I'm a Nashville based songwriter, producer & engineer. I help singer-songwriters create incredible recordings from demo to finished master. I specialize in indie-rock, indie-folk, & americana, but have experience in many genres. My songs have been on multiple Spotify editorial playlists and I've worked with clients from across the globe.
My perspective on the production process comes from working on both sides of the glass. With experience as both an artist & a producer, I've developed a unique workflow that keeps the creative momentum flowing.
I'll start by taking a listen to your demos and helping you iron out the arrangements to make the songs feel the best they can. I play multiple instruments and can jump in wherever is needed to help finish a track. I also have a trusted network of incredible studio musicians who I can recruit to contribute to your songs remotely. All of this will be included in my quote, once I hear your music and get an idea of who will be a good fit for it. During recording I work quickly and efficiently, but I always allowing time to experiment and talk through ideas.
Mixing is one of my favorite parts of the process. I mix in Pro Tools, and use my favorite plugins & outboard gear to add life and depth to your tracks. I prioritize creativity during mixing down to the last detail, usually spending at least a full day on each song. I spend this time automating, printing things through analog spring reverb, guitar pedals, re-amping, and pushing boundaries to create something completely unique.
After mixing I will connect you with one of my trusted mastering engineers, and make sure you have everything you need for a successful release.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
3 ReviewsEndorse Andrew Goldring
It is rare that you find an engineer who is as good at every instrument as they are at mixing. But lo and behold, Andrew is not only an insane musician but easily one of the best mix engineers I know. His work is fast, genuine, and wildly impressive. Working with him in the studio is a real joy and I always look forward to the next time we get to make music together.
I've worked with Andrew on various projects over the last 5+ years. He's mixed and mastered records of mine, co-produced my original material and material for other clients, helped me with arrangements and other collaborations.
First and foremost, Andrew is a great person. He's positive, kind, multi-talented and has genuine passion for all things music. He brings a great attitude to every session and is always willing to get outside of the box. I'm continually impressed with his work and look forward to sending more work his way.
The best!!... hire Andrew for all production, engineering and mixing needs–especially for singer-songwriter type stuff. He's a killer songwriter himself so he knows exactly how to approach those types of songs : ) Also literally one of the best guitarists I know AND he plays drums + bass–pretty much everything actually!!
Interview with Andrew Goldring
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been fortunate to work on a variety of projects recently. I've been working with Max Helgemo, a singer songwriter here in Nashville, Juliet Sunflower based in Melbourne, Australia, and Jordan Burchel out of Gainseville FL to name a few. I also mixed & co-produced an upcoming EP for Verner Calvin, an artist based out of Taiwan. Earlier this year I got to flex my mixing & mastering muscles a lot, I mixed an instrumental record by jazz drummer Billy Martin of the critically acclaimed band Medeski, Martin & Wood. I mastered full length albums by Josaleigh Pollett, Dad Legs, and singles by Dawn Chorus, A. Vos, & many more. I'm also working on my own music when I'm in between client projects. I've released 5 songs this year and have a few upcoming releases on the horizon!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process starts by meeting the artist wherever they're at. Some artists are pretty far along in their vision for a project, which is great! I love to hop on board and help them refine what they are hearing in their head. This may mean that I get involved for the final stages of the recording process, adding some guitar or analog synth to the tracks, then doing a mix for them and helping facilitate mastering. Sometimes artists who are self-recording just need that second set of ears to help get things finalized. I love working on projects like these as a producer, because I've been the artist before in that exact same position. I understand exactly what it's like to have a song that's 80% finished, but you just need some outside perspective to get it to where it needs to go. On the other hand, many artists I work with don't have a fully realized vision for what they want a recording to sound like, but they have great songs. In these cases I find a lot of fulfillment in building an aesthetic for them from the ground up. I'll start by taking the demos or raw song structures, and working through the arrangements and brainstorming ideas with the client. Then I'll build a session on my end, using their existing demo or helping them create scratch tracks. I'll then build out the song, bringing in my team of session players if needed to create a killer vibe. Once a solid foundation is laid that we're all happy with, the artist can lay down their parts either remotely, or at a session with me in person. I'm available to stream sessions through Audiomovers as well, which allows me to give feedback/help coach through performances in real time if needed!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio is built around a UAD Apollo, and I have a great collection of instruments available here. Some really cool vintage guitars and great sounding mics. I also have an amazing monitoring setup. When mixing I switch between Yamaha NS10's, custom built Tyler Acoustics mastering speakers, and a mono Auratone speaker to make sure things are translating and I can hear every detail. I also regularly work sessions as a freelancer at several studios around Nashville. If there's something that I can't do remotely from my place, I'll schedule some time at one of the amazing studios around here to make it happen!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lately I've been inspired by producers such as Blake Mills, Shawn Everett, Ethan Gruska, Noah Georgeson, Tony Berg, just to name a few. I'm also continually obsessed with classic rock & music from the 60's & 70's. I grew up listening to The Beatles, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, etc. I'm a record store geek and pull inspiration from many different types of music, everything from Folk to Rap to Alternative Rock & Pop. But I'm an indie rocker at heart. I like to aim for an analog aesthetic with my recordings, but also keep things sounding modern & fresh. I love combining Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi textures across a mix.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My favorite work to do is producing singer-songwriters in the indie folk / indie rock genre. I love the satisfaction of bringing a song from a demo all the way to a release-ready master that blows the artist's expectations out of the water. I love building a team of musicians and engineers around an artist who can elevate their music to the next level. I also really enjoy mixing! I do a lot of mixes for people who've finished recording their own project, and need another set of ears.