Cameron Adair

Mixing, Tracking, Guitar

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Hi, 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.

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Interview with Cameron Adair

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: 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.

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

  4. A: Not here, no.

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

  6. A: All types.

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

  8. A: 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.

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

  10. A: 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.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: 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.

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

  14. A: Song mixing, dialogue mixing, tracking, live sound, consultation, referrals

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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