Brent Kolatalo

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Grammy nominated Mix Engineer and Producer who’s worked on over 24 Gold and Platinum albums, 19 #1 albums and singles, and 16 Grammy nominated records. Brent has been making hit records for major label artists for nearly 16 years.

Working with unsigned artists wanting to get a major label sound out of their music for a fraction of the cost. Every client gets their music mixed through a SSL mix console and a variety of analog outboard gear. The same analog gear I use to mix on major label records.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Brent Kolatalo
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lady Gaga
  • The Score
  • V. Rose
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • J. Cole
  • John Legend
  • Jay-Z
  • Pusha T
  • Eminem
  • Eminem
  • 2 Chainz
  • 2 Chainz
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Rick Ross
  • Mario
  • San Quinn
  • Balance
  • Cristian Alexanda
  • Miggs
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • E.P.
  • D&A
  • Jeannie Ortega
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Wade O. Brown
  • Cuban Link
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Janet Jackson
  • Man on Earth
  • Amadeus
  • Kanye West
  • Jin
  • Pope
  • Pope
  • Loretta
  • Loretta
  • Johnny Socko
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Notar
  • V. Rose
  • Kendrick Lamar

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  1. Review by Jure S.
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    Brent did relay (i mean REALY) amazing mix - very balanced, creative and definitely the whole song is on top level sound-wise. He's very responsive and easy to communicate with - so if you want to have pro mix, Brent is definitely THE BEST choice for you!

  2. Review by Daniel C.
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    Brent is a great talent. Really got our vision for the songs from the very first minute, and helped us to enhance our sound. Also a very fast, organized and easy to communicate.

  3. Review by Daniel C.
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    Brent gave our songs great clarity, weight, depth and balance enhancing the band's original vision for it.
    also very fast and professional.

  4. Review by Teflon S.
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    Made my song SLAP! It's a BOP!

  5. Review by Michelle V.
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    Brent is patient and excellent with attention to detail. He provides absolute quality. Would highly recommend him!!

  6. Review by SydneyDanger
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    Another song is done with perfect quality. Brent is very creative and talented.

  7. Review by Kuizz S.
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    Loved having Brent work on my song. Very professional and great work too

  8. Review by Andy A.
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    Another Great mix for Brent!- Very professional and hard working!

  9. Review by Daniel C.
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    Brent is a great pro, very fast and got our sound right from beginning.

  10. Review by SydneyDanger
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    It's been a pleasure to work with Brent.

  11. Review by Jay W.
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    Second time is even more amazing! He a Breast at mixing A1!

  12. Review by codice
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    Great experience working with Brent. Very professional and replies promptly with revisions. Will definitely recommend Brent out to everyone in the business. Great mix.

  13. Review by Josh Conway
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    Mixing my bands record, killing it.

  14. Review by Grant T.
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    Brent is super professional, and patient. An Allstar engineer! Every mix is magnetic. Glad I could work with him again!

  15. Review by Josh Conway
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    Responsive, creative and professional. Brent is the man!

  16. Review by Albaan A.
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    The best... really love the workflow and quality... totally recommend!!!

  17. Review by Omari M.
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    I really enjoyed working with Brent on my project. We had great communication and never had any issues. I even requested an alternative mix and he did so with no complaints. I have other projects ready for mixing and I can not wait to place them in his hands! Highly recommend using him for your mixing needs.

  18. Review by Eliot B.
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    Brent is obviously born with an ear for music - not just any music; good music! Working with Brent will place your tracks in the hands of someone who is a master of their craft. Will definitely be working with him again on future projects!

  19. Review by Rob B.
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    It was a pleasrure to work with Brent - he's highly professional, very fast, always great communication, and no problems with any revisions. This was the first time I had outsourced the mixing of my songs and it really paid off. The 4 track EP he mixed is sounding amazing now and I would happily work with him again.

  20. Review by Gregory
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    Brent is the man! :)

  21. Review by Kaine G.
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    Our music is important to us. I chose Brent because of his impressive, verified music credits & it was an excellent choice! Working with Brent is: a complete pleasure, a professional experience with a quick turnaround, affordable & you'll get an AWESOME, HIGH QUALITY MIX! Period. Stop looking, this is your guy! Thanks Brent & Soundbetter.com!

  22. Review by Zaccaria M.
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    Working with Brent was a fantastic experience! Not only did he patiently review everything that I asked him, but his skills and creativity gave the mix the extra touch that it was missing. I would love to work with Brent in the future! I highly recommend him. Thank you for everything Brent!

  23. Review by Pete F.
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    So lucky to have found this guy. He made my home studio sound like Electric Lady Studios. Look at all the reviews, he's just the man.

  24. Review by Raw D.
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    Brent is the ultimate pro! He is amazing ..I recommend him to one and all!

  25. Review by Jay W.
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    I will be using him for everything. He is amazing at his job!

  26. Review by Allocai
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    This guy is GodSent! he has such a great ability to hear exactly what you want through the words that you type. I literally typed gibberish and he read it as if they were musical notes. His level of humility is truly admirable. I swear he's my official partner in production

  27. Review by JCJ
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    Brent has a great ear. His turn around time on the the mix was very fast. If you are looking to take your project to the next level, Brent is the man!

  28. Review by Ralph m.
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    With Brent Kolatalo you can't go wrong! This is a guy who works fast,is flexible and he communicates in a very pleasant way! Our first experience has been wonderful and we will get back to Brent for more songs !He takes your song to another level (of course you have to make sure that your arrangements and songs are prepared well ) try this guy out!

  29. Review by Megan M.
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    Brent is an all-star - the work he did on my track was everything I asked for and more. Beautiful cinematic R&B/Hip-hop stylings, and I'm looking forward to continuing working with him again in the future.

  30. Review by Ryan a.
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    Brent did a great job with my song. Excellent mixing and production. Highly recommend!

  31. Review by Andrew W.
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    Brent did an excellent job of catering to my specific needs. He went out of his way to do everything I needed until I was thoroughly satisfied. Great mixes, killer value. Thanks a bunch Brent.

  32. Review by William R.
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    Brent delivered an amazing mix! He made the vocals sound great and the beat hit hard! Very fast and professional with the revisions. I had a lot of peace letting him mix my song knowing that he was dedicated to making it sound just like I wanted. He also added a lot of his own touches that definitely made the song better. Highly recommend!

  33. Review by Geno R.
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    Brent K is a great mixing engineer! Quick turnaround and pays attention to detail.

  34. Review by NoTrace
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    Brent was great to work with. Very easy & professional. He made my mix sound professional and made the song way better. I plan on Brent handling all my mixing from now on. Highly recommend for professional & creative mixing.

  35. Review by Aneesh K.
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    Great Mix by Brent! Gave my music that high quality professional sound. Look forward to working with him again :)

  36. Review by Andy A.
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    Brent did a Great Job, Mix sounds professional and his turnaround was fast. Will work with him again!

  37. Review by Aaron A.
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    excellent work on all revisions, which were made happily and without protest, regardless of how warranted.

  38. Review by Brad S.
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    Brent is a joy to work with. He always transforms the music in exciting new ways while maintaining a fidelity to the original song yet still adding his own flair. Highly recommended.

  39. Review by Polo C.
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    Brent is very professional and delivers tight mixes, would work with him again!

  40. Review by Sidhant K.
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    Absolutely amazing to work with Brent! He has a great ear and is a thorough professional! He is also very patient and gives attention to details! Definitely recommend!

  41. Review by Deenah B.
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    Brent is great to work with. Extremely happy with the final product of my mix. He is a great listener, takes feedback with true professionalism, and really made my song shine. Highly recommended.

  42. Review by Polo C.
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    It's been a pleasure working with Brent. He's got a delicate ear, amazing analog gear and is very professional. He gave It that pro studio warmth. Highly recommended.

  43. Review by Milly I.
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    Brent's honest feedback was instrumental in bringing new life into a previously mixed song. His creative approach mixed with his years of experience is an asset to any artist who wants to compete at an industry level. I look forward to working with him again.

  44. Review by Ramm Y.
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    Brent is as dope as they get. He was patient and took the time to give me the mixes I wanted. Brent's got an amazing ear and some incredible ideas! A++++

  45. Review by lenny b.
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    Brent is a phenomenal engineer and overall a great guy to work with. His mix was top notch, radio ready and his communication was spot on. The mix was full, punchy, dynamic, clear, etc.... A pleasure to work with Brent.

  46. Review by Claibourne M.
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    Outstanding engineer definitely delivers quality... will be working with Brent again

  47. Review by Austin Z.
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    Brent is an unbelievable engineer. Not only is he talented and creative (depending on the parameters you give him) with his mix, but he is attentive to client communication and most importantly, he is trustworthy. When dealing with something as valuable as your intellectual property, it is so important to trust the people you work with.

  48. Review by Jordan H.
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    Brent worked with me on my latest single and I'm glad I worked with him. He is a great mixing engineer and added some great transitions to my song on the production side as well to give it some more kick. He got my mix to exactly where I wanted it, it sounds very professional and his price is phenomal and worth every penny. Highly recommend him.

  49. Review by Taylor W.
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    Brent was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only did he do an incredible job with my mix, but he was also timely, accommodating, and very flexible when it came to revisions. Simply outstanding!

  50. Review by Dylan B.
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    Been a pleasure working with Brent, really taken our track to the next level. Will definitely be in contact for future projects!
    Also was very flexible with revisions and spent time on the track out of his time off to make sure everything was perfect; a real professional. Thanks Brent!

  51. Review by Tristan Martin
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    Brent is a pleasure to work with. His mixes all sound amazing and he's quick to respond to any mix changes or questions! I couldn't recommend him more to anyone looking for a great mix from a very talented mix engineer.

  52. Review by Liam "Molitor" Morrison
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    Brent was amazing to work with and made me comfortable using this service in general as it was my first time working with an engineer virtually rather than in a studio. The first mix was incredible from the getgo without any instruction from me but he was also very easygoing and able to do all the revisions I requested. Thanks!

  53. Review by Bjarne S.
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    Brent is the man to hire if you want to take your music to the next level. He is a musical mixer and does what he can to meet the artist´s vision. The mix he did for my band Slumberbeat turned out great. So what are you waiting for? Hire Brent!!

  54. Review by Grant T.
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    Brent is no joke! He gave my song a super clean and original mix. He has an incredible ear for what makes a great record. I mean he REALLY knows what he's doing. I know I will be working with him again in the future. Top Notch!

  55. Review by Tribal Saints
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    Cannot be happier with this mix!

    You know how as a writer or musician, you create something and you're excited to record it but then oftentimes you're disappointed when you hear the final mixes because it isn't quite right? Well this is totally right!!!

    Brent is a pro and an exceptional engineer and I cannot thank him enough. A++++++++++++

  56. Review by Daylon
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    Great to work with. Will be using Brents services in the future!

  57. Review by Brad S.
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    A superb, artful and attentive mixer with the highest of skills.

  58. Review by Theron H.
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    Brent is an engineer that will make sure your mix is special. Thanks for your service and I appreciate your professionalism. I look forward to releasing this song, sounds wonderful.

  59. Review by Michael W.
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    Brent absolutely saved my mix! I gave him an absolute mess of a mix and he made it sound so crisp and clear! He is so easy to work with and when i needed changes made, he was more than happy to make them. I will be returning over and over to him for amazing mixes!!

  60. Review by Greg D.
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    Top Notch!!!!

  61. Review by Tristan T.
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    Absolutely brilliant working with Brent. From the start of the project he was on point. Had an exact idea of what we needed from the beginning and was really accommodating and quick with changes. Will definitely recommend him to anyone. Also just a great individual. Really professional and patient.

  62. Review by Nate G.
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    Brent's the man! Glad we got to work. Off the bat, I gave him a ref. mix to give him a sense of what I was looking for. He embellished on those ideas delivering a more enhanced, full, and overall BIGGER sound. Additionally, he was very communicative and helpful throughout the revision process which is crucial collaborating from a distance.

  63. Review by Christofer H.
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    Brent is a absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely easy to communicate with, very reliable and and an extremely creative top-level mix engineer. I highly recommend him and am already preparing to deliver my next project to him.

    - NOAH

    Billboard, Music Week and DJ Times Charting Recording Artist / Producer / Songwriter / DJ

  64. Review by Delphia T.
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    Brent is a rare individual, not just in the music industry, but in life. His patience, dedication, work ethic, and willingness to do the best job possible, which means he won't quit until everyone is satisfied, is a testament to his character.

    If Brent commits to your work, you will be absolutely satisfied, at the very, very least. I am ecstatic.

  65. Review by Nayki N.
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    Brent is absolutely amazing. Never before I was able to achieve the sound I wanted with any sound engineers. Brent made the mix in a few days and it was exactly on the point. He`s very patient and listening and polite, easy to work with. I`m sure next time when I would have to find a mixing engineer, I`ll contact him. Brent is definitely a pro.

  66. Review by Greg D.
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    Super Professional. Super Knowledgable. Very Talented and goes the extra mile.

  67. Review by Robin W.
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    This guy is a miracle worker! I thought i had a good mix before i sent it to Brent, but once i heard his mix of the same song i truely knew what a good mix was.
    He didn't try to change my song but worked with me to produce something special. I would highly reccommend him and will be using him again.

  68. Review by Steve A.
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    Brent provided us with a high-quality mix. He's easy to communicate with and delivered on time. Thanks!

  69. Review by Meresha
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    Brent is easy to work with, professional & reliable. Importantly, he has many different skills. A Berklee-trained musician, he can add music, do additional production, produce, mix, etc.

    He worked with Kanye, Bruno Mars, etc. & earned Grammys and #1s. He's so down to earth, though, you would not know it.

    Great experience!

  70. Review by Kaine G.
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    Our music is important to us. I chose Brent because of his impressive mixing resume credits and it was a great decision! Working with Brent is: a complete pleasure, a professional experience with a quick turnaround, affordable and you'll get back an AWESOME, high quality mix! Period. After Brent, I wouldn't think of using anyone else! Stop looking, this is your guy. Thanks Brent & Soundbetter.com!

  71. Review by Dylan Wissing
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    Brent rocks! Amazing ears and talent, plus an enormous amount of experience with just about every aspect of modern music making that there is. Incredibly easy to work with, highly professional, and highly recommended!

  72. Review by Alexis D.
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    I would just like to say hire Brent. He hasn’t touched music yet either :) What he has done has been invaluable in terms of professional direction. He’s looking to make your project be the best it can be-not just take your money. For such an accomplished individual he is very down to earth. Very happy I found him on this platform.
    Thank you sir!

  73. Review by Andy A.
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    TOP NOTCH- I've been producing professional music for 15 years and have worked with many pro's. Brent is one of them. Great ear for mix and fast turn around. Great price!

  74. Review by lenny b.
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    Brent is a phenomenal engineer and overall a great guy to work with. His mix was top notch, radio ready and his communication was spot on. The mix was full, punchy, dynamic, clear, etc.... A pleasure to work with Brent.

  75. Review by PB-Senpai
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    Fast, creative, patient, very nice and truly professional. Brent has turned my messy rough mix into a true song because he really understood my vision and gave to the song a real flavor and a true life. I recommend him to anyone, he is a top mixer, a producer with insight and first and foremost an artist. Brent is the man.

  76. Review by Anton
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    Brent is a very good Mix Engineer. His positive vibe made our communication very easy. He's got every skill to make your track sound wide, full, clear and fat. Thank you Brent, for great quality and good work.

  77. Review by Chris Zurich
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    Brent's resume would lead you to believe he’s not as down to earth and easy to work with as he is. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, giving him an edge in his beat-making/production work that most don’t have and his engineering/mixing skills have the top artists in the industry seeking him out. Definitely an asset to any project you’re working on

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