About

Welcome to the online home of John Shelton, online mixing engineer based in Houston, Texas.

John provides online mixing for music in a wide variety of styles and genres by artists from all over the world from the elegance and comfort of his own world-class audio production facility, Edgewater Studios.

If you are an established artist that is looking to achieve major label results for your next project or an emerging, new talent looking to take your recorded music to the next level, John is here to help you achieve your sonic goals.

John takes a hybrid approach to online mixing, seamlessly blending the warmth and depth of a premier SSL analog console and high-end analog outboard equipment with the power and precision of high definition digital tools.

Utilizing some of the best gear in the industry, his deep skill set, and more than a decade of audio engineering experience, John can unlock the full potential of your music and help you on your way to musical success.

Before & After Samples

Provided below are samples of audio before the track was professionally mixed and after the track was professionally mixed.
This allows you to hear the difference these mixing services can make.

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Studio
Philosophy

As an engineer and a musician that provides online mixing for artists from a variety of genres on a daily basis, John understands how hard it is to write and record your songs and have them achieve their full potential.

That’s John’s primary objective: to make your music translate in a way that you never thought possible.

John treats each song he mixes like it is his own.  Trust John with your music and he will help you achieve sonic quality that will stand up to the best-produced artists in your genre!

Analog Mixing/Digital Power

The warmth and depth of analog mixing is truly unparalleled.

All online mixing with John is run through his SSL AWS 924 Delta console.  75% of Billboard Top 200 singles have been mixed on an SSL, and there’s a great reason for that! With 24 channels of analog EQ and the legendary SSL Master Bus Compressor, John is able to provide “that sound” for all his online mix projects.  Also, John combines the control and warmth of the console with dynamics processing by API and Empirical labs and Pultec and Neve style equalization.

All of this analog equipment is seamlessly integrated with an Avid Pro Tools HDX system, harnessing the precision and processing power of a full 24bit/192kHz digital system.

John also utilizes the best in digital processing by companies like Universal Audio, Sound Toyz, Slate Digital, iZotope, Fab Filter, Waves Audio, and Sonnox.

Finally, because the console utilizes the SSL Delta Control system, John is able to provide full analog volume automation controlled by the DAW, increasing fullness and bit depth.

Monitoring & Acoustics

John’s audio production facility, Edgewater Studios, was designed by world-famous Jeff Hedback of HdAcoustics, whose recording studios have been included in Mix Magazine’s Best-Of lists year after year.

The monitoring system, consisting of Focal SM9s and a Genelec 7070 sub, was designed by Russ Berger of the industry-leading Russ Berger Design Group (NFL Network, Lakewood Church, Paragon Studios).  Russ has served as President of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants and is a Fellow in the Acoustical Society of America and certified Edgewater’s mixing environment as extremely accurate.

John’s mix environment is a world-class, purpose-built space for online mixing.

Pricing

Online Mixing: 1 - 24 Tracks

1 - 24 Tracks of Recorded Audio
$250per song

  • One mix revision per song
  • Additional mix revisions are $25 each
  • You will receive three different mixes for your disposal:
  • 1 instrumental version for licensing purposes
  • 1 full volume, master level mix
  • 1 reduced level mix for the mastering engineer of your choice
  • If you would like John to coordinate the mastering of your project, that can be done for an additional $120 per song.

Online Mixing: 25 - 48 Tracks

25 - 48 Tracks of Recorded Audio
$350per song

  • One mix revision per song
  • Additional mix revisions are $25 each
  • You will receive three different mixes for your disposal: 1 instrumental version for licensing purposes, 1 full volume, master level mix, 1 reduced level mix for the mastering engineer of your choice
  • If you would like John to coordinate the mastering of your project, that can be done for an additional $120 per song.

Online Mixing: 48+ Tracks

48+ Tracks of Recorded Audio

  • Contact for custom quote

Process
  • STEP 1 - CONTACT FORM

    Fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. In the message section, please be sure to include the number of songs you need online mixing for, the number of tracks or stems per song, and the title, BPM, and meter of each song.
  • STEP 2 - PROJECT DETAILS

    John will contact you within one business day for additional details on your project. Once all of the details have been solidified, he will send you an invoice for the project that can be paid electronically.
  • STEP 3 - UPLOAD PROJECT

    Once payment is received, John will provide a Dropbox link via e-mail for you to upload your project. If your session is in Pro Tools, please zip and upload the entire session file. If you simply have WAV files, please assure each WAV file shares a common starting point. Once uploaded, John will review the files and respond with any questions. He will also provide an expected turnaround time for your mixes.
  • STEP 4 - MIX REVIEW

    John will mix the tracks and send bounces back to you for review in MP3 format. You can provide feedback on the mixes so that John and revise the mixes, but feedback needs to be provided within one business day of receipt of the mixes as recall does take time. John will then revise the mix and send it back to you for final approval.
  • STEP 5 - FINAL MIX

    Once John receives approval of the final mix, he will provide three mix versions back to you: one reduced level version for the mastering engineer of your choice, one instrumental version with vocals removed for licensing purposes also at a reduced level, and one full volume, mastered version at no additional charge. Files will be provided in WAV format for disposition as you see fit.
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