Edward Shemansky

Music mixing and mastering

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I've been mixing, mastering, and producing music professionally for over 15 years. I love switching and blurring the lines between different genres of music - I'm currently working with artists and producers like Mark Knight, Wayne Lothian, and Rude Boy George.

I've had the opportunity to work with and also watch a lot of great people like George Tobin, Matt Serletic, Jean-Marie Horvat, Noel Golden, and Niel Citron in my career as a recording artist. In 2005 my audio engineering career started when a drum session client/studio owner asked me to mix my own drum tracks. After that, I worked out of a studio in North Hills CA and was there until 2018. Currently, I work out of my own small studio in Valley Village, CA.

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Credits

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  • Mark Knight & The Unsung Heroes
  • Mark Knight & The Unsung Heroes
  • Mark Knight & The Unsung Heroes
  • Mark Knight & The Unsung Heroes
  • Mark Knight & The Unsung Heroes
  • Michael St. Germain
  • In Theory
  • In Theory
  • In Theory
  • Zane
  • Tim David Kelly
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Kicking Harold
  • Beautiful Things
  • Beautiful Things
  • Beautiful Things

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Mark Knight
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    I’ve used Edwards skills and talent in many ways on a lot of projects. Rather it’s for mixing, recording, or drumming he has alway come through! He has a talent for bringing the best out of the artist with crystal clear high quality mixes to great recording skills. We’ve co produced some projects together as well as our recent record Mark Knight & The Unsung Heroes “Don’t Kill The Cat”. Give it a listen to hear his amazing mix abilities and drumming..
    Mark Knight
    Singer/ songwriter/guitarist/producer
    Mark Knight and the Unsung Heroes
    Bang Tango

  2. Review by Wayne Lothian
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    I have used Ed as my mix engineer of the past 8 yrs, his work is incredible, super easy to work with, and has a great ear.
    Highly recommend.

    Wayne (Wayylo) Lothian
    Musician / Writer / Producer
    English Beat
    Rude Boy George
    Pepper

Interview with Edward Shemansky

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

  2. A: Mark Knight and the Unsung Heroes new album - production, drums, mixing and mastering. Maybe some BGs as well.

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

  4. A: I mostly mix music, but I also produce locally, and I still do drum sessions and live gigs in the Los Angeles area.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Mixing music!

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

  8. A: I started off as a recording artist with a band called Kicking Harold in the '90s. I've gradually made my switch to the other side of the mic, using all the knowledge I've picked up along the way.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: I'm always listening to the latest and greatest to keep up with trends. Modern.

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

  12. A: Working with music, and creative people.

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

  14. A: Rock, Reggae, Rap, R & B, Pop, & Alternative.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: I've been in the box for over 20 years, but still - Analog for recording and digital for mixing.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I mix in a small 13' x 13' heavily treated room. I run ADAM A5Xs and Yamaha NS-10 Studio monitors. My Sub is an M-Audio BX10. My main machine is a 32 processor Dell T7600 where I run Cakewalk. I also run ProTools on a Mac Pro - mostly just to convert and consolidate audio before mixing in Cakewalk.

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

  20. A: I spend some time before the mix to make sure everything is clean, lined up and in tune if that's needed. Then, it's a few hours to get the mix going, a forced break away from that song, and then finishing up the loose ends. I'm usually done within 4 hours.

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

  22. A: When I'm mixing I love to pump emotion and excitement to a song. When I'm producing or arranging, I like to make sure that there's no dead space or needless parts taking away from the song's emotion/message.

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

  24. A: That analog is better. It's really all about the guy behind the controls, not about what format his audio starts off as.

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

  26. A: What do you listen to, and what do you want your mix to sound like? Also - what mood do you want to set?

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

  28. A: I'll always treat your work like it's worth a million dollars - even if your not paying me that much :)

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Gear Highlights
  • Software: Pro Tools
  • Studio One
  • Cakewalk
  • Soundforge
  • Waves
  • Arturia
  • Slate Trigger 2 and Addictive Trigger 2 . Hardware: RME interface
  • ADAM A5X & Yamaha NS-10 Studio Monitors
  • SVS SB-12 Sub
  • TL Audio dual valve pre-amplifier/compressor.
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