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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 them.

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 is guaranteed.

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 agreement.