Blake Skipper

Producer/Mix Engineer

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RIAA Double Platinum certified music producer and mix engineer based in New York, NY. I specialize in pop, rock, and indie, as well as music for picture. My productions and mixes have seen over 5 million Spotify streams.

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Interview with Blake Skipper

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: The one remix for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I just Love them.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Various client mixes. A music project called “The Felix” and helping delvelop material for a Los Angeles based talent.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both have their merits.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: A well balanced, digestible mix!

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: The fact that I get to make music for a living period. It’s also nice to help people realize their vision.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: “How did you do that!?” Experience!

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: Fixing fundamental recording mistakes (although I have been proven capable of this)

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Do you have a reference mix? What is your vision for this record?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Have mixes and stems prepared in an organize fashion for the best results in the record!

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Gibson SG, SM57, My laptop, Apollo Twin, Larrivee Acoustic.

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

  22. A: 10+ years. I’ve been a musician most of my life. I recorded and produced an EP for my friends in college after a stint in live audio engineering and found my calling!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Unique, thorough, efficient.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Sigur Ros, they amaze me.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Rest your ears!

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Any type of mainstream pop, indie, rock, edm, etc.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Drum Mixes

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: Objectivity, Experience, Magic.

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

  36. A: I usually work through a first pass based on a reference mix and tailor according to client notes in revisions.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I mix in a well treated acoustic space on primarily GENELEC 2030A and Yamaha NS10s

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

  40. A: Andy Wallace, Ross Robinson, Mark Needham, Andy Sneap, Ariel Borujow

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

  42. A: Mixing and some secondary production.

Terms Of Service

Up to 4 revisions. 1 week (or less) turnaround.

GenresSounds Like
  • David Guetta
  • The Felix
  • Bebe Rexha
Gear Highlights
  • GENELEC monitors
  • UAD plugins
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton
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