After early success with artists like Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Michael McDonald, my career blossomed with Oscar-winning soundtracks, mixing Jimmy Cliff's biggest US hit and ubiquitous 90s Donna Lewis hit, I Love You Always Forever. I can't wait to hear your track and start to envision where I can help take it!
I can produce your record from pre-production to mastering, or add production to basic tracks, or mix and master your song.
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 artists who I had grown up listening to and legendary producers and mixers who I admired. As I gained exposure to artists in lots of different genres, 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 - and I think, most listeners. I can be just as excited about a pop track or a jazz track or a metal track, as long as it conveys its emotion. I made it my mission to uncover the heart of every song I worked on and to help artists discover ways of sharing their vision while maintaining accessibility.
I still get excited when I hear a great song - and get even more excited when I hear something that I think I can help make better and bring to its full potential. I love exploring possibilities with artists and enjoy the creative process and collaboration that it brings.
I'm very excited to be part of the SoundBetter family and for the chance to be connected to artists who I would otherwise not have met. Together we can make your music the best that it can be!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
14 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Tim Leitner
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.
Completely happy with the work Tim has produced. Tim possesses all the traits a great producer needs. Highly recommended.
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.
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.
Super job with this mix; demonstrated attention to detail throughout. We are impressed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My productions and mixes will jump out of the speakers, but not because they are loud; but because they will touch you.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision of how you want your record to sound?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't get obsessed with analog vs. digital, expensive vintage gear, or tube microphones. Good music is all in the emotion.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing out the right qualities for each song to make the listener feel the emotion the artist is trying to convey.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Produce tracks from start to finish, in my own studio as well as outside facilities, and mix a client's recorded tracks.