Adam Thein

Collaborative Mixer, Producer

12 Reviews (7 Verified)
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I'm a Houston-based mixing engineer, keyboardist, bassist, and producer that specializes in indie and rock. I believe in a collaborative approach to music-making and want to involve the artist as much as possible throughout my process. I've worked with Djo (Joe Keery), Post Animal, Stanley, The Humble Cheaters, and others.

My name is Adam Thein, I'm a lifelong musician turned self-taught mixing and recording engineer. For the last 6 years I've been recording my own music as well as helping friends mix and master their recordings, primarily in Ableton Live.

If you'd like help with your production, we can discuss everything that you are looking for in your track. Maybe you'd like vocal tuning, quantization of drums and rhythm parts, or maybe you want to swap out a keyboard sound for something a little different. Through collaboration, we can get closer to the sound you have in your head.

I also am very open to co-mixing, and have developed a method to work over the internet through screen sharing and audio-streaming to work in nearly real-time on a project together if you'd like to be more directly involved. Let me know if this is something you'd be interested in!

From start to finish, communication is extremely important to me. Open and honest feedback is an important part of my process and I want to help your record sound the way you want it to. Thanks for taking your time to look at my profile, and please don't hesitate to contact me for inquiries on rates, process, or scope.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

12 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chelsea J.

    Adam had a professional and timely response when I sent him a message in regards to helping me with a project. He is very talented in what he does and took the time to complete a project much sooner than expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for help with music.

  2. Review by Birds A.

    Once again, Adam's KILLIN' it. He responds quickly to messages, produces high quality work with short turnaround time, and was opening to scheduling a call to discuss our project in more detail. We're so happy we decided to go back to Adam for mixing and mastering on our second single release and can't wait to work with him again.

  3. Review by Charlie P.

    This guy is great! Very easy to work/communicate with, and I ended up getting exactly what I wanted. He no doubt took my song to the next level! Will definitely be working with him again. 10/10 would recommend.

  4. Review by Birds A.

    This was our first time having a professional mix/master done for us and we couldn't be more satisfied. Adam responded promptly and professionally to all of our messages.

    During the revision process, Adam knew exactly how to address the notes we provided ranging from specific audio fixes and tweaks to more open-ended, creative production notes.

    We're stoked that Adam was willing to be our first mixing/mastering engineer and hope to work with him again in the future!

  5. Review by Joseph F.

    A pleasure to work with and the virtual mix sessions through Discord and Cleanfeed make the process super efficient and a lot more hands on.

  6. Review by Austin R.

    Incredibly talented, intuitive individual! Great to work with and he's a super nice guy! Definitely a great choice working with Adam!!!

  7. Review by Mikey R.

    Incredibly flexible in finding a way to work with you and help bring life to whatever project you’re working on. Very open to discussion and communication and overall a very nice and fun dude to work with!

  8. Review by Judah Tuvyana

    I am blown away with the talent and dedication Adam brought forth to my project! He is genuine and he works with all of his heart. Couldn't have asked for a better experience getting my first song mixed and mastered!

  9. Review by Tyler R

    I have worked with Adam over the last 2 years, mixing and recording. He has always brought a hard work ethic, creative edge and overflowing knowledge of hardware, software and engineering techniques to the table. He operates professionally, yet is very easy to communicate with. He is open to ideas and works well collaborating with the artist. Staying open to views they may have, while giving his own opinion/option (usually a wonderful idea). If you’re looking for an extremely talented, professional and reliable Audio Engineer - LOOK NO FURTHER.

  10. Review by Javi R

    Adam is one of the best mixers I know! He can pump so much life into a mix without going overboard and having it be over saturated, which is a problem all too common in the world of mixing. And if over saturation is something you want? No problem! Communicate that to him - he responds extremely well to detailed, constructive notes. Plus, he wants to take your mix to the next level on YOUR terms, so the collaboration part is key. He’s also a very talented musician which comes in handy for obvious reasons. He’s also very efficient! Definitely the speediest mixer I know. All around great guy too!

  11. Review by Ryan G

    I've had the pleasure of working with Adam on several mixes. I have been so thrilled with the results. He brings life to the track in the most natural ways possible. He is extremely flexible with production styles and editing decisions which makes the whole experience relaxed and enjoyable. In my experiences, what he calls "first passes" are absolutely slammed out of the park and often require only a minor tweaks before being finalized. I would highly recommend working with Adam to any recording musician!

  12. Review by Ethan Kenvarg

    Adam is an incredible producer, engineer, and all-around musician. His technical ability with both software (Abelton in particular) and hardware (synths, bass, even vocals) is ridiculous. He is not only a wizard with the nuts and bolts of production (quantization, vocal tuning, etc.), but also a creative force to be reckoned with. He can contribute subtle, nuanced additions, or completely overhaul a track, always in service of the overall feel of your music. Do yourself a favor and work with this man!

Anybody Tell You by The Humble Cheaters

I was the mixing and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn-around time is flexible. Up to 5 revisions included if needed, negotiable rates for more revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Djo
  • Midlake
  • Post Animal
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live 10.1
  • Fabfilter
  • Sonnox
  • Oeksound
  • Soundtheory
  • Izotope plugins.
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