Rob McGovern

Mix and Master Hip-Hop & R&B

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Hello my name is Rob McGovern. (also known as Ra) I own on3trackmind recording studios in Freeport NY and i am a professional Mix Engineer with expertise in Hip-Hop & R&B.

We offer clean, full and crisp Mixes, with range and power. We add layers of sound effects, rhythmic edits, and creative tempo-synced delays. Our subtlety will make your mixes stand out among other certified product. Finesse is necessary to craft an authentic hip-hop sound. And we are proven to deliver time and again.

Our guaranteed Mastering Packages add thickness, body and depth. They have spins on Hot97, Power 105.1, Shade45, Worldstar, Vlad TV, and have been blogged by Mishka, Nahright, and many others.

We offer Hi-Fi recording (for streaming on TIDAL) with our remarkable Neve 1073lb Pres and the workhorse boutique gem, Neumann u87.

With any questions feel free to call us at (347) 770-6361

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

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  1. Review by Beau Shaye
    by Beau Shaye

    Previously recorded Brooklyn, Soho & Midtown (all more convenient for me because I live in Brooklyn.) I happened to get referred to on3trackmind and have been recording there for a couple years now. Professional grade mixes, recording... and above all else, Rob is engaged. he's not the apathetic "just pressing buttons" type so common in NY area.

Interview with Rob McGovern

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

  2. A: I promise your records will meet or beat the major label standard of quality.

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

  4. A: I love being a part of the culture. And there is no greater rush than being at the center of an amazing recording or mixing session.

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. A: Honestly the question i get asked the most is "what are your rates?"

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: There is so much subtlety to professional mixing that alot of what we do goes overlooked or underappreciated.

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

  10. A: So, what are we working on?

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

  12. A: Ask the questions you want to ask before hiring anyone. Miscommunication is the no.1 issue that arises in these sessions and it can always be 100% avoided as long as you educate yourself.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Unique and Relevant.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: I would love to work with Alchemist and Action Bronson. They just seem like alot of fun.

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

  18. A: Always sidechain compress your stripes using the kick drum as your key input. But keep it subtle.

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

  20. A: Hip-Hop and R&B Music.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Mixing as Art.

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

  24. A: Life, Energy, Power, Clarity, Beauty and Cohesion.

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

  26. A: I start by arranging the session so that i am comfortable looking at it and all the information i need is readily available. I will get basic levels, and then do a stage of tightening. Then i will do basic effects and do a stage of tightening. By this point i am near where i need to be and will assess the entire song to determine if it is missing anything (or if it's doing too much). Once i've reached a conclusion that we are ready for a bounce, it's the first mix.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: We have a two floor facility located across the street from Freeport LIRR. Large live room, two lounges. Our control room has a central mastering desk where we have all of our outboard gear easily accessible.

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

  30. A: I love Young Guru, the gentleman who mixes Rick Ross' albums (can't remember his name), the RZA, Alchemist, and others

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

  32. A: I record and Mix hip-hop and R&B records on a daily basis here at on3trackmind.

Terms Of Service

Turn Around Time will vary by project but typically small 1-2 song projects will be returned within three days, larger projects may take 2-3 weeks.

I allow two stages of revisions.

Gear Highlights
  • Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor
  • Neve 1073lb Pres
  • Avalon 737sp
  • Apogee Symphony I/O
  • Bryston 3BST/NS10
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