Online mixing and mastering

Stand out with radio-ready tracks and world-class music production

It’s an exciting time to be making music – the days where you had to go through a label to get yourself heard are gone. Anyone with talent and drive can launch themselves online through streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube. The world is yours to take! Every day more than 70.000 songs are uploaded to Spotify alone. How do you make sure you stand out from the crowd with your music? You need to sound as professional and original as you possibly can. Without great sounding mixes or fantastic music production, you’re one click away of being skipped over. This is where you need a great online mix engineer and producer. 

LET’S MAKE SURE YOUR SONGS ARE PUT ON REPEAT.


WHY GET YOUR SONGS MIXED AND MASTERED BY GIELSTAR:

Fresh ears

You’ve probably worked on your song for a very long time. As a mix engineer I have a fresh perspective on your material and will bring out the best in your tracks.

I'm a composer

As a seasoned award-winning orchestral composer, I know the shaping forces in music inside out and how to make them work for your song in a mix.

I WORK FAST

Because I use streamlined templates, my workflow is structured and efficient. I can usually send you a first draft of your mix within a couple of working days.

FLAT FEE

I offer affordable flat-fee mixing and mastering rates that include vocal tuning, timing corrections and unlimited revisions. We won’t stop tweaking until you’re 100% happy!

Check out some Before / After Examples:

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Alaina Blair - Love It Or Leave It (before mixing)
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Alaina Blair - Love It Or Leave It (after mixing)
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Love Sick Radio - I'm Not Dead Yet (before mixing)
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Love Sick Radio - I'm Not Dead Yet (after mixing)
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Hughes & Kettner Amp Demo (before mixing)
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Hughes & Kettner Amp Demo (after mixing)
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Featured Client mixes:

Listen to more GIELSTAR mixes:

GET YOUR TRACKS MIXED AND MASTERED IN FIVE EASY STEPS:

1) Fill out the contact form

Tell me all about your project and your needs.

2) Chat on Facetime / Whatsapp / Skype

Let’s get to know one another and talk about your project and expectations.

3) Send your files - > Receive first draft

After I receive your multitracks, I start mixing. Once I'm happy I'll send you the first draft of the mix. Take some time to listen to the mix(es) and listen on a couple of different speakers. Make a list of anything you feel that needs to be changed.

4) Revisions

We’ll repeat this process until your head is bobbing and you are 100% happy.

5) Mastering

Once mastered, your music is ready to be released and to win over the world!

Pricing per song:

Mix and Master

175*
  • Vocal Tuning
  • Timing Corrections
  • Unlimited Channels
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • Additional Production if desired
  • In-house Mastering

Mix and Master Plus

250 225*
  • Vocal Tuning
  • Timing Corrections
  • Unlimited Channels
  • Unlimited Revisions
  • Additional Production if desired
  • Mastering by external Grammy Award-winning Mastering Engineer
*€175 = $196 / £ 156
*€225 = $252 / £201

If ordering from the Netherlands, 21% sales tax will be applied.

NEED MUSIC PRODUCTION? Here to help!

Do you need help shaping your ideas? I’m not only a mix engineer and mastering engineer – as an award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist I have the skills to help you write your songs and provide anything from beats, guitar parts, arrangements or even full orchestrations. When it comes to expressing the things that matter to you most in a song, it’s great to have someone on your side who is fluent in melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and structural development. I can give you as much help as you need: from advice as a second pair of ears to full-on music production. Whether you want to do a single song, an EP or a full album production, I’m happy to help. 

Here are a couple of options:

FULL PRODUCTION

You supply the melody, harmony and lyrics, I do the rest. I will take your song and record a full production in whatever style we see fit. Only have a melody or only lyrics? Let's develop the song together.

EAR CANDY

Something missing from your arrangement but you don't know what? I can offer suggestions and supply extra:
Beats
Guitar parts
Bass Lines

Drum Programming

Pads
Soundscapes
String arrangements
Horn Arrangements
Full orchestral arrangements and recording

REMIX

You supply the multitracks, I will completely rethink your song and give you my original take on it.
Ready to go on a trip?

Listen to GIELSTAR PRODUCTIONS

Full production and songwriting:

classical and orchestral compositions:

Complete Remix:

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Little Empire - Too Bad (GIELSTAR Remix)
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Little Empire - Too Bad (Warren Huart Production)
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ABOUT GIELSTAR

Hi, I’m Giel Vleggaar and I’m a composer, arranger, producer and mix engineer. I’ve been in the music business for over 25 years, first playing guitar, bass and keyboards in bands, then gradually moving to recording and producing in my home studio. As a kid I wanted to be both a classical composer and a rock star. My pursuit of classical music led me to a career as an orchestral composer with many high-profile commissions. I’ve composed music for concert halls, commercials, TV, film and theatre. You can check out some of my music on this site and on Spotify. In recent years my focus has shifted to pop music. I’m a recording artist under the name Gil Fletcher and I will release my self-produced debut album Fletcherama in 2019.

As a mix engineer  I like bold and outspoken productions with lots of attitude. But I feel all is fair in music: whatever gets the song across best is the right approach! It doesn’t matter if that means big cinematic 80s production or creating a small and intimitate world. When we’re making the soundtrack to our lives, anything goes. I’ve been inspired and influenced by industry greats such as Andrew Scheps, Michael Brauer and Billy Decker. I’ve sought out advice and coaching from producer Warren Huart in Los Angeles as a member of the Produce Like a Pro Academy. 

One of the best things we can do in life is to aid others in their pursuit of excellence and succes. I’m looking forward to work on your music!

Some of the Tools I use:

I mix 100% in the box using Steinberg’s Cubase Pro 10. Through the years I’ve used everything from Pro Tools to Logic Pro X and Ableton Live, but I’m by far the fastest as a mix engineer and producer in Cubase. I love it! My monitoring is done in a treated room through Eve Audio monitors, an Avantone MixCube and a range of cheap and more expensive headphones. I use a wide variety of plugins from the manufacturers below:

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Testimonials

WOW. Giel brought a new light to my song unlike anything I could have thought of. He brings a new take to your song and will give you EXACTLY what YOU want at the end of the day. He offered great insight to what he thought would make the mix sound better and was an absolute blessing to work with. 100% Recommend to anyone who needs their song to come alive!
Nick Nord - The Sno Band
Producer, Song Writer, Instrumentalist and Sound Engineer
As always, working with Giel is a true pleasure. He is very communicative and attentive, and I thank him for trusting me with his music. We have a great time collaborating together.
Andres Mayo Mastering and Post
Mastering Engineer
Giel composed and produced a jingle for our company in different versions. Every version was so different but completely vibed with what we stand for. He even let us sing! So great that someone can translate our energy into music. We’re looking forward to new projects with him!
Marjon Huibers
Swimfantastic
Wow, I'm really impressed with your Little Empire remix! Can't wait to hear what else you are going to do.
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Warren Huart
Producer
We were looking for a mix engineer and were lucky to find Gielstar. Giel made our music sound so much better. The price was right, and delivery was fast and in fact way before our deadline. We won't hesitate to contact him again!
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Raphaela Danksagmüller
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you give discounts?

A: It depends on the amount of songs in the project, but in short: yes. Please contact me for more information!

Q: How and when do I pay?

A: All payments are done through Paypal.  I ask a deposit of half of the agreed fee up front. I start to work when the first payment has been received.  When the final payment has gone through I will send you the high-resolution files. 

Q Why do you require a deposit?

A:  I feel it properly commits both parties to the project.    

Q: Why do you want to Facetime / Whatsapp / Skype?

A: I like working with people. I find that getting to know them greatly improves the working process and the end results of the mix. Mixing a track is a collaboration, and this is made much easier by seeing each other face to face.

Q: What files will you deliver?

A: I will deliver high resolution files in any format needed of the mastered mix.

Q: Do you deliver stems?

A: If you need them, sure.

Q: Do you deliver your project file?

A: No. There’s secret stuff in there.

Q: Do I send you a rough mix?

A: Please do, especially if you’ve been listening to it for a long time. Let me know what you like about it and what you don’t. I might want to go in a different direction, but if there are essential elements for you in the rough mix I will absolutely respect them. 

Q: How should my tracks be labeled?

A: You can imagine it’s a bit hard to make sense of 50+ tracks that are labeled ‘Audio01’, ‘Audio02’, etc. Please label everything clearly so that a bass is a bass, and a guitar is a guitar, etc. If you recorded live drums, clearly label the overhead and instrument microphones.

Q: Do you need DI-tracks of guitar and bass?

A: I love DI-tracks. Especially bass. Also I might want to re-amp or use an amp simulator on the guitar parts if necessary. If you can, always record a clean DI track along with any mic-ed up amps. 

Q: How should I export my session?

A: First, take off all the processing you may have done. So no EQ, compression or reverb / delays. If there are effects that are important to you, include a dry version and a version with effects of those tracks. Please make sure you export CONSOLIDATED tracks so that all tracks start at the same moment. Check your DAW’s manual on how to do this.

Q: How do I send my tracks to you?

A: Best practice is the compress them into a zip-file and use a service like WeTransfer to send them to me.

Q: How do you like your coffee?

A: Preferably hot, in a big mug, with some of that hipster oatmilk. Hell yeah!

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