My name is Ian Murray. I am a recent graduate from SAE Institute, an audio school in NYC. My work is for the budget minded artist looking for professional results.

My school has trained me and I have gained experience from my own projects and helping others. Collaboration is very important to me. So I will not just take your projects and spit something back half finished. I prefer it when there is a good amount of back and forth in terms of communication of your needs and expectations. My rates will always be fair. If you are unhappy with what I produce, depending on the situation, there will be no payment needed. I am ready to work with anyone who shows dedication.

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools 11
  • Logic X
  • Ableton Live 9
  • Complete Waves
  • iZotope and FabFilter Plugins
  • Yamaha HS7 monitor speakers
  • Beyer Dynamic DT 770 Pro and Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones
  • BLUE Bluebird microphone

Terms of Service

Revisions within reason, this is for both your happiness and mine. Turn-around time will vary from project to project - expect within a week or less for most.

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Interview with Ian A Murray

Analog or digital and why?
Digital. I love the warmth analog can bring to a mix but more often than not it comes down to money. Tape and analog gear is expensive. Digital plug-ins and emulators, these days, have the ability to accurately recreate audio. In the end it will come down to preference and funding.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long will this take? I can work very fast and efficiently. It will come down to how long a time you would like to spend on it.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are your ideas for the final product? Do you want me involved or are you just looking for me to create your ideas? What elements do you want at the front of the mix? What is the deadline and how many revisions are you willing to accept?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be open and inquisitive. If you are wondering how or why I did something just let me know. I am always ready to take constructive criticism into account.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
While I was at The American University of Paris I studied film. I realized the part of film I actually liked was the sound. Sound has been my hobby for the past 6 years. The past year has been my official training and work in studio settings.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was the head audio engineer on a project from, professional guitarist/composer, Raymond Gonzalez. It was one of my first tastes of professional audio engineering. I am proud of it because I was able to help with every part of the recording process.
How would you describe your style?
Flexible and friendly. It helps me mix when I get along with an artist.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Lapalux. He is a genius when it comes to sound and synth design.
Can you share one music production tip?
Start with all faders down and work up. It will help you found out what has the greatest presence and what needs the most help.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip Hop, R&B, Lo-Fi, and Indie.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I would like to think I bring the ideas of the artist to life but with my own personal touches. If the artist wants my ideas more present in the mix I will do my part.
What's your typical work process?
I like to here what the artist wants from the mix first. Then I play through the mix several times taking my own notes and placing markers within which ever DAW I am using.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and editing.