Ian Mereness - The Hit Shop

Mixing and Mastering Engineer

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I've worked with a lot of talented A-List such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Isley Brothers, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, R. Kelly, Lil Wayne, Tyrese, Jamie Foxx, Charlie Wilson, Maxwell, K-Ci & JoJo, Fat Joe, Brian McKnight, Brittany Spears, Ciara, Gucci Mane, TY $, Chris Brown, Kid Ink, Rick Ross, Rich Gang and more!

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AllMusic verified credits for Ian Mereness
  • K. Michelle
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia
  • Fantasia
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Kid Ink
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Rick Ross
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Chris Brown
  • Lady Gaga
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Rich Gang
  • Whitney Houston
  • Whitney Houston
  • Charlie Wilson
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Lil Jon
  • Ciara
  • Ciara
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Fat Joe
  • Whitney Houston
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Britney Spears
  • Britney Spears
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • The Pussycat Dolls
  • The Pussycat Dolls
  • Raheem DeVaughn
  • Rick Ross
  • Twista
  • Twista
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Jaheim
  • Jaheim
  • Jaheim
  • Jaheim
  • Jaheim
  • Beanie Sigel
  • Beanie Sigel
  • Beanie Sigel
  • DJ Khaled
  • Tyrese
  • Tyrese
  • Ronald Isley
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Ronald Isley
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Snoop Dogg
  • R. Kelly
  • Ciara
  • Ciara
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Nivea
  • Nivea
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Ray J
  • Ray J
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
  • Lil Jon
  • Ciara
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • Britney Spears
  • Britney Spears
  • Britney Spears
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Twista
  • Twista
  • Tamia
  • Tamia
  • Joe
  • Joe
  • Joe
  • Cassidy
  • LL Cool J
  • Jay-Z
  • R. Kelly
  • Jay-Z
  • R. Kelly
  • Joe
  • Joe
  • Joe
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • Big Tymers
  • The Isley Brothers
  • The Isley Brothers
  • The Isley Brothers
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Ginuwine
  • Ginuwine
  • JS
  • JS
  • JS
  • Britney Spears
  • Britney Spears
  • Marques Houston
  • Marques Houston
  • Nick Cannon
  • Nick Cannon
  • Boo & Gotti
  • Boo & Gotti
  • Boo & Gotti
  • Boo & Gotti
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Ginuwine
  • Ginuwine
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Ginuwine
  • Ginuwine
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • B2K
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Syleena Johnson
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Ray Bady
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • B2K
  • Jay-Z
  • R. Kelly
  • Jay-Z
  • R. Kelly
  • Truth Hurts
  • Syleena Johnson
  • Syleena Johnson
  • The Isley Brothers
  • The Isley Brothers
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Jay-Z
  • Fat Joe
  • Nivea
  • Nivea
  • Nivea
  • Nivea
  • 112
  • Kelly Price
  • Kelly Price
  • Kelly Price
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • Changing Faces
  • Maxwell
  • Maxwell
  • K-Ci & JoJo
  • Trin-i-tee 5:7
  • Trin-i-tee 5:7
  • Trin-i-tee 5:7
  • Trin-i-tee 5:7

Interview with Ian Mereness - The Hit Shop

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

  2. A: Mixing and Mastering

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

  4. A: Serban Ghenea

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Pro Tools Ultimate, Focal Twin Monitors, Mac Pro, Dangerous Monitor ST, AVID Omni Interface, Tons of plugins! Melodyne Editor

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

  8. A: I first take a listen to the Rough Mix and see what the artist or producer intended for the song, then pick out the most important and catchy elements of the song and strive to feature them in a well polished mix that sounds like a Record. For Mastering I just enhance the mix and make it ready for prime time adding more character and making it sound it's best and ready for the world to enjoy!

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

  10. A: I will bring my passion for music and energy into everything I work on. I want the listener to not only enjoy but feel what is being expressed in a song to make it an almost spiritual exerience for the listener.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Mixing, Mastering, Recording and Vocal Tuning

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

  14. A: Usually R&B or Hip Hop styles, also a bunch of Pop and also Rock, Gospel and Contemporary Christian

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

  16. A: Keep production simple and don't over-produce!

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

  18. A: I appreciate working with all artist because I belive each artist has something to offer the world and I can't wait to hear the next big thing!

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

  20. A: I have been doing this for 23 years! Started by attending Full Sail University, got an internship at Chicago Trax and worked my way up to Assistant Engineer and then Staff Engineer and then Freelance.

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

  22. A: Laptop, Focal CMS 40 Monitors, good pair of headphones, Midi controller keyboard and some kind of interface

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GenresSounds Like
  • R. Kelly
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Focal Monitors
  • Nearly every plugin!
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