top of page



What is your background in music?

My background is as a drummer, performer, studio practitioner, live sound engineer and educator. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to record, gig and create music with a huge variety of musicians and projects, which has helped me develop a keen ear for arrangement and sensitivity toward different styles. I have a BA in Commercial Music from CCCU and an MA in Popular Music from Goldsmiths - specialising in production. Mixing and mastering to me are as much about artistic expression as composing and performing, and I treat this work as such. Working with the artist or composer closely helps me align myself with their intended sound and vision. 

How does it work?

After receiving your email/web form, I'll get in touch with a quote and possible timescale for the project. If you are happy to proceed, we can have an initial email/zoom "consultation" to find out more about the project. Since music is so personal and differs for each artist, I always want to find a reference point and that usually starts with a conversation! After that, I'll provide invoices and PDFs on how to prepare your files and get to work. For larger scale projects (mixing/mastering albums etc), I require 50% payment upfront. For smaller scale projects I require a 10% deposit, and you'll receive a sample of your track/s to sign off on, before full payment. For one-off stereo mastering, you'll receive a sample of your track to sign off on, before any payment is necessary.

How long will it take to complete?

This depends on the project/number of tracks/level of detail required. My standard turnaround time for a full mix is 7 days. Mastering, editing and drum tracks are 2/3 days, but these times can fluctuate depending on my schedule. I will always let you know roughly how long it will take, but please specify if you need a faster turnaround time.

How do I pay?

PayPal is the preferred method although bank transfer (FPS) also accepted. Unfortunately I cannot accept direct card payments at this time.

How do I prepare my files for mixing?

  • Bypass any plug-ins that could interfere with the mixing - namely effects (reverbs, delays, modulation-based) and dynamic processing - unless it is an integral part of the sound / arrangement - however you could also send wet and dry versions

  • 'Raw' unprocessed audio files should be in a lossless format (.WAV or .AIFF) and at 44.1 kHz / 24 bit (minimum)

  • Feel free to send a 'demo' mix along with your multitracks, which I can use as a reference

  • Clearly label all multitracks and place in a folder titled with your name/artist name and the song title

  • Transfer files via Dropbox or WeTransfer

  • Please get in touch if unsure

How do I prepare my files for stereo mastering?

  • Generally, bypass any limiting plug-ins on your mix/master bus

  • Aim to leave roughly 3dB of headroom (master bus peak level no higher than -3 dB)

  • At the very least, ensure there is no clipping taking place on the master output (peaks above 0dBFS)

  • Bounce your mix down to a single stereo file, in a lossless format (.WAV or .AIFF), preferably at 44.1 kHz / 24 bit (minimum)

  • Again, feel free to send a demo 'master' if you prefer, which I will be able to use as a reference

  • Transfer files via Dropbox or WeTransfer

  • Please get in touch if unsure

Have another question?

Please get in touch via emailing with your specific query, and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Copyright. APS Audio 2023

bottom of page