Channon Bailey

Mixing/Producing/Remixing

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Graduating in 2009 from Full Sail with a Bachelor's in Recording Arts/Music Business, I interned and worked for Fueled By Ramen, One Eleven Records & TheCelebrityCafe.com. I founded indie label White Strings Records from 2010-2013. Brushed up my skills and got certified from Point Blank London in 2015. Now I mix, produce, remix, & create.

Born in 1985 south of Birmingham, AL, Channon’s love of electronic synth driven music is the last musical route one would suspect from a southern boy raised on classic rock. With a firestorm passion for music that went from spark to flame in 1998 after hearing a version of David Bowie’s ‘Cat People (Putting Out Fire), he would perform and eventually release his own material under the pseudonym Nikki Phoenix with the band BLACKICE.

A decade into the 2000’s saw him move to Orlando and graduate from Full Sail University with an Associate’s in Recording Arts and a Bachelor’s in Music Business followed by further certification from Point Blank’s Electronic Music School in London.

Since 2010, Channon has founded indie label White Strings Records, started a new group reminiscent of Depeche Mode and Gary Numan… Candy Berlin, and has gone on to mixing, producing and remixing as a full-time opportunity.

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Reviews (7)

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  1. Review by Trevor Fedele
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    Always a pleasure to work with.

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    Channon is a professional. Always a pleasure working with him.

  3. Review by Trevor Fedele
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    Channon was great to work with. Up front and clear about his expectations!

    Resulted in a great final product!

  4. Review by Camilo Silva F. Mastering
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    Great track by Channon ! As always, a pleasure to work with him. I'm really glad to be working together.

  5. Review by Camilo Silva F. Mastering
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    A pleasure as always, i love working with Channon ! Smooth, fast and super nice guy.

  6. Review by Camilo Silva F. Mastering
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    Another succesfully completed job with Channon. A pleasure to work with him, everything went really smooth. Great guy and very enjoyable track.

  7. Review by Camilo Silva F. Mastering
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    Great guy ! Efficient communication, super quick payment and a joy to deal with. Hope to do more work with him ! Five stars.

Interview with Channon Bailey

  1. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  2. A: What are your goals with these tracks? Do you have any references (as in who do you want it to sound like; a certain song from a certain artist or band)?

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

  4. A: No matter what gear or set-up you use or can afford, it all comes down to mastering what you have.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I just did a mix of a live song for a church nearby. I was the mixer/producer. I am proud of it because while I usually work on synth driven material, this had none of that, and it was a live recording. I felt I impressed myself because I didn't know if I could do it or not being outside of my usual type of workload.

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: Possibly a 10-track live album. Tracks for a 2016 release from electronic/industrial act Candy Berlin. Some other one-off singles in the pop/singer-songwriter genres. Currently getting certified in Mastering.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Trevor Fedele out of NYC. I only had him do one project for me, but I was very very pleased. Look him up.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: After many years of this ole debate, I concluded that I personally don't care. Times change. Use what you have and do the best you can.

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

  14. A: I will give you what you want.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: It's what I love to do with my life. It also offers a very flexible schedule so I can do many things with my wife and kids.

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: I tend to forget that my view of music is different from others. While I am thinking in great detail of arrangement, balance, sonic frequencies, etc., usually the other person is thinking does it just sound great. Usually questions just tend to be about a certain way they want it to sound. It varies.

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: I don't work or have a job. I think most people think that about those involved in the arts.

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Check out the sound samples. Ask questions and be up front about your needs.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: Could you really take gear assuming there is no electricity?

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

  26. A: "Born in 1985 south of Birmingham, AL, Channon’s love of electronic synth driven music is the last musical route one would suspect from a southern boy raised on classic rock. With a firestorm passion for music that went from spark to flame in 1998 after hearing a version of David Bowie’s ‘Cat People (Putting Out Fire), he would perform and eventually release his own material under the pseudonym Nikki Phoenix with the band BLACKICE. A decade into the 2000’s saw him move to Orlando and graduate from Full Sail University with an Associate’s in Recording Arts and a Bachelor’s in Music Business followed by further certification from Point Blank’s Electronic Music School in London. Since 2010, Channon has founded indie label White Strings Records, started a new group reminiscent of Depeche Mode and Gary Numan… Candy Berlin, and has gone on to mixing, producing and remixing as a full-time opportunity."

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Synth-ilicious.

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: Depeche Mode because I am in this line of business because of their music.

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

  32. A: If a track has a synth in it, then it is up my alley. I love mixing songs that don't too, but from a production and creative standpoint, I lean toward synths.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: OCD and time. They are also my weakest links. I use them to make sure your song(s) are 110% where YOU want them to be and sound. I bring my knowledge to the table and spend more than enough time and critiques to give you exactly what you want... not exactly what I want. These songs are your babies.

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

  36. A: Perfection. I spend way too much time trying to get a mix 110% where it should be.

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

  38. A: When I begin a project, it involves me disappearing, drinking a lot of coffee and tea, and growing my beard out. Checking the final mix too many times. I like to break a day or two and go back to check it all again. Repeat until happy. Go back to normal life.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I can do the majority of things in Logic Pro X. My external gear is listed above.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: In no order... Depeche Mode; Gary Numan; Brendan O'Brien; Rob Zombie; Trent Reznor; Human League; Ian Anderson; Roger Waters; Rush; too many...

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

  44. A: My #1 focus is mixing. I receive the tracks, and handle all aspects of each song up unto the mastering stage. While I prefer to work with an artist side-by-side from creation to product, mixing also is a remote opportunity for those artists that cannot be here in person.

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Gear Highlights
  • My instinct & ears
  • Logic Pro X
  • Apogee
  • Guitars (Gibson & Fender)
  • Ivories or Plastic (Yamaha; Roland; Emulator; Emax; Korg)
  • Marshall
  • Mesa
  • Shure