Charles Yingling

Producer / Engineer / Mixer

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Hey there! I love Rock, Americana, and Indie Roots music. I use a 1978 Trident Console and 24 track tape to get the best sound possible. I like to work with people with positive attitudes and are ready to get to work. Send me some tracks to mix and I promise you won't be let down. Top credit is Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

I specialize in Engineering/Producing and Mixing anything rock/alternative or Americana music. I love 3-5 piece rock bands, but also get a great sound on Americana records done live in the room (Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Kieran Kayne, Kevin Welch, Taj Mahal) Mentored by Brent Maher (Tina Turner, Sly & The Family Stone, The Judds) and Fred Foster (Kris Kristofferson, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson), I've learned from the best. I'll prefer mixing gigs on this service as those are easy to deliver remotely, but if you want production feel free to reach out!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

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  • Ray Price
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  • Kieran Kane
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10 Reviews

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  1. Review by Dale Mabry
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    Fantastic to work with. Quick response, straightforward, even helped me fix an annoying little noise in my mix that I hadn't noticed until it was too late. Highly recommend.

  2. Review by Trey Hensley
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    Charles is absolutely amazing to work with! He has such an innate ability to pinpoint exactly what you are hearing and what needs to happen and he is quick as lightning to make everything perfect. He is also just a great guy to work with...very positive and just super great to be around.

  3. Review by Keni Thomas
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    I've trusted Charles for every record I've gotten to do in my musical career. From master sessions to demos, he is my go-to, hands down first choice. We even did an audio book together! I trust his opinion, his ears and his mixes. On top of that, I just like being around him in the studio. He's one of the good guys. Nashville is full of talent. But every once in a while you get to work with someone who is great. Charles Yingling is a great engineer.

    Keni Thomas is an award-winning country music artist, Emmy-winning producer and a best selling author.

  4. Review by Vinny Maniscalco
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    by Vinny Maniscalco

    One of the best in the biz. Unbelievable talent, not only with the technical side of recording but with the ear when it comes to producing and mixing. Charles works with you. He wants just as good of an end product as the artist. There are no shortcuts with him. Highly recommend for all your recording needs.

  5. Review by Rob Ickes
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    by Rob Ickes

    Charles is the best. Amazing ears and great energy. Always fun to work with and a tireless worker in search of perfection. Master of many musical styles, highly recommended!!

  6. Review by Joe Robinson
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    Charles is amazing!!! I'm super grateful to work with him frequently here in Nashville - everything just always sounds and feels great with him behind the console. He has impeccible musical instincts and is a consummate pro - always a pleasure to be around and work with. He has incredible attention to detail, and the tones are spectacular, all the time. He's a real standout talent here in Nashville. We've cut tracks with strings, horns, all kinds of fun stuff lately. Thankyou Charles!!!

  7. Review by Charleene Closshey
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    by Charleene Closshey

    Charles is sonically flexible, working with small acoustic sounds to full orchestral + choir tracks to electronically generated sounds (and everything in between). With his keen and sensitive ear, Charles hears things in mixes others might miss, making his final sounds to be perfect in all listening environments. Charles is creative, offering collaboration and new ideas to every situation. Better still, his professionalism is matched by his high level of integrity - you just can't find a nicer guy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  8. Review by Karalyne W.
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    Charles helps you see the song as you are recording it. He works quickly and seamlessly. There is no down time, fiddling around with things - he gets realtime, professional, radio ready results.
    He is able to take your song, your melodies, even your ideas- and breath studio life into them. He absolutely took our project to the next level. My only complaint is that we can't work with Charles at every band session - whether it rehearsal, songwriting, or recording - he has AMAZING input every step of the way; and I would really appreciate it if he could clone himself.
    10/10 would recommend.

  9. Review by Dayna Osan
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    by Dayna Osan

    I’ve worked with Charles on a few of my Americana tunes and not only was he easy and enjoyable to work with, he brought innovative ideas to my project and really brought my tunes to life. He has an incredible ear for mixing and I am always pleased with the final product. The suggestions he made to tweak subtleties in my songs brought out aspects of them I hadn’t even considered and they are now my favorite parts to listen for! I trust his input and opinion wholeheartedly and recommend him highly.

  10. Review by Carly
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    by Carly

    Charles cultivates an atmosphere that breeds authenticity and vulnerability. Throughout the process he is intentional about honoring the work and creator. His instincts are second to none. It is always an honor to work with him!! He is incredibly talented, and humble.

Interview with Charles Yingling

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

  2. A: Flight Attendant's 2022 Self Titled LP. I produced and mixed the project.

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

  4. A: I promise to deliver the most competitive yet musical product beyond your expectations.

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

  6. A: The first 10 seconds of pulling up a new mix or master.

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

  8. A: Can you play all the instruments on my project? Sorry no.

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

  10. A: Probably that as a mixer I can fix everything in the mix. I try to explain and work with customers about the recording process as well so they get the best product in the end.

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

  12. A: I usually ask for small details like their recording process, what they are expecting out of the job, and any musical references they are trying to hit.

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

  14. A: Do your own research so you can understand exactly what you are getting when hiring a provider especially when it comes to mixing and mastering.

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

  16. A: Acoustic Guitar, megaphone, congas, tambos, kick drum

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

  18. A: I've been recording, mixing, and mastering for 20 years. I started as a graduate at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, then ended up in Nashville TN working for producer/engineers like Brent Maher & Fred Foster.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Organic yet aggressive gearing everything towards the most dynamics possible.

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

  22. A: Muse.

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

  24. A: Rock / Hip Hop / Americana / Country. Anything with a groove.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: I'm able to mix or master a song at a very high quality and super fast. (20 years experience with artists like Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, Kenny Rogers, and producers like Fred Foster and Brent Maher) I don't waste time on things in the studio that aren't important to the song itself.

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

  28. A: I like to concentrate on the song as the most inspiring part of the recording, so vocals are the most important part of the mix or master for me.

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

  30. A: Mixing and mastering... I like to receive files and get to work right away on the console.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I operate a 1978 Trident TSM console for mixing and mastering services. I also have Otari MTR90 Tape machine for any tape needs. Racks of outboard gear as well.

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

  34. A: High resolution analog mixing and mastering

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

  36. A: Taj Mahal & Flight Attendant Band

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

  38. A: Joe Robinson

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Both, because both are amazing tools!

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

  42. A: Don't waste time on things that don't matter to the listener.

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

  44. A: Any producer that can make records with live musicians.

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I was the Producer & Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
  • Taj Mahal
  • Talking Heads
Gear Highlights
  • Trident TSM 1978
  • Otari MTR90
  • Bryston BMP-2
  • Neuman 563 Vintage Vocal Mic
  • Sonor Drums
  • Fender Deluxe (1965 original)
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    Working on a new Taj Mahal project this year with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley.  It's been unreal.  Check out Taj Mahal if you haven't yet..LEGEND.

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