31.  Listen in the studio to CDs you’re used to hearing on your home stereo to get an idea of how the studio’s system sounds. So bring along your favorite tunes.

32.  Determine a band spokesperson ahead of time. An engineer getting five different opinions on how to mix will grow tired and try to rush through the job.  There is no right or wrong, simply what you like.

33. Once you have selected an engineer (or a producer) to mix your recording, have them do the first mix. Their ears are better trained than yours. Try to keep an open mind.

34.  Think about the songs as a whole and not just the individual instruments. Otherwise everyone will want their instruments louder in the mix.

35. If mixing somewhere other than the recording studio, make sure you use the same speakers. If not the mix will sound completely different.

36.  Decide which format you want the finished mixes to be on: DAT, CD, MP3, wav files. (Your studio may not offer every option.) Use the format that is the most practical and economical for you. Sonlight Productions can provide any of these formats and more.

37.  Count on and budget in unforeseen delays. Sonlight Productions can help you with preplanning and budgeting your project.  Along the way we will offer tips to help keep you on budget and get the most value for the price. 

Also Sonlight Productions guarantees satisfaction.  If the final product is not good, there is no fee.