Here at 123, we are able to offer first-class mixing on a classic SSL E series console with mix engineer Brett Shaw ( Florence and the Machine , Foals latest albums). Brett’s work with signed acts has over a billion plays on Spotify, his mix and production work for unsigned bands has over 30 million streams .
The unsigned mixing deal involves paying the studio day rate to mix your tracks, so you have more control over your budget. So in effect you are only paying for a world class studio and world class engineer (at a very reasonable combined rate – while paying no actual mix fee on top, that a label would normally pay). As well as this, Mastering is also included for free . Get in touch for more details and rates.
To give you an idea of what is possible- For an absolute killer mix, you might want to spend a whole day on a mix. A lot of the very best mixers can do two outstanding mixes in a day . Depending on the complexity of the productions Its possible to get three or four great ones. For example loop based music takes less time than a full band arrangement with many different sections. With simple acoustic music it is possible to do even more. It’s ideal for projects with multiple songs as you can spread the songs out over a few days and some tracks will naturally take longer than others.
The mix room at 123 is one of the best around. With ATC scm50 monitors and hardware which includes – Unfairchild, Lavry Gold, UREI 1176,1178, La2a, API 2500, Distressor and DBX 160x, DBX 165a, Chandler TG1, Curve Bender, Pultec eqp1s3. X2 Pultec EQP 1A x2, Neve 33102s (1084s) Neve 1272s, Red 47, API 550/560, Chandler Little Devil, Harrison eq, , Coil audio, Tree Audio, Capi Pres, Clariphonic, Tonelux eq, Spl Transient Designers, RMX 16, H3000, chorus Echo, Spl Vitaliser, Four different tape machines including Ampex, Studer, Otari and Revox, you will hard pressed to find a better equipped mix room.
Unsigned Mixing and Mastering examples can be found below. (All artists on the playlist below have had over a million streams with Brett mixing their tracks ).
Some unsigned 123 Mixes Vs The Pre Mixes (Tracks cut back and forth at random points between the two)
A couple of unprompted testimonials
Ewan J Philips talking about working with Brett ( from His Socials- Ewan’s Tracks with Brett have over seven million plays on Spotify and is an unsigned artist. )
Clauddilea Holloway’s reaction to hearing mixes back ( taken from her socials)Interview with brett