Darrell Thorp

Mixer-Beck-Foo Fighters

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7 Time Grammy Award Winning (Beck, Radiohead, Molotov, Swithfoot, Outkast) 2 Time TEC Award Winning (Radiohead, Beck) Los Angeles based recording and mix engineer with 21 years experience working with A list clients. Several number top 10 albums and radio chart toping mixes.

Darrell Thorp has had 21 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” Twenty One Pilots “Trench”, Phillip Phillips, Foster the People and 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, Scissor Sisters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripe, And PJ Harvey.
And the video series Off Main Street with Thundercat and Midlake.

Darrell is also working with PureMix as a Mentor/Instructor. Currently Darrell has two mixing tutorials with the band Future Elevators and a live show mix with Foster the People. And more tutorials are coming in the future focusing on tracking live.

"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."

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Darrell Thorp
  • Metric
  • Phillip Phillips
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foo Fighters
  • Roger Waters
  • Eliot Bronson
  • Foster the People
  • Cheap Trick
  • James Supercave
  • Fitz & 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
  • Holly Conlan
  • Switchfoot
  • Hyperstory
  • Other Lives
  • Other Lives
  • Sara Lov
  • 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
  • Elton John
  • Elton John
  • Glenn Close
  • Travis
  • P!nk
  • Richard Marx
  • Richard Marx
  • Brian Setzer
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Burning Rain
  • Blue Plate Special
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Monifah
  • Beck
  • Cheshires
  • Fitz & the Tantrums
  • Anderson East
  • Kiev
  • Kiev
  • August Eve
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Beverley Knight
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Beverley Knight
  • Noel
  • Noel
  • DJ Supreme
  • Shaheed
  • Christian Lopez Band
  • Duquette Johnston
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Julie Mintz
  • Tim & Adam
  • Beverley Knight

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Nick C.
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    Darrell is an incredible engineer with amazing value for what he delivers. He was patient, kind, and extremely easy to work with throughout the whole process of mixing our latest single. I highly recommend working with him as I am sure you will be more than satisfied with his work.

  2. Review by Eight.Two
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    Darrell Thorp got this mix sounding open and punchy on his first go. His skill as a world class engineer is undeniable, this mix leaps forward with a loud sparkling rock sound. It is a high bar to achieve such a polished mix right out of the gate. Spectacular work, Darrell nailed it!

  3. Review by Judah
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    His work is superb. Very patience and skilled at his art.

  4. Review by Brendan
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    Darrell rocks, super nice guy and great ears! Always doing creative things you wouldn't expect, but are always welcome. I've learned a lot from Darrell and I know you won't be disappointed!

  5. Review by JT Daly
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    I’ve worked with Darrell on multiple albums now. Before every session I always sit the artist/band down and tell them - "he's gonna do at least one thing today that will blow your mind." - and every-single-time, he does exactly that.
    He's willing to go wherever the song leads. I've had him absolutely wreck sounds for me and I've had him get the most pure/natural tones. He can do it all. Some engineers/mixers are only as creative as the artist they're working with. Darrell is not that, what he is doing, is art.

  6. Review by Jamie Lidell
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    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Darrell for both the recording and mixing process of several projects.

    All I can say is hes extremely professional. That means he’s fast, efficient, beyond proficient and experienced with all manner of setups.

    Having that level of confidence in an engineer means you can dream it and make it real. That’s the alchemy you want!

    As a mixer I’ve found him fast and badass.
    He can nail a mix in the box or on a console.

    Don’t hesitate. Darrell can do it all !!

  7. Review by Micharl Meisel
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    My name is Michael Meisel and I'm a manager with Silva Artist Management.

    I've worked with Darrell Thorp -- on projects for various clients including Beck, Foo Fighters, and Jenny Lewis -- for over 15 years. In addition to being a nice guy, his skills are excellent. In addition to all the work he does with my clients, I've referred him to several other projects over the years...and I always get thanked profusely for doing so.

    I can recommend him without question.

    Best regards.

    Michael

    Michael Meisel

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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