Buck Snow

7x Grammy Award-Winning Mixer

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Buck Snow on SoundBetter

7x Grammy Award-Winning Mixer

I got my start in one of the world’s top recording and mixing facilities where I got to work with top level acts like Beck, The Fray, Marc Anthony and Chick Corea. Learning from the greatest Pop mixers in history - such as Bruce Swedien, Al Schmitt, and Mick Guzauski - gave me the skills to handle any type of music.

As a 7x Grammy award winner for mixing, I specialize in making big, punchy, clear and detailed mixes with lots of energy and emotion. I work very hard to understand the intention of the artist and then enhance every aspect of the music to bring out the maximum emotional impact in the end listener.

I have worked in almost every genre including Pop, Hip Hop, Rap, EDM, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Swing, Folk, Orchestral and Film Music.

Melding different genres of music? No problem. I know what works to make each genre special.

Having trouble getting your vocals to fit with the music? Dealing with complex vocal arrangements, harmonies and mountains of vocal tracks? Bring it on. That's what I've specialized in handling for more than 20 years.

Let me contribute my hard won expertise and skills to elevate your music to the next level.

Click the CONTACT button above so we can discuss your project and turn your artistic vision into a reality!

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Buck Snow
  • Chick Corea
  • Paul Motian
  • Chick Corea
  • Eddie Gomez
  • Return to Forever
  • Chick Corea
  • Lenny White
  • Return to Forever
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Chick Corea
  • Mark Isham
  • Chick Corea
  • John McLaughlin
  • Five Peace Band
  • Chick Corea
  • John McLaughlin
  • Five Peace Band
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Stanley Clarke Trio
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Stanley Clarke Trio
  • Return to Forever
  • Chick Corea
  • Hiromi Uehara
  • Hiromi
  • Chick Corea
  • Hiromi Uehara
  • Hiromi
  • Juliette and the Licks
  • Juliette and the Licks
  • Return to Forever
  • Chick Corea
  • Chick Corea
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Chick Corea
  • Chick Corea
  • Chick Corea
  • Chick Corea
  • Kitka
  • Chick Corea
  • Eric Marienthal
  • Juliette and the Licks
  • Juliette and the Licks
  • Robin Spielberg
  • Raymond Jones

45 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joey B.
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    Amazing Amazing Amazing, not much to say other than this guy is the shit.

  2. Review by Aalap D.
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    Buck is truly an artist/musician/engineer who has all the right (global) sensibilities. I have worked with him on a western pop/jazz song and another Country/Fusion Indian(Hindi) song as well. Buck has done an amazing job with both the songs. They say music is universal but I feel you need the right artists to work with who understand this concept - Buck is one of those gems :). Truly a pleasure working with him and hope to work with him again in the future !

  3. Review by Glenn A.
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    Buck Snow - what can you say about brilliance? Seriously! Buck communicates with you and follows your specificity on what you want without fighting your decisions, but will chime-in when needed if he thinks it will make your project sound bad! He got the vocal reverb right on the first try - not something every Engineer can or will do! He was working with some heavy orchestra on this song, and he nailed those, too! I will be enlisting Buck for my projects going forward.

  4. Review by Aalap D.
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    Buck is a wonderful mix/master engineer ! He is also a great musician as he completely understood the vision, the musicality of the song which helped in taking the song to the next level after he mixed and mastered it ! Looking forward to working with him in the future again !

  5. Review by Jeffery R.
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    Buck is great with communication and was able to get the sound I was looking for. Thanks Buck!

  6. Review by Justin M.
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    Amazing mix! Our song had nearly 100 tracks that came together beautifully balanced and with huge impact!

  7. Review by Hakan G.
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    From start to finish, an absolutely amazing pleasure to work with. Always addresses you by name, & goes beyond expectations. He even mastered my track for me after editing & mixing it!
    Extremely professional & patient. He can add emotion and emphasis to your song. He took my vision & turned it into a sonic masterpiece! I have not ever been happier with this song!
    I will definitely be using his very talented services again soon.

  8. Review by Funky L.
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    https://youtu.be/7WYpqxQ_AeM
    You be the judge!

  9. Review by Marcia M.
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    Buck did a FANTASTIC job delivering an ear-pleasing mix for a song. Super easy communication, too.

  10. Review by Tara
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    This is the second time I have worked with Buck and he did a fantastic job both times!

  11. Review by A. B.
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    Sending files to a stranger, no matter how reputable, to mix a record? That seemed like too much risk. As an artist, however, I’m learning that I’ve gotta take risks and I wish I could articulate how grateful I’ve been to have Buck in my corner mixing my projects. I don’t know how someone can be so quick, yet so thorough. When I listen back to my pretty elaborate demos compared to his finished products thus far, it’s obvious that he elevates my game and forces me to be better. Recommend w/gusto!

  12. Review by Nick Isham
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    Buck did an amazing job yet again!

  13. Review by Tara Louise
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    As usual, Buck does an incredible job! He was fast and everyone on my team is super happy with the result!

  14. Review by Emanuel N.
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    Buck was very professional and made sure that even the smallest details were taken care of. Great attention to any and all notes that I had. Looking forward to working with him again!

  15. Review by isak t.
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    Great working with buck! He took my notes fast and delivered the product fast as well. He really worked to improve the track everytime I gave him feedback. He did a great job, and understood exactly what I wanted out of my song!

  16. Review by Babak R.
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    Buck is a Great guy to work with. Very Professional and Very Positive.
    He did a Beautiful Job for me and I am very happy I worked with him. I Love you brother... God Bless You :-) Babak Rahnama

  17. Review by Chel
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    Super Talented

  18. Review by Tara
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    Buck's ear for melding different genres, attention to detail, and professionalism were top notch! He was genuinely interested in making the song in my imagination come into reality. He had creative ideas to improve upon things I had not considered. His technical ability was out of this world...he knows his stuff! He understood the direction I was going in even when I could not explain well. He was attentive to every detail of refinements requested. I will definitely hire again and again!

  19. Review by Tara Louise
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    Buck Snow is the epitome of PROFESSIONAL. He knows what he's doing and provided the best possible master for my song. People will now hear the track exactly as I envisioned. Communications were great, the project went so smoothly. I highly recommend him!!

  20. Review by Thomas j.
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    Great! really brought out things in ways i didn't think of

  21. Review by Jesse S.
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    Buck is awesome. I never dreamed that something I produced in my bedroom could be taken to such a level. He is a real stand-up guy too. Even though this website is never face-to-face interactions, you can just pick up on peoples vibes and his is stellar. Very kind and caring and that is much appreciated. I'm excited about the outcome and will 100% use him again. Thanks Buck!

  22. Review by Zoe A.
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    I was referred to Buck through a mutual friend who told me he was the best even though I thought I already had a great mix I wanted to check him out.

    Buck was so friendly, easy to work with and fast.

    WOW did he deliver!

    I didn't realize how much better my song could sound.

    In fact I felt it was more me and had a less "produced sound."

    It was clear, clean and raw, which allowed the emotion and communication to come through so much more precise.

    I really enjoyed my experience and look forward to all of our future projects together!

    I am VERY happy!

  23. Review by A. B.
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    Buck's work deserves all the superlatives that come with the quality that he produces, but it's his genuine kindness and eagerness to make my vision come to life that immediately struck me. No gimmicks, just sincerity. His first pass at my mix was outstanding and he approached the fine tuning that I requested --small creative choices-- in ways that I hadn't even asked, but he knew I needed. Technically proficient, talented, and a team player. Looking forward to our next project!

  24. Review by Tieg J.
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    If you're looking for someone to get you the clearest mix, go to Buck. He's a de-muddying wizard! He could probably make a bass orchestra sound pleasant. He's very receptive to the artist's vision and will work with you to get your track sounding the way it does in your imagination. He's also blazing fast. So if you're on a deadline, he'll get you a top quality mix in a weekend. I tried to write more but there's a word count limit! Just trust me, Buck is your man!

  25. Review by Dustin Atlas
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    Buck got it right on the first pass!! He had a very fast turnaround time and I couldn't have asked for better. Will definitely be back for my next project.

  26. Review by Dustin Atlas
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    Buck was amazing, his mix took my song to a level I didn't know was possible. He's an absolute pleasure to work with (and fast!). I see now how he ended up with all these Grammy awards! Will definitely be back for my next song.

  27. Review by Gerald B.
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    Buck is a top tier professional mix engineer, and a fantastic person to work with. He's enthusiastic and can definitely take a song and bring it to "the next level!" If you want your music to stand on the same peaks as the biggest names in music, Buck is the person you need to be talking with.

    ~ Gerald Brisson

  28. Review by Caleb Whiting
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    After working on a song for nearly 9 months, it was time to find the right mixing engineer. I spent a couple of hours browsing SoundBetter until I finally came across Buck's profile. I was initially impressed by his mixing abilities and sense of space, so I sent him a rough mix of my song to see if he would be willing to tackle such an ambitious project.

    Long story short, I wouldn't have chosen anyone else. He delivered a final product that is indistinguishable from what you hear on the Billboard Top 100. He was quick, communicative, and very enjoyable to work with. Thank you Buck.

  29. Review by Ben Zarai
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    I’ve worked with Buck Snow for over 10 years. To call him an expert in his field is an understatement. He’s brilliant not just in creative work, but creative solutions.

    Buck's seven Grammy awards say more than I ever could about his mixing skills. But he also has an incredible grasp of all aspects of music technology (hardware, software, industry trends, etc.), which opens the door to even more creative options.

    I highly recommend him as someone not just to hire for your next project, but as someone to establish a long-term working relationship with.

  30. Review by Sirio Balmelli
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    I had Buck critique my mixes when I was a junior engineer and his pointers really helped me improve my sound staging and depth of mix. Thank you.

  31. Review by Bernie Kirsh
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    I've found Buck to be a wonderfully talented and easy to work with mixer. His mixes sound great and are balanced beautifully. I've experienced Buck working with many types of music and he produces a fantastic result each time. And most importantly he's a pleasure to work with.

  32. Review by David K.
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    Buck is a fantastically talented Mixer & Engineer. It is rare to have a sound professional who is extraordinary technically and creatively and Buck is both.

    DAVID KITCHENS
    JUNIPER POST, INC.
    Sound Facility Owner | Sound Supervisor

  33. Review by Nick I
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    Buck has mastered my last two singles and he has done an awesome job on both!! He knew exactly what to do, had a great ear for both projects (which were both quite different in style), and nailed it both times! He is not only extremely talented, but he was a pleasure to work with - one of the nicest and most genuine guys I know!

  34. Review by Alyssa Suede
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    Buck recently mixed a film project I worked on. He was just a dream to work with! He kinda saved the project for us. He did a masterful job blending the dialogue, sound FX and music. He went above and beyond in so many ways. THANK YOU BUCK!

  35. Review by Giancarlo Nanni
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    Buck is phenomenal to work with. Incredible knowledge, experience and insight. He is amazing at fully understanding what I as an artist am trying to achieve, my goals for a musical work of art and really nailing the attainment of that goal in the bullseye. His conceptual, vast understanding of music and audio give me huge confidence that I will get what I'm after but it goes beyond that because of Buck's expertise and ability to catch things, make excellent suggestions all due to truly understanding the artist and truly knowing his business. A consummate professional & joy to work with.

  36. Review by Aritz Ugarte
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    Bucks mixes are just fantastic! The mixes are so clean and very well balanced! His EQing is just absolutely phenomenal and you can hear every instruments in their details and are very well separated. And as a singer, my voice just shines through all the mixes! Buck is not just a Mixer he gets into your music and really dives into it to fully understand it and with that he just puts his magic on it!! It is such a pleasure to work with Buck!

  37. Review by Aritz Ugarte
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    Buck's mixes are just fantastic! They are so clean, very well balanced and he makes it just sound amazing. You can hear all the instruments well separated and me as a Singer lets my voice just shine through the mixes. With 7 Grammys under his belt, we expected a lot. But we got even more than our highest expectations! He's also a real breeze to work with - fast, friendly, efficient and above all, incredibly competent!

  38. Review by Wiso Gossett
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    Buck has done an absolutely phenomenal job with our album. The mixes are super clear, artistic and impactful. He made our songs sound fantastic but also come alive in a way that we hadn't even dreamed of or knew was possible. Buck brought a huge amount of knowledge, experience, aesthetic sense and creativity to the table making excellent suggestions that brought about fabulous enhancements. He was also fast, super easy and pleasant to deal with. We have absolutely zero complaints but only loads and loads of raves and accolades. Not only phenomenal mixes but way beyond our high expectations.

  39. Review by Alex Lake
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    Buck handled all of the mixing to finish a film for me, and he went far above and beyond expectations. He smoothed and fixed any sound issues to get the film into great shape, but then also brought up ideas and points we had never considered to add extra layers of quality to the environment and characters. After seeing what he can do and the insights he provides, I would recommend Buck to anyone!

  40. Review by Cary Butler
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    Buck is a total pro in every sense of the word. He is very thorough and meticulous with his mixing. He has a great musical sensibility and is very committed to getting a great finished product. It would be almost impossible find someone more technically savvy as well. We have done countless numbers of projects together over the years and I couldn't recommend him enough!!!

  41. Review by Jason Niedle
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    I had a critical video on a rush timeline. But some of the key videos had terrible wind noise, and a crucial VO lacked depth and had some echo. Buck fixed it all perfectly -- and overnight, no less! -- as well as leveling out the audio throughout. Ultimately, the video was played in a loud, massive room to Hollywood's elite ... and you could hear every word perfectly. Thanks, Buck Snow!

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    Buck recently mixed a film project I was working on. The music could be heard perfectly in every second of the film. A rare achievement, I’d say. It was a masterful blend of dialogue, sound FX and music. Each of those elements could be heard naturally in the mix, and none were getting in the way of the others.

  43. Review by Chick Corea
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    Buck is a total pro in the studio. When we first started working together, he was the studio assistant engineer setting up the studio and running Pro Tools like an experienced space ship captain. As we continued to do projects together, his learning curve was straight up and vertical until his aesthetic sense and mixing abilities flowered. An artist and a total pro!

  44. Review by Mark Isham
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    Buck is an excellent engineer - quick, good ears and very easy to work with!

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    Working with Buck is like spending time with your best friend... if your best friend was a world-class Audio Engineer and Mixer!

Interview with Buck Snow

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

  2. A: I take songs that have already been recorded and edited and mix all of the elements together to create the best sounding mix possible. I bring my artistic vision and many years of mixing experience to the project to elevate it to a fully professional and radio ready sound.

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

  4. A: Bruce Swedien, Chris Lord-Alge, Mick Guzauski, Pharrell,

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I am very focused on using the best equipment to get the best sound. My studio setup is constantly evolving as I test and implement new gear to achieve the best sound that I can.

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

  8. A: To listen to what the artist has already and work out a game plan to bring it to the next level. Go through ever part of the song to ensure every detail is taken care of, and create the best sounding mix that can be done.

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

  10. A: I make everything sound big, bold and clear.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: To hear the potential in a piece of music and pull out every bit of energy and emotion so that it has so the greatest emotional impact is created in the audience.

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

  14. A: Pop, rock, hip hop, film music

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

  16. A: Don't get bogged down in the technical aspects of a project. The engineer is here to take care of the technical aspects so the artist can concentrate on performing. A technically perfect recording with no emotional performance can never be mixed to be great. But a great emotional performance with some technical imperfections can be made into a masterpiece.

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

  18. A: Timbaland. I am always looking for the groove and rhythm in a piece of music, and he has the most amazing groove second-to-none.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Big, Bold, Epic, Punchy and Clear. I strive to make every instrument big and bold and give it it's own place so that it can be heard, all to back up the main emotional point of the song.

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

  22. A: I played guitar in high school and found that I had a lot more fun recording music than playing it. I've now dedicated the last 20 years to becoming one of the most top quality mixers.

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

  24. A: NU100k microphone, GML 2020 channelstrip, Pro Tools computer, Apollo x8p Interface with all UAD plugins, PMC MB2 speakers.

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

  26. A: Discuss your project and your artistic vision. A really good engineer will be able to understand what is important to you and adapt their style to create what is best for the project.

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

  28. A: What are you not satisfied about how you project currently sounds? What do you like about how it currently sounds?

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

  30. A: That anyone can mix. It is a highly artistic field in it's own right, which is based on some very technical knowledge. Even if you think a project sounds as good as its can get, having another person who specializes in mixing take a go at a project can elevate it to a whole new level.

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

  32. A: Question: "How did you make this sound so GOOD?!? I didn't think it was possible" Answer: "Its attention to every little detail which then adds up to a big difference in the overall picture".

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

  34. A: Enjoying good music and knowing that I am helping to create a direct line where the artist's vision is then delivered directly to the audience.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Both. Each have their own strengths which can be used to make great sounding music.

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

  38. A: Dustin Atlas. He is a fantastic song writer and producer who can really bring the best performance out of a singer.

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