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Mixing is about more than just creating the right balance in your arrangement. It’s about tone-crafting. About creating sonic interest and excitement. About making the music ‘pop’. A good mix can really take your music to a whole new level

Styles that I love to mix:
(in no particular order)

  • Progressive rock / Math rock

  • Power metal / Melodic metal / Symphonic metal

  • Death metal / Thrash metal / Black metal

  • Psychedelic rock / Retro rock / Indie

  • Progressive metal / Tech metal

  • Ambient / Post rock

  • Alternative folk

  • Cinematic / film score

My favourite mixing engineers tend to be Scandis - Jens Bogren, Jacob Hansen and Tobias Lindell are my biggest audio heroes.

You can hear my most recent productions in the portfolio player.



The following services are included within my mixing packages:

  • General editing, such as drum quantising, vocal tuning etc

  • Guitar/ bass reamping

  • Drum sample replacement

I always aim to make your music sound as professional and as commercially competitive as possible.

Usually, I will offer unlimited mix revisions to your satisfaction unless there are budget and time constraints. On average, my projects tend not to require more than 2 or 3 rounds of revision.


To get the best results, it's helpful for me to have:

  • Well recorded (and performed) audio in a single sample and bit rate (e.g. 44.1kHz and 16 bit; 48kHz and 24 bit etc). 

  • Well organised and clearly labelled files (any file sharing service is fine)

  • Clear instructions regarding your desired sonic direction (in the form of reference mixes, for example) and any more specific mix notes (e.g. "the vocals need to sound telephonic in this section")

  • Guitar and bass DIs, if possible

For more specific requirements, I am happy to send you a pdf on request.


Before I trained as an audio engineer, I was a dedicated musician who wrote, performed and recorded in two active and successful bands in the prog rock and metal genres. To date I have recorded 7 full length albums and 3 EPs that have all been mixed by professional mixing engineers.

So I know exactly how it feels to put your music in the hands of someone else. I know how much it means to you that your music is treated with the love and respect it deserves, and that the end product turns out just right. And I know that you expect nothing but the highest standard of professionalism from the producer. 

Tom MacLean Musician

I've had some amazing production experiences. And some that maybe didn't turn out so well, but were at least as valuable from a learning perspective. I've learned the important details that differentiate between a world class production and adisappointment.

My primary objective as a mixing engineer is to make your music sound the best that YOU can imagine, and to make the entire production process enjoyable, stress-free and inspiring. I work to your exact requirements and specifications, no matter how demanding. My lifetime's devotion to rock, metal and all their subgenres means I am familiar with a broad range of production styles, so if you can name the artist, style or genre, I've probably heard it and am familiar with the production approaches employed. But more importantly, I am always completely open minded to your creative suggestions.

I mix to serve!

If you're interested in the secrets behind a great sounding mix and want to know what you can be doing right now to get your music in the best possible shape for mixing, please click here and read on . . . 

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