Audio WMC

Mixing & Mastering

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I care about your music! My goal is to help your music reach it's full potential by delivering a sound that will reinforce, enhance, or contribute to the message of your music. I specialize in helping musicians who record at home create amazing sounding records. Send me a message about your project!

Went to school at Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music, and currently based in Los Angeles.

- I am happy to send more relevant examples of my work, I can only put one up here. Please reach out!

- I allow for as many revisions as needed; I view it as one of the most important parts of the job! To keep things efficient I do put a time limit of 30 business days from delivery of first pass.

- I can offer discounts for mulit-song projects and first time clients.

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

7 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kal
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    Audio is very kind, fast and makes all the changes I needed for the mix of my song, even it was a challenging one!
    I can recommand this very serious engineer!
    Always a pleasure to give a job to Audio :)

  2. Review by Michael P.
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    Will's attention to detail in the production of audio as well his own musicality and knowledge took our project to a higher and professional level. This is my second time working with Will and he did a really great job mixing and mastering our project with precise detail. Would definitely recommend hiring Will for your projects!

  3. Review by Michael P.
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    I'd highly recommend hiring Will for your audio production needs. Will really takes the time to put thoughtful decisions into the process of making your song sound the best that it possibly could and has the skills necessary to make those decisions fast. His understanding of musicality across multiple genres and styles really makes him easy to talk to when it comes to articulating what you want your project to sound like in the end.

  4. Review by Kal
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    Audio is very serious, works fast, listens to every request, finds beautiful ways to make your "sound better". I strongly recommand him. Very reliable technician. Nice person. Remarkable :)

  5. Review by Ty D.
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    Will Chen has been extremely helpful every time I purchase his services. He listens to your specific needs and with undivided attention helps you achieve the artistic goal you have in mind. He is very knowledgeable in his field and I highly recommend him.

  6. Review by Ty D.
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    Will Chen has been extremely helpful every time I purchase his services. He listens to your specific needs and with undivided attention helps you achieve the artistic goal you have in mind. He is very knowledgeable in his field and I highly recommend him.

  7. Review by Ty D.
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    Will Chen has been extremely helpful every time I purchase his services. He listens to your specific needs and with undivided attention helps you achieve the artistic goal you have in mind. He is very knowledgeable in his field and I highly recommend him.

Interview with Audio WMC

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

  2. A: My favorite mixing tip is making a two octave bandpass filter with whatever eq you have and listening to different parts of your mix. For example, highpass at 100Hz and low pass at 400 Hz. It kind of emulates listening on different sets of speakers, or at leasts helps in a similar way.

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

  4. A: I work on a lot of indie music, soundtracks, and rap.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Dramatically improving the sound of amateur recordings. A lot of home recordings have crazy issues. Usually as a result of room acoustics. Most people don't know how wild the frequency response of an untreated room actually is. We're talking swings of 30dB peak to peak going from 100 Hz to 250 Hz. It could be anything. I'm great at taking recordings like this and have them do what you want.

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

  8. A: Maybe more important, I will help you get your song finished! There are things in music that are generally accepted as good, such as playing in tune / in time. There are also things that are generally accepted as good in a mix / master. I make pleasant spectral, dynamic, spatial, and harmonic characters accessible for musicians. When you have an idea that goes beyond what's generally desired, these fundamentals are even more important. If you want an album without compression EQ will need to do more of the work. An extremely distorted, harmonically rich moment, might be more meaningful when contrasted by something pristine and clean. Basically I can translate verbal ideas into sounds through my experience and knowledge of music and audio technology. Doing so quickly makes the process more enjoyable.

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

  10. A: In really broad terms: 1. Communicate with the artist / songwriter / musician. Learn what defines a successful project for them. 2. Provide support for the process of exporting stems 3. Prep session - Listen and assess 4. Correct undesired technical imperfections - noise, clicks and pops, and clipping. 5. Correct undesired musical quirks - time and pitch correction 6. Create a balance, starting with the most musically interesting / important elements 7. Apply EQ / compression to improve the overall balance 8. Add reverb and effects 9. Apply or refine EQ / compression creatively 10. Listen in different environments to gain some perspective 11. Continue refining 12. Submit for revisions / revise 13. Deliver master file, and provide further support

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I've got a really nice 2.1 system. Two PMC twotwo.6's as my mains and a PMC TLE1 for the sub. I spent a heinously long time finding the best combination of speaker placement and listening position. I also put a ton of care into time aligning all the speakers, as well as setting the cross over. My acoustic treatment is all custom built, and is a combination of OC703 and Safe n' Sound.

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

  14. A: I'm particularly inspired by musicians who use timbre as a primary channel for expression. I think that fascination is partially a result of DIY recording. You grow up hearing classic records recorded in high end studios, and then wham, you hear something by a band like Guided By Voices. It feels totally different! It sounds totally different! The process of self recording will always be super interesting and inspiring to me. Some of my favorites include: Masakatsu Takagi, Mount Eerie, and Haruomi Hosono.

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

  16. A: Usually I will mix and master a single track for a client, and then move on to do their full record. A lot of the remote mixing jobs I get are recorded at home. I was an avid home recordist before I started working professionally in LA studios. I know pretty much every trick in the book when it comes to making DIY recordings sound great.

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Terms Of Service

Normal turnaround time is within 3-6 days per song, 1-2 weeks for an EP, and 2-4 weeks for an album. Faster turnarounds may be available for an additional fee (schedule-permitting).

GenresSounds Like
  • Pavement
  • Radiohead
  • Daft Punk
Gear Highlights
  • twotwo.6 | PMC Loudspeakers
  • Schoeps CMC64 Matched Pair
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