Improve Your Mixing & Mastering, Music Production Skills

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  1. fuad

    fuad Kapellmeister

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    Hey guys,

    For those of you who haven't met me my name is Fuad and I help musicians improve their mixing, mastering and music production skills online.

    I've been doing this by literally going around the forum and answering your questions in the simplest, most straight-forward way possible. Whether it's questions about EQ, compression, mixing, mastering, arrangement or anything in between, I always do my best to make sure I give helpful answers.

    That is the way I've been doing this around here up until I got a request from one of the members here on Audiosex for to help him out on his productions more thoroughly. He wanted me to show him exactly how to do things and not just give him general tips or advice or anything like that. So I thought to myself what would be the best way to help him out so that he can actually improve his productions, and also learn how to do it himself in the process?

    That's when I came up with the idea of creating a customized video tutorial just for him. Basically, I asked him to send me his song stems (all the individual parts of his song) and told him that I would produce, mix and master it for him while I recorded me own screen as well as my voice explaining everything I was doing. He was extremely happy with what he saw and learned and that it helped him with his productions more than anything he has done or watched before.

    That's what I would like offer everyone here on the forum, and this is the first place I ever offer my help to musicians online. If you want me to mix, master, arrange, or produce your song while I record what I'm doing and explain every step of the process, then just send me a message and we can arrange it. It's a simple process:

    1) Send me a message
    2) Explain to me exactly what you need help with (it could be mixing, mastering, arrangement, sound design, compression, etc..)
    3) We discuss exactly what goes in your video tutorial
    4) Send me your stems if I need them

    If you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, praise, criticism please do send me a message and I'll be more than happy to talk with you.

    Take care,

    Fuad
     
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  3. Catalyst

    Catalyst Audiosexual

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    Fuad what an honor to have you with us as a member of AudioSex. I am absolutely floored by your offer and I think it's brilliant, to say the least, as I'm sure many others will agree. I can't even begin to describe the value that you are bringing to the table and my hat goes off to you for your desire to share your knowledge with us. This is something that I myself would be very interested in but I'll try to abstain from such enthusiasm to give other members a chance to try it out first. You're an amazing person and represent the epitome of the spirit that AudioSex is all about. It is because of this I have decided to pin your topic in an effort to make it more visible to the folks here. Pinned topics will always be the first items listed in the forum location that you have chosen to make this post. That way you will get the amount of attention that you deserve and our community will gain immediate access to an invaluable service. Again welcome to the forums and my sincerest gratitude for your most intriguing of offers. Please let me know if there is any way that I can help you during your time here as I would be happy to assist in any way that I can. What an amazing day in the history of AudioSex! :mates:

    AudioSex...because together anything is possible. *yes*
     
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  4. manducator

    manducator Member

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    Hello,

    I'm the one who's that happy with Fuad's service. He has made 3 videos for me:

    1. Mixing
    2. Mastering
    3. Arrangement

    First of all, Fuad works quick; it only takes a few days for him to make a video and they are quality. The mixing video is 2 hours long, mastering is about 50 mins and the arrangement is almost 2 hours.

    The videos are personal; they are made with the material I sent to Fuad and I had no idea how great it is to look at a video about a song I made myself. it's so easy to understand what Fuad is talking about, since I know the material he's working on so well.

    Each video is a session from beginning to the end,really looking over the shoulder of a person who knows his stuff. How would it be possible to not learn from that?

    Yesterday I worked on the mixing of 2 songs I did 1 year ago and it was great to see how much my mixing skills improved. Mixing and mastering have a steep learning curve but with these 'personalized' videos, stuff becomes less difficult and boosts the learning experience.

    I already did a topic on Fuad's mixing video:

    http://audiosex.pro/index.php?/topic/6997-for-those-who-want-to-learn-about-mixing-and-mastering/page__p__41339__fromsearch__1#entry41339

    Best,
    manducator

    P.S.: Fuad, maybe you should post a short snippet of video?
     
  5. pilz971

    pilz971 Kapellmeister

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    Just WOW! :wow:

    Like Catalyst said, what an incredible offer from you Fuad.

    Would be great to see the video you did for Manducator Even though it is his personal stems from his track, I would imagine many would LOVE a chance to see it.
     
  6. olson

    olson Noisemaker

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  7. odod

    odod Ultrasonic

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    ohh shit mandy is now here too .. lol how are you mandy
     
  8. Rolma

    Rolma Producer

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    www.mandy.com?
    Got a floating profile there for employers.
    It´s floating because the short term.
    Wanna hire me ? lol
     
  9. quangly99

    quangly99 Newbie

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    and what's the fees
     
  10. Catalyst

    Catalyst Audiosexual

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    I think that would depend on what exactly you would need help with and other factors. It might be different on a case by case basis.
     
  11. manducator

    manducator Member

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    Indeed.
     
  12. fraggle83

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    Or at least, as manducator him/herself has said "maybe you should post a short snippet of video?". Anyway, +1 to the pilz971 suggestion. :wink:

    MUCH RESPECT! :bow:
     
  13. fuad

    fuad Kapellmeister

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    Hey guys

    I will try and get a video snippet up as soon as possible so you guys can get an idea of how things work. It's really simple anyway. Basically I mix, master, produce, do whatever using your stems so you see and hear everything that I'm doing.

    As far as pricing it is mostly a case to case basis. However there are some set prices for set services:

    - Mixing -$300: This includes me recording every single step I do while explaining it plus you get the final mixed track bounced as a wav file
    - Mastering - $200: Same thing this is me matering your final bounced wav file while I record everything
    - Arrangement - $200 - I will arrange your track if you're stuck and don't know how to go about setting up the different parts of your song or the progression of the song
    - Mixing + Mastering: $400: everything included and you get the final polished song at the end as well bounced any way you like.

    Any other custom services will be done on a case to case basis. But in general specific videos for things like Eq'ing, compression, or any other specific topics will be around $50 a video.

    Of course the value of all of this is that I actually send you the H.D videos for you to keep and learn from anytime you feel like it. Again, if anyone has any questions, comments, suggestions, requests please do let me know and I'll be more than happy to talk about anything. This service is meant to help you guys so feel free to even suggest new ways that you would like me to help you and I'll be willing to do it for you.

    Take care
     
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    sosdj Newbie

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    Great idea! Let's wait for a video snippet then.
     
  15. fuad

    fuad Kapellmeister

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    Well, I guess it's too expensive for you guys isn't it? I totally understand though, I know how hard it can be to spend money on stuff like this and you keep wondering if it's worth it or not. Anyway, if you guys are looking for something cheaper I do offer just good old mixing and mastering, and I mean much cheaper.

    Mixing for 60 bucks
    Mastering for 25 bucks
    Mixing + mastering for 80 bucks, there's 5 dollars off for you guys

    Anyway, if anyone needs anything just let me know. Still want to put up videos and tutorials though just been so damn busy!
     
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    fritoz Ultrasonic

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    what a great idea, fuad, and i think you're on to something-


    besides, you're teaching men to fish, and that is a kick ass way to feed a musician's hunger for life


    i think your prices are more than reasonable! besides, its like an investment in a musicians future-


    i only wish i could afford your services right now, but give me time, one day maybe you'll be my full time producer when im headlining in Ibiza


    :)


    i hope many members of audiosex take you up on your offer
     
  17. Catalyst

    Catalyst Audiosexual

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    fuad I think you offer some valuable services, it's just that people are seriously struggling the world over right now and money is tight. I really hope that you don't take it personally and hopefully in time more people will express their interest. If I had once piece of advice it would be to get those sample videos out there because that will undoubtedly help your cause.
     
  18. fuad

    fuad Kapellmeister

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    Oh yeah no doubt times are tough trust me I know..nothing is taken personally here, this is all experience for me to keep improving what I have to offer
     
  19. Catalyst

    Catalyst Audiosexual

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    Folks if you can please support fuad, he offers a great service to our forums, his prices are competitive and fuck he's a hell of a nice guy. I'm really excited that we have something like this on AudioSex, it's a really useful resource for feeding your brain and your music. *yes* :thumbsup: :grooves:

    We really should support each other. :mates:
     
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  20. manducator

    manducator Member

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    Fuad,

    I will support you. I will buy some vids if I have a next song ready.
     
  21. olson

    olson Noisemaker

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    Moi aussi
    Ich auch
    Me too
     
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