Mix Engineer specializing in taking a great hook-driven song and making it radio hit ready. I've worked under famed producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange and shared the stage with some of the industry’s all-time top selling acts including Shania Twain, Elton John and Kenny Loggins.
With over twenty years in the music industry as a professional mix engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist to some of the industry’s top selling acts and brands Shania Twain, Elton John, and Kenny Loggins, I draw from a wide range of musical experiences to craft mixes in all genres, ranging from acoustic, hip hop & pop/rock.
I truly believe the collaboration aspect when mixing and recording projects is extremely important.
The price quotes are a starting point and are negotiable based on the scope of the project. I welcome working with new talented artists who are wanting to take their music to the next level.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Brent Barcus
I have worked with Brent for years now. He is such a great resource for so many things: production ideas, getting a great sound, playing great guitar tracks, bass tracking, very strong lead and background vocal production and and then of course getting a great mix. He has it all and has been so helpful to us throughout our project. Great attitude to serve and very fast and efficient as well! I highly recommend Brent!
I have had the wonderful chance to work with Brent in quite a few different scenarios. From one-on-one vocal sessions, to live mixing, to collaborating on our band's tracks, and even group recording; Brent consistently delivers a professional sound peppered with sophisticated musical nuances. Each time I work with Brent, I am blown away by his talents and his ideas. He is fantastic at what he does, and I will definitely be working with him again!
Our band had been trying to record and produce our own music ourselves to mixed results. But once we handed our tracks to Brent, it was almost as if he had waved a magic wand and the tracks burst to life. Brent really brought that punchy sound we were looking for to our tracks and provided a lot of good input and musical ideas that the songs benefitted from. Excellent work! We will definitely be using his services again.
I’ve worked with Brent Barcus on several audio recording projects and each time I was blown away by the quality of work and the level of expertise he has. Highly recommend him 👌👌👌
Interview with Brent Barcus
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Fully digital! Analog is great but I’m embracing technology to deliver “Major Label” sounding mixes that are fully recallable at any time.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be a team player and to use my experience and skills to bring forth the vision of their project!!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love hearing a project for the first time and getting a vision for the final mix!! Then going to work to bring that vision to life!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals? What do you want your music to sound like when we are finished?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research! Where does the potential provider live? Are they working in a real music town? Have they produced or mixed high quality material?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a studio and touring guitarist sideman to the stars. I’ve played on many albums and performed on countless shows like The Grammys and the Super Bowl Halftime! I then moved into music production and honed my craft as a mix engineer working with artists and brands worldwide.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mainstream-Radio Ready
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be organized! Keep your sessions labeled well and backup everything!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on everything from pop to rock, country and hip/hop.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to really find out what the client is looking to accomplish and what their vision is for their music. It’s all about pleasing the client!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of my private production/mix studio i65music in Nashville.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do everything from full blown music production tracks to vocal tuning and mixing.