|MIXDOWN / MIX REVISION
Today's mixes require more than just precision, good workflow and
a clear sonic picture. In the digital age, more and more producers
are opting for analog mixes with qualities that can't be easily achieved
"in the box".
Physicality, coherence, warmth, vitality - these are terms used to
describe a sound picture that is achieved through analog summing and
analog outboard gear, where the music - and not its artifacts - remains
in the foreground. It should also be mentioned that good analog mixes
can be made even louder during mastering without ruining the sound.
A mix at Calyx consists of the following components: analog summing
on a high-end console with +28 dB headroom, first class outboard gear
by API, Chandler Limited, Manley, Pendulum and Urei (see equipment
list), reverb processors by Quantec and Lexicon, the best plug-ins,
and - not least - mixdown to analog master tape.
Every project is unique. Whether you simply want to do a mix, or if
you also want to record additional tracks or replace software instruments
with classic analog synths: We have the tools - and we love to use
The transfer to the mastering studio takes place via the master tape.
This way, the excellent sonic qualities of analog tape can unfold
and the entire process from mixdown to just before the final stage
of mastering remains in the analog domain. Unnecessary AD/DA conversion
is eliminated, and the seamless integration of mixing and mastering
The basic price (see price
list) includes the analog mixdown to 1⁄4" master tape.
Special requirements (recording of additional tracks, productions with
greater length or an exceptionally high track count, complex automation, etc.) require a special