Martin hails from the great state of Texas and has been playing music since the age of 10. After moving to Los Angeles he began working at the world class Henson Recording Studios when he spent six years as a staff engineer. Martin currently works as engineer to producer/mixer Rich Costey as well as an independent mixing engineer.

I love working on new music and I have years of experience working with some of the top clients in today's music industry. Wether it's tracking or mixing, I'm always up for new and interesting projects.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Martin Cooke:

  • Santigold
  • Santigold
  • Billy Talent
  • Broods
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Esperanza Spalding
  • Banks
  • Phantogram
  • Bastille
  • Mew
  • The Libertines
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Muse
  • Muse
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Robert DeLong
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • White Arrows
  • Bush
  • Young the Giant
  • Young the Giant
  • Foster the People
  • Vinnie Colaiuta
  • Jimmy Johnson
  • Dewa Budjana
  • Kimbra
  • Phantogram
  • Flying Lotus
  • LL Cool J
  • Cher
  • HAIM
  • Paul Allen & the Underthinkers
  • Birdy
  • Birdy
  • Birdy
  • Pearl Jam
  • Eric Clapton
  • Seether
  • Sons of the Sea
  • Chvrches
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Van Halen
  • Rush
  • Kiss
  • Rick Springfield
  • Seether
  • Al Di Meola
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ciara
  • Zucchero
  • Brandon Flowers
  • Maroon 5
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Mariah Carey
  • Mariah Carey
  • Mariah Carey
  • Bleeker Ridge
  • Elvis Presley
  • Billy Talent
  • Billy Talent
  • Alice in Chains
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Alexandra Burke
  • George Benson
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Bearkat
  • Bearkat
  • Bearkat
  • Bearkat
  • Madi Diaz
  • Madi Diaz
  • Elvis Presley
  • Kimbra
  • Muse
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Santigold
  • Muse
  • The Inspirations
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Muse
  • Muse
  • Muse
  • Santigold
  • Santigold
  • Biffy Clyro

Gear highlights

  • Universal Audio
  • Shadow Hills Industries
  • ProAc
  • API
  • Pro Tools
  • Burl

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Martin Cooke

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Martin is not only an amazing mixing engineer, but also a pleasure to work with. Incredibly fast and professional. His mixes retain incredible clarity and punch. It's a rare treat to get to work with someone so good in this business.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Martin rocks! Was such a pleasure to work with and is the nicest guy ever. Even though all our working communication happened via email, it was very easy for him to really get what we were going for and trying to achieve. Couldn't have had a better mixing engineer for our EP.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Martin is one of the best mixing engineers we've worked with. Super talented and knows what he's doing. You can give him material without mix notes and he'll return it sounding fantastic. He has a talent for tapping into artists' visions while also adding what a song needs to be taken to the next level. Absolutely recommend him.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Martin is one of the best. For the Stereosparks EP he made the mixes come alive and sound huge without losing musicality, in fact he added to it. He knew how we wanted it to sound and nailed it. He also worked fast without sacrificing quality and responded to emails and phone calls quickly. I'll definitely be using Martin for my future projects.

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Interview with Martin Cooke

Analog or digital and why?
Both! They both have useful qualities in today's music, and both get better every year.
What do you bring to a song?
I like to think I help bring out the best of what the song has to offer. I can't rewrite the lyrics, or change the chord progression, but I can help unify the sounds of a song into a cohesive work.
What's your typical work process?
I almost always ask for a rough mix when working on a song, just so I can get an idea of how the music has sounded to the client during the production process. It helps me gauge where they want the song to go sonically. From there I usually ask if they want to keep it in that realm, or if I have free reign, and then just get to work on making it the best it can be.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My setup at my home studio is based around a 24 I/O Universal Audio Apollo rig that feeds a Shadow Hills Equinox, one of the best sounding summing mixers out there in my opinion. I have a few pieces of select outboard gear that are incorporated into mixing when needed, as well as a small modular synth setup for filtering and fx processing. In the box I have the latest plugins from UAD, Waves, Slate, FabFilter, etc...
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm always inspired by new sounds, regardless of what kind of music. I think this comes from my slight "obsession" with Tchad Blake when I was in college. His sounds are so unique and have inspired me to always try something new and different.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mostly engineer and mix for my clients. Occasionally I will do some drum programming, drum edits, tuning, etc..