I have a few songs sitting around that I'd really like to put an album together with.
Once I get them as polished as I can, I would like to have them professionally mixed...and well, mastered too.
But I have no clue how to link up with someone that is trustworthy, does a good job, and knows how to mix my stuff to sound like other artists' mixes.
Prob should explain that last one.
I was reading some time ago about how to properly submit stems or whatever to mix engineers. Two things that stood out were to include a reference track of your mix so they can know what you had in mind as far as effects and stuff you've put on tracks yourself, and then to optionally indicate an example of music already out there in the world that you want your mix to be like.
So one of my songs, I want it to sound like a Flaming Lips song mix-wise. And I just kinda don't know how to go about finding someone that can do that kind of sound specifically.
Is it that I just give whatever mix engineer I decide on a specific song by that artist, and the engineer should be able to take my stuff and get it in that boat??? Like, even if they don't listen to or are familiar with that artist, if they simply HEAR the reference song of that artist I give them, they'll be able to do it because they are...good at what they do? I don't want to ask a person that mainly mixes hip hop to mix a psych rock-but-not-rock hippie type sound for me, if that is inappropriate.
With all the music exp in this community, I figured this would be a great place to ask.