Lawrence Mackrory

Mixing & Mastering

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I will give you the sound required to make an impact. 20+ years experience in heavy music working with some of the best.

My name is Lawrence Mackrory and I have been producing, mixing and mastering music for over 20 years. I started my audio career in 1997 as an assistant for acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH) and we formed a working relationship that continues to this day. After a few years of trying new things, doing everything from movie audio post-production to front of house live sound, I returned to music studio work full time in 2011. This is when I really began to develop a passion for mixing and mastering, discovering how I could really enhance the music and give it that extra edge.

I take pride in providing a great personal service for artists. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first release or if you’re a high end client with years of experience, everyone gets the same attention and service.

Music is what I know and love and nothing is more satisfying to me than hearing it come to life the way it was intended to be heard.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Lawrence Mackrory
  • Decapitated
  • Witchery
  • Sarcasm
  • Sarcasm
  • Darkane
  • Darkane
  • Darkane
  • Darkane
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Nanuh
  • Loch Vostok
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • The Duskfall
  • The Duskfall
  • Scarve
  • Scarve
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Enemy Is Us
  • Mörk Gryning
  • Darkane
  • Darkane
  • The Duskfall
  • The Duskfall
  • The Duskfall
  • Nocturnal Rites
  • Andromeda
  • Dragonlord
  • Defleshed
  • Defleshed
  • Darkane
  • Darkane
  • Darkane
  • TKO
  • TKO
  • TKO
  • TKO
  • F.K.Ü.
  • F.K.Ü.
  • Lou Siffer & the Howling Demons
  • Lou Siffer & the Howling Demons
  • Lou Siffer & the Howling Demons
  • Lou Siffer & the Howling Demons
  • Frantic Amber
  • LIK
  • LIK
  • LIK
  • Beyond Visions
  • Nale
  • Nale
  • Nale
  • Nale
  • Nale
  • Noctum
  • Noctum
  • Noctum
  • One Hour Hell
  • Eshtadur
  • Usurpress
  • F.K.Ü.
  • Usurpress
  • Usurpress
  • Usurpress
  • Usurpress
  • Nightrage
  • Nightrage
  • Nightrage
  • Gravmaskin
  • F.K.Ü.
  • Mordbrand
  • Mordbrand

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by David C.
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    Lawrence was professional and responsive. He took our muted muddy tracks and turned them into roaring badass metal. Turnaround was just a few days for 2 tracks and the results are amazing. I would recommend Lawrence to anyone. He absolutely hit it out of the park. Home run on the first try, no revisions necessary!

  2. Review by Brad B.
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    Lawrence is outstanding. He got my job done in quick fashion and created a super clear and balanced mix that I couldn't more happy with. He exceeded my expectations and provided several useful recording tips to improve my sound. I'll definitely work with him again.

  3. Review by Kris T.
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    Lawrence was awesome to work with. He’s patient and clearly loves what he does. I’ll be back to get my next release mixed and mastered by him 👊🏻

  4. Review by Patrik Sporrong
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    Responsive, meticulous, inventive, animal lover. What’s not to like? Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Björn Larsson
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    Very easy to work with and he has done an excellent job on a multiple releases of mine. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Tomas Åkvik
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    Top notch! Both sound wise and personality. Easy to work with and gets what you want. Perfect!

Interview with Lawrence Mackrory

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

  2. A: Andy Wallace, Chris Lord-Alge, Steve Albini, Kurt Ballou, Adam "Nolly" Getgood.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I run a digital-analogue hybrid setup with most of the processing happening in the box, but I use outboard compressors and eq's as well.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Decluttering songs and making them come alive. With blurring the line between mixing and mastering I can effect the final outcome much easier. I work fast, structured and efficiently.

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

  8. A: Be structured and stay on task, don't get too caught up on small things. Do meticulous repetitive and boring tasks as early in the process as possible and do the creative, more fun things towards the end of a session.

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

  10. A: Gojira and Architects, because of their energy and ethics.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Brutality with clarity.

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

  14. A: All you really need today to be able to create something amazing is a laptop. So the other 4 things are just bonus stuff and would be an interface, a pair of monitors a guitar and a microphone.

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

  16. A: A truly great sounding end product can only be achieved when all the stages of production has been done right, with an excellent song played by excellent musicians expertly captured and produced. When all those boxes are ticked a truly amazing mix and master is guaranteed. Unavoidable actually.

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

  18. A: That anybody who can afford to buy the tools can do it well. It takes time and experience to be able to make important decisions quickly. This is something you need to devote your life to.

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

  20. A: Getting the positive reactions from clients when I present the finished job, knowing that my work will help them achieve whatever goals they might have with their music.

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

  22. A: My promise is that my work will exceed their expectations.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: I use both frequently. Running music out of the digital realm into analogue and back again does something nice to the sound that you cannot always put into words. I guess some call it "warmth". Sometimes you don't even need to change any settings, it's just the transformers from the analogue gear doing it's thing.

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

  26. A: Either it's just mastering or it's mixing and mastering combined. Sometimes my mastering clients are new to mixing so I will offer to guide them through the last phase of the mixing, making sure it sounds as good as it can before I master it.

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

  28. A: When a mixing session starts I will load up all the tracks and do a balance mix as quickly as I can so I get to hear all the elements and get a feel for the track. After then I will start processing each group of instruments until I finally balance them all together to a coherent and sonically pleasing mix. When I do mastering only, it's all about listening to the song a few times to know where to do what. It's never a set and forget-situation, a song always needs a certain amount of automation to really come to life.

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

  30. A: I bring tightness, depth and openness. I make sure the right parts of a song are in focus and that it makes you want to move your body, whatever that means to you.

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

  32. A: Mostly metal music, but a lot of hard rock, pop rock and indie as well. I want to try and work on electronic music sometime.

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

  34. A: I have been doing this off and on for over 20 years. I have always worked in audio, but not always with music. I started with music, but got swept away into the world of audio post production for film and TV and stayed in that field for a long time. Since 2011 I have focused on music 100%.

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Terms Of Service

Expect 3-7 days turn-around time for Mixing and 2-5 days turn-around time for Mastering. Revisions until satisfaction, within reason of course.

GenresSounds Like
  • Meshuggah
  • Gojira
  • Lamb of God
Gear Highlights
  • Millennia NSEQ-2
  • SSL G-Series Compressor
  • A Designs HM2 EQ Hammer
  • ATC SCM16
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Sonoris DDP
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