Ara Sarkisian

Mixing, Mastering, Production

Ara Sarkisian on SoundBetter

Hi, I am a Producer/Engineer/Mixer located in Los Angeles, CA. I love working in different genres and feel at home in most of them. Most of my experience involves recording/producing/mixing rock, pop, gospel, jazz and hip hop.

Working at a top facility in Los Angeles for the last 8 years that literally sees all kinds of music from Hip Hop and Hard Rock to Jazz and Gospel, Ive had the opportunity to work on and intimately delve into all kinds of music.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Ara Sarkisian

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

  2. A: Recording, Mixing and Mastering

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

  4. A: Jimi Hendrix, Bill Frisell, The Beatles, Michael Landau, Jay Ruston, Mat Mitchell, Bob Clearmountain

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

  6. A: Depends on what im working on. If its mixing, I like to get an idea of what the artist or producer thinks are good references for what they imagine the song to sound like. Prepping and organizing the session while at the same time listening to whats there. Taking a break and then start mixing.

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

  8. A: Id like to think I bring Musicality and Experience to a project.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Listening

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

  12. A: Hard Rock/Metal, Pop, Hip Hop

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

  14. A: Stop worrying that you don't have the right gear to make something great. Focus on being a better musician, performer, artist, producer or whatever it is you do.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Commercial, Hi Fidelity unless its not supposed to be those things

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

  18. A: Studied music at Musicians Institute. Landed an internship in 2009. Started assisting sessions in 2010 and have been engineering, mixing and mastering full time since then.

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

  20. A: If you have any questions for me, fire away.

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

  22. A: When do you need this by? Who are you main influences? What records are appropriate for referencing? Whats your overall vision for this record?

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

  24. A: Music. Being my own boss. Running my own business.

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

  26. A: My promise to clients is to deliver something that meets of exceeds their expectations. My favorite part of this business is having a client thrilled with what Ive delivered.

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: Mostly digital but a bit of both.

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

  30. A: Probably ill have to see who's on here and get back to this question.

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

  32. A: Mixing a metal bands album from Spain.

You Keep on Shining

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Adam S3X Monitors
  • SoundToys
  • Apogee
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