Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and mixer brings detailed attention to your tracks to bring them to life.
Mixing is in the details. Be Hussey is a Grammy Award winning recording engineer and mixer with extensive experience in indie rock, shoegaze, post-punk, dark electronic, and alternative genres. As a studio owner in the Los Angeles-area studio for 13 years, he is also an active touring musician and brings a unique sonic perspective to bring to your work.
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Interview with Be Hussey
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm usually mixing Part Time Punks sessions; "Live in the studio" sessions based on the famous Peel Sessions of by John Peel at the BBC throughout the 80s & 90s. Some amazing bands come through here and I have the pleasure of recording, mixing, and mastering them.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Definitely both. Digital for the brain, Analog for the body.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that I'll focus on your project as if it were my own.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the challenge of mixing diverse elements and sounds into a cohesive and exciting mix.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 15 years in my LA studio comp-ny, and before that I studied and toured for a decade, honing the ears and learning and practicing the craft.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a thick and deeply sonic signature style.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Brian Eno. I like his approach to music. It's conceptual, and art.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make final decisions often and early.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie rock, post-punk, electro, space rock, acoustic, dream pop, shoegaze
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can make any track sound good, whether it be from a major studio or from a bedroom. In other words, result-oriented, multi-faceted creative problem solving through audio twisting and harnessing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can hear the big "picture" of a song and guide the mix to achieve the artist's vision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a hybrid digital and analog commercial studio in LA-area, featuring Pro Tools HD (16 in 32 out), 2" and 1/4" analog tape, a large analog console, and a stack of juicy outboard gear.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a variety of engineering and mixing projects: full bands, electronic artists, string quartets, you name it.