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Favorite Album Mixers

Post by d-bolan » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:20 am

If this topic has already happened link me up. I did a search but didn't find anything.

Curious about who is known specifically for mixing. I'm trying to find someone to mix and I figure it's a good opportunity to discuss who the kickass mixing people are.
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Post by pootkao » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:09 pm

Are you a New Age tabla-and-sitar duo? Death metal? Burmese pro-democracy torch songs? Shitty top 40 pop?

Context is everything, my friend. I could tell you my 3 favorite mixers, but what if none of them do anything remotely close to your genre?
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Post by cgarges » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:22 pm

Joe Zook is an extremely talented up-and-coming mix engineer in LA. He knows a shitload about a variety of musical styles and would probably do a kick-ass job on just about anything. He's also the sort of guy who would turn down a job if he didn't feel comfortable doing it for whatever reason.

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Post by DGoody » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:21 pm

I'll recommend myself - ha ha....... it totally depends on what it is brother.... so many different people for different things.....

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Post by drumsound » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:15 am

There's a shit ton of great mixers. In this thread alone a great mixer suggested another, and has another in his signature...

What's the music, budget and desired location of said mix?

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Post by d-bolan » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:31 am

it's indie rock, punk rock, whatever you wanna call it. Not too concerned with finding someone who "does that" or has a stamped sound, etc. Just someone who is passionate and unique, and awesome of course. Moderate budget, maybe 2 grand for 7 songs. Preferably LA, pro-tools to 1/2 or 1/4 inch.
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Post by kmacbeatle » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:48 pm

Some of my favorite mixing/ recording engineers include:

(of course) Geoff Emmerick (Revolver, Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper?s)

Ken Scott, an Emmerick disciple (Bowie?s Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust. Excellent drum production)

Martin Hannet (Joy Division's Closer and Unknown Pleasures. Coolest sounds, landscapes)

Jim Eno (Spoon?s albums)

Tony Visconti (Bowie?s Low, Heroes, and Lodger)

Bruce Swedien (Thriller)

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Post by kmacbeatle » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:49 pm

ha, sorry. didn't realize you wanted someone who could mix your music. That?s embarrassing on my part.

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Post by tubemonkey35 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:40 pm

Michael Brauer

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Post by Colin F. » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:55 pm

Mark Spike Stent
Andy Wallace
Chris Lord Alge
Tom Lord Alge
Michael Brauer
Nigel Godrich
Jack Joseph Puig

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Post by vvv » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:32 am

That style and location, I really like John Patterno's work on The Black Mollys record.

I believe he is here occasionally.
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Post by fossiltooth » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:30 am

Colin F. wrote:Mark Spike Stent
Andy Wallace
Chris Lord Alge
Tom Lord Alge
Michael Brauer
Nigel Godrich
Jack Joseph Puig
I knew it was coming....

A list of the often-abbrevieted superstars.

It also happens to be a list of people who have mixed many of the suckiest giant albums of the 20th century. Still, they all know what they're doing, and each of them have mixed a few killer records as well. Do you really like all of their personal styles immensley?

How do you leave BC off of a list that includes, CLA, TLA, AW, MB, NG and JJP? You've gotta just throw him in there to be all-inclusive, right?

What is this, gearslutz? :wink:

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Post by joninc » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:36 pm

Colin F. wrote:Mark Spike Stent
Andy Wallace
Chris Lord Alge
Tom Lord Alge
Michael Brauer
Nigel Godrich
Jack Joseph Puig
i doubt that any of these are within the budget tho ...
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Post by Colin F. » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:23 am

fossiltooth wrote:
Colin F. wrote:Mark Spike Stent
Andy Wallace
Chris Lord Alge
Tom Lord Alge
Michael Brauer
Nigel Godrich
Jack Joseph Puig
I knew it was coming....

A list of the often-abbrevieted superstars.

It also happens to be a list of people who have mixed many of the suckiest giant albums of the 20th century. Still, they all know what they're doing, and each of them have mixed a few killer records as well. Do you really like all of their personal styles immensley?

How do you leave BC off of a list that includes, CLA, TLA, AW, MB, NG and JJP? You've gotta just throw him in there to be all-inclusive, right?

What is this, gearslutz? :wink:
The original poster wanted to know who the "kick ass" mixers are... and its hard to have a discussion about that without mentioning any of those guys. I have no idea what his budget is, otherwise I'm sure people could be more helpful. And for the record, each of those guys have done at least one song that I personally have truly enjoyed musically, some of them much more than that... I know its not cool to not be "indie" around here but I'm from SF and "indie" died about 4 years ago when all the hipsters start walking around in super tight jeans with their butt cracks constantly showing.

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Post by weatherbox » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:42 am

I have enjoyed many mixes by Brian Deck, Peter Katis, and whoever actually mixes Spoon's stuff.

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