Im Cameron. I have several years experience in commercial audio and music both freelance and working for some awesome studios. I have a real nice studio myself. Ive worked with Grammy Nominees on Pop Albums, as well as performing classical music in some of the worlds best Concert Halls.

I typically do Mixing for music or dialogue. I can also add music to your TV show or Film. I also can do tracking, whether it be Electric Guitar, Drum Programming, or whatever type of instrumental you have in mind.

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools HD
  • Dual BAE 1073
  • Tube-Tech CL1B
  • Neumann M-149
  • Yamaha NS10's
  • Bryston 2B Amp
  • Shure SM57
  • Fender '57 Tweed Deluxe Guitar Amp

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Interview with Cameron Adair

What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I began interning at Hyde Street Studios. I then moved on to work with many recording studios and engineers in the San Francisco bay area. I started at Hyde Street in 2009. I began playing classical Violin at the age of four and performed on a national level until age 18.
Can you share one music production tip?
Not here, no.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All types.
What do you bring to a song?
Listening, I believe a lot of engineers/ musicians don't know what a good mix or performance sounds like. I see it al the time. Many engineers and musicians don't know what they're doing and don't listen to music.
What's your typical work process?
I typically work in 4-5 hr bursts. It depends on the situation. I think its important to open a dialogue with the people with whom I work.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Pro Tools 10 HD on a Mac Pro and also on a MacBook Pro for mobile. I use two channels of I/O on the converter I believe has the best sound quality an Avid OMNI, I use what I consider to be the best sounding preamp and compressor: a BAE 1073 Stereo Preamp into the OMNI and a Tube-Tech CL1B Compressor. I monitor and mix mostly on a pair of Yamaha NS-10's. I generally use one of the mics I own: either a Shure SM57, SM7B, or a Neumann M149. Mic selection can have a serious impact if tracing vocals so I am not opposed to renting a U47, or C800G.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Song mixing, dialogue mixing, tracking, live sound, consultation, referrals