Justin Hergett

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Justin is a Grammy-winning mixer and engineer. As chief engineer of Mirrorball Entertainment, he has worked on projects for artists such as Beyoncé, Jason Mraz, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Robin Thicke and Nick Jonas. Justin has a fully capable recording facility in Van Nuys where he records and mixes, outfitted with an analog console and ample outboard.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Justin Hergett
  • SoMo
  • Alicia Keys
  • CRX
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Robert DeLong
  • Amos Lee
  • Shara Worden
  • Padma Newsome
  • D.M. Stith
  • Nico & Vinz
  • Nico & Vinz
  • Nico & Vinz
  • Lea Michele
  • Nick Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
  • Jennifer Nettles
  • Cris Cab
  • Jason Mraz
  • Jason Mraz
  • Lady Gaga
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Daughtry
  • Beyoncé
  • Beyoncé
  • Robin Thicke
  • AFI
  • The Wanted
  • Ariana Grande
  • Ariana Grande
  • Christina Perri
  • Christina Perri
  • Casey Abrams
  • Cee Lo Green
  • Alicia Keys
  • Shiny Toy Guns
  • Jason Mraz
  • P!nk
  • P!nk
  • Lady Gaga
  • Javier Colon
  • Candy Dulfer
  • Jason Derulo
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Robin Thicke
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Overjoy
  • Charice
  • Lady Christmas
  • Ryan Cabrera
  • The Hot Sauce Committee

1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Lynz Munich
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    Justin is an extremely professional mix engineer. He knows what to listen for in your songs to make them as professional as possible. Imagine him working on your songs, the same guy who's worked with all those people in the credits! You'll be doing your music a favor if you work with him.

Interview with Justin Hergett

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Yes. Both have their benefits and drawbacks.

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

  4. A: Make sure to fully understand what the job of a mixer is and isn't. If you aren't happy with part of the production, fix it before finding a mixer. In general in life the better things are laid out from the start the happier everyone will be in the end.

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

  6. A: Laptop, PMC TwoTwo 6s, Cranesong Avocet, UAD and Fabfilter Plugins

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

  8. A: I moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and started working at a studio in Hollywood working on projects like Marilyn Manson, Motorhead, Puddle of Mudd. In 2010, I started assisting Tony Maserati and worked on up to doing Mix Engineering for him. After 10+ years in the industry I have gained a huge appreciate for what it takes for a successful project, though parts of it will always be a mystery.

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

  10. A: Don't ever intend to 'fix it in the mix', if it's important get it the way you want it before mixing.

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

  12. A: A sense of clarity, depth and separation / space.

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

  14. A: When mixing, I like to start by receiving a link and organize things while getting familiar with the arrangement and parts. During this discovery phase, I would push things around depending on what speaks to me, paying attention to the intentions of the production and what the potential audience would be listening for. I then typically would send a first pass to make sure the direction is acceptable. After a round of general comments, if possible, I love to have an attended session here in my Van Nuys studio or do a stream session to make sure every detail is perfect!

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have designed and setup my studio to be the ultimate hybrid setup, the best of both analog and digital. I have an API 1608 console that is at the heart, providing both a great sounding front end when tracking but also wonderful tones when summing a mix through it. That is added to with classic Neve preamps (1066s, 33114s) as well ample EQ and compression. On the digital side, I have hundreds of plugins to take the sound wherever needed.

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

  18. A: I have had the honor of learning from both Tony Maserati and Andrew Scheps, both of whom inspire my work deeply. Past that many artists are currently inspiring me with their creations and vision, some include: Jack Garratt, Sampha, Jon Bellion, Jeremy Zucker and Bazzi.

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

  20. A: Most commonly I'm tracking tracks that have been produced and mix them to improve the sound stage, depth, width, separation and sonic clarity. It's not about changing the DNA but expanding on the vision of the artist, producer and A&R. The end result being something that maximizes the impact on the intended audience.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bazzi
  • Beyoncé
  • Nick Jonas
Gear Highlights
  • API 1608
  • Neve Preamps
  • 1176s
  • Manley Vari Mu
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