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4 ReviewsEndorse 5dB Ride / mixattic / Jack
I have worked with Jacek and have found him to be patient, totally competent and a pleasure to be with. As a sound engineEAR I can confirm that he has not one, but two, very good ears.
Jack is an amazing mix engineer. He's patient and thorough and has great ears. He understands all there is to know about both vintage analogue and the latest digital gear. And he's a lovely guy to boot!
We (Fruhstuck from Poland/The Netherlands) are finishing up our 3rd (!) full length CD with Jacek. I've been in the studio with Jacek many hours, he's a pleasure to work with. Patient and wise in his ways with the musicians. A good musical ear, and great knowledge of gear, analog as well as digital. A lot of fun after work and great food!
The Hookline Shakers are a two piece rock band from Christchurch New Zealand.
When our album tracking was finished we sent the first track to several potential mix engineers all over the world. Jacks mix was by far the best and we hired him to do the full album.
Jack is a pleasure to work with and his mixing is just fantastic.
Interview with 5dB Ride / mixattic / Jack
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It changes every few months. I mix all the time. That's my only job.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Another set of ears with a different view that is likely to bring some good quality to the overall result.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I bring the files into a Reaper session, I start mixing, after an hour or two I have something that I can present for feedback and I do a few rounds of feedback / mix revisions over the course of few days to satisfy the needs of the artists and producers.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The most amazing ones.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be involved in the process and always give feedback of what you like and what you don't.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started from playing drums. I recorded myself to cassette tape using a couple of mics. In 2001 I started doing live sound mixing for bands and it slowly shifted towards recording studio. In 2006 - 2008 I went to London to study at SAE and I got running and assisting ("janitor") experience in top studios with big rooms, SSL and Neve consoles. I became a full time freelance mix engineer in 2008 and I haven't stopped mixing ever since.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook and speakers.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I work faster in digital domain and I get better results. Win-win.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I'll mix it!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can work at my own time schedule.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do this for less? I answer: It depends on the number of songs you give me to mix.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Assuming that low budget production isn't capable of competing sound wise with the top 10.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When can we start?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Always evolving. Aiming high.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it's better, then it's better. Get things done, don't overthink.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I will work in any music, as I find that mixing skills are universal across genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding limits of what's possible by exceeding them. And then checking again if it couldn't be made even better.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Not worth mentioning.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andy Wallace, Tchad Blake.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix music and I deliver ready to publish mastered files.