Dust & Groove Studios

Audio Engineer, Music Producer

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My name is Chris James from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I'm a freelance audio engineer, producer and founder of Dust & Groove Studios. I've worked with artists all over the world in many different genres.

Are you an artist, band, DJ or producer that just made a bangin’ track and want to release into the world, but you want it to sound as good as the songs you hear on the radio? That’s where I come in. I can take your music to the next level.

Ok, well what does that mean?

Every song is different, so every mix is different. When I mix your tracks I will approach them fresh, focusing on each musical element to bring out the best.

Basic mix:

- Proper gain staging for maximum headroom and clarity
- Strategic EQ to help every track sit nicely in the mix
- Tasteful compression to create energy and balance

I also offer additional editing options. Do the vocals need some tuning? No problem. Drums need some editing or tightening? I'm on it. If your tracks need some fine tuning, it can make or break a mix.

Optional Extra:

– cleaning of tracks
– pitch correction
– drum editing
– comping of multiple takes

Revisions:

If you are worried about handing over your life’s work without knowing how it’s going to turn out, don’t worry. I will keep working on your mix until you’re not only satisfied, but completely thrilled with my mix. Revisions will be made based on your feedback. This way we can ensure your input into the mix process. So rest assured that you’ll be able to make any changes you would like to your song. I'm not happy until you’re happy.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Reviews (8)

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  1. Review by Daryl W.
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    9 months ago by
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    Chris is a pleasure to work with. His insights are always valuable, and his creativity adds to my work in ways I could not have thought up on my own. He is fast, efficient, and talented.

  2. Review by Daryl W.
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    10 months ago by
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    Chris was awesome. Quick to respond, offer input, and apply his skills in exactly the right way. The result, the exact tracks I wanted!

  3. Review by Lachi
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Great skill. Polite and open to suggestions.

  4. Review by Brady
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Cool laid back guy was a pleasure working with him. Helped me out through the revisions to get the sound better.

  5. Review by Colin Franklin AKA Cole
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Chris was supportive, accommodating and understanding. Nothing was too much trouble and he gave me ideas about the production that I hadn't considered previously even though it was a mix and mastering job.

  6. Review by James M.
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    over 1 year ago by
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    Top job by Chris. Had a few changes i wanted to make and he was more than happy to help with these. Polite, professional and delivered promptly. Would recommend.

  7. Review by Harlem R.
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    about 2 years ago by
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    The guy is a amazing mixer I go to him for all my mixing, can't nobody create the sound he doesn't👍👍👍👍

  8. Review by Harlem R.
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    about 2 years ago by

    His mixes are amazing, really knows how to make a song sound incredible and radio ready

Interview with Dust & Groove Studios

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: Manny Marroquin, Tony Maserati, Dave Pensado, Fab Dupont, Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, J Dilla

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Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • SSL Duende Native
  • KRK Rokit 6
  • Avantone Mixcube
  • Sennheiser HD650
  • Maschine MKII.
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