analog sound into the modern digital age as a result. There are two ways to achieve a warm analog sound. Applying it on an individual track is the first. It can be used globally on the stereo mix of all the tracks as the second example.

  • 500 Modules

    The 500 modules allow us to achieve a warm analog sound. The 500 modules are 4 Elysia, 2 DBX, and 3 Radial modules. As an example, we insert them on any given individual track in Pro-Tools. An analog module can be put on a single track before that audio goes through stereo processing.

    Analog processing is directly put onto a digital track in Pro-Tools therefore. Another way to add analog processing is hard wiring it to the Pro-Tools HD I/O interface. You can use these hardware devices just like a plug-in on a single track to enhance the original recording.

    The use of an analog summing matrix is our second example. We use the Dangerous Music 2 Bus LT analog summing matrix. Sixteen individual Pro Tools tracks summing together to a stereo output. We achieve that warm analog sound by routing the stereo output into other 500 modules containing 2 Rupert Neve Design 542's, 543's, and 551's.

    Further stereo processing takes place when that stereo track routes back into Pro-Tools. Applying this globally on the digital stereo master track gives it that warm, fat analog sound. It is indeed the best of both worlds.


    Our music is even more in sync with the newly acquired Antelope Audio OCX HD Master Clock. Perfect synchronization takes place by the Antelope Audio Master Clock. It generates a pulse so many times per second. The pulse keeps multiple converters locked together. This lock gives the gear an overall better sound than not using a clock. Starsound Studios will bring the music of your mix to that next level by using our hybrid of analog and digital tools.