TV / Film Mixing & Mastering


TV / Film Duration

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    How It Works
    1. To build your TV / Film mixing & mastering package first select the duration of your film. Next select the amount of stems you will be sending to be mixed. Finally select if you require a Dolby Atmos master or mixed stems of the finished film.
    2. Once you have your package selected, add it to basket and proceed through the checkout. Now you have paid for your service you can upload your files and all information via our upload form in your account here. Please ensure you add your order number so that we know which order is linked to which files. Here you can add any notes or information you feel we need to know.
    3. As soon as we have received your payment and files we will download and begin working with your order. We will discuss deadlines and turnaround with you and organise a appropriate that suits you to speak in detail about the project.
    4. When your order is completed you will receive your files via email. Any additional revisions or edits can be discussed with the engineer. Once all parties are happy with the end result your order will be marked off as complete.
    TV / Film Duration

    Under the TV / Film Duration tab you can select how long your film is.

    • 5 Minutes
    • 10 Minutes
    • 15 Minutes
    • 30 Minutes
    • 45 Minutes
    • 60 Minutes
    • 90 Minutes
    • 120 Minutes
    • 150 Minutes
    Stem Count

    Under the Stem Count tab you can select the amount of stems you will be sending to be mixed.

    • 2-10 Stem Mix & Master
    • 11-25 Stem Mix & Master
    • 26-50 Stem Mix & Master
    • 51-100 Stem Mix & Master
    • 101-250 Stem Mix & Master
    • 251-500 Stem Mix & Master
    + Dolby Atmos Mix & Master

    By adding + Dolby Atmos Mix & Master to your order, you will receive back the Dolby Atmos master file which can be used for playback of your film in Dolby Atmos.

    Dolby Atmos masters are returned in the following formats:

    • 48kHz 24bit wav ADM
    • 96kHz 24bit wav ADM
    • 96kHz 24bit wav binaural mix
    • 768kbs mp4
    + Mixed Stems

    By adding + Mixed Stems to your order, you will receive back all stems as they are mixed in the session. Mixed stems will include all mixed buses such as dialogue, atmos, SFX and music. Playback of the mixed stems will playback as the finished stereo mix of the film does. Mixed stems are good to have a backup of your films mix.


    Film mixing and mastering are crucial stages in the post-production process of filmmaking, primarily focused on the audio elements of a film. Film mixing, also known as sound mixing or re-recording mixing, is the process of combining and adjusting all the individual audio elements of a film to create a final, balanced soundtrack. This includes dialogue, music, sound effects, and ambient sounds. The goal of film mixing is to ensure that the audio elements work together harmoniously and contribute to the overall storytelling experience. It involves adjusting the levels, panning, and EQ of each sound element to achieve clarity, realism, and emotional impact.

    The primary purpose of film mastering is to optimize the audio for the specific requirements of different playback systems and platforms. This includes ensuring that the audio meets industry standards, is properly balanced, and is compatible with the technical specifications of the chosen distribution medium.

    4x PMC Ci30
    4x PMC Ci65
    5x PMC Ci140
    2x PMC Ci140 Sub

    4 Foot Avid S4
    2x Avid S4 Fader Modules
    Avid S4 Master Module

    Hum Audio LAAL
    SPL Iron
    Wes Audio NG Bus Comp

    Rupert Neve MBT
    SPL Gemini

    Hendy Amps Michelangelo XL
    Wes Audio NG Tube EQ
    Buzz Audio REQ 2.2
    AudioTales Designs 1951 ME
    AudioTales Designs 1954
    Goly 4 Band Dynamic
    Goly Porter Grinder
    Cranborne Audio Carnaby HE2

    Avid MTRX Studio (TB)
    Burl B2 Bomber ADC
    Burl B2 Bomber DAC
    Trinnov MC-Pro Dante 16
    Martin Logan MDA16
    Martin Logan MDA8
    Rupert Neve RNHP
    Flock Audio Patch




    What sets Audio Animals apart from other companies is that we understand our clients and their needs. We understand you want revisions included in the service. We understand you want a fast reliable turn around. We understand you want to only pay for the service you require and not be charged for add-ons you do not need. We understand our clients, which gives us the ability to provide a service that is designed with them in mind.

    Jason Stevens

    "Brilliant end result, we are all super happy with how everything turned out. Watching the finished film is like I am experiencing it for the very first time. Top job, thank you!"

    David Anthony

    "Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my short film. Paul took it from sounding like a budget film into a Hollywood blockbuster. I can't thank you enough for all your help with."

    Josh Forshaw

    "It's so nice to work with people who care as much as me about my film. I met with Paul to discuss the project in detail and he even attended the premier to celebrate the launch."


    What Studio Is TV / Film Mixing & Mastering Performed In?

    All TV and film mixing and mastering is performed in Studio B by Paul Ashmore. Studio B has been fitted 9.1.4 Dolby Atmos system including Trinnov optimisation for perfect audio playback.

    What Is The Turnaround?

    Turnaround time greatly depends on the project and how much is involved. We always recommend leaving at least a month for the entire process to be completed on larger film. Revisions can often take some time depending on the film. If you have a deadline please contact us beforehand to discuss if the deadline is possible.

    How Many Revisions Can I Make?

    We do not limit the amount of revisions you can make with film and TV projects. We understand after working on various film and TV projects there are often a lot of revisions required by multiple different people and departments within the project. For this reason we don't feel it is helpful to limit the amount of revisions.

    Can I Speak With The Engineer Before Placing My Order?

    Yes, before we start your project we can discuss anything you may need to talk about, over the phone or via a Zoom call. A full list of contact information can be found here.

    Can I Get A Bespoke Quote Or An Independent Film Discount?

    Yes, we understand different films have different budgets and that projects need to stick to a certain budget. If you would like to discuss your project and budget please contact us using the contact form here.

    How Should I Send My Files?

    Your stems can be uploaded safely and securely via our upload form in your account here. Leave any processing you may have active if it is part of the film.

    • File Type: Wav
    • Bitrate: 16/24/32bit
    • Sample Rate: 48kHz - 96kHz
    • Headroom: -3db / -6db

    It is important to separate stems as much as possible. We advise each actor has their own stem and no audio overlap. A typical small film will break down as follows.

    • Atmos (2 Stems)
    • Backing Noise
    • Foley (3 Stems)
    • Sound Effects (3 Stems)
    • Music
    • Dialogue (10 Stems)
    How Far Should I Take The Audio Mixing On My Film?

    We advise taking the mix as far as you can so that you have a finished draft of the movie ready to mix.

    Should I Send The Finished Film With The Stems?

    Yes, we will need the finished film as a reference for where to pan sound and to be able to fit the audio to the mood on the on screen visuals. The film must not be subject to change once mixing has begun.

    Can I Put Multiple Different Sounds On One Stems?

    Yes, as long as they do not ever overlap with another stem. This allows you to keep the stem count to a minimum.

    When Do I Pay For The Service?

    Orders / payment must be made before work on your song begins. This ensures our engineers, take the necessary time and care required to return you the very best master.

    How Do I Send My Files?

    Your mixes can be uploaded safely and securely via our upload form in your account here. Bypass any compression / limiting you may have on your master bus before printing your mix ready for mastering.

    • File Type: Wav
    • Bitrate: 16/24/32bit
    • Sample Rate: 44,1kHz - 96kHz
    • Headroom: -3db / -6db
    What Will I Receive Back?

    Stereo masters are returned in the following formats, if you require any others, please let us know: 

    • 96kHz 24bit wav
    • 48kHz 24bit wav

    Dolby Atmos masters are returned in the following formats:

    • 48kHz 24bit wav ADM
    • 96kHz 24bit wav ADM
    • 96kHz 24bit wav binaural mix
    • 96kHz 24bit wav re-renders
    • 768kbs mp4
    Can I Credit Audio Animals For The Mastering?

    Yes, if you would like to credit Audio Animals for the mastering of your music you can do so. Please credit Audio Animals Ltd and either Paul Ashmore or Nick Burchall as the mastering engineer. This is not required but is greatly appreciated.

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