Adam Silas Miller

Remote Mixing; Full Production

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I've been helping people make records, from rock to orchestral, and from rap to country, since 2007. With undergraduate & technical degrees in audio, an apprenticeship in one of Nashville's finest studios, and years as a staff engineer in a pro facility, I have the experience and professionalism your project deserves.


Recording: I excel at capturing world class recordings at the source. Whether you’re looking to record a live band and overdub instruments/voices or track a major ensemble, I can accommodate you through my partnerships with professional studios in Columbus and Cincinnati. Let me know your location and needs and we’ll make it happen!

Editing: Editing requires specialized tools (and ears). If you’ve recorded your tracks and they sound great, except for an out of tune vocal line or an off-tempo drum hit, that’s fine! My years of experience tuning vocals and improving instrument sounds through quantizing, sampling and re-amping can help you clean your tracks in no time!

Mixing: Already recorded your tracks and need someone to give it a clear, creative, radio-ready sound through EQ, compression and effects? Great! I’ve mixed in all genres and can turn around a quality mix within a couple of days, if need be. As long as you can provide the files, a reference track, and a clearly communicated set of expectations, I’ll make sure you’re happy with your mixes.

Mastering: While I make no claim to be a dedicated mastering facility, I can certainly give your mix the final polishes with increased loudness, punch, and a sense of album cohesion with my hybrid analog/digital workflow.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Adam Silas Miller

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

  2. A: If you place your passion (and your money) in my hands, I promise to treat them with the same care as if they were my own.

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

  4. A: I love being in the room when a client hears their masters for the first time; seeing someone's face light up when their vision becomes a tangible thing is moving, and it never gets old.

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

  6. A: Q: How much would it cost to record a song? A: Well, that depends.. :)

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

  8. A: What makes this song important to you? Are there any artists/tracks you'd like to emulate from a production standpoint? Tell me about how *you* think the finished product should sound.

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

  10. A: Be direct in all of your communications. Let me know your expectations, your goals, and your aspirations for your music, and I'll do everything I can to exceed those expectations!

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

  12. A: John Mayer. His playing style, obsession with tone (at the source) paired with his team of musicians would be an amazing in-studio experience.

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

  14. A: Fresh ears, a musician's perspective and an engineer's attention to detail. Also, an incredible network of talent and resources!

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

  16. A: I like the artist to record a scratch track so I can hear their song in its truest form. From there, I sketch out ideas for instrumentation and enlist any collaborators/musicians that I might need. I use a professional recording facility with great tools to focus on capturing powerful, clean recordings so that 'fixing it in the mix' isn't necessary. Then I edit, mix, and master from the comfort (and efficiency) of my home studio to control costs and stay on schedule.

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

  18. A: Full production, much of which is remote. Along with my songwriter and musician colleagues, I help clients make the most of their arrangements, capture great recordings in one of my partnered recording studios, and provide pro-quality editing/mixing/mastering from my professionally treated home-studio.

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

  20. A: A MacBook Pro, an SM57, an interface and a pair of Sony MDR-7506s

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

  22. A: Often, less is more; whether that's the number of pieces on a drum kit, or the number of guitar layers in the same frequency range. Don't overload a song with layers that don't help the arrangement.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Capturing great recordings, at the source.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: The recording studio: 1,500+ square-foot LEDE-style live room with enough space (and inputs) to track an entire live band.. or an orchestra.. with ease. Mics from RCA, Coles, Neumann, Beyer, Royer, AKG and more. A/D conversion by Antelope Audio and front-end processing by UA, Urei, API and others. DAW = Pro Tools 12 and Logic Pro X Home Mixing Studio: Pro Tools 11, Logic Pro X, Studio One 3, Plug-ins by Waves, Slate Digital, Celemony, Antares and a few others.

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

  28. A: I'm really inspired by the engineers and producers that guide the whole production process, both technically and musically. Nathan Chapman is a big hero to me, personally, especially with my love of country music. As for straight-up engineering, I'm a huge fan of David Bendeth's work

Terms Of Service

2 revisions (free) included with each mix/master
Turn-around time varies per/client request. Typically: 48 hours-2 weeks
No media will be released to the client prior to balance being paid in full

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Logic Pro X
  • Studio One 3
  • Waves & Slate Digital Plugins
  • Antelope Audio Conversion
  • Dangerous Analog Summing
  • Neumann U47
  • Neumann U87
  • AKGC414
  • Royer 121
  • Coles 4038
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