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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Gear highlights

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

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Dust & Groove Studios

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_unnamed7 months agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_unnamed8 months agoby

    Chris was awesome. Quick to respond, offer input, and apply his skills in exactly the right way. The result, the exact tracks I wanted!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_lachiover 1 year agoby

    Great skill. Polite and open to suggestions.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Cool laid back guy was a pleasure working with him. Helped me out through the revisions to get the sound better.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_1167over 1 year agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_jamesover 1 year agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avataralmost 2 years agoby

    The guy is a amazing mixer I go to him for all my mixing, can't nobody create the sound he doesn't👍👍👍👍

  • Default-avatarabout 2 years agoby

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

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