Brooke Daye

Produce | Mix | Master

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Brooke Daye on SoundBetter

Produce | Mix | Master - yup. Simple. Why color it? Unless it's with great sounding analog gear or a fantastic saturation plug in.

I have 21 years experience working as a producer, mixer and mastering engineer.
I love working with talented people on music.

I take it song by song so that I can focus on the product, the artist and the vision that we all have in making the song as best as it can be.

The thing I enjoy most about making music is meeting new people - from all over the world and getting to know what inspires them and their sounds.

I have produced and mixed/mastered 100s of songs for global hiphop talent as well as rock bands and folk artists.
All of those genres hit home with me but I specialize in hiphop because that is where I came up.

If you want someone who cares about you and your project lets work together and get to know each other.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

32 Reviews

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  1. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    Another excellent outcome combining forces with Brooke. A great person to interact with, and his commitment comes across in the music both artistically and technically. I'm looking forward to the next time! Thank you

  2. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    What and incredible producer and what a pleasure it is to work with Brooke on our third song together. Always fresh, always fun and with great work flow. A+++++

  3. Review by Larry Walters
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    Absolutely great taste. Brooke has definitely something fresh and musically tasteful in all his productions.

    You’ll hear from him.

    Stay tuned.

  4. Review by Alex Krotz
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    Always great to work with Brooke! Nice sounding stuff and just an overall pleasure to work with!

  5. Review by Du Kiddy Artivista
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    It was great to work with Brooke Daye because he gave me all the information I needed to do the job, was patient with the time needed to do the job, and believed in my creativity and musicality as a guitar player! I highly recommend working with Brooke because he is an excellent and talented music professional.

  6. Review by Matt Davies
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    A pleasure to work with Brooke again!

  7. Review by Marco Gnoatto
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    Amazing experience working with Brooke, great music and freedom to create! Would love to work with him again in the future. Thanks!

  8. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    Brooke is a super talented musician/producer who I love collaborating with. Everything he touches turns to gold and it's an honor being a part of his productions. A+++

  9. Review by Alex Krotz
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    Always great to work with Brooke, great sounding stuff, great communication, all around great time! Look forward to the next one!

  10. Review by Larry Walters
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    Brooke is a great producer, really open-minded! Clear sound and tasteful tracks. He gave me the freedom needed to develop ideas and sonic experiences. Top-notch. Looking forward to working with him again!

  11. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    Another soulful and atmospheric master completed for Brooke. I can't recommend him enough.. quality work ethic, ears, and humanity is what you get with Brooke. Looking forward to the next project. Thank you

  12. Review by Alex Krotz
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    Awesome working with Brooke, great sounding songs, knows what he wants and communicates details well, it’s great!

  13. Review by Dan Konopka
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    Working with Brooke was a blast! Great communicator with a fantastic song, made my job super fun - and the track is gonna sound great!

  14. Review by Alex Krotz
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    A real pleasure to work with Brooke, great sounding material and knows what he wants! Look forward to working together again in the future!

  15. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Another great recording experience with my new friend Brooke. Working with someone with his professional, technical and musical skills is really effective, seamless and extremely rewarding.

    Really just the ideal online music experience.

    Thanks, Brooke. It's a genuine pleasure to contribute to these projects!

  16. Review by Mark Prentice
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    Brooke is the ideal Soundbetter client! He delivered a great piece of music, flawless tech and articulate communication.

    All in all a seamless rewarding experience with a top pro.

    Thanks Brooke. A sincere pleasure to contribute to your music!!

  17. Review by Tyler Jewell
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    Wonderful working with Brooke! Clear communication and good tracks!

  18. Review by bensnburner
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    good communication and keeping the spirit while experience some technical difficulties - thanks Brooke!

  19. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    I had a great experience working with Brooke. I highly recommend making records with him. He's a talented mixer who communicates well and takes care of business. Looking forward to the next project! Thank you!

  20. Review by Matt Davies
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    It was a pleasure to work with Brooke, very fast response and a great track to play to!

Interview with Brooke Daye

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

  2. A: Jay Stapely. Dude played great guitar for me on a single in 2016.

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

  4. A: My last album as a solo artist: Blue Collar Memories. I never really dreamed of being a performer, but I wrote and produced and mixed and mastered my own project for my hometown that has been hit by hard times. It really hit hard for me. I tried to smash hiphop with classic rock and folk. I think I pulled it off too. I enjoyed that project so much because so many talented people helped me on it. Top of my head about 15 people contributed. I was overwhelmed by the support. Makes me feel good.

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

  6. A: Mastering a Reggae Album, Mixing a Hip-Hop EP and Producing and Mixing a Pop Rock Single.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Cause both are awesome.

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

  10. A: That I will be on time and on budget. That you will get a project that you can be proud of.

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

  12. A: The creative side of mixing is absolutely pleasing.

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

  14. A: Q: How much do you charge? A: I prefer to work within budgets if possible, so how much did you get saved for this project?

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

  16. A: That's its "mixing"...you know..."like a DJ?!?"

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

  18. A: I want my clients to tell me 3 things: 1) Deadline 2) Ref Tracks 3) How Many Edits Do You Need

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

  20. A: Be ready, be prepared and don't be scared to ask for what you want.

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

  22. A: Mac Book/Apollo/X Desk/SLATE VMS/UAD OCTO Card

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

  24. A: I started as a hiphop beatmaker in 2001. From there I got my first pro tools setup in 2007 and since have just kept adding to my gear and refining my sound.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I'm a punchy type mixer who likes to get the mix wide and energetic.

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

  28. A: Easy...J Mascis. I want to mix a Dinosaur Jr record so bad I'd do it for free. And give endless recalls!

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

  30. A: Get it right at the source.

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

  32. A: HipHop, Rock (all the sub genres), Folk/Country, Reggae, Dub, Metal (all the sub genres)

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I'm prompt, accountable and I like to make friends with the people I work with.

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

  36. A: I bring the love of what I do to every project and the desire to make people happy with their efforts. I hope my love affair with chasing the perfect sound matches with the artist's vision and that we all toast and smile after a job well done.

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

  38. A: To the point and structured for the first 75% then pensive and loose for the last 25.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I run a hybrid setup with 24 channels of analog summing through an SSL X Desk and X Panda configuration. I use a center section that features a Drawmer 1968/Kush Audio Clairphonic/Neve 542 Tape Simulator and some clean gain through some BAE 1073 LBs. Tons of plug ins under the hood. All powered by an Antelope Audio Orion 32+.

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

  42. A: This is very difficult to answer. I usually listen for music that has a tight low end with a warm and rich mid range and a breathy top end. The artists that fit under that description are many because there are so many talented people in this world that it's hard to make a list. If I had to make one...I wouldn't want to leave anyone out. But... Ya can't go wrong with: Pink Floyd Smashing Pumpkins Jay Z A Tribe Called Quest Dinosaur Jr The Ramones Led Zeppelin Rage Against the Machine Tool The Offspring Green Day CCR Bob Seager Foo Fighters Yea...all them and more.

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

  44. A: I do 3 things in my studio: 1) Mix Records 2) Produce Acts 3) Master Songs

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Gear Highlights
  • 24 Channels of Analog Summing - Antelope Orion 32+ 3rd Gen & 32+
  • BURL B2 ADC
  • Dangerous 2Bus+
  • Kush Clairphonic
  • Rupert Neve 542 Tape
  • Kush Elektra
  • API 2500
  • Drawmer 1961
  • Chandler LTD RS124
  • BLA Bluey
  • Lot of 500 Series
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