Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Engineer with multiple Grammy nominated credits and over two decades of experience. The number one goal is to help you make your next project exceed your highest expectations. Your mix is not finished until you are 100% satisfied!
Brook Floyd is the founder and head recording engineer of Rainmaker Studios as well as a multi-instrumentalist. He has multiple Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominated credits to his name and specializes in music production, recording, mixing, and mastering. He has mixed and mastered projects for Sony Records, John Feldmann (Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Ashlee Simpson), Darryl Swann (Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas), and more.
His work has spanned almost every genre of music and has been heard around the world via radio, television, major label and independent record companies, Billboard charts, etc. Songs he has recorded and mixed have won several international songwriting contests including the Annual International John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He is always willing and available to talk with prospective clients about their recording projects.
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- Night Argent
- Alphy Nics
- Farewell Skyline
- Fresco Cali
- Los Canarios
- Pacific Cool
- Reid Folgelson
- Romagossa Blu
- Silverback Suicide
- Cale Moon
- Da Pimpsta
- Elm & Olympia
- Frazer Wambeke Trio
- Ghost Animals
- Goodnight Argent
- Jae Rhyme
- Kim Miracle
- Run From Cover
- Silver Dollar Circus
- Steve Peters
- Aud Faucé
- Badger Mountain Dry Band
- Kelly Jordan
- New Villians
- Sonny Townsend
- The Don
- Tony Sykes
- Zac Grooms
- Brandon Cash
- Chane Mattoon
- Ember Grace
- David Hazlum
- Highland Drive
- Lofi Delphi
- Joe Smart
- Come To Shore
- Young City Starz
- Dara Quin
- Magic D
- Izzy Sarmiento
- Julio Cesar
- Rich Young
- Soul Harvest
- Super Norteño
- Underworld Hustlers
- Vaughn Jensen
- Kings Domain
- Echo Williver
- Lil Blue
- Eric Meyer
- Illegal Records
- Brewers Grade
- Tyler Sykes
- Strange Waters
- Mount Valor
- Greg Belisle
3 ReviewsEndorse Rainmaker Studios
I've been working with Brook at Rainmaker Studios for over 8 years now. Brook strives to have the final version of every track at the level of what I had envisioned prior to recording. It has always been the case that the end result excedes my expectations. As a singer/songwriter, I've recorded many demo tracks for copyright and performance rights organizations. I've had fellow songwriters tell me that the quality of Brook's demo track recordings are as good as radio ready versions of the songs. He is truly an expert in his craft.
All of my experiences at Rainmaker Studios have exceeded my expectations. I first went in a couple years ago to get some of my drumming recorded and immediately was impressed by how professional both the equipment and the people there were. The environment is also friendly and chill. Whenever I've recorded music at Rainmaker, whoever is running the session is encouraging and relaxed enough to let me focus on getting my best takes possible behind my instrument, while still being serious and focused on the job. Rainmaker Studios is definitely the go to place for my recording and mixing needs.
I first recorded with Brook Floyd at Rainmaker Studios over 15 years ago, and since then I've had the opportunity to record with some of the top studios/engineers across the US, and I keep coming back to Brook. He's one of the most talented individuals I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I've had multi-Grammy award winning mastering engineers tell me that the mixes I've gotten from Brook rival those of the "big-name" Mix Engineers in the industry today. He's a class act, and always delivers a professional product. You will not be disappointed.
Interview with Rainmaker Studios
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you fix that one part in the song?" The answer: Most likely!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's glamorous.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A client came to me and proposed the most intriguing project I've ever worked on. His goal was to record, mix, and master one song per week for the entire 52 weeks of a year. No breaks, no getting behind. And these were to be fully instrumented and produced songs. We set upon this ambitious journey and successfully accomplished it! It was such a great feeling of satisfaction when it was finished.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A lot of rock and pop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: An artist with the most drive, ambition, and talent — and in that order.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start by familiarizing myself with the tracks in the song to hear what I have to work with. I then create a brief rough mix to get everything in the general "space" I feel it needs to be. From there, and with great attention to detail, I craft the instrumentation around the lead vocal as I work my way through the drums, bass, guitars, keys, etc. I finish off with any background vocals and other tweaks that need to be made due to the solidifying of the fundamental parts of the mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of a custom-built studio space that I designed and built from the ground up to meet my specific needs.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Although I have spent over 20 years producing, recording, mixing, and mastering, I specialize in mixing. I love the art and science of bringing together all the elements of a song and coalescing them into something that lets the talent of the artist shine through.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, of course! They are all tools that get a job done. I like to use the best from both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will give your music attention and passion that rivals your own.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love meeting new artists/bands and helping them fully realize their musical vision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Any question that get me closer to understating what makes their music important to them. The more I can understand where they are coming from and the emotion behind the songs, the better I can make that the focus of the mix. And of course, what songs do they enjoy, what do they want to sound like, etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as prepared as possible. Know your music inside and out and have a clear understanding of what you want to hear as a final result.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Will there be electricity? If so, a computer, recording software/VIs, audio interface, microphone, and mic stand. If there isn't electricity, give me five random acoustic instruments.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: As long as I can remember, I have played instruments, dissected music, and spent every waking moment engrossing myself in the art and science of music creation/production.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Attention to detail. Radio ready!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Great music takes you on a journey of feelings and emotions. Listen through your own song(s) and at every part, ask yourself, "What is this moment making me feel like?" If the answer is, "Nothing." Cut or rewrite that part.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: With decades behind the desk, I've had the pleasure of working with many different genres. However, I spend most of my time on Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop..
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to the artist and getting to the heart of what they want to hear in their music and what it means to them.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Many years of experience and the ultimate goal of making sure the customer is satisfied.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I don't have favorites. I love finding inspiration from all sorts of people and genres.