Ara Sarkisian

Mixing, Mastering, Production

11 Reviews (7 Verified)
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, indie, jazz and hip hop.

Hi, I am a Producer/Mixer located in Los Angeles, CA. Ive been recording, mixing and producing bands and artists for over 12 years (maybe longer depending on when you're reading this lol). I have worked with many major label artists and producers as well as very many talented indies.

My formal education and dual major in Jazz Studies and Audio Production combined with years of experience and a genuine curiosity and admiration for all styles of music has helped shape my musical tastes and sensibilities.

My goal is ultimately to understand your vision for a record or project and execute on that. And thats what I promise to do to the best of my ability.

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


AllMusic verified credits for Ara Sarkisian
  • John Massari
  • Steel Panther
  • Bone Thugs
  • Albert Cummings
  • Walter Trout
  • Kurt Carr Singers
  • Kurt Carr
  • The Strange Familiar
  • Steel Panther
  • Amber Bullock
  • Gus G.
  • Chris De Silva
  • Angeles
  • Niacin
  • Angeles

11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

Endorse Ara Sarkisian
  1. Review by Joel
    by Joel

    Another great Mix. Great to work with.

  2. Review by

    Ara is one of the most talented engineers right now. Easy to work with and gives you quality results. Will work again!

  3. Review by Tony P.

    Another great sounding mix!! Sweet!!

  4. Review by

    Ara is the best mixer I have worked with over my years working in music. I’ve been to various studios my whole life and I can confidently say he is the most communicative, understanding, informative, and talented engineer I have worked with. He is extremely flexible with time schedules and ensures quality is his #1 priority. He gives feedback on rough files with a vision in mind before working on them. He is able to take feedback and build upon it amazingly. You need him for your project.

  5. Review by Alex P.

    I had a great experience all the way from start to finish. Ara did an incredible job mixing and mastering my track, it's sounds awesome! I'll definitely be back to mix more of my tracks soon! Highly recommend.

    Thanks again for everything,

  6. Review by Mark Daniel Dunnett

    “I’ve worked with Ara many times over the years and he always delivers. Great mixing and mastering and he’s super easy to work with. Highly recommended!”

  7. Review by Tony P.

    Wow! What a pro mix and very prompt service! Ara definitely possesses the talent of acknowledging details that I feel are necessary for being a great mixing engineer. It's the little things that make this song come alive! Without hesitation, hit Ara up for your next project!

  8. Review by Joel Elom
    by Joel Elom

    A complete genius. Ara mixed and mastered two of my recordings and he brought out the most well rounded, golden sound out of them. He is super easy to work with - cool, calm and brilliant. He listens with great industry-minded detail and has remarkable insights.

  9. Review by Tony P.

    Ara did it again....Thumbs way up!!

  10. Review by Jon G.
    by Jon G.

    A great and professional engineer

  11. Review by Frank Gillman
    by Frank Gillman

    I've worked on 8 songs with Ara as the engineer over the past year and he's an awesome collaborator with a great ear and a passion for getting things right. Can't recommend him highly enough.

Interview with Ara Sarkisian

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

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

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

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

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  12. 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?

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

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

  20. 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.

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

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

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Listening

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

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

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

  28. 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.

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

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

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

  32. A: Recording, Mixing and Mastering

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