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Greg Abate on SoundBetter

I am Greg Abate and Neon Audio is my mix and mastering studio, located on the Merrimack River in Lawrence, MA. I have over a decade of experience as an audio engineer, guided by his passion for music and commitment to the highest standards of quality. My focus is always to maximize the emotional impact of the song.

I typically work in rock, country, folk, and jazz music and I excel at bringing greater depth and realism to acoustic instruments, enhancing the emotion in the performance. I also enjoy working with hip hop and dance music, where electronic and synthetic instruments also benefit from the dose of depth and realism that I can add.

I use a powerful hybrid workstation of analog and digital processing to deliver analog depth and dimension while maintaining modern efficiency. My studio resides in a large (26'x16.5'x12.5') acoustically tuned room for exceptional playback. Below you can see a selected list of the world class gear that I use every day.

The gear of course is secondary to my experience and ears. I've been recording, mixing, and mastering for over a decade, and the most important skill I've learned is how to listen, both to the music and my clients. One of my favorite parts of my job is collaborating with artists to reach their vision. I often bring a lot of ideas to the table, and the feedback of my clients spurs better ideas. Together we achieve something that we couldn't do alone.

Please get in touch, as I would love to chat about your music and any upcoming projects!

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

46 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by ross f.
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    Greg was great and was a huge help with everything. Will be using again :)! For sures

  2. Review by Richard B.
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    Greg was absolutely amazing on all levels, going far and beyond what I expected, getting on the phone with me, collaborating, socializing ideas, and really taking the time to listen and understand what was important to me from a mixing and mastering standpoint. Furthermore, Greg put me in touch with a group of talented musicians who delivered an execptional product in the end. Sounds great! It's hard to find people with integrity who care about having the best outcome like Greg. Thank you!

  3. Review by Andrew C.
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    Greg was very knowledgable and easy to work with. Would definitely collaborate with him in the future.

  4. Review by Henrik S.
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    If you want pristine clear and musical mastering I whole heartedly recommend Greg.

  5. Review by Josh
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    I have had two projects done now with Greg. He provides high-quality results and is very informative. There are a lot of engineers I have worked with that may rush your work, but Greg is generous with his time and provides you with your desired outcome.

  6. Review by BXBBYSWXRLD
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    This is the third time I've worked with Greg. I appreciate his input prior to taking on one of my projects!

  7. Review by Alex G.
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    Truly professional and very easy to work with.

  8. Review by BXBBYSWXRLD
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    Greg always goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are happy. I appreciate his work educate and feedback.

  9. Review by BXBBYSWXRLD
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    Great communication prior to, during and after project completion. Most engineers might master what you send, no questions asked. Greg goes the extra measure to asses the mix and suggest changes that could potentially make the record better and his process easier.

  10. Review by Nick B.
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    Super knowledgeable. Was exactly what I needed.

  11. Review by Henrik S.
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    Great sounding master. Good communication.

  12. Review by Rodrigo A.
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    was very helpful to do the best work and the final product sounded very good.

  13. Review by Josh
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    Greg is a great listener and only tweaks what is needed. He also gave me helpful information about the process. I would highly recommend him.

  14. Review by Stephen C.
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    I had an A Cappella version I needed mixed and Greg was awesome! Excellent communicator with a great understanding of story and how to use the mix to really bring it to life. He took my aesthetic and integrated it with his own to really make the mix sparkle. He also had a great understanding of how to balance the intricacies of a song with the broader, bigger picture of how it will be consumed. All of that combined with kindness and a superb ear made for a great experience. I highly recommend!

  15. Review by Keith B.
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    This was the second time Greg did a master for me. Same professionalism and attention to detail. I enjoyed working with him again.

  16. Review by Keith B.
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    Greg has a great ear and was very supportive in helping to get the initial mix right which then of course helps him to get the master sounding as good as it can be.

    He has a very personable approach yet is assertive with his views on how to get the very best sound possible. It felt re-assuring knowing that Greg was working with me and not just for me.

  17. Review by Kevin S.
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    Greg did a great job. He was professional throughout, and explained his plan prior to getting started on the track. Thanks Greg!

  18. Review by Joshua S.
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    Greg mastered 5 original songs for me. He explained his plan prior to starting on the project so that I was well-informed and then did a beautiful job on all of them. I would highly recommend him as a mastering professional.

  19. Review by Derek L.
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    Awesome job! Cheers

  20. Review by Nico
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    Greg was great - he mixed and mastered 3 songs for me. He was patient, professional, and also was great at explaining reasons for his methods/applications, which was really informative for a non-engineer like myself. Tracks sound great. Thanks man

  21. Review by Mark T.
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    Good job! Creative approach and attention to all the details!

  22. Review by Vimalan A.
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    Greg is a very talented , dedicated and a hardworking mixing engineer who puts so much effort to get the sound you want .

  23. Review by Tariq J.
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    Greg is a real pro. He is actually creative and has a style of his own. He is responsive on top of all of this. I recommend him.

  24. Review by Drew K.
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    Greg mastered our first album and we will be back for more. He did a great job in working with us and the final versions turned out better than we could have ever thought. We are beyond impressed with the job that he did. Thank you Greg.
    - Drew K.

  25. Review by Sahar A.
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    Neon Audio is great! Greg understood exactly what we needed for our project which was the mixing of one song. He was easy to communicate with and really tried to explain the whole process. I would highly recommend him and will use his services again!

  26. Review by Nasi
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    Great work as always! Professioanl and easy to work with! lots of advice and direction! Thanks Greg

  27. Review by Nasi
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    Has been a great journey working with Neon Studio! Went through several revisions to achieve really amazing work. A perfectionist and goes to great lengths to ensure quality results! Thank you so much for the dedication and timeless effort put into my project.

  28. Review by Saiful I.
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    Got Greg to mix a song for me. He was welcoming of and responsive to feedback throughout. He also took the time to share and explain the thinking behind whatever he was doing, which was very much appreciated. And the mix turned out great!

  29. Review by Dark
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    Really close to what asked from the first master, just a couple of minor adjustments and there it is!Great choice.

  30. Review by Marco D.
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    Great ears, respect of the music, great critics and subtle choices. At the end, my track has improved a lot in term of sound and artistic construction. I would strongly recommend working with Neon Audio.

  31. Review by Myv
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    Very satisfied with his work and professionalism.

  32. Review by Don P.
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    Greg did an amazing mastering for our high class production. Every aspect of the master sounds gorgeous! I highly recommend his services for high quality results! Thanks Greg

  33. Review by Lionel H.
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    Greg, on point. He took my track and enhanced everything about it. His unique touch actually made me rethink how I approach composing altogether. Easy to work with and experienced. The proof however is whether or not I would work with Greg again and the answer is yes. Looking forward to working with Greg again immediately.

  34. Review by Jessica
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    Greg was a pleasure to work with! He was very understanding and flexible with what I wanted. I had a song that I was unhappy with the mix with and I shared with him what I wanted and he told me exactly what he had planned on doing with the track and executed it all. He understood what I wanted and was very professional and quick!

    <3 Jessica

  35. Review by John B.
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    Neon Audio did a fabulous job saving a great song from a previously bad mix and improving upon its potential in a truly artistic and masterful way. Great job - highly recommended

  36. Review by Yannis G.
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    Great to work with Neon Audio. His immediate replies !! show me that there is no difference in distance working, if engineer has talent and is consistent. He really knows how to transform and be close in any genre.

  37. Review by John B.
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    Neon Audio did a fantastic job on my work. Was professional, creative, responsive, and most importantly timely. Will definitely work with Neon Audio again!

  38. Review by Christian L.
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    My band hired Greg at Neon Audio to mix and master our six song EP. Throughout the process he did a great job of communicating with us and listening to our feedback on his mixes. He knows the technical side of sound engineering and has an ear for the creative aspects.

  39. Review by Michael P.
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    Greg Abate of Neon Audio was a great communicator, helping me through some technical issues with the song he mixed for me. He was responsive, flexible, and best of all the end product sounded fantastic.

  40. Review by Davin H.
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    I hired Greg to rework some covers I had been working on to give them more nuance and space in the recording in preparation for an original album I'm working on. Greg was very communicative and took feedback very well and had lots of suggestions that were useful. His skills match my sensibilities as a songwriter and I'd love to work with him again.

  41. Review by James L.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Greg. He transformed my music to sound better than I thought possible, all while being very helpful, efficient and reasonably priced. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  42. Review by DL
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    Our band was relatively inexperienced in a professional studio, but Greg kept us calm, listened to our desires, and gave input that cleaned up and strengthened our sound. After that, he was extremely attentive to our requests for tweaks to the mixes until we got them to a point where everybody was satisfied and proud. All-around great guy.

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    We hired Greg to mix 10 songs and working with him was great. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of production and genuinely cares about the songs. His input was invaluable, and his final mixes were brilliant. I can't recommend him enough.

  44. Review by Rich
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    Greg mixed our LP, and it was an awesome experience. He is a total pro, completely in command of all things mixing, but more than that brought his own strong creative concepts which added greatly to our record. He was totally open, easy to work with, and extremely understanding of our iterations. Truly an extremely gifted mixing engineer.

  45. Review by Clifford Cunningham
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    I have just completed a CD with Greg Abate, whose creative input is felt throughout. Greg's initial mixes showed a great deal of thought, adding surprising elements that my producer and I usually adopted. This resulted in one song after another that were better and more original than anything we could have accomplished without Greg's input.

  46. Review by Edd
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    I have had the pleasure of working with Greg on several projects. He is consistent to take risks that serve the song and humble to receive and execute ideas from artists who have a particular vision in mind. Greg is a great collaborator on projects and is also willing to take the lead when necessary. He is a great asset to my own career.
    -eddkerr

Interview with Greg Abate

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I'm a lifelong musician. I taught myself guitar and piano and studied saxophone, drums, and music theory in formal settings. I've been in and around recording studios over 10 years, and have been working full time freelance in music production for over 6 years now.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Why not?

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: Wether mixing or mastering, I always try to put myself in the place of the audience and how they will hear the song. This sets my focus on what's best for the song. When my head is bobbing and I'm losing myself in the music, I know I'm on the right track.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I like to use a lot of analog gear because analog lends a depth and dimension you just can't get any other way. Plus I have more fun with analog, which keeps me inspired and creative.

  9. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  10. A: Mixing is what I most commonly do, though I also do a lot of mastering work. I enjoy both and like to help potential clients in any way that I can.

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Each mix includes 4 revisions (so that's the initial mix plus 4 revisions after, for 5 total versions). Revisions beyond that are $50 per revision.

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Gear Highlights
  • Neve 5060 Console
  • Chandler Curve Bender
  • Neve 2254
  • Retro 2A3
  • Rockruepel CompOne
  • Hendy Amps Michelangelo
  • Aurora GTC2
  • Gyraf Gyratec XXI
  • Pom “Pye” compressor
  • Focal SM9s
  • Merging Technologies Hapi
  • 26'x16'x12' acoustically treated studio
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