FAQ – Mixing and Mastering – Frequently Asked Questions

Today we are going to answer a few frequently asked questions. If you have any questions, contact us today and we will post them here on our FAQ.

What are the benefits of mixing & mastering?

Without mixing & mastering, your song is not likely to be taken seriously by your listeners. After we mix and master your song, it will have the volume and loudness listeners crave. The drums and bass are going to shake and rattle rather than huff and puff. Cloud 9 Audio uses a variety of top-shelf mastering tools to achieve world-class results.

What does the mixing & mastering process involve?

Editing & Minimizing

  • Vocal Tuning and Timing
  • Instrument Tuning and Timing
  • Unwanted Frequencies
  • Audio Peaks
  • Phase Cancellation
  • Sibilance & Unwanted Noises


  • Vocal & Instrument Character
  • Harmonics and Sub-Harmonics
  • Depth and Ambience
  • Transients and Punch
  • Dynamic Range
  • Loudness

Adjusting & Automating

  • Volume Balance
  • Mid-Side Balance
  • Panning & Stereo Image
  • Equalization
  • Filter
  • Volume
  • Panning
  • Fade-Ins and Fade-Outs

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How do you do all that stuff?

To mix and master each song, Cloud 9 Audio works together with artists to enhance their sound in a collaborative effort using the following tools among others:

  • Over 20 Years Experience in Music – Recording, Mixing, Mastering
  • Reference Tracks
  • Ableton Live Suite
  • Curated Library of Third-Party Plugins and Tools

Why should I use Cloud 9 Audio?

I have been in love with music for over 20 years. In addition to mixing and mastering, I also compose, play, record, arrange and generally love to create things with sound. I have been classically trained since I was 10 years old. My ears are very important to me. I am the type of person that covers their ears when a fire engire roars past, to save my hearing from damage. Each morning, I spend time training my ears to hear minute differences in sound. All this is done in order to provide myself and others with the skill necessary to take our music to the next level.

My audio workstation and plugin selection is immaculately organized and meticulously thought out. Every tool has it’s time and place in my studio. Every song gets the same tender love and care treatment from me no matter what genre or style. I give my best work to each and every song that plays through my speakers. The best things in life take time, and with mixing and mastering being fine musical arts, they are no exception.

How long does mixing & mastering take?

The average delivery time is 1 to 3 days per track. Add 1 to 3 days for each revision.

What if I have a question that wasn’t answered in the FAQ?

No problem, just contact us today!

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