Stephen Freeman

Remote Editing and Mixing

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My name is Stephen Freeman and I am the owner of a home studio now located in Phoenix, AZ. My goal is to remain affordable to the bands or artists who can't afford a high end studio but still deserve to be heard in the best way possible.

I am Stephen Freeman and I am a freelance audio engineer currently based in Phoenix, AZ. I graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelors degree in Recording Technology in 2010 and have also been a musician for over 15 years. Over the years I have honed my skills as an engineer and have worked hard to gain the skills which allow me to provide the services I offer today. Working in the music industry is something that I've wanted to do all my life, which is why I opened my studio. My goal is to remain affordable to the bands or artists who can't afford a high end studio but still deserve to be heard in the best way possible. Feel free to check out some of my work and please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Although limited compared to larger studios, my studio contains everything needed to record, edit, mix and master a full production from the ground up (including live drums) with a sound that competes with larger, more expensive studios.

Services I offer:

Editing (Drum Editing, Instrument Editing, Vocal Tuning, etc.)
Mixing
Mastering

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21 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tu P.
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    great at accommodating requests and achieving a well rounded sonic outcome!

  2. Review by Louise G.
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    Super thorough and patient. Takes musical direction
    well and makes good choices. Highly recommend

  3. Review by Tu P.
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    Stephen helped me a lot with the edits and got things sounding tight!

  4. Review by Carl Culley
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    Stephen's music is an awesome blend of styles, with catchy hooks and filled to the brim with hard-hitting production. Excited to work on more music with Stephen!

  5. Review by Louise G.
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    Stephen did a great job! I gave him a session where the players played their parts at different times to slow track without click. I asked him not to quantize it, and to align the parts by ear (so it sounded like the band was intentionally playing together out of time) It would take someone with a lot of musicality to be able to pull it off and make it sound great. I was so relieved when I hit play when I got it back. Highly recommend him!

  6. Review by Kris
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    Once in a while, your musical enthusiasm gets in the way of a usable musical experience: my freely floating track was in such a state. If it weren't for Stephen's musicianship and robust technical craftsmanship, it would have been lost.
    Stephen works fast, gives regular feedback which you need to okay, so you're always on the level.
    I cannot laud and praise this professional enough: highly recommended!

  7. Review by John A.
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    Stephen did another great job editing guitars for me super quick. I would definitely recommend using him.

  8. Review by John A.
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    Stephen did a great job cleaning these up. I definitely recommend having him edit your tracks.

  9. Review by Trey P.
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    Great communication and did everything I asked for with a bunch of options!

  10. Review by Trey P.
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    Stephen did an excellent job in editing / time aligning my stems.

  11. Review by Trey P.
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    Nailed it on the second attempt, solid communication and left me satisfied with the result!

  12. Review by John A.
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    Stephen did a great job editing my drum tracks, always got back to me fast, and finished the project in a few days when I asked for them within a week. I definitely recommend working with him on your project.

  13. Review by Jace L.
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    Stephen time-aligned and vocal corrected my tracks. He was professional and accommodating and he made sure I was satisfied before closing the job out. I would recommend!

  14. Review by Max S.
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    Stephen always does a great and very professional job, every time we work together!

  15. Review by Max S.
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    Great job yet again from Stephen. He has helped me out on numerous occasions now, and I really appreciate the quality and efficiency of his work.

  16. Review by Max S.
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    I have worked with Stephen numerous times and he always does an amazing job. He is incredibly tidy with the editing he does, and he also has a great ear. Work with him!

  17. Review by Max S.
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    Stephen is exceptional to work with. He consistently delivers to a very high standard and always on time!

  18. Review by Max S.
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    Stephen is brilliant to work with. Efficient, creative and gets the job done flawlessly. I highly recommend him.

  19. Review by Michael H.
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    Consistent. Always willing to take on the job. Looking forward to working with him on future projects.

  20. Review by Michael H.
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    Reliable and most importantly, consistent with his work. Looking forward to working with him in the future.

Interview with Stephen Freeman

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

  2. A: Doing what I love -- making music.

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

  4. A: Ermin Hamidovic, Nolly Getgood, Misha Mansoor, Jordan Valeriote

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

  6. A: Currently I am mixing songs for a pirate-themed metal band called Blunderbuss.

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

  8. A: Time-alignment is my most common type of work I do for SoundBetter clients.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Analog for sound, digital for efficiency.

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

  12. A: If you are not satisfied, you do not pay.

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

  14. A: If it sounds good, leave it alone.

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As You Wish by Devices Divide Us

I was the bassist, editing engineer, recording engineer and producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions. I want you to be 100% satisfied with the service. Typical turn around time depends on the job. I work quickly and communicate daily. Rates may vary depending on work.

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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 2020
  • UAD LUNA
  • UAD Apollo x8
  • SSL SiX
  • Focusrite OctoPre Dynamic MkII
  • Waves
  • Slate Digital
  • Softube Console 1
  • Focal Monitors
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  • Guitars tracked for new Devices Divide Us song!May 30, 2016

    I just finished tracking and editing guitars on a new Devices Divide Us tune! New music coming soon! Listen to the first EP engineered, produced and edited by me via https://soundcloud.com/devicesdivideus

    Never stop making music!

    Stephen