I got my start as an assistant engineer at the legendary Record Plant Studios where I had an opportunity to learn from some of the biggest and best names in recording. Later as an independent engineer and mixer in L.A., I was lucky enough to work with some amazing artists including Ray LaMontagne, The Pretenders, Five For Fighting, The Shins, Fanfarlo, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Colbie Callat, Death Cab For Cutie, Norah Jones, and many more. I also did extensive mixing work for famed Japanese producer Tetsuya Komuro that earned several number one spots in Japan. Since relocating to San Diego in 2010, I have mixed and/or engineered for hundreds of independent and national artists including tracks for Phoebe Bridgers, Jessca Hoop, Night Beds, Diet Cig, Brent Knopf (El Vy, Ramona Falls), Katrina Parker (The Voice), William Wild, Radio Moscow, Warish and Active Bird Community.
Promo Video for ADAM Audio
A Conversation with Cheyne Dolly on the Dolly Would Podcast
Guest Hosting The Not So Serious Radio Show on KKSM
TV and Commercial Music
Progressive Ad campaign featuring Ed Helms produced by Singing Serpent. I performed and recorded all of the music for this spot.
Promotional Video for Shure Microphones Conferencing Division. I wrote the score and did sound design and final mix.
(I was actually also cast as one of the "engineers" in the video. Go figure.)
Opening Theme to the HBO series, "Into The Storm". I mixed this track.
"Nuts, Nuts, Nuts" from Apple TV's Central Park. I mixed this track.
When it comes to rates, one size doesn't always fit all. I mix for major labels, independents, hobbyists, and professionals alike and I strive to keep my rates affordable for everyone and base them on your particular needs.
Feel free to send me a message and tell me a little about your project, and I'd be happy to send you a quote and answer any questions you might have.
How do I get you my files?
Typically, using Dropbox, Google Drive, We Transfer or any other cloud-based service is the best and fastest way to get me your files for mixing. You can send full Pro Tools sessions or individual WAV files if exported from another DAW. Just make sure that all files are labeled correctly, and all have the same start time so they line up properly when I import them into my mx sessions. I’m happy to help walk you through the process if needed.
How does payment work?
A 50% deposit is required for most projects before starting. The remaining balance will be due upon approval of the final mixes and must be paid before delivery of final WAV files. I use PayPal for invoicing, but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay. Any credit or debit card can be used. Venmo, Cash or check is always accepted, though checks need to clear before delivery of files.
How many revisions do I get?
As many as it takes to get it right. Typically, it only takes two or three revisions to get there but I want each client to be happy with their mixes and will gladly do as many revisions as necessary to get it right. My only request is that revision requests are made within 48 hours of mix delivery.
What is your turn around time?
Depending on my work load, schedule, and the complexity of the tracks, turn around can be anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks. I will always let you know in advance my schedule and when you can expect to receive your mix for review. Let me know if there are any particular deadlines or time restraints on your end and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Do you do Mastering?
Yes, I do offer mastering for an additional fee. Some people prefer to have the same person mixing also do the master, while others prefer to use a separate mastering engineer. If you would prefer to use a separate professional mastering engineer, I can provide recommendations for people I have worked with for many years that do excellent work.
Do you do editing and vocal tuning?
I am happy to help with final editing, comping or vocal tuning for an additional fee. The amount varies depending on the scope of the editing required. Keep in mind that extensive editing may affect the delivery schedule.
Please feel free to reach out through the contact info below with any other questions you may have.
I'd love to hear from you.
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