I'm an EDM expert and Industrial Metal composer − I've worked for Celldweller, Christina Novelli, and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins. My tracks are featured on iZombie & Veronica Mars (Warner Bros.), A State of Trance (Armin Van Buuren), and TNA Impact Wrestling. With my advanced editing/mix skills, I will rescue your song and create magic.
I currently work as a mix engineer and producer in Ventura County, CA. I know best practices and industry tricks that will make your song shine and be radio-ready − my process is meticulous, preserving those delicious dynamics and spirit you wanted from the very beginning. If you're looking for an expert in industrial, electronic rock, and EDM genres, I'm that guy!
If you're looking for male vocals with emotional energy, i also provide professional vocal work. I have a similar tone to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, but I've also been compared to Muse, Seal, and Klayton from Celldweller. I also have a controlled and melodic style as needed (including falsetto sections).
- Top level expert at vocal comping / FX / stuttering / glitching
- Industrial and electronic rock arrangements / transitions
- Surgical EQ and sound enhancement
I love working with others, and its SO important to me that you feel 100% satisfied with your song! That's why I offer endless minor revisions until its feeling right to you.
While you're deciding, send me your tracks and I'll give you my honest thoughts about it. Even if we don't work together, I can give you some valuable feedback about what needs to be improved and point you in the right direction.
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34 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Brian Judy (Lyte)
Brian nails it again. This track had quite a few technical issues for us to work through and he was always patient and kept a positive attitude towards making progress no matter how many attempts it took us. And in the end, I ended up with a track that sounds great. So much better than my demo version.
I had used Brian previously for mixing. This time I decided to try out his ghost producing services. I was so happy with the results. He was able to create more structure in my song and get the song to another level by adding amazing transitions, all without interfering with the artistry or integrity of the music. I am so grateful for Brian's help and I plan to work with him to complete my album.
Brian really is one of the best! He killed it once again, always a pleasure to work, so patient, talented and went above & beyond to deliver my dream track!
Great job. Gave him a difficult track to tidy up and work with but he got it figured out and sounding awesome.
Brian took a track that I wasn't entirely confident in and really brought a lot out of it. The difference between my demo and his mix is night and day. I'm always very happy to work with him.
Been working with Brian for quite a few months now and no matter how nitpicky and annoying I can be with the tiniest of issues, Brian always has a great attitude and an unwavering commitment to getting it done. He's great to work with and the end result is always fantastic.
Brian is a gifted musician, producer, and mixing pro who exceeded my expectations by miles. He went above and beyond to make my song amazing and I can't wait to work with him again. While his chops are impeccable, Brian's communication skills are what I really appreciated the most. He left voice memos to make sure I understood what he was doing, and always replied promptly and generously to every message. When you have this level of talent and skill combined with a thoughtful, intuitive personality, it's magic. Hope this helps you to make a decision!
Always a pleasure working with Brian! He is super talented and really encouraging and understands the vision! looking forward to working with him again :)
Brian nailed it again. He took my mix that I thought sounded pretty good and blew it out of the water. Very happy to be working with him.
Brian continues to be the biggest improvement to my sound of anything I've ever spent money on. It's not equipment or plugins, it's having someone at the controls that knows what they are doing and Brian nails that role. I can't believe I ever considered releasing my music in the state it was in before he worked his magic on it.
Brian's attention to detail in mixing and mastering is exceptional and he is always prompt with changes and deliverables. I love working with Brian and I'm always pleased with his work! Rock Star Mixer!
Brian and I have done a handful of tracks together now and each one has been better than the last. I can't wait to work with him again.
Brian has become my go-to guy when I need one of my songs mixed and mastered. He's great to work with, infinitely helpful, and keeps at it until the song is where it needs to be. Happy to be working with him.
Working with Brian is always a pleasure. He did an incredible job, once again. He really went above and beyond to ensure I was happy with the track and I felt very supported throughout the entire process. I'm looking forward to working on more tracks with him in the future :)
Brian understood what I was going for and gave me exactly what I needed, extremely quickly. A Killer Engineer! I'm looking forward to continuing work with him.
Brian always exceeds expectations. Always a pleasure to work with Lyte!
Brian is absolutely great to work with. Extremely helpful, friendly, and willing to work on any issue until it is resolved. He was very transparent about the process and great about involving me in every step. In the end, I received the best sounding track I've ever had my name on. Brian goes above and beyond.
Brian is an incredible producer !! Quick, perceptive, so friendly to communicate with & super talented. He really understood my vision and brought it to life and I was blown away by the results ! I would highly recommend Brian and I’m looking forward to working with him again.
Working with Brian is always a pleasure and fun! He’s worked on multiple projects of mine. He’s multitalented and delivers mixes, masters, edits and cutdowns promptly and professionally. I highly recommend hiring Brian for your recording needs.
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Working with Brian is always an amazing experience! Besides being a super talented songwriter and producer, he's also very friendly and professional! His music is an absolute pleasure to work on and is really well produced! Looking forward to working with Brian again soon and hearing more of his music!
Interview with Brian Judy (Lyte)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I LOVE enhancing people's music and helping them hear their ideas come to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The mastering process involves broad strokes, not specific tinkering. Clients sometimes expect everything to get "fixed" at the mastering stage, but nothing could be further from the truth. The mastering I do can sometimes reveals problems in the production, recording, and mix. Also, clients can confuse mix engineering with mix editing. I do both, but they are not the same! :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask for my client's favorite songs to use as references.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently created an original soundtrack for a short film about a fish who goes from the prey to hunter. Fun stuff
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hesitate to invest in yourself! You have to take a risk eventually to move forward, why not choose a professional that can get the momentum going for your music. It will be well worth it. Remember this ol' saying: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now! 😉
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: over 20 years already.... wow I'm getting old. I started out just working on my own music through a cassette tape recorder and a casio keyboard. I eventually went digital in the early 2000s and never went back. heheh
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fans tend to label my music as synthwave, electro industrial, dark synthpop, dark electronic metal, and dark fantasy electro. There's a few "darks" repeated there. hmmmm... :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Super rough! Wow. I guess I'd bring my Korg Volca Modular (and plenty of batteries to go with it?) to experiment with sounds. I'll need an upright piano to compose endless depressing songs (cause I'm stuck on an island apparently 😅). My seagull acoustic guitar for singing worship songs around the campfire at night. Any noise cancelling headphones and some sort of walkman so I can slip away to dreamland while listening to music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, Arrangement, and vocal comping. I guess I'll include my ability to narrate emotions with the right instruments and genre.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I know many artists that throw up some software and experiment with a beat or synth riff until they feel inspired. I've done that, but typically I already have a song concept mapped out in my head! I think its because I think in terms of imagined "movie scenes" I ponder throughout the day - and that dictates the vibe, arrangement, and various elements that need to be used to match the emotional moment I've made up out of thin air. When its time to actually map everything out, I start programming beats and bass work first. Then I'll use my keyboard controller to work on progressions and melodies. Vocal work is usually the very last thing I track. And I write my lyrics AFTER I figure out the topline and melody I want in my songs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: While working for clients, I use my intuition to enhance the artist's vision for his/her track with instrumentation and arrangement ideas. I might suggest some cello on the second chorus to your quirky folk song. I'll show you a version of an industrial track with some car door slams for toms. It doesn't matter if ideas fail. you can always help others by showing them what's possible. Even if they don't go with exactly what suggested, they at least start thinking outside the box and come up with new ideas of their own. That's my true desire - just to empower song writers and composers to do their best work. An important aspect of that is staying humble. It's not about adding MY footprint to a song, it's about enabling a song writer to achieve their dreams.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love Trent Reznor's exploratory approach to music. I would love to b a fly on the wall and watch him experiment with modular sounds. Working together would be a dream! 🥰 I'd like to see what his experimentation and my music arrangements combined would achieve.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mixing is like putting furniture in your house. You can't put the couch and your TV in the same spot. Same principle works with boosting or cutting frequencies for multiple instruments.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Industrial, Uplifting Trance, Dark Fantasy Electro. Clients come to me for folk music too, since I remain gentle with their material while mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work upstairs in my own studio home, where I have eliminated meaningful color and reflection to the music while monitoring for mixing. I use a Behringer DEQ2496 to modify the signal before it gets to my Behringer monitors. This is how I emulate a "true sound" in my studio. Without this device, a lot of mixers end up making a mix that might sound great in their studio, but TERRIBLE in your environment (e.g. sounding to "tinny"). 😖
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on my next album, Valley of Eden, which has a mix of synthwave, industrial, and chillstep genres, all woven together with a sci-fi story. I'm aiming for a release date of Halloween, 2022!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! If you are looking for a flexible and powerful vocalist, check out Kris from BoomFox Productions! She can play a wide variety of characters and styles in your music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use a mixture of both. Most of my work is "in the box", because with today's plugins and software, you can get the same warm analog sound that comes with analog equipment if needed, like tape saturation, etc. (and yes, there are exceptions!) SometimesI I switch it up for creative purposes, however, and need to play an analog synth or mess around on my mini Korg Volca devices to bypass the autopilot in my brain. Turning those real nobs and dials does have an effect on experimentation.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I do WHATEVER I can to make you satisfied! I want your music to sound just like it did in your head and heart. I promise we will find the sound and vibe you are looking for. Let's do it!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I often get asked if I will perform vocals on a new track without pay ( "promised" future streams and royalties instead). The short answer is... No. 😬 In *most* cases, I prefer to work for hire - you can keep the royalties to yourself.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nine Inch Nails, Hans Zimmer, Gareth Coker. I love all things "dark fantasy" as well :)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and music production!