Skyler The Engineer

Hip-Hop/R&B Mixing&Mastering

Skyler The Engineer on SoundBetter

My goal is to contribute the "it" factor to your records. Let's work together to bring your vision to life.

I provide premium mixing and mastering relevant to today’s sound using both analog and digital gear.

4x Billboard

300 Million+ Streams (Mixing & Mastering)

My mixes have been featured on NBA 2k21 & Madden 22's Official Soundtracks.

Apple Music trending as well as Spotify's USA Viral 50 have featured my mixes.

I have mixed directly for labels like Warner, Interscope, Def Jam, Rostrum, Warner Latina, Elektra, Reach Records, and many more.

I have had the pleasure of working in studios across the United States such as Capitol Studios (Hollywood), Studio At The Palms Casino (Las Vegas), Patchwerk Studios (Atlanta), Grand Bay Recording Studios (Tampa), and many more.

I have mixed many different genres from Polka to Hyper Pop, however, I specialize in Hip-Hop and R&B.

Let's chat about your project, I'd love to hear about what you're working on and how I can be of assistance!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Skyler The Engineer

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

  2. A: I love the Justin Rarri album I mixed and mastered "Youngest in Kharge". I worked with him from his first single all the way to his first full project. Watching the growth and being a part of creating a new sound was a great journey. I learned a lot and hopefully taught some things to my peers along the way.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am working to get more Dolby Atmos mixes.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I would recommend you work with someone who doesn't take up your entire budget but also has a quality sound. If you spend all your budget on the conception of the record and leave none to promote it, we won't get our hard work heard.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: BOTH, you need the sonics of analog but in today's music industry you also need the convenience of digital.

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

  10. A: I want to do what is best for the record.

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

  12. A: Being creative and meeting other creative people.

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

  14. A: How I have patience to work on so many records with so many different personalities. I like a challenge and time has allowed me to understand my place in the creative process, I am happy that the artists trust me with their sound and I want to do their songs justice.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it's fast and easy.

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

  18. A: Do you record in Protools? Do you have track stems for the instrumentals? Who are your inspirations? Favorite current artists? How long have you been doing music? Where do you want your sound to go? What are you goals in the industry?

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

  20. A: Be open and flexible, I want the best for you and your records.

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

  22. A: Macbook Pro M1 TubeTech CL1A Neve 1073 Sony C800 G Genelec 1031

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

  24. A: I started in High School. I then attended engineering school at Johnson University in Tennessee. I did as many internships as possible until I found the right situation and family. I then helped build Grand Bay Recording Studios in Tampa where I currently hold sessions.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Sauce.

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

  28. A: Kanye West is the top artist for me. His impact on the music industry is legendary and his music meant a lot to me growing up.

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

  30. A: Take ear breaks often and try to listen back on as many different reference points as possible. Consider the average listener and the climate of the music industry.

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

  32. A: Hip-Hop and R&B.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mixing.

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

  36. A: Professionalism, creativity and innovation. I'm not afraid of creating a new formula for your sound.

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

  38. A: I like to have a cup of coffee and get right to business.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work out of Grand Bay Recording Studios in Tampa, FL. I typically mix on a 32 channel SSL console.

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

  42. A: Kanye West and Mike Dean are big inspirations for me. I also love Bainz work and attitude.

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

  44. A: I record, mix and master.

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Terms Of Service

Turnaround Time : 48 Hours
Revisions : 3 Passes
Refunds : No Refunds After First Mix Is Sent
Additional Revisions : $60

GenresSounds Like
  • Justin Rarri
  • Taleban Dooda
  • Curly J
Gear Highlights
  • SSL Origin 32 Channel Mixing Console
  • BAE Neve 1073
  • Tube-tech CL1A
  • Augspuger Monitors
  • PMC Monitors
  • Rupert Neve MBP
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