Hayden Clark

Producer, Songwriter, Mixer

16 Reviews (12 Verified)
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Classically-trained composer with 15 years of experience in songwriting, production, and audio mixing. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, past work includes collaborations with Lucy Dacus and Deau Eyes. Debut single "In The Fading Light" called "Tingling... gorgeous" by the FADER.

Hello! My name is Hayden, and I'm a producer, songwriter, and mixer from Alexandria, Virginia.

I studied electronic music composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where I learned both classical music theory and contemporary recording techniques. Since then, I have produced and mixed an acoustic cover of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" with my friend Lucy Dacus, had my single "In The Fading Light" written about in the FADER, and played concerts in cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, and New York.

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16 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by muskan
    by muskan

    Hayden is one of the sweetest, most driven people I've ever met. I'm so happy he was able to take my scattered vision and produce a song so magical. He superseded all my expectations and was so easy to work with, even with our different time zones. Would recommend him over and over if I could. He takes the time to craft your ideas, he listens to you, and the working process is so fun with him. To bounce ideas off and see them come to life is truly amazing. An absolute gem!

  2. Review by Devon C.

    Hayden is an absolute legend! Super professional and communicative :)

  3. Review by Dionna S.

    Working with Hayden is always a beautiful experience. Amazing energy, vibes, passion, and talent. Very professional and easy to collaborate with.

  4. Review by James Auwarter
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    Hayden is incredibly talented, and his sonic attention to detail is impeccable. Loved working on your song, man! Hope to do it again soon!

  5. Review by Nicolas N.

    As always Hayden achieved to help me get my song where it needed to go. Super happy to work with such a talented engineer, musician and human being.

  6. Review by Nicolas N.

    Awesome mix/master engineer to say the least. Every time i work with him things go smoothly towards helping the song get where it needs to go.

  7. Review by Nicolas N.

    Second time I work with Hayden, just as before, gets right to it with an open mind and a focused ear. I would totally recommend him being your producer or engineer for small and big proyects. Always happy with the results

  8. Review by Jasen B.

    Hayden is just flat out great. He has an incredible ear and a special talent for bringing a project to the next level. Phenomenal communication throughout the process and very professional. He is extremely reliable, easy to work with, and I would definitely be going back to him for future projects. Highly recommend.

  9. Review by Martina N.

    Hayden is the best person to work with.
    He has such a deep knowledge about every aspect of music.
    He's professional but also easy going and he's great at trying to understand your vision for the project and make it a reality.
    I totally recommend him!

  10. Review by Nicolas N.

    Hayden is a very dedicated profesional, once he decides to do a job with you he will go to any lengths to deliver what was agreed upon and put extra effort for his clients to be proud of the result.

  11. Review by Mari D.

    Hayden is easy and fun to work with. Very patient working on a project until you are satisfied. Professional and experienced. He is an excellent songwriter and musician himself, so that is a plus plus. I highly recommend!

  12. Review by Maedrix

    This is the second track I've done with Hayden, and he continues to exceed my expectations. Whenever I had revisions or questions, he was quick to reply and make the changes. 10/10 delivery!

  13. Review by Kelly Hibbert (Almachrome)
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    Hayden is both talented and professional.
    My favorite type of person to work with.

  14. Review by Maedrix

    Quality content. He was very quick with the revisions and went above and beyond to make my track sound professional. I’ll be working with him again for sure.

  15. Review by Philipp Conrad
    by Philipp Conrad

    Hayden is an exceptionally talented performer I have had the pleasure of recording in my studio. He's always on time, and he always brings his best. And when he feels like he's not on top, he just eats and apple and transforms into one of those invincible video game characters ready to inflict goosebumps on all those who dare to listen to him. It's always an honor to work with Hayden.

  16. Review by Margox
    by Margox

    Hayden mixed two singles that I released in 2019. He added a certain level of magic that I never imagined for the tracks. Not only did his attention to detail blow me away, but also his excellent work ethic and quick turn-around of drafts, edits, etc. You can hear his incredible musicianship, heart, and dedication in all of his work, from mixing projects to his own personal music and writing. Choosing Hayden to mix my songs was one of the best decisions I made and will definitely work with him in the future.

Interview with Hayden Clark

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: That I'm as invested as you are in making this project the best it can be.

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

  4. A: Don't helicopter parent! I like thinking of songs like children - you gotta let them become who they want to be. Even when we have preconceived notions of what we want, it's often healthy to let them go if the song starts pulling in another direction.

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

  6. A: Deep experience at every stage of the record-making process. Plus some music theory (when helpful). :)

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I like to keep the studio as minimal as possible. Right now, we've got the Townsend L22 microphone (versatile and oh-so-beautiful-sounding) headed into an Apollo x4, with speakers/sub from ADAM and MIDI keyboards from Arturia and Novation ready to go.

Terms Of Service

Mixes include 1 round of revisions. Additional revisions are welcome, at $25 per revision.

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Gear Highlights
  • Apollo x4
  • Townsend Labs Sphere L22
  • Adam T5Vs + T10 sub
  • plugins from Soundtoys
  • iZotope
  • Waves
  • UAD
  • Goodhertz
  • and Native Instruments.
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Mixes available for only $150! Includes one round of revisions, with additional available at $25 per revision.