Parker Holmes

Mixing/Mastering Engineer

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Professional quality mixing and mastering, for a fraction of the price.

My name is Parker Holmes. I've been a mixing/mastering engineer since I was 14. Over my time with artists, studios, and producers, I've grown to realize that a high-quality mix and master service is often out of reach for smaller bands, as the prices are often astronomically high. Although a tremendous amount of work goes into this craft, I'm dedicated to assisting artists in achieving the best quality music they can for a reasonable price.

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Interview with Parker Holmes

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

  2. A: The "In the Pines" LP. It was my first big album, and it took nearly 2 years to record, edit, mix and master. Everyone involved was in high school, so balancing our lives was a bit stringy.

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

  4. A: Mastering for a blues band out of Cincinnati.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. They have their own use cases and pros/cons.

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

  8. A: You WILL love the way your music sounds. I guarantee it.

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

  10. A: Making music!

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

  12. A: What my rates are, and who I've worked with. My answers can be found on my profile!

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

  14. A: The amount of time it takes to REALLY work on a song.

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

  16. A: What is a style or song you love the sound of? Why are you releasing your music? Who do you want it to appeal to?

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

  18. A: Make sure your music is completely ready to be mixed and mastered.

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

  20. A: An SM57, a stand, an XLR cable, a computer, and an audio interface.

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

  22. A: I am a computer scientist. I started out recording when I was 14, and haven't stopped learning since.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Straightforward, easy, and relaxed.

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

  26. A: Donovan Melero. His vocal work is incredible.

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

  28. A: Always get the best source sound you can!

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

  30. A: A large variety, but usually Hip-Hop or Rock.

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

  32. A: Energy, depth, and emotion.

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

  34. A: Depends on the work! I am incredibly organized, so all work is done in a set order.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: My studio setup is a two story performing arts studio in Cincinnati. Located in a calm area, the 3 isolation rooms, 2 drum rooms (20 ft. tall), and open space allows for a great recording space.

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

  38. A: Hail the Sun, Deafheaven, Kendrick Lamar, and many, many others.

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

  40. A: Mastering!

Terms Of Service

Typical Turn-Around Time for:
Mixing: 5-7 Days
Mastering: 1-2 Days
Editing: 3-5 Days
Beat Producing: 2-4 Days

Revisions Allowed: 2 Maximum.

Complete Song Process: $100 Flat Rate

GenresSounds Like
  • Nirvana
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Circa Survive
Gear Highlights
  • Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2
  • Waves Ultimate Bundle
  • Shure SM57 (6)
  • Shure Beta 52A (2)
  • Rode Nt5 (2)
  • AudioTechnica AT2040 (1)
  • Rode NTK (1)
  • JBL LSR305 (2)
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