Music Consultations

I’ll lend a fresh pair of trained ears to your song and suggest how it can be improved, both musically and technically, keeping the music of your favorite artists in mind. I’ll also advise if your music is ready for mastering (and if it isn’t I’ll give mix suggestions.)

When you ask for a music consultation

1) I’ll send you a questionnaire about your song

2) Fill in the questionnaire. E-mail it to me and link your song and a similar song that you love

3) Keeping it all in mind, I’ll send you suggestions for how you can improve your sound

Some things I focus on:

  • The mix: Dynamics, tonal balance, EQ and placement of instruments in the stereo field
  • Recording technique
  • Layering: Could anything be added to the production to give more polish
  • The emotional impression the track creates vs the intended impression
  • Song arrangement (if requested)

Consultations are $30 per track.

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‘By following nine steps I regularly turn musical ideas (phone recordings / short loops) into fully polished, professionally finished tracks. When music is sent to me, I think about this sequence in order to share with artists how and where they can improve their music.’

– Josh Shirt, Music Producer and Mastering Engineer @ Shirty Mastering