Mike Cresswell

Mixing/Mastering

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Awarded Best Engineered Record Latin Grammy for mixing the album Tropix by Céu. RIAA certified platinum (Third Eye Blind). 2x Grammy nominated (Ledisi, Los Amigos Invisibles). Looking for creative artists who want to craft their own unique sound.

With over 25 years of professional experience, learning from the best in the business, Mike has become very adept at listening to songs and recognizing their unrealized sonic potential. Whether you need a complete overhaul or just touch up, he can handle it tastefully with expertise.

Really interested in hearing your project! Please let me know how I can help.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Mike Cresswell
  • Céu
  • Pigeon John
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Céu
  • Lyrics Born
  • Ledisi
  • Têtes Raides
  • Têtes Raides
  • Latyrx
  • Latyrx
  • Doseone
  • Doseone
  • ALO
  • Antonionian
  • Antonionian
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Pigeon John
  • Pigeon John
  • Joyo Velarde
  • Joyo Velarde
  • General Elektriks
  • General Elektriks
  • Rootbeer
  • Rootbeer
  • Rootbeer
  • Ledisi
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Lyrics Born
  • Bart Davenport
  • Eulogies
  • Eulogies
  • 2nd Day Crush
  • Lifesavas
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Craig T. Cooper
  • Dappled Cities
  • Dappled Cities
  • Lyrics Born
  • Honeycut
  • Honeycut
  • Honeycut
  • Honeycut
  • Peter Walker
  • Lyrics Born
  • Blackalicious
  • Blackalicious
  • Blackalicious
  • Haiku D'etat
  • Peter Walker
  • Those Darn Accordions!
  • Lateef & the Chief
  • Lateef & the Chief
  • Lifesavas
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Pax217
  • Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Konkhra
  • Will Bernard
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Jerry Cantrell
  • Far from Home
  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Pomegranate
  • Pomegranate
  • Doppler Effect
  • Problem Child
  • The Stylistics
  • Emily Bezar
  • Huey Lewis
  • Huey Lewis & the News
  • Beggars
  • Lenny Williams
  • The Bogmen
  • Blindside Blues Band
  • Headnodic

Interview with Mike Cresswell

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

  2. A: Céu Tropix. Mixing her album was a real pleasure. Very satisfying to see the reaction to it. Ages young to old, across the musical spectrum all love it. Winning Best Contemporary Pop and Best Engineered Record Latin Grammy's 2016. Nevermen. Featuring Mike Patton, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), and Doseone. Getting the call to mix that record sent chills down my spine. Mixing this record was literally a dream come true. So many more too!

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: That you will be happy.

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

  6. A: I love how each project has different challenges and the collaboration of making something great.

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

  8. A: Kind of ridiculous to be on a desert island with gear but I'll play along. Echoplex EP-3. RCA BA-6a. SSL 4k. AKG BX-20. NS-10s.

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

  10. A: Right after high school I attended Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in 1992. Graduated in 93 and moved to San Francisco. Worked my way up as an assistant / tape op in several legendary studios. Went completely freelance in 99 and have been working professionally ever since.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Freestyle with an exacting finish.

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

  14. A: Go with your gut.

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: Something with a beat and a melody mostly.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Big bag of tricks. If something isn't working I've always got another idea.

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

  20. A: Hopefully its potential to be as good as it can be.

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

  22. A: Listening to the rough mix. Determining what makes the song work. Getting the core elements to work together. Find moments of inspiration. Build on that. Refine, refine, refine...

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Pro Tools HD. Bunch of plugins and a heap of old funky stuff.

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

  26. A: Sun Ra. Hopeton Overton Brown (Scientist).

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

  28. A: Mixing. Some mastering.

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Perfume do Invisivel by Ceu

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

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