Ollie Brown

Mixing Engineer

8 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Worked alongside Grammy nominated producers Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Andrew Bird), Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks, Lana Del Ray), Jennifer Decilveo (Hozier) and artists Cold War Kids, Declan Mckenna, Skegss, Julia Stone, Sister, Mackeson, Hazel English, Charley

Ollie is an Australian record producer, engineer, songwriter, mixer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. He has built his reputation as a go-to engineer by working alongside Grammy nominated producers Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Andrew Bird), Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks, Lana Del Ray), Jennifer Decilveo (Hozier, Miley Cyrus) and award-winning producers Tony Buchen and Sean Carey.
Brown has worked on a diverse range of recording sessions with artists such as Cold War Kids, Declan Mckenna, Sister, Mackeson, Skegss, Hazel English, Julia Stone (Angus & Julia Stone), Benjamin Jaffe, Emma Louise, Isabella Manfredi (The Preatures), Charley, GODTET and more.
Ollie is a multi-instrumentalist who focuses on exploring a visceral approach to recording, production and performance.Guiding and supporting artists through new sonic landscapes and possibilities. His intuitive style has developed with over ten years of studio experience, working on a number of musical projects all over Europe, The UK, Australia and the US.

As a singer/songwriter, he released three EP’s, performed at Byron Bay Bluesfest, toured internationally and shared stages around Australia with The Beach Boys, Michael Buble, Ron Sexsmith, Bic Runga, David Ryan Harris and many more. In 2011 he won a national competition run by ARIA (Australias Grammys) pocketing a $20,000 recording prize.

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8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Devon C.

    Ollie was super professional and communicative, would love to work with him again :)

  2. Review by Troy V.

    Great work and communication. Top rating.

  3. Review by Lizzie
    by Lizzie

    Ollie is an amazing artist. I gave him something no one else could figure out / make into a song that I genuinely liked and he nailed it. I highly recommend!!!

  4. Review by Jesse Judies

    Ollie has been assisting me with audio engineering, producing, mixing and mastering on my latest musical forays. He has an excellent ear for vibe and is a very encouraging voice when it comes to exploration and creativity.
    Most recently, Ollie and I had been collaborating on a mix during lockdown, which was tough but ultimately productive. Now that the lockdown has over, we are finishing the mixes in person and I'm really happy with the outcome.

  5. Review by Laura Zarb
    by Laura Zarb

    Ollie is a fantastic and talented musician/songwriter and this translates into being a great producer. When we worked on demoing some of my songs and also later mixing a live recording I sent to him, he listened to what I was trying express with my songs and he was always happy to make adjustments or check in to make sure he was on the right track. I also really appreciated that he understood the vibe I was going for, and came up with mixing ideas that brought the songs to life in a way I hadn't imaged. 10/10

  6. Review by Sam Buckingham
    by Sam Buckingham

    Ollie did an amazing job recording & mixing 4 tracks for me. He works quickly, knows what he's doing, is humble and has a great energy in the studio. I'm so happy with the sound and clarity of the tracks, it sounds natural and polished. Thanks Ollie!

  7. Review by Sasha
    by Sasha

    What a talented genuine human. I have been working with Ollie over the past 5 months on my EP and it has been a highly rewarding experience. His sensitivity, patience and ear have made for a really comfortable creative environment, bringing out the best in the project. I look forward to working with Ollie again and highly recommend him. He's got ya back!

  8. Review by Timothy James Bowen
    by Timothy James Bowen

    I’ve worked with Ollie on a number of different occasions over the past few years and he has always been absolutely phenomenal to work with. His versatility, flexibility and overall sensititivity in nailing the perfect soundscape for the project has been an invaluable asset to have in the studio. Having him onboard has always been such an incredible advantage. I would highly recommend Ollie for any project in the future.

Interview with Ollie Brown

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

  2. A: The song always comes first. People say recording is like taking a snapshot in time. Like a photograph but I like to think of it like painting on canvas. It's all about layers and textures, adding and removing at times. It must be exciting!

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

  4. A: Indie Rock, Alt Rock, Singer/songriter, Folk, Folk Rock, Alt Country, Acoustic, Indie Pop

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

  6. A: Your vision. Life, Excitement, warmth, edge.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I work with a combination of Analog and digital gear. I love the warm round sound of tubes and tape saturation!

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

  10. A: Peter Katis, Ethan Johns, Tchad Blake, Michael Brauer, The War On Drugs, The National, Ryan Adams, Tame Impala, Frightened Rabbit, Ray Lamontagne, Laura Marling, Blake Mills, Dawes

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

  12. A: I engineer, produce, mix and play guitar, drums, keys on most EP's and Albums that I'm working on. I usually work with Independent musicians, singer/songwriters and indie bands to help them achieve their sonic goals.

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

  14. A: Collaborating with like-minded people to create something that's worth putting out into the world.

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

  16. A: Have a conversation and make sure you're on the same page.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Seeing the bigger picture

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I was the Mixing Engineer, Co-Producer, Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around time is usually between 2-4 days. I understand that music is subjective and allow 2-3 revisions if necessary before adding additional costs for studio time.

GenresSounds Like
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Radiohead
  • Tame Impala
Gear Highlights
  • Neve 1073 Mic Pre
  • ACME XLA 500 Tube Compressor
  • Overstayer 8776A Imperial Channel
  • RCA 74b Ribbon Mic
  • 1/4 Inch Tape Machine
  • Mellotron
  • Organelle
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8
  • 1969 Fender Princeton
  • Martin D15M
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