Randy "Hoot" Brown

Mixing/Recording Engineer

4 Reviews (3 Verified)
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I currently work at Paramount Recording Studios after years of shadowing numerous Grammy-winning/nominated engineers and producers in Chicago. I'm confident that I can help you achieve the sound in your head. Being an artist is challenging enough, so let me worry about the technical stuff!

After years of cutting my teeth in Chicago under the engineers that brought you artists like G Herbo, DMX, Chance the Rapper, and many more Billboard chart-topping artists, I decided to take my career to Los Angeles where I was fortunate enough to be hired at the legendary Paramount Recording Studios. I am more than confident that I have the tools to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want your sound to be!

Send me a message and we can talk about your next project! As a producer, musician, and engineer, there are very few things I can't help out with. I also have a ton of ways to contribute to projects as a re-amping engineer, pre-mix console saturation services, etc. if you would prefer to mix your project yourself but get a little "boost" before sitting down to do so. Just get in touch and we can make your project stand out!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Brandon C.

    Right off the rip Randy's profile really stood out to me because I felt like he actually cared about helping me get that sound I was looking for. He was very patient as well as helpful and informative during the whole process.
    As an indie artist with little experience he has already taught me so much that will help me in all of my future recordings. Even after the quality work he had done on my song he went the extra mile to help me get it all the way finished. 13/10 would recommend

  2. Review by Vincent

    Randy was very accomodating and up front, making the process very easy

  3. Review by Jay N.
    by Jay N.

    Took what had been good ideas on my hard drive for 6+ months, to a great song. Thorough, responsive and above all else bloody good at what he does, you’d be very (repeat very) hard-pressed to find anyone better. Thank you!

  4. Review by Leo Music Design
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    A pleasure working on these cool beats

Interview with Randy "Hoot" Brown

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Analog across the full mix, digital on the track-level (unless I'm hitting something HARD). This way of working allows the mix to exist in the real world for a little bit and pick up some tone from real transformers/circuitry, but recalls aren't nearly the same headache as a full-analog mix.

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

  4. A: My PMC monitors, a computer, and then I'd take acoustic treatment over 3 pieces of gear. It doesn't matter how good you get the mix to sound if the room doesn't translate to the real world.

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

  6. A: Over-dubbing you've heard of, but under-dubbing is also a thing...

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

  8. A: Fresh perspective! The best part about hiring me as a mixer (besides the fact that I've trained myself to hear some intense details) is that I haven't been beating my ears up with the rough mix the way that producers and artists are forced to. I'm gonna hear it the way your audience members will hear it, so I do what needs to be done and get out of the way while bringing all that I can to it.

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

  10. A: Receive stems, organize and edit, THEN get fancy with the plugins. I like to think that I've improved things considerably before I even start with the processing.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: PMC Two-Two Six speakers and an Obsidian Bus Compressor attached to Apogee converters are the main highlights. Past that, I have a few extra outboard toys and pretty much ALL of the plugins!

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

  14. A: Dilated Peoples, Dr. Dre, and Dilla are my top three, but Rage Against the Machine, Gramatik, Robert Glasper, and anything grimy out of NYC holds a special place in my heart!

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

  16. A: Online I usually find myself mixing. That said, I work in LA as a freelance recording engineer as well.

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Terms Of Service

A typical turnaround is 4-7 days for a first draft. Comes with 5 revisions with the option to extend, generally not necessary as I've been doing this for a while!

GenresSounds Like
  • JAY-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • J. Cole
Gear Highlights
  • Obsidian Bus Compressor
  • Apogee Symphony I/O mkII
  • Custom Tube LDC
  • Modfied hardware 1176
  • etc.
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