Since 2012, we have offered professional and highly personalized recording, mixing and mastering services for independent and major label bands and musicians. Our close proximity to major markets like Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia makes us a cost-effective alternative to expensive "big box" studios while providing similar, if not superior results.
Are you intimidated by the idea of entering a recording studio? Don't even know where to begin? We're here to help. Owner/Engineer Kenny Eaton has a decade of experience building trust and working side by side with artists across every genre. While we are happy to gently suggest workflows and produce your sessions, we're completely open to whatever plan you have in mind for your recording session. Want to track the whole band live at the same time? Let's do it. Want to track each individual instrument separately to a click track? Let's do it. Want to program electronic drums on your old Atari and record them through a broken bass amp in a trash can? Let's do it. We are here to serve you and your artistic process.
Next, we combine all of those well-recorded audio tracks into a stereo file. We adjust them using EQ, compression, effects and automation to accentuate the musicality of a song, fix problem areas or performance mistakes and optimize relationships between instruments. This is done using our DAW of choice (Pro Tools HD), our vast collection of plugins, a healthy stockpile of analog outboard gear and our world-class monitoring. Making sure your tracks are recorded properly is an incredibly important part of making a great sounding record, but a poor mix can render it lifeless. We are happy to mix songs that are recorded here at Mystery Ton and we have plenty of experience mixing material that was recorded at another studio (or at home) by a different engineer, even if it was tracked in another DAW besides Pro Tools.
This is the final step. We take your final mixes (now a single stereo track) and put the finishing touches on them to ensure proper playback across all range of listening systems, as well as to ensure cohesion between songs across an album. Think of this as a final optimization process before printing to CD and vinyl.