Chris Hutchison

Producer, Mix Engineer

20 Reviews (2 Verified)
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I'm Chris, I've been a Producer and songwriter for around a decade. I've worked with some wonderful artists like Aisha Badru, The XCERTS, and Fades and have had my work placed on Official Spotify and Apple Playlists like New Music Friday UK, The Pop List, and Happy Pop Hits, and in TV shows like The Originals, Shadow Hunters, and Sirens.

Modern pop producer with indie and ambient influences when needed.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


AllMusic verified credits for Chris Hutchison
  • Aisha Badru
  • Aisha Badru
  • Aisha Badru
  • Gracie and Rachel
  • Aisha Badru
  • Aisha Badru

20 Reviews

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  1. Review by Alex Roidl

    Working with Chris is a real pleasure. He is professional, talented, and knows exactly what he is doing. I very much appreciate how open and flexible he is within the process. I definitely hope to be able to work with him again soon!

  2. Review by Letizia

    Chris is not only an awesome artist and producer but he is a wonderful person. I felt straight away 'at home' with him and we worked so well together. He fully understood and captured the feel of the song and I could have not asked for a better producer to work with. I totally felt free to share my creative ideas and I felt 100% happy to trust his artistic opinion and experience. I am so happy that I will continue to work with him on my future songs. Highly recommend him!

  3. Review by Dani Blau
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    Chris is a super talented producer and songwriter
    His instructions are clear and his personality makes the whole process that more enjoyable.
    Totally recommended!

  4. Review by Natalie M.- Female Vocalist
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    Lovely working with Chris! Really fun song to deliver. Thanks again

  5. Review by Gergo Bille
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    Chris is a professional producer. Provided everything I needed to work with in high quality. The sheet was expert too.
    Good communicator and a nice guy.
    Enjoyed the work together so much :)

  6. Review by Bailey Jehl
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    The easiest client to work with! Loved the song and had so much fun working with Chris. Such a talent and can’t wait for future projects!

  7. Review by LeVi X
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    It was a pleasure working with Chris! He knew exactly what he wanted and definitely easy to work with which made my job easier! Looking forward to working with him again real soon!

  8. Review by Raena
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    Chris was a pleasure to work with!

  9. Review by Matt Musty
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    I had a great time putting drums on Chris' song! Great music, easy going, and his instructions were clear as day. Looking forward to more from Chris!

  10. Review by Chris Biano
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    Chris is always a blast to work with! Great writer and great dude. He gives clear direction with space to be creative and always communicates quickly. Looking forward to working with him again and highly recommend!

  11. Review by Chris Biano
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    Working with Chris was fantastic! He is a great writer, always responded quickly, and was very understanding when I came down with Strep throat. His music will go a long way and I hope to work with him again. Wishing him the best of luck!

  12. Review by Brandyn Burnette
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    great to work with. very communicative, knows what he wants. Funded the job & paid me quickly as soon as I finished it. Would work with again!

  13. Review by Seb
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    Chris is a pleasure to work with - he's an absolute pro and a brilliant Soundbetter client. The production quality was top-class and I hope to work with him again. Highly recommended!

  14. Review by Sydney Royah
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    On the ball, quick responses, easy to work with!

  15. Review by Brandon Chase
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    Chris was excellent to work with! He had a killer song and he was great at communicating. I hope we can work on more projects together in the future!

  16. Review by Refugee
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    As always this was a great song I'm happy to be a part of. He is an amazing producer and songwriter, with awesome ideas and projects. I enjoy working with him a lot.
    Amazing producer and songwriter!! Pure talent.

  17. Review by Jessica Jolia
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    Another awesome project with Chris! Great production, fun lyrics and great communication. Can't wait for the next one!

  18. Review by Refugee
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    Great producer, musician, and songwriter. It was a pleasure working with him!
    He gave great feedback and insight to the track.
    He has amazing music, and I'm very glad I could help with this track.
    Amazing guy! It was a pleasure!

  19. Review by Jessica Jolia
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    Excellent producer and communicator! Chris provided detailed information about what was needed for the project, which made it very easy for me to deliver. Can't wait for the next project!

  20. Review by Reid Mounts

    Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with. Professional, kind, and communicative. I absolutely would work with him again and hope to get the chance to!

Interview with Chris Hutchison

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

  2. A: This project has allowed my to really flex my creative muscles I co-wrote/performed this and Mixed and Mastered everything.

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

  4. A: Currently I'm mixing/mastering and EDM EP and a Rock Album with ongoing work as a result of my film composition.

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

  6. A: I haven't had a look around just yet but I'm looking forward to getting involved in the community.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I think picking a camp here unnecessarily rules out some great sound, for me both camps have their merits but the gear that sounds the best is the gear you know really well.

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

  10. A: My promise is a industry standard mix/master that encapsulates the "feel" and the heart of the track.

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

  12. A: I like hearing new music and helping guide it towards the success it deserves.

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

  14. A: Thats a tough one, I guess people are mostly interested in getting their songs ready to compete in the industry. My answer is one of hard work and ensuring your ideas are realised by anyone you work with.

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

  16. A: That the gear does the job, frequency analysers are great but they cannot work out if the mix is exciting and attention grabbing.

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

  18. A: Always very interested in where the artist have come from and where they hope to go, this alone will inform loads about what the music needs to sound like and what needs to happen next.

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

  20. A: Spend time talking to the person you choose, they should be able to explain anything you want them to and utilise them as a source to find out as much as you can from the interaction. The more knowledge you have the better choices you will be able to make.

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

  22. A: Well I guess I would need a guitar and a Microphone first of all, then a laptop and headphones which only leaves me one piece of outboard equipment which would have to be a nice Analogue EQ.

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

  24. A: I started about 10 years ago in a band, one of the most important things to me at the time was that I understood everything that was going on and this sparked my interest in the field. After the first album flopped I decided to really get into recording and production, after a year or two I signed a young artist that I would work with for the next 4 years I became the entire recording side of the project and after 3 releases we signed a deal and he moved over to Sony, after this I garnered a lot of work from them and have been working like this ever since.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Relaxed and thoughtful its really important for me that the artist is listened to and ideas are shared to ensure a great product in the end.

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

  28. A: If we are talking dream artists then I would have to say someone like Bon Iver or Olafur Arnalds someone who appreciates the feel of the ambient sound, on the other side I love the precision of EDM and dance music.

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

  30. A: My favourite, and one I do with all of my tracks, is stripping the track back to its essential elements and ensuring that everything included is adding something to the track not detracting.

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

  32. A: I've been lucky to work on quite a diverse range of music from Orchestral, folk, Rock and EDM. My speciality would be making stripped down recordings sound full and warm.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Understanding the needs of the client, its my job to make the track meet industry standards while ensuring it sounds just as you had hoped or even exceed your expectations.

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

  36. A: Being a musician first and learning the ropes of engineering after the "feel" of the track is the holy grail. It's always been my focus to retain that feel while ensuring sonically the track is ready to compete and is something I hear often from my clients.

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

  38. A: Mixing: The first thing is to listen to the rough mix if provided and understand what the artist/producer had in mind when they recorded. After that the first things I go for are the Bass/Drums to lay down the foundation of the track, after this I listen to the other elements to get an idea of the main themes in the track and the important parts dependant on the genre and the feel of the track. Once this is done I spend time getting the sounds one by one into the sonic space adjusting the ensure room for the most important sections. Then tweaking... lots of tweaking. Mastering: The first thing is to listen to the mixed track and gauge what state the tracks are in, at this point its important to pick out some comparison tracks in the same genre. From here I start with some general compression and EQ and from there compression and EQ to suite and finally limiting.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have an in-house studio which has been professionally acoustically treated. I primarily work out of Logic with a full waves package and several other high end plug-ins as well as some analogue outboard equipment. This all gets played through any one of a number of speakers and headphones to get the right sound including Yamaha HS-50a's, Sennheiser Studio headphones, AKG Overears and the classic Apple Ear Buds.

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

  42. A: Without writing a huge long list of names the professionals I aim to be like are open about their workflow and are happy to talk details with their clients, I love talking my client through the intricacies of my work to help them understand what I'm doing.

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

  44. A: Mixing is my bread and butter and something I really have a passion for, I love to Master the same projects as the one flows into the other. I'm comfortable with both stripped back tracks and built up arrangements with orchestral instruments and electronic sounds also.

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Terms Of Service

Most cases turnaround will be within a week for under 5 tracks but dates will be discussed on a project by project basis. 3 revisions is generally enough if you have concerns then please let me know.

GenresSounds Like
  • BloodPop®
  • Vaults
  • Aisha Badru
Gear Highlights
  • Pro tools
  • Logic
  • Full Waves Package
  • Slate Digital
  • Yamaha HS50a Monitors
  • Native Instrument Komplete 7
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