Frequently asked questions
1. What is mixing and mastering?

Mixing is a process of putting together your recorded instrument tracks, so they would create a picture and one instrument would not conflict with or overlap the other. I believe that every instrument has a purpose and, if recorded, should be heard clearly and precisely.
Mastering is a process of finalizing and enhancing the overall mix, making it sound loud and clear. And, if you are mastering an album, setting up the same volume levels for all of the songs, so one song would not be louder than the other and so on.

2. What genres of music do you work with?

Any type of music you can think of. Metal music of any kind - metalcore, post-hardcore, black metal, brutal death metal etc. etc., including subgenres. Any kind of rock music. Ambient and neoclassical music. Hip-hop music. Shoegaze and dream pop music. Any kind of pop music (R'n'B, soul, indie…).
These are just to name a few.

3. What type of mastering you can do?

I do digital mastering only. The mastered tracks are always CD/radio ready. Upon request, I do mastering for iTunes or any other digital service, mastering for a cassette tape or vinyl. All these types of mastering are included in the base price, you just need to let me know if you want these along with a regular CD master.

4. What will I receive?

After the work is finished, you will receive a WAV-file back. These files won't need any further editing from your side and can be burned straight onto audio CD or uploaded to Bandcamp, for example. Stems of the mixed song can be obtained for an additional payment only. I do not share DAW project files or settings.

5. Why such low prices? What's the catch?

Exactly. While any other online studio you find offers around 30 USD per track for mastering, Nekkomix offers exactly the same just for 10 (ten, Carl!) US dollars. The reason behind this is simple - making and editing music is my passion and hobby, and is not the main source of income. Secondly, Nekkomix is relatively new online studio (opened in September 2016) and, unfortunately, not that popular yet as many other studios out there who's working for quite some time already. They charge more because they can.
There is no catch at all. Nekkomix offers exactly the same high quality of work as other top notch online studios out there.
The prices might rise in future, so be fast and send a message to!

6. Why should I work with you?

I'm working with music since 2010. Since that time I've been composing music of my own (in very different genres like atmospheric black metal, post-rock, shoegaze, ambient, neoclassical, metalcore and many more). I always recorded, mixed and mastered it by myself. So, by now, I have enough experience to not only know how to mix it technically, but also "feel" the sound. 
I offer this experience to help you and make your music shine.

7. Do you accept suggestions from the artist?

Of course. I will be working with you until you 100% satisfied with the mix. If you need to change a guitar tone, or kick/snare sample for example, I will consider all suggestions.

8. How exactly do you work?

1) Send me your WAV-file (for mastering) or WAV-files of every instrument (for mixing/mastering);
2) I will do a preview of around a half (but not longer than 1,5 mins) of the song fully mixed/mastered in mp3 format (free of charge). Please mind that I do only one preview;
3) If you like what you hear, we discuss the amount of work and what exactly needs to be done;
4) After the payment is completed, you can send your files and I'll begin to do my magic. Please mind that I'm working only on what was already paid for. I accept payments via PayPal only.

The process will take about 1-2 weeks to work on a full album, and a few days to work on one track. Mastering only will be two times faster.

Additional info:

• Nekkomix does only stem mixing and mastering and use midi-files for producing. Do not send the project files of your DAW. Export WAV files of every instrument and MIDI file of an instrument if you need me to produce it.
• I do not send mixed stems of the song. You can obtain them with a price of 5 USD per song.
• When sending an album, please put stems for each song in separated folder (f.e. song1, song2 and so on). Each stem should start from 00:00 position of the song.