There are some rappers out there who may buy a beat or backing track, take that to the studio, and want to record vocals over it. They find producers or composers who have built a library of different beats that can be purchased, and select a number of tracks they want to write raps for.
With the many affordable home recording solutions available to today’s musician, many artists are choosing to record their own albums and singles. When the task of recording and editing the resulting session is done, you may decide to turn over the mixing to someone else. This poses the question: How to choose a mix engineer?
So you’re going to mix sound for film for the first time. You have been an audio engineer for a while. You have spent the years building up your skills, and you love movies! You think to yourself “mixing sound for film seems like a perfect fit”. If those previous statements are true, then it probably is a perfect fit, but there are a few differences between audio post production for film and mixing a record for commercial release.