Tracking and Mixing Engineer who has worked with Kelly Clarkson, The Avett Brothers, Jason Derulo, Flogging Molly, Pepper and more!
Hi, I'm Jordon Silva! I'm a Tracking and Mixing Engineer based in Los Angeles, Ca. I've worked with many great producers including: Ryan Hewitt, Rick Rubin, Pharrell and more over the last 10 years of my career. I most recently recorded Kelly Clarkson for her new album "Meaning of Life" as well as mixed a new single for SoCal Reggae/Rock band Pepper. I'm currently working on an album for Toto percussionist Lenny Castro.
I always keep the artists vision for their music in mind while Tracking or Mixing and feel it's an important part of the process to discuss this before heading into the studio. I'm a big believer in getting the final sound for a record during the recording process by taking the time to sculpt the right sound in the control room. I find it elevates the artists performance to ensure we capture the best take and make the song the best it can be.
I love a huge sound with everything being audible within the mix; with lots of movement with fader rides to make the song exciting and building up all the way to the end. If I'm not rocking out and looking like an idiot while mixing behind the console, then it's not there yet!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Reviews (3)Endorse Jordon Silva
Jordans mixes are amazing. He was so professional and it shows in his work. The sound he creates brings the track to life and has a very well balanced and beautiful sound.
Jordon is great! He was fully dedicated to making sure we loved the end product... and we did! We were impressed by his work as recording engineer and especially his work as an editor/mixer. We would definitely recommend and work with him again! Thanks, Jordon!
Jordon is not only an amazing mix engineer, his producing skills are among the best there is! I trust him for his ideas and his work relationships with the artists he’s working with! For example in finishing a lead vocal track, the artist was lacking the emotion necessary to capture the listener. Next thing I knew, Jordon challenged him. The kind of challenge that would probably p_ss most folks off! The singer came back with a new found energy let’s say that translated to emotion...voila! Great track! Jordon is one of the best and a true professional!
Interview with Jordon Silva
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jerry Finn, Ryan Hewitt, Andrew Scheps, Vance Powell to name a few.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Engineering Speed of Darkness for Flogging Molly. Fun times!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Los Angeles bases singer/songwriter Brock Pollack
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Because they are both useful tools for me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to do what I love and being able to have the time to spend with my wife and kids.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming these are 5 additional pieces of gear than what is required... 1. 1176 2. 1073 3. 550b 4. 2264 5. Transient Designer
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as an intern then runner @ The Pass in Los Angeles. After that I became an assistant at a Malibu studio called The Document Room before being hired by Ryan Hewitt as his assistant and learning everything I could from him as my mentor for about 5 years before I went freelance.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually in the Pop/Rock vein. Occasional Indie Rock, 60's theme, singer/songwriter stuff.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My rig is a hybrid rig focused around Pro Tools HD. I prefer using both digital and analog equipment while working as I tend to use outboard gear as hardware inserts.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am mostly known for being an excellent Mixer, capable of very clean, big pop/rock records as well as the more vibey dirty indie ones.