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

58 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by P.S. F.
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    Buck is a fantastic mix/master engineer. He did a wonderful job with my song - taking on board my feedback throughout the whole process with great communication.

    Would recommend him to anyone!

  2. Review by Hated N.
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    Couldn't have asked for a better engineer for my indie/metal song. If you are combing different genres, look no further than Buck for an absolutely astounding Mix and Master.

  3. Review by Aalap D.
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    Buck did a great job as usual ! And this time under a very short notice and a lot of time crunch ! Appreciate Buck going the extra mile for all of this ! I hope we keep collaborating for many more projects in the future !

  4. Review by Shihori
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    Buck is an amazing engineer!
    Working with him was a huge pleasure.
    He is responsible, high skilled, knowledgeable and a great person!
    Love his beautiful sound so much.
    Definitely wanna come back!!

  5. Review by Aalap D.
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    We were very lucky to have Buck mix and master a song for an OTT platform. All the producers, directors of the OTT series were super happy with the result. I feel grateful that we were able to have Buck's genius make such a wonderful impact on the song ! Hoping to continue working with Buck in the future ! Thanks once again Buck !

  6. Review by Jimmy L.
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    Buck truly knows how to make your track better than you thought it could ever be. Despite any challenges brought his way, he always figures out how to make your artistic vision flourish to it's fullest potential.

  7. Review by Stem
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    Awesome mix!! and great communication!!

  8. Review by Jimmy L.
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    Buck was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was more than willing to tweak and perfect my project that had more 90 tracks. It was such a great experience to work with a pro that really understands how to take your sound to the next level! Would love to work with him again, and I would recommend him to anyone.

  9. Review by Jonathan V.
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    I'm so glad I decided to go with Buck, the song turned out really great. He has those magic ears and he is is very skillful at his his craft. I really appreciate his communication and patience with me throughout the whole process. I could't ask for more. Highly recommended.

  10. Review by P.S. F.
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    Buck was really brilliant. He had great communication and took my ideas in his stride. My song came out sounding really professional and I enjoyed working with him.
    Would highly recommend to others!

  11. Review by Eric
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    What can I say about Buck...well, first off, I hope he's insured his ears for a million dollars at very least, cause what he did with my track was pretty much solid gold! He managed to take a hobbyist's bedroom Covid progressive metal project and make it professional in a matter of a week. Buck knows metal, probably better than I do!!

  12. Review by Tara
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    Buck does an amazing job, this is the 4th time I have worked with him (folk and pop)! Very attentive and he offers great suggestions that add value to the songs!

  13. Review by Tara
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    Great job as always! Highly recommend.

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

  15. 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 !

  16. 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.

  17. 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 !

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

Interview with Buck Snow

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

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

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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".

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

  10. 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.

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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

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

  18. 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.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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

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

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. 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.

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

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

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

  32. 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.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. 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.

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

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

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

  38. 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.

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Terms Of Service

2-7 days turn-around time. I allow up to 3 FREE revisions on mixes and masters. Please contact me as rates are negotiable based on simplicity or complexity of project.

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