Music is all about the energy. My job isn't finished until you can't help but sing along to your own songs. I approach music from an artists' perspective, and use guitar pedals and outboard processing to create unique and immersive worlds for each song to live in.
My name's Sam Barna, I'm a guitarist and mix engineer from Brooklyn, NY. I play in the Indie-Emo band Strawberry Blonde and having been recording, mixing, and producing records for the past six years.
My primary goal is to help you help your song. I strive every day to deliver high-quality mixes that are brimming with emotion and command their own signature sonic landscape. With the help of a unique collection of outboard gear and pedals, I use texture to draw out the emotional depth in a performance and create contrast in the mix. Music is my passion and I will work tirelessly with you until the sound you're envisioning in your head is what's coming through the speakers.
You can check out some of my work here on the right. If you like what I do, let's discuss your project to see if we'd make a good fit! I enjoy working in many different styles and would love to get to know you.
P.S. The better understanding I have of where you're coming from, the better I can help you get where you're going. If you decide to hire me, it'd be super helpful if you could send over a few notes and details about the songs, what they mean to you, the emotion you're conveying and a few examples of other artists and songs that represent what you're about. I'm all about communication so don't hesitate to drop me a line!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
1 ReviewsEndorse Sam Barna
Sam engineered and mixed my band, Fern Dells’ record. We were in no way an easy group to work with and sam met our indecisiveness and lack of direction with patience and ministration. He was professional, contributed plenty of great ideas, and brought out the best in each of us. I couldn’t be more happy with how our record came out. Sam listened to our mix notes and we were satisfied with the mix after very few revisions.
Interview with Sam Barna
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The two things that make or break a song are the emotion in a performance and the arrangement. When those two elements are working off of each other, everything else tends to just fall into place.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Malleable. I cater my style to whatever the song calls for and do my best to leave my ego at the door.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What have you been listening to lately? What in particular are you trying to say with this song (and/or record)? What in particular inspired this song - musical or otherwise? Do you have any specific memories linked to this song?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always treat your music with the respect and care it deserves.