vocal mixing chain

My favorite vocal chain right here.

• I always bring the level down to -18 based on peaks using Hornet Plugins VUmeter, so the analog compressors after it will have ample headroom, not introducing distortion (unless I want it, and sometimes I do).

• FabFilter ProQ3.
I use this to cut off the unnecessary mic lows and thumps as well as cutting out some of the low-mid room resonance that always happens, more or less. 
It’s amazing how a vocal immediately sounds way less “homebrewn” when you get the boominess 120–250 Hz out; I usually watch out for two separate peaks in that range.

• Universal Audio LA3A and LA-2 compressors. 
At some point I was experimenting with vocal comps, and just ended up having these two in a row: creates very transparent compression, and even if you squeeze the vocal really hard (7-8 dB), you literally can’t hear it. Just amazing.
Also, as a bonus, if you run the signal harder into these, the analog-modeled input stage creates this sweet distortion that can be so useful if the vocal sounds a little too tame and some vibe is required. Kind of “radio-ish” distortion.

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“aura eleven” – new DNB track available now (vinyl + digi)

SURPRISE: new DNB track “Aura Eleven” is available now.
Digital/vinyl.

How does it sound? A promo feedback comment said, “Like if DJ Shadow made a track for Metalheadz”
HEAR: https://soundcloud.com/subb1996/aura

For now, “Aura Eleven” is out exclusively for two weeks at Juno Download and Bandcamp (streaming & other shops coming on 6 March).

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2020 audio engineering rates

(Janne Hatula / FI27323758)
Serviceprice
MASTERING.
Turnaround 3–8 days – contact for rush rate. Free revisions as long as the mix doesn’t change. For a new mix, there is a surcharge (see below).
€47 / song
revision from a changed mix€15 / song
MIXING+MASTERING from individual tracks / stem mastering.
No track limit. Email for a quote. Most songs are done in approx. 1–3 hours. Minimum charge €90. 
€60/h. Minimum charge €90. 
Individual track export from a finished mix€10
MASTERING + VIDEO. 
Song is mastered + an explanatory video documenting the process is made. Song is compared to strong references. Any possible shortcomings of the mix are pointed out.
€85
MIX + MASTER + VIDEO.
The song is mixed and mastered from tracks/stems, and an explanatory video documenting everything about the process is made.
€60/h. Minimum charge €120. 
Mix/master critique (with no mixing/mastering).
An in-depth video service with commentary.
€45
Constructive criticism on a song.
An in-depth video service with commentary.
€45
General audio engineering / consultation / audio restoration.€45/h
New bounce from new mix (no work required) / vinyl version / Spotify versions etc.€5 / song / version / revision / export
IF YOU ARE IN EU, YOUR LOCAL EU VAT IS ADDED.
Contact regarding batch discounts.
Masters for vinyl / Spotify provided on request.
Reverse VAT (0% VAT charge) for EU companies.

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