Punch, balance and clarity. Radio-ready. At a budget-friendly price. That's what you'll get from me. Looking for big-name credits? Let's make YOU one of them together.
My taste is diverse and my standards are high. I'm not interested in quickly knocking out a mix or master then getting paid. I'm interested in taking your music to another level; the level you strived for when you wrote and recorded it. Balance and dynamics are extremely important to me as both a listener and an engineer. So unless you ask for different, that's what you'll get. I'll make sure your music stands out amongst the heavily compressed and limited offerings around today. It's not about being louder, it's about being better.
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Interview with Liam Hamer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of each and every project I work on. It's an honour and a privilege to work in this industry playing my part in helping bands and artists to get their music sounding as professional as possible.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Every day I'm mixing. Every day I'm mastering. Every day I'm musicing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both but work almost exclusively digitally these days. It's extremely convenient and the gap has closed significantly between the quality of analog gear and digital gear over the last decade.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll get 100% at all times.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Following my passion and contributing to better sounding music being out there in the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 'Can you improve this?' Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: On the surface, some people are cynical that I can get professional, radio-ready results almost completely in the box. Also that the same mixing engineer masters each project. I've been mixing and mastering from the beginning and don't believe in limited thinking.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for? Who do you look up to as artists? What are some of your favourite reference tracks? Where can I listen to more of your music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Lower price doesn't mean lower quality. Give me a chance and I'll amaze you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop Headphones DAC DAQ Slate Everything Bundle
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I picked up the guitar in 1996, which led to picking up more instruments, studying at college, writing, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering. In 2016, I decided to pursue mixing and mastering full-time.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like balance, clarity and punch. Plus dynamics.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to master Carrie Underwood's music. I'm a big fan and feel that her recordings deserve better than to be harsh, distorted and clipping.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stand out by retaining as much in the way of dynamics as possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Rock Country Blues Electronic Metal Folk Singer-songwriter
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I approach every single project with 100% focus and effort.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Highly-trained ears, 20+ years of experience and the desire to bring the artists vision to life.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I bring in 3-5 reference tracks (can be provided by the client) of a similar style and in a similar genre and use them as a rough ballpark guide for where I would like my mix or master to be. I use console and tape emulation on busses and individual tracks, tasteful EQ and compression and saturation and excitement where needed. My approach is highly methodical and analytical - getting the right balance and clarity is extremely important. To do this, I pay close attention to frequency balance, stereo width, phase, dynamics and loudness.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work mostly in the box through my Focusrite 2i2 interface and Sony MDR7506 headphones (using room emulation software). I utilise a myriad of state-of-the-art audio plugins from high-quality providers like Slate Digital, Waves and Izotope.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Production - Jimmy Page, Mutt Lange, Bob Rock Mixing - Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord-Alge, Michael White Mastering - Bob Ludwig, Bernie Grundman, Barry Diament, Vic Anesini
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix and master songs, EPs and albums.