I've been an audio engineer for five years and drummer for nine. Contact me for reasonable rates on Mixing, Mastering, and Drum Sessions!

I specialize in mixing Rock, Metal, Pop-Rock, and any related sub-genres. I'm up for any situation. However, if I feel that I can't provide a quality product for your specific project, I will let you now.

Studio Equipment:
DAW - Reaper/Studio One
Plugins - Waves, Slate, Bias by Positive Grid, Podfarm

Preamps/Interfaces
Focusrite Saffire Pro40 and Octopre MKII Dynamic
Focusrite ISA one Digital

Sonor Prolite series Drums
TRX, Sabian, and Zildjian Cymbals
DW, Mapex, Slingerland, Tama, and Ludwig snare drums

Industry standard drum mics:
Shure sm57 (snare)
Sennheiser e609 (snare)
Shure beta 91a (kick)
Sennheiser MD421s (toms)
Rode NT2000s (overheads)
Audix D6 (kick)
Audix f9's (x2 hi hats, ride)
AKG D112 (kick)
AKG P420 (x2 - room mics)

YouTube Channel - Drum Videos and Examples
https://www.youtube.com/user/jacksonwarddrummer

Gear highlights

  • Focusrite Pro40
  • Focusrite Octopre MKII
  • Focusrite ISA one Digital

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Turn around time - Typically 3 days on a standard mix.
Mixes with over 50 Tracks are $100 minimum.
One included revision in the price. Each additional revision is $25.

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Interview with Jackson Ward

Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I often do mixing and mastering. A big focus of mine has been getting really big, fat, and vibrant drum sounds without implementing samples. I have experience recording live drums, vocals, bass, guitar, brass instruments, and pianos. I love working with the artist to get the sound in their head out there and in the mix.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What direction do you want me to take your mix? What is your vision? What are any details I need to know before I start my job?
How would you describe your style?
A clean, polished mix that retains the human element. I prefer to keep the performances natural and not over-edited.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Metal, Pop-Rock, and all of the sub-genres in between.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I do most of my processing and mixing in the box with Slate, Waves, and Postive Grid plugins. I use Focusrite mic Preamps and industry standard microphones.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My mentor and instructor, Taylor Larson, has been a huge help and inspiration. His advice has taken my mixes to the next level.