Up and coming yet experienced Mixing and Mastering engineer looking to make a name and get your song distributed!
Colin is an American Mixing and Mastering Engineer from Pittsburgh, PA with years of experience working as a freelance Audio Engineer. Colin is known for his meticulous work in mixing creating a large balanced dynamic range and stereo spread. Colin is experienced in all genres including pop, rock, gospel, hip-hop/rap, country and edm.
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Interview with ColinChildsMixing
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering Projects
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process includes taking an edited dry mix and leveling the low end. After I feel the low end is in a sweet spot I work in all the instruments around that while strategically using subtractive equalization and compression on particular instruments that I feel need this adjustment. I take a professional approach in balancing and widening the mix while using bus's to organize my work. I tend to use multiband compression and dynamic equalization in a final mix bus to put the final touch on a mix. When I finish a mix and a client is happy, I begin my mastering process.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: In a song I can bring a wide and "real life" feel in the mix. I tend to be more meticulous than to "over do" things as a lot of engineers have trouble with.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my client to engineer relationship. I want to work with the client and be on the same page so that YOU get the result YOU want.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Although I've worked with many genres and have experience in nearly all sides of the industry, I work on a lot of hip-hop music. Up and coming r&b or rap artists tend to be the most frequent group of artists trying to make a name for themselves, not to mention the endless amount of readily available hip-hop instrumentals.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is YOUR style. I tend to take what a client has told me and really listen to their samples. I'm well rounded when it comes to mixing so I have many styles that I can replicate and that's what I enjoy most about my work. I take YOUR style and I find a way to make it even better!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been mixing and mastering for 6 years professionally but have been unknowingly doing it since I started recording my own bands at the age of 13. I developed most of my knowledge on my own through magazines, blogs, youtube videos and basically playing and listening to tons of music in all genres. A lot of the skills I acquired came through trial and error. I did however learn a little bit during my 4 years earning a bachelors in music technology.