F. Reid Shippen

Music Mixer/Coffee Enthusiast

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Everyone around me said that music was a hobby, not a job. I ignored them and did it anyway. Fast forward... I've been fortunate to work with a wide range of fantastic artists like Dierks Bentley and Ingrid Michaelson, work on 10+ Grammy Award-winning projects, dozens of platinum records, and over 100 #1 songs.

I am working on being a little bit better tomorrow than I was yesterday, because I love music and I want it to be great.

I strongly dislike bios, they always seem simultaneously insincere and too damn serious... Insinserious? Also, if anything on this page sounds like it was written by my manager... it was.

F. Reid Shippen was awarded Audio Engineer of the Year at the 54th Annual ACM Awards.

SELECTED POP/ROCK DISCOGRAPHY
• Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out (Billboard No. 5, US Independent Albums No. 1, Girls Chase Boys (single) Platinum Certified)
• Ingrid Michaelson - It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense (Billboard No. 19, Digital Albums No. 10, Independent Albums No. 3)
• Colony House - When I Was Younger (Billboard No. 154, Heatseekers Albums chart No. 3)
• Colony House - Only the Lonely (Billboard No. 76)
• Ben Rector - Something Like This (Billboard No. 41, US Rock Albums No. 15, US Independent Albums No. 11)

SELECTED COUNTRY DISCOGRAPHY
• Kenny Chesney - Cosmic Hallelujah (2017 Grammy Nomination Best Country Album, Gold Certified)
• Little Big Town - Tornado (2012 CMA Single of The Year, Platinum Certified)
• Dierks Bentley - The Mountain (2018 CMA & 2019 ACM Nominations for Album of the Year)

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for F. Reid Shippen
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Mickey Guyton
  • The Cadillac Three
  • The Cadillac Three
  • The Washboard Union
  • Avenue Beat
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Parker McCollum
  • Parker McCollum
  • Parker McCollum
  • Parker McCollum
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Ryan Langdon
  • Mac McAnally
  • Betcha
  • Toby Keith
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  • Kenny Chesney
  • MercyMe
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  • Tebey
  • David Lee Murphy
  • David Lee Murphy
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Red Wanting Blue
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Dierks Bentley
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  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Eli Young Band
  • Eli Young Band
  • Chase Rice
  • Colony House
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Ned LeDoux
  • Mac McAnally
  • Jessie James Decker
  • Jessie James Decker
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  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Darius Rucker
  • Jake Owen
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  • Dierks Bentley
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Kane Brown
  • Kane Brown
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  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Kenny Chesney
  • High Valley
  • Dylan Scott
  • Frankie Ballard
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  • Ingrid Michaelson
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  • Dierks Bentley
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6 Reviews

Endorse F. Reid Shippen
  1. Review by Cara Kozulak
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    The band I manage, Eli Young Band, has hired Reid for several projects over the years. Most recently he mixed a version of the single "Saltwater Gospel" featuring Jimmy Buffett. The mix sounded fantastic, and his entire team was extremely easy to work with. He has an incredible talent for integrating the artist's wishes for mixing as well as bringing his own fresh ear to the project. I would 100% recommend working with Reid!

  2. Review by Pete Olson
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    I have had the pleasure of hiring F. Reid Shippen to mix the songs "Pretty Paper" and "Leave Me Alone" by Tyler Braden. Not only are his mixes radio-ready, Reid turns around mixes quickly and with little need for revisions. He really takes the time to listen to the artist’s needs on the front end and is also really receptive to small changes and feedback throughout the mixing process. It's always a pleasure to work with him.

  3. Review by Eddie Kloesel
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    Reid has always been amazing. I have worked with him on several projects for multiple clients. He is always very timely and his mixes are some of the best in the business. He is also really good at working with artists directly should you chose to go that route. I am a fan and will continue to do work with him moving forward.

  4. Review by Claire Rex
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    F. Reid Shippen did a fantastic job mixing the single "Coincidental" by the band I manage, Betcha. His mixes are both unique and modern, and he is extremely detail oriented. When we worked with Reid, I could easily tell he cared deeply about helping the band achieve their vision and delivering a mix that everyone would be proud of. The mix sounded fantastic and I look forward to working with him again.

  5. Review by Jess T
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    Reid was the mix engineer for Tyler Braden's cover of Pretty Paper. I assisted with some of the recording logistics, which is how I came to hear his mixing work, and I think it sounds great (I am listening as I type). I have since listened to other mixes Reid has done, and he hits the nail on the head every time. Would highly recommend hiring him if you are after a high quality, professional sounding mix.

  6. Review by Jon Randall Stewart
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    F. Reid Shippen has mixed several projects that I have produced including Hollywood Gold by Parker McCollum and The Mountain by Dierks Bentley. He's got a fabulous ear, understands every aspect of the world of sound, and knows exactly what a song calls for (or doesn't). Furthermore, he's a great guy and great friend who truly cares about his artists and their teams. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to make a professional and memorable record.

Interview with F. Reid Shippen

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. I have a modded SSL 4000E, several tons of vintage and not-so-vintage outboard gear, one of the world's largest pro-tools systems with a lot of plugins, and a lavazza espresso machine. It's wired together. It works great. I have all the advantages of instant recall with the tone and character of analog. Digital when I need it, analog when I need it. No, i'm not going to tell you how I do that.

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

  4. A: Why should I get you to produce/engineer/mix my record? Well, I'm really good at it. Other people generally seem to agree. It will be quick, fun, mostly painless, and you will love the results. How do you know I'll love it? Because that's my job, and we'll work until it's done. Which means, until you're happy.

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

  6. A: Do you do indie records? All the time.

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

  8. A: I [potential client] can't afford you. Completely untrue. Music first, money later. Message me and we'll figure it out. I'm into sharing the risk if you're into sharing the rewards.

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

  10. A: What's the secret to great mixes? A great song. A passion for music. Espresso. An 1176 or two. What? I like to drink coffee while I make music. A great song is a great song, but emotion is the key to a great mix. If something sounds technically correct, but it's boring, who cares? If it sounds decent but it kicks your ass... it wins.

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

  12. A: I like to jump around. Working on eclectic projects is great fun. I've mixed award-winning records in multiple genres- pop, rock, ccm, r&b, gospel, country, soul, metal, classical, film scores... I'm still waiting for klezmer. Bring it on.

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  • Ingrid Michaelson
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  • Audio Engineer of the Year at the 54th Annual ACM AwardsNov 13, 2020

    F. Reid Shippen was awarded Audio Engineer of the Year at the 54th Annual ACM Awards.

  • Space Between debuted at #4 on Billboard 200.Nov 13, 2020

    My most recently released mixing work on a rock project, Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Space Between debuted at #4 on Billboard 200.