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Mix studio for hire: monitoring you can trust

We know how hard it can be to nail that mix when you can only trust the acoustics of a room and the quality of the monitoring so far; that’s why we’ve established a world-class mix studio that you can hire for your project.

About the mix studio

Located in Brisbane at the Matthew Gray Mastering facility, the mix studio has been designed to have the most natural and balanced acoustics with full-range midfield monitoring that you can trust. Supremely-accurate monitoring is the main focus and point of difference compared to any other mix facility in Queensland.

Your mixes are only as good as the decisions you make, which are in turn informed by what you hear. What you hear comes down to the room and the monitors. When you can implicitly trust what you’re hearing, mixing becomes a whole new experience. No longer do you have to second-guess how to balance the low end or do endless referencing in the car, on headphones, or on the home hi-fi set up to check for outside translation; this speeds up the whole process and allows you to concentrate on the most important aspect of music … creating your art.

The mix studio also includes a vocal booth should you have the creative urge to put down some ideas or finalise your vocal takes.

Gear

  • Mac Pro 12-core running Pro Tools Ultimate 2019
    (Note: you can also mix from your own DAW by jacking into our interface, monitors and analog gear)
  • Universal Audio Octo UAD-2
  • Lynx Aurora 16-VT
  • Studer A807 1⁄4” tape machine
  • Alan Smart C2 SSL-style bus compressor
  • I.J. Research M250EP stereo mix EQ
  • Neumann PEV vintage passive EQs
  • Purple Audio MC77 FET Limiter
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ
  • Focusrite ƒƒ ISA 220
  • EMT 266X Vintage Limiter
  • Vintage Gardners Transformers
  • Custom Insert Switcher
  • A range of microphones

Mix engineers

While the mix studio is available for you to hire (after a quick approval process), you may prefer to engage a more experienced mix engineer to work on your project and ensure a more professional result; to this end we’ve put together a list of Brisbane mix engineers and producers with levels of experience and pricing to suit your needs:

  • Steve James
  • Doug Roberts
  • Caleb James
  • Cody McWaters
  • Steve Thornley
  • Jeff Lovejoy
  • Bernie Wedrat

Just tell us a bit about your project, your budget and genre of music and we can hook you up with a top-notch engineer that will be the right fit for you.

Rates

Pricing

Pricing to hire the mix studio is below and excludes a mix engineer. Let us know if you’d like us to match you with a great mix engineer.

A half day is a four-hour block, while each full day is an eight-hour block. Prices exclude GST.

  • Half a day: $150
  • 1-2 consecutive days: $250 per day
  • 3-4 consecutive days: $215 per day
  • 5-6 consecutive days: $185 per day
  • 7+ consecutive days: $150 per day

Mastering discount

If you hire the mix studio for a project, you can access a discount on mastering with Matthew Gray Mastering. The discount is for the project you are mixing in the mix studio, and expires one month after the last mix studio hire date. Here are the discount levels:

  • 10% off mastering with any mix studio hire
  • 20% off mastering with 7+ consecutive days of mix studio hire

Here’s an example of the savings you can achieve:

You hire the mix studio for one day at a cost of $250 to finalise the mixing of your five-track EP. When you master the project you receive 10% off the mastering cost, a discount of $65; that means the mix studio effectively costs only $185 for the day.