Darrell Thorp

Mixing Engineer

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10 Time Grammy Award Winning (Beck, Radiohead, Molotov, Swithfoot, Foo Fighters) 3 Time TEC Award Winning (Radiohead, Beck) Los Angeles based recording and mix engineer with 24 years experience working with all level of clients. Several number top 10 albums and radio chart toping mixes.

Darrell Thorp has had 23 years experience working in world class commercial studios in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, London, Paris and many other locations through his career. Along with working in first class recording studios adding to his discography with recording and mixing for Artist Beck ”Sea Change”, “Morning Phase”, “Colors”,Foo Fighters “Concrete And Gold” & "Medicine at Midnight", Dream Widow Self Titled, Twenty One Pilots “Trench”, Foster the People, Reba Mcentire, Barry Gibb, many many more.

Including album and record engineering and mixing Darrell has been busy behind the scenes with video productions. Recording and mixing on the acclaimed TV series From The Basement featuring Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Foster The People, Beck etc...

Darrell is also working with PureMix as a Mentor/Instructor 2 mixing tutorials and a tracking start to finish series with "Produce like a Pro"

"I love to mix.  And I am happy to work with you on your project taking your music to the next level. So many of my clients are always thanking me for making their sonic vision come to reality.  I strive to work a record that sounds FINAL."

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Darrell Thorp
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Jade Bird
  • Barry Gibb
  • Halsey
  • Deafheaven
  • Deafheaven
  • Halsey
  • Foo Fighters
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Zero Brothers
  • Camila
  • Chris Shiflett
  • Chris Shiflett
  • Randy Rogers
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Randy Rogers
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Metric
  • Phillip Phillips
  • Idina Menzel
  • Dan Mangan
  • Dan Mangan
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foo Fighters
  • Roger Waters
  • Eliot Bronson
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Foster the People
  • Cheap Trick
  • James Supercave
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Future Elevators
  • Future Elevators
  • Unloved
  • M83
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Beverley Knight
  • HONEYHONEY
  • HONEYHONEY
  • Anderson East
  • Chris Isaak
  • Nate Ruess
  • Julia Holter
  • Third Day
  • Molotov
  • Skating Polly
  • Lili Haydn
  • Beck
  • Kan Wakan
  • Kan Wakan
  • Anastacia
  • Spain
  • Foster the People
  • Atoms for Peace
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Nite Jewel
  • Chris Mann
  • Thurston Moore
  • Sara Lov
  • Stephen Malkmus
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Stephen Malkmus
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Drive A
  • Drive A
  • Radiohead
  • Yoav
  • Yoav
  • Jamie Lidell
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Dead Snares
  • Dead Snares
  • Dead Snares
  • Dead Snares
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • The Secret Sisters
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Holly Conlan
  • Switchfoot
  • Hyperstory
  • Other Lives
  • Other Lives
  • Sara Lov
  • Filter
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • The Stiletto Formal
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Radiohead
  • Thom Yorke
  • Thom Yorke
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Sara Lov
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Ray Charles
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Air
  • Air
  • Radiohead
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Thom Yorke
  • Beck
  • Andy Stochansky
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • P!nk
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Ray Charles
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • Andy Stochansky
  • Travis
  • Ryan Cabrera
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • Radiohead
  • Big Dismal
  • Masanori Sasaji
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • OutKast
  • Jay-Z
  • Jay-Z
  • Headstrong
  • Jacintha
  • The Wallflowers
  • Beck
  • Filter
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Eden Atwood
  • Jason Falkner
  • Jason Falkner
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Clint Black
  • Terry Evans
  • Nate Dogg
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Elton John
  • Elton John
  • Glenn Close
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • P!nk
  • Richard Marx
  • Richard Marx
  • Brian Setzer
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Burning Rain
  • Blue Plate Special
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Monifah
  • Beck
  • Travis
  • Kimon Kirk
  • Barry Gibb
  • Cheshires
  • Sabrina Pirzada
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Travis
  • Anderson East
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis
  • Kiev
  • Kiev
  • Brent Cobb
  • August Eve
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Beverley Knight
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Beverley Knight
  • Noel
  • Noel
  • Travis
  • DJ Supreme
  • Shaheed
  • Travis
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Beck
  • Christian Lopez Band
  • Duquette Johnston
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Travis
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Travis
  • Julie Mintz
  • Travis
  • Tim & Adam
  • Beverley Knight
  • Sabrina Pirzada
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Dolly Parton
  • Barry Gibb
  • Jason Isbell
  • Barry Gibb

49 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Roxanne Zahav
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    I couldn't be happier! Absolutely perfect! He created the gorgeous, full sound I was looking for and there's so much careful attention to detail. I am really grateful for his talent and look forward to more projects with him in the future.

  2. Review by Nian T.
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    Darrell is an absolute pleasure to work with, wonderful! mix!

  3. Review by Eric S.
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    Darrell is a genius mixing engineer. Your dreams will come true with him moving the faders. I'll be coming back for more.

  4. Review by Sanny Veloo
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    If you want your songs to inspire you like never before, and fill you with inspiration and motivation along your music journey, get them mixed by Darrell. I feel so blessed to have had my tracks mixed by this man! A true genius and wizard! He gets it, he loves rock, and he will do all he can to be sure that you are happy with your mix!!!

  5. Review by David U.
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    Another amazing mix from Darrell. I'm a big fan of his work. I will definitely work with him again.

  6. Review by David U.
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    Darrell took our song to the next level. He understood our vision and delivered absolutely amazing mix. Communication was smooth and easy and the delivery was so fast that I wonder if he ever sleeps. I will definitely work with him again.

  7. Review by David
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    Woot! Another stellar mix from Darrell! Superb! Always able to bring out the magic gems! And great guy to work with! Highly recommended!

  8. Review by Sivan L.
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    Darrell is an exceptional person. I loved that i had the oppurtunity to work with him and learned so much in the process.

  9. Review by David
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    Darrell always delivers! Can guarantee a stellar mix when working with him; and takes the time to tweak certain things to your liking, at the end. Great working with him again as always. Great guy! I look forward to the next song!

  10. Review by No New Lovers
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    There is a reason this man has 10 Grammys. He took our tunes and made the vocals sound like butter, made the drums knock harder, and put a beautiful polish on the entire mix. 10/10 will work with him again.

  11. Review by Sanny Veloo
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    My song was mixed out of the garage and into the stadiums Darrell!!! Thank you Sir!

    Throughout the entire process, Darrell was super accommodating of my tweaks, willing to try some things, was really fast (one-day turnaround for tweaks), very communicative, super chill and friendly about it all.

    Never once did he make me feel like he was a "9 time Grammy award winner". In fact, he made me feel like he genuinely wanted to help me get the sound in my head and that I was happy with the mix!

  12. Review by Leon R.
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    Darrell's mixes are refined at a level that only a few people in the industry are capable of. Part of it might be industry knowledge but ultimately its his ear. He delivered two equally perfect mixes, in two different modes/approaches because I'm in a discovery path right now and I felt like only a guy like him could help me see the direction of each one. Unbelievably good. Now I'm stuck because how am I supposed to do anything with anyone else now.

  13. Review by Benjamin P.
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    Darrell is an absolute mixing beast. He instantly understood my track and made it huge! I loved all of his work and now I love working with him. He is a really kind person and I highly recommend him as a mixing engineer.

  14. Review by Jared H.
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    I feel lucky every time I work with Darrell!

  15. Review by Dinny S.
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    Top notch engineer and customer service. Darrell was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. Really went above and beyond to make me happy. AND my song sounds incredible. 100% would recommend to anyone who is serious about their music and will work with again.

  16. Review by Griffin B.
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    Darrell is great to work with! Professional and talented. Gets the job done right.

  17. Review by Griffin B.
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    Darrell is an excellent engineer and is incredibly easy to work with. There's not much else to say other than if you give him a song to mix, it'll come back sounding fantastic. Looking forward to working more with him in the future

  18. Review by Ryan S.
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    Darrell put in 110%

  19. Review by David
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    Darrell is a top notch mixer/producer and well worth the wait! He is AMAZING and knows just what to do with the mix and how to counter-balance things as well. Made things nice and smooth and well rounded. There are certain eq's that are really pleasing, that only he had the talent to find and tune into. Super talented, nice guy to work with and well worth the wait!

  20. Review by elgquist
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    Darrel did a master job mixing our single. Fast and very sharp 👍

Interview with Darrell Thorp

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: All the amazing projects I have been so honored to be apart of its one project that I am most proud of. Dead Snares "Speak the Language". I Co-Produced, Engineered and Mixed the album with my very good friend Jeffrey Cain. Jeffrey is one of the Best human beings on planet earth. I love to hang, create and laugh with him. Sonically its some of my best work, Musically its an amazing journey.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: HMMMMMM... I can't Say... AHHHH. This year has been a great year for me engineering and mixing some really cool projects BUT... I can't disclose the dirty details as it will ruin release plans.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: BOTH.... BOTH... Why not both. Printing mixes to half inch. Cutting basic tracks to 2inch 16 track then dumping to pro tools editing and overdubs. DONE... 15ips CCIR, 30 IPS AES its all fun. Both are such a great tool, we don't have to choose one over the other. Analog has a thing, digital has a thing. But with todays world of working you can utilize both on a project and achieve amazing results. AND ITS FUN!!!

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I love to the freedom to create and be inspired by music. I get to work on really good songs all the time. So good they are stuck in my HEED for days on end. Its very rewarding to see a track that has not clarity or life become LIFE after a few hours of compression, eq, balance, effects.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What is your vision for you project ? Do you want me to try and mix the way IM inspired or is there a certain direction the artist is looking for ?

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

  12. A: Start with one song. See If you are both on the same page before committing to an entire album. I see allot of people hire someone and then realize a song or two into the project "this is not the right direction". And that can be taste or skill level but usually I feel its taste. Better to start out slow and

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Depending on my availability when booking myself for a mix I can give a time frame of when I can deliver mixes to clients. Usually within a week. I am happy to do 5 recalls per song.

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