Tim Leitner

Mixer & Producer

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As you can see by my credit list, I have worked on pretty much every music genre over my long career, but what I really love to do is mix rock. Hard rock, retro rock, indie rock, post rock, emo rock, pop punk, power pop - I know what it takes to get powerful drums, driving bass, thick guitars and in your face vocals, with lots of texture.

I began my career in the glory days of 2" tape and big consoles at the famed Hit Factory Studios. I got the opportunity to work with legendary producers and mixers who I admired. I came to realize that it was the way that music made me feel, rather than the purity of its sound, that was important to me.

I do mix in the box but I use different tools for every song I mix and don’t rely on templates or presets, because your songs deserve a unique approach to help them stand out. My technique is to find the emotion in the song, because that is what moves listeners and makes them want to hear your song over and over.

You won’t find me much on social media. I’m too busy! I’d rather be mixing your song!

So what are you waiting for? Let me make your song rock like it should!

(I can also make your non-rock track sound great too!)

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Tim Leitner
  • Tina Turner
  • Billy Joel
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Billy Squier
  • Hoodoo Gurus
  • Adam Ezra
  • Adam Ezra
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Michael Bolton
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Tina Turner
  • Adam Ezra
  • Adam Ezra
  • Willie Nile
  • Tina Turner
  • Cher
  • Michael McDonald
  • Katelyn Tarver
  • Katelyn Tarver
  • Katelyn Tarver
  • Katelyn Tarver
  • Katelyn Tarver
  • Zap Mama
  • Pat Benatar
  • Tina Turner
  • Carly Simon
  • Carly Simon
  • Clan Chi
  • Clan Chi
  • Clan Chi
  • Clan Chi
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Billy Joel
  • PsychoCharger
  • Taylor Barton
  • Taylor Barton
  • Foreigner
  • Michael McDonald
  • Vanessa Williams
  • G.E. Smith
  • JK
  • Nicky Holland
  • Taylor Barton
  • Donna Lewis
  • The Prodigal Sons
  • Generic Blondes
  • Karen Savoca
  • Gabrielle Roth & the Mirrors
  • Milton Nascimento
  • Sweet Sable
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Worl-A-Girl
  • Bakers Pink
  • Michael McDonald
  • Aztec Camera
  • G.E. Smith & the Saturday Night Live Band
  • David J
  • Willie Nile
  • Willie Nile
  • Tina Turner
  • Leni Stern
  • Leni Stern
  • Leni Stern
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • K-Yze
  • Tina Turner
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Andreas Vollenweider
  • Julee Cruise
  • Tina Turner
  • Paul Carrack
  • Holly Knight
  • Hoodoo Gurus
  • Kool & the Gang
  • Carly Simon
  • Carly Simon
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • George Benson
  • Pat Benatar
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Carly Simon
  • Carly Simon
  • Billy Joel
  • Billy Joel
  • John Waite
  • John Waite
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Billy Squier
  • Michael McDonald
  • Eden James
  • Eden James
  • Tina Turner

15 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chris S.
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    Working with Tim was a great experience. I wanted a producer who could understand my vision and help me get there. Tim's engineering skills are top notch. His approach to production worked very well with my approach to recording songs. I'm not the best vocalist, but Tim helped me get takes that make the vocals sound great. The final mixes sound fantastic! Tim was very professional in and out of the studio. I highly recommend him for any of your needs.

  2. Review by Tony M.
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    I wish there was an option for 10 stars. Tim went above and beyond what I expected. And most importantly, I feel like I could have spent years and years mixing my song and I still would have never gotten it to sound as good as he did. Not to mention he gave a lot of valuable insight on where to make changes. Definitely pro.

  3. Review by Eden J.
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    Completely happy with the work Tim has produced. Tim possesses all the traits a great producer needs. Highly recommended.

  4. Review by Eden J.
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    Mr. Leitner is the producer I chose from a shortlist of ten producers. He has lived up to his esteemed reputation in the industry and produces world class productions. I will definitely be choosing to work with Tim again in the future.

  5. Review by Justin S.
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    Tim is absolutely top of the line. I had a tremendous experience with him. He delivered on every one of his promises that he outlined in his description page...and then some. Tim takes care of your music and really wants to help deliver your vision. I would love to work with Tim again. Thank you Tim!!

  6. Review by JB E.
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    Tim is tireless and most importantly consistent; he is quick to identify problems, find solutions and make truly authentic enhancements. His expertise, patience, honesty and dedication lead to the best mix possible every single time.

  7. Review by Neill MacCallum
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    Working w Tim was incredible. I could not be happier with his mix of my song singer in the city. The piano strings vocals and percussion sound much cleaner and better. They are all balanced and panned beautifully and carry the feeling of the song!! Tim is a pro

  8. Review by Ed M.
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    I am so Happy with Tim's work. So very professional, and so very patient. He paid such attention to detail, worked diligently, and tirelessly, at getting the sound I wanted the way I wanted it. I highly recommend him and will certainly work with him again.

  9. Review by Baum
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    As a songwriter/artist/producer, you carry all these sounds and ideas in your head, ready to be turned into songs. That’s when you need someone with skills and passion who understands your vision. If you ever get the chance to work with Tim Leitner on your recordings and mixes: don't think twice - just do it. Because he will make you sound better.

  10. Review by JB E.
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    Super job with this mix; demonstrated attention to detail throughout. We are impressed.

  11. Review by Amanda T.
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    Tim has been an absolute find for us. He is super-professional, with fantastic communication, and has delivered us a kick-ass mix for our first song, really going above and beyond with his input, and creativity on this track. We really loved his work and his work ethic so much that we have engaged him to mix the rest of the album for us.

  12. Review by Martin Della Nina
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    Tim nailed it.
    He understood the vision of the song inmediatly, delivered fast and helped get the song to a whole new level with his mix.
    Great working with him.

  13. Review by Josh Gold-The Basement Studio
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    I've been lucky enough to work with Tim on many occasions and each time I've learned something new from him. He has an uncanny ability to understand what each song needs to say, and he also has the wizardry to get it there.

  14. Review by BAUM
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    Sharing your songs with a producer can be a tricky thing for every singer-songwriter because at a certain point in your career you're looking for someone who not only makes you sound better but someone who really understands your music - a soulmate! I found that in Tim Leitner, one of my most beloved friends in this sometimes harsh business.

  15. Review by Adam Ezra
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    It has been an honor of mine to be able to work with Tim. I have never met a producer who is more thoughtful when it comes to understanding my vision as an artist, and helping me get there in-studio. In a world of fast edits, extensive comping, and pitch correction, Tim can produce with the best of them, yet always keeps the performance real.

Interview with Tim Leitner

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

  2. A: Produce tracks from start to finish, in my own studio as well as outside facilities, and mix a client's recorded tracks.

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

  4. A: Songwriters who write music that stirs my emotions. Singers who perform effortlessly. Musicians who always know the right part to play without being the star of the track. Producers who capture a vibe and create a unique soundscape for every song.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Bringing out the right qualities for each song to make the listener feel the emotion the artist is trying to convey.

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

  8. A: Don't get obsessed with analog vs. digital, expensive vintage gear, or tube microphones. Good music is all in the emotion.

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

  10. A: What is your vision of how you want your record to sound?

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

  12. A: My productions and mixes will jump out of the speakers, but not because they are loud; but because they will touch you.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I have a full recording and mixing studio in Manhattan in NYC. For mixing, I work completely in the box as I've found it's the best way to deliver the best sounding work in the most efficient way.

  15. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  16. A: Swiss artist Baum came to me with basic tracks he recorded looking for production ideas and mixing. I helped transform the songs to a new level and we made a record I think will always be one of my favorite albums to listen to.

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I can usually turn around mixes in a couple of days. My mix rates include 2 revisions. Production time depends on the complexity of the project.

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