I am a music producer and mixer who believes that music is about emotion and transmitting a feeling to the listener. I have the talent, skill and experience to bring out those emotional qualities in an artist's record.

I can produce your record from pre-production to mastering, or add production to basic tracks and mix, or just mix your song.

I can't wait to hear your track and start to envision where I can help take it!

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!

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Tim Leitner:

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

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

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.

Reviews of Tim Leitner

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    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.

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Interview with Tim Leitner

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My productions and mixes will jump out of the speakers, but not because they are loud; but because they will touch you.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your vision of how you want your record to sound?
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't get obsessed with analog vs. digital, expensive vintage gear, or tube microphones. Good music is all in the emotion.
What's your strongest skill?
Bringing out the right qualities for each song to make the listener feel the emotion the artist is trying to convey.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a full recording studio that's available for my exclusive use and also a Manhattan mixing room.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Produce tracks from start to finish, in my own studio as well as outside facilities, and mix a client's recorded tracks.