My name is Bryan Hurt and I'm a mixing / mastering engineer based in Denton, Texas where I collaborate with artists to help their creations sound the best they possibly can. I offer professional mixing, mastering and podcast finishing services to elevate your music or spoken word with a polished sheen.
You can expect personal customer service throughout our work together with a focus on the highest quality product that fulfills your vision for the music you've worked so hard to create.
Have a listen to some of my work via the provided samples and feel free to contact me to discuss your project. Full client list and demo reel available on website.
"Bryan at Burro Music Mixing brought life to my mixes through the mastering process...I would definitely go back to BMM for mixing and mastering for future songs. Bryan is eager to work with you to get the exact sound you are looking for; he demonstrates craft in his work and is an excellent communicator." | Erik Beruvides of Coral Gables
"It was great working with Bryan because his musical expertise and engineering experience work together very well to make the music sound great...It's so easy to work with Bryan because his personality is easygoing, but honest, and he always gives specific feedback on the mixing and mastering decisions he ends up making." | Aaron Hedenstrom of Hedenstrom, Evens, Helsley & Young
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Interview with Burro Music Mixing
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We've recently finished mixing and mastering an hour long recording of a 8 piece band doing a gospel / pop / funk style of worship music which can be found on YouTube under Josh Drew / Village Church Denton. I'm currently doing mastering once again for a wonderful indie / folk style group, With Harp & Lyre, on their second album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Chris at Cafe Solo Studios is doing great work here in Denton and I recommend him to anyone that needs to start with the recording process and anything beyond that.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2001 with a BA in Music and have been building up my studio and mixing / mastering skills since that time working with artists in and around the vibrant Denton music scene.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I'll definitely bring up release dates as they are important to know in advance. You will need to set aside ample time (ideally weeks rather than days) for the production and pressing process. Remember that the revisions that must take place will take time as you communicate back and forth with your mixing / mastering engineer who will be sculpting your audio to its best possible state. Also, it will help to know what the end goal is for your music as far as distribution is concerned. Are you looking to release your product digitally only for direct-to-fan sales or are you looking to press CD's or vinyl?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you are planning on working remotely with a mixing / mastering engineer which could save you some money, I would suggest spending some time learning and implementing the recording process (i.e. capturing good performances via good mic placement and recording techniques) which is a complete art in itself. When you have a quality recording to begin with, your results from the mixing / mastering process will be fantastic.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Projects almost always benefit from bringing in a fresh, objective set of ears that are experienced in knowing what to listen for and how to then move your project forward toward sounding its absolute best.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A recent project I had the pleasure of working on was mastering a cutting-edge jazz quartet's album that was to be released on the Shifting Paradigm Records label based in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area (The Living Room Sessions by Hedenstrom, Evens, Helsley & Young). The tunes were superbly composed and performed by these world-class musicians and they requested that the album be mastered with warmth and that certain quality of classic jazz recordings from the 1950's, while keeping the clarity of the recording intact. I believe we were able to accomplish this and enhance the tunes to be heard at their absolute best, but don't take my word for it - have a listen for yourself!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm using a hybrid set-up incorporating 8 channels of analog summing with industry standard software / plugins from Universal Audio, FabFilter etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Husky Höskulds, Oz Fritz, Richard Swift, Stephan Bodzin, Gavin Bryars, Pixies, Dmitri Shostakovich, Tom Waits, Minotaur Shock, Ratatat, J.S. Bach, Jon Brion, Mahalia Jackson, Phillip Glass, Ochre