Brent Barcus

Mix Engineer | Music Producer

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Brent Barcus on SoundBetter

Mix Engineer and producer 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 and studio with a wide spectrum of musical genres and brands including Shania Twain, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, dcTalk, Purina and the Nashville Predators.

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 Nashville Predators, Shania Twain, Elton John, and Kenny Loggins, I draw from a wide range of musical experiences to craft mixes and production 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.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Brent Barcus
  • Hardy
  • Hardy
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • dc Talk
  • Devin Webb
  • dc Talk
  • dc Talk
  • dc Talk

17 Reviews

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  1. Review by Urbanus O.
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    Got my files right away when i should and they were super high quality and crispy Acoustics guitar recordings for an Country/pop Song i wrote.
    Highly recommend working with Brent.

  2. Review by Anthony M.
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    An awesome, professional audio engineer. His work was fast, responsive and did a great job at a very reasonable price. Changes were minimal but he did fast. Thanks will use again!

  3. Review by Andy B.
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    I was looking for a very specific sound and mix and Brent knocked it out of the park! Best communication I've ever had with a producer. Song came out better than expected. I will work with and refer him every chance I get! Top Pro!

  4. Review by Roope H.
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    Superb job on my vocals, does the work really fast, and on a fantastic quality.

  5. Review by Richie Rich
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    Brent is a really professional guitarist! I was very happy to work with him on my song and will decently work with him again!

  6. Review by Ashton E.
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    How many stars can I put??? 5 isn’t enough to say how awesome Brent is! This guy is the best of the best. He knows what he’s doing and I can’t wait to make more records with him soon!

  7. Review by Josh
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    Brent was great to work with. Our track required the addition of some unique sounds and some additional instrumentation. He was able to add these in and nailed the feeling we were trying to achieve. The final mix has a powerful sound I wasn't sure we would be able to get out of the existing audio. I hope to work with Brent again in the future.

  8. Review by Eman T.
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    I had a wonderful experience working with Brent on my first released song!!! Brent remixed my song and I just loved it!!!! Brent did an excellent job communicating with me throughout the process and was always quick to respond to me. Brent was able to provide a very fast turnaround! I am more than pleased with the mix. Can't wait to work with Brent again!!!

  9. Review by Gladius M.
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    Recently hired Brent to do some editing of a live acoustic instrumental album. Brent definitely delivered big time and didn't waste any time either! Started work promptly, finished long before my deadline, and worked within my budget. Highly recommended if you're looking for a reliable pro with the ears to make you 'sound better'! (pun intended)

    Pleasure working together;
    Many thanks

  10. Review by Oksana L.
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    Awesome mixing from Brent! He was very professional and prompt in his communication and delivery. I would recommend him to anyone looking for that "radio ready" sound! He's great to work with.

  11. Review by RGVMusicInstitute
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    Outstanding work! Brent was able to make my track sound amazing!

  12. Review by daniel rodewald
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    Just worked with Brent on our first project of many to come. It was such a great experience and he did an awesome job. I can't imagine how many thousands of hours he has critically listening to music and it shows in his final product.

  13. Review by Will Denton, Nashville Touring and Session Drummer
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    Brent is the consummate pro, period. I've worked with him in many different situations for over 25 years now, and can't say enough about his passion for making great music. HIGHLY recommended.

  14. Review by John Radebaugh
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    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!

  15. Review by Andrew Fischer
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    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!

  16. Review by Anthony Wheeler
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    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.

  17. Review by Jonathan Hagans
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    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

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Fully digital! Analog is great but I’m embracing technology to deliver “Major Label” sounding mixes that are fully recallable at any time.

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

  4. A: To be a team player and to use my experience and skills to bring forth the vision of their project!!

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. A: What are your goals? What do you want your music to sound like when we are finished?

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

  10. 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?

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

  12. 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.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Mainstream-Radio Ready

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

  16. A: Be organized! Keep your sessions labeled well and backup everything!!

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

  18. A: I work on everything from pop to rock, country and hip/hop.

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

  20. 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!

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I work out of my private production/mix studio i65music in Nashville.

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

  24. A: I do everything from full blown music production tracks to vocal tuning and mixing.

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Terms Of Service

I have unlimited FREE revisions! We will keep working until the MIX is 100%. I will always do my best to work within any budget and I will provide incredible radio ready HIT quality MIXES.

GenresSounds Like
  • Muse
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange
  • Serban Ghenea
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Manley Microphones
  • Slate Digital
  • Waves
  • UA
  • Logic Pro X
  • MOTU
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  • Andy B SingleJul 02, 2019

    Happy 4th of July!

    Thrilled to be starting a new single with artist Andy B when we get back from a short 4th of July trip.  The new single will be in the Matchbox 20 vibe...can't wait to get started on some production and mixing.  Happy 4th!

    Brent B.


    https://soundbetter.com/profiles/174301-andy-b

  • Eman SingleJun 30, 2019

    Happy Sunday!  

    In the studio today and finished up the cool new first single by Eman...make sure you check her out.  https://soundbetter.com/profiles/177413-eman-t

    Tonight I'll be tracking some guitars another new artist and getting ready for some mixes this week for the 4th of July holiday.

    Have a great week!

    Brent B.

  • Eman MixJun 29, 2019

    Hey friends,

    Have had a great week working with several SoundBetter clients....finishing up a pop production and mix for a cool new artist in Texas....also finishing some Sound Design and Mixing on an Amusement Park Attraction which has been fantastic.  This week I am starting some guitar tracks for a cool artist and a beautiful Piano/Vocal mix for an artist named Eman.

    Talk soon!

    Brent B.

  • LIGHT SHOW SOUNDTRACK-PRODUCTION/MIXJun 21, 2019

    Very excited to be started a new project with Josh!  He is creating a cool Light Show Soundtrack for an event....we are going to be adding killer extra Production elements and doing the final Mix and Mastering....

    Talk soon,

    Brent B.

  • NEW PRODUCTION/MIX PROJECTJun 21, 2019

    Hey friends,

    Excited to be started an amazing new single today with Ashton E.  Super talented new artist.  Going to be producing an 80s power ballad with Bryan Adams/Mutt Lange vibes!!  I'll keep you posted!

    Happy Music Making!

    Brent B.

  • Vocal Tuning/MixingJun 20, 2019

    Hey guys,

    Finishing up a few new Vocal tuning projects and moving on to some new mixes for artists on SoundBetter...Always looking for new creatives to collaborate with....shoot me a note and lets chat about your project!

    Best,

    Brent B.

  • Roope H. ProjectMay 22, 2019

    Finishing up the awesome Live Flamenco Guitar project with Gladius and starting some new Vocal editing/tuning work for Roope H.  

    https://soundbetter.com/profiles/148228-roope-h


    Good day!

    Brent

    i65music

  • Gladius L. ProjectMay 20, 2019

    Very excited to be working on the new live flamenco guitar project by Gladius L.  He's a super talented musician and performer!  Check him out!

    https://soundbetter.com/profiles/172320-gladius-m

  • Mixing Oksana L's New Track!May 16, 2019

    Hey guys,

    Excited to be working with Oksana L.  from Moscow!  We are mixing a song that she originally recorded but wanted a modern mix for today's playlists.  

    https://soundbetter.com/profiles/171741-oksana-l

    Brent B.

  • RGV Music InstitituteApr 23, 2019

    Excited to have worked with RGV Music Institute on their latest track.  We did some heavy surgical audio editing to get click bleed out of the track and did the final master!!  

    https://soundbetter.com/profiles/144904-rgvmusicinstitute

  • Nashville Predators-Audio Branding/MixingApr 03, 2019

    Hey guys,

    It's been a great week so far!  I have the pleasure of creating a new branded music track for a Nashville Predators NHL commercial spot.  I'm a HUGE hockey fan so this is truly an honor to get to work on!!  The music track is coming along nicely and starting to take shape with the video.  Looking forward to the final mixing phase!!  Have a great week!

    Brent

  • Sony 360RA MixingMar 27, 2019

    Excited to be working with Sony and their flagship 360 Reality Audio software Architect.  This astonishing breakthrough in music creation and reproduction brings artists and their listeners closer than ever before. Music has never been so real and so immersive.  Stay tuned for upcoming releases in this new exciting platform.

  • Guitar Session for rising Country Star Becky DentonMar 14, 2019

    Really excited to be recording Acoustic and Electric Guitars for Becky Denton's new project.  Becky is an amazing singer/songwriter and her husband Will "Chill Will" Denton produces and play drums!  Will and I actually go back many years to recording and touring with grammy winning artists dcTalk and Steven Curtis Chapman.

  • Currently Mixing New Radebaugh Duo ProjectMar 14, 2019

    Hey guys...it's been a busy few weeks here at i65music mixing an awesome new project for the Radebaughs.  They are a very talented husband and wife duo with amazing songs and musicianship.  John plays world class guitar and Julie is the main writer and singer/piano player.  Can't wait for you to hear these mixes!!

    Keep Mixing,

    Brent Barcus

    i65music