Because it is difficult to have an objective analysis when it comes to the world of professional mixing,
here at UNI-ON, we've provided a special “Theme Song”We've asked engineers to mix our “Theme
Song” freely by each following their own unique taste and techniques, and have clients listen to the
mix as a sample demo.This way, clients can have more of an objective comparison, since all of the
mixes are done on a same song.
“The song had more of a Western music vibe, so I‘ve decided to give it a “Western” vibe including the rhythm section. The concept is reflective of rock heavyweight “Linkin Park”. My favorite plug-in is PSP Audioware Vintage Warmer, since it gives a second to none unique sound. The mixing took about 10 hours, spread over 2 days.”
“I mixed it in an ensemble feel by putting emphasis on “solo” type of portion of the song to really come out. My style is to first roughly listen to the song,, and have my inspiration and instinct to guide the mixing process. My favorite plug-in is PSP Vintage Warmer and I’ve used it for various sessions. Typical mixing takes about 6-7 hours.”
“After listening to the song, I felt that I needed to maintain its “Oriental” feel. I mixed it based on my inspiration, but I also mixed it in a way where instrumental tightness is complementing the grandiose vocal feel. Hit songs these days must contain this kind of “tight” groove element. I’m really happy how the mix turned out!”
The mixing is done in a way where systematic mechanical parts are complimenting the warm sounding vocal. The mix reflects his uncompromising stance toward perfecting the crisp sound. The mix is well balanced and you can definitely hear him paying attention to preserving the original groove of the song.
“I like to mix without adding too much post tweaking to keep it in its original context. The Plug-ins I liked were McDSP Compressor Bank and FilterBank. I chose these two because they are flexible and effective. It took me about 5 hours to mix, and additional 2 hours for post tweaking by listening to the song in several different environment.”
Tanaka belongs to prime sound studio, known for his ability to create “Fat” EQ mixing throughout hi and low. His mix provides a dynamic 3D feel to the entire sound range. It’s this ability to be able to add “3D” feel to the song is what makes Tanaka one of a kind.
Minesaki likes to intentionally minimize the reconstructing of individual parts, yet somehow being able to dramatically change the outcome of the song from its original context. His mixing can be compared to a refined boxer who gets rid of all of unnecessary fat, preserving only the important muscle parts. Upon listening to the song, you can definitely hear the years of experience he had in England. His endless pursuit toward perfection is well recognized when listening to his mix.
Manabe firmly believes in further increasing the perfectibility of music by waxing an already completed number from the scope of audio mastering scope. Drawing fully upon the strength of knowledge accumulated over 10 years as a recording engineer and not only a mastering engineer, he has an impressive technique that maximizes the potential of the sound with retaining the color of the original music.
Oikawa’s mastering makes the most of artist characteristic that is not able to express enough only by recording and mixing. His work comes to have accent because of taking advantage of stillness and motion. Oikawa lets his work makes attractive with majestic vocal line.
DJ HARA smashes a rhythm up drastically and adds his scratch play. Demo song is changed extremely hi-level by his scratch technique of the 2nd of the world and re-mix technique which he has cultivated. Because of sense that can have only person who experienced top of the summit is fully shown, it uncovered an ironical mood song has.