We spend much of our time working on projects that were recorded at other locations by other engineers or by the artist/band/client themselves on their own rigs. We love the opportunity to help someone give their project that extra little (or big) something it needs.
All recordings need editing. Whether it's cutting out the last second throat clearing before the song starts, removing excess noise, or cleaning up and tuning 168 individual tracks. We work hard to maintain the raw performance energy and natural personality of your project while giving you a clean sounding final product.
Mixing brings together all of the recorded parts of your song, podcast, or audiobook and gives each element its own space so that clarity is maintained in the listening experience.
Each artist/band/client is unique. Each song/podcast/audiobook is unique. Therefore, each mix is unique. We work with our clients to find out what overall mix concept you’d like for the project and then bring out the wonderful characteristics of each individual mix.
During the mixing process we add compression, effects, automation of many different aspects, and finally balance all elements of the song so that the finished product pleases both the client and the general listener in any listening environment.
Mastering is the final step in the recording process. It involves the minimization of sonic issues and noise reduction, equalization, compression, spatial improvements (depth, width, space), an overall increase in loudness and presence to help your recording in competitive noise environments like a car, plane, crowded subway car, AND the creation of the final mastered media/file.
With the increase in streaming and downloadable audio and video being created by people all over the world using equipment and spaces with varying levels of quality, mastering is more important now than ever if you want your content to compete with everything else out there. Emerald City Productions offers mastering services for streaming/downloadable digital content such as podcasts, audio for streaming video, and audiobooks.