Gerard Hairston

Mixing and Mastering Engineer

290 Reviews (275 Verified)
Gerard Hairston on SoundBetter

2x Grammy winning Multi- Gold and Platinum Engineer. Destiny's Child, Erykah Badu, LLCool J, Kirk Franklin, many more. Over 20yrs experience.

I will mix and master your song. Pricing depends on Track count and length of song. Package prices for multiple songs. When you contact me send an example of your music and tell me a little about your project, how many tracks there are in your songs and the length. That way I can give you a fair price and start out on that right foot. You can do revisions until you are happy with reason. I use Protools and Logic Pro X. You will find my price reasonable and I strive to make every client love their mix and have a great experience working together.

I also now offer real time online session mixing for a small additional fee. This is great for final tweaks. It's like being in the studio together.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

290 Reviews - 51 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Henk B.

    Gerard is second to non. He's the best thing that ever happened to me in music business. He's a humble Top professional sound mixing and mastering engineer and producer. I recommend every serious artist and musician to work with Gerard. Ya won't regret it.

  2. Review by Mary C.

    Appreciate the expedient reply and qork on project.

  3. Review by cassius h.

    G was great.. very patient and willing to hear all tweeks you wanted. I am from the UK so timing was crazy but we made it work as smooth as possible. Very happy with master and looking forward to putting on all digital platforms.


  4. Review by streetspirituals

    Solid work, very responsive and timely. Took suggestions after the original mix and incorporated those into the mix seamlessly.

  5. Review by Tyrone
    by Tyrone

    Gerard is awesome, once I recevied the mix you can instantly tell when someone is paying attention to all the little details for everything sonically. Sometimes people on hear say they are flexible but never live up to that statement. Gerard was open to listen to the vision, gave great feedback, and provided a fair assessment of the work that was needed. And with that information was able to deliver a service that was nothing short of perfect. We need more Gerards partnering with artist.

  6. Review by Shavvon L.

    Gerard is amazing. Great attitude, is attentive to details and is really really good at his job!!! He really made sure I was 100% satisfied with the song. Thank you Gerard!

  7. Review by streetspirituals

    Great work!

  8. Review by IAmKeke

    Patient, kind, and provides quality work product. He went above and beyond to get it done.

  9. Review by Marga J.

    Gerard was very easy to work with. He even gave comments which helped us improve our mix before he mastered my track. Very helpful. Will definitely book him again next time!

  10. Review by SOLO RAE G

    Took my song and brought life to it

  11. Review by poeticmoment

    Gerard and I are still heavy working on multiple projects currently, but as it relates to these current contracts: I needed someone willing to do an extensive task in a crunch and he is executing flawlessly. Responding constantly and is taking my project very seriously and getting things back to me quickly without compromising the music. He's my go to.

  12. Review by David
    by David

    Gerard is simply the best. He is a musical genius. He is also so thoughtful and kind. Choose him!

  13. Review by Theresa P.

    Gerard has done more than asked for. He has giving the effort way beyond expectations. His mix and mastering sounds splendid, top notch
    A good communicator and very friendly.

  14. Review by Yumiko R.

    Good job. It took a little longer than estimated but I'm satisfied with the finished product.

  15. Review by poeticmoment

    I came back to Gerard for another mix, master, and assist with production for a new record. As always he was reliable, insightful, and added so much depth to my record. He gave me suggestions and fully understood to mood and purpose of the record. He's someone I will continue working with in the future as he takes time to really bring your vision to life.

  16. Review by David
    by David

    Gerard is a musical genius and a true gentleman. He is so patient, so professional, and so talented. I hope to work with him again soon. Thank you so much, Gerard!

  17. Review by Nicco S.

    Very straight forward and chill engineer. Great to work with.

  18. Review by Teppo Nojonen

    Gerard did a fantastic job! I am very happy with the final product and already looking forward to working on the next project.

  19. Review by Tomiwa O.

    Very experienced mix/master engineer, very easy to work with and good communication, Brings out the life in the song!!

  20. Review by Brent
    by Brent

    Best of the best! Working with Gerard is a must. He’s not only extremely talented but extremely humble and caring with his pricing. If you’ve never worked with a pro ir figured you can’t afford one, here’s your chance.

Interview with Gerard Hairston

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

  2. A: Listen to client's ref mix, import it into my setup and get a level mix to get a perspective to start from.

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

  4. A: One of the best recordings I have ever worked on is "A Piece of My Passion" By Gospel Artist Juanita Bynum. A Great project. The orchestra, band and singers were amazing. All recorded on a Neve. It was so much fun to Mix. It went almost double Platinum.

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

  6. A: A new pop Artist named Lavoyce and a few new artist that are about to be released on Major and independent labels

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

  8. A: Love Jam and Lewis, Dark Child, Babyface/LA, David Foster

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

  10. A: Demi Lavoyce

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

  12. A: Can make something out of nothing.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Analog if you can get it. Digital is pretty close these days. If you have never really heard Analog, you don't know what you are missing

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

  16. A: What mixes by an Artist do you like or want your sound to be similar to?

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

  18. A: Gospel, RnB, Pop, Dance

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Listening

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

  22. A: Feel and Dynamics

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a Protools/Logic based studio With an assortment of hardware

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

  26. A: Mixing and Production

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

  28. A: Know what you are looking for. Have your track well organized.

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

  30. A: My laptop, Logic Pro X, NS10s, My API pre's, and Apollo

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

  32. A: Started as a musician, got a degree in music. Toured as a musician, later got into engineering and broadcast. I owned a major studio for 2o years

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: I like to make you feel the emotion in the song when I mix.

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

  36. A: Stevie Wonder. Do I really have to say why?

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

  38. A: Get other people to tell you what they think of your song. The Song is "Always" King!

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

  40. A: I will give you the best I can get out of your production

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

  42. A: Love Music

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

  44. A: What is most important when I mix. My answer is always - The Song

"Don't Go" by LaVoyce

I was the Producer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer in this production

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    "Don't Go" by LaVoyce
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    "Father I Stretch" by Gospel Superstar Kim Burrell
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typical turn- around time is 4 - 7days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Erykah Badu
  • Kim Burrell
Gear Highlights
  • Protools HDX
  • UAD Octo's
  • Yamaha NS10m
  • Tannoy Ellipse
  • KRK
  • API
  • Focurite
  • Dangerous Mix Bus
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  • Korean pop star aliJan 09, 2020

    I recently mixed songs on the new album for Korean pop star Ali.

  • New christian/gospel group GraceAug 06, 2016

    Mixed two songs on the new Christian/Gospel group "Grace" on Dream/Capitol Records out in late August.

  • Grammy nominationNov 15, 2015

    New Kim Burrell CD nominated for a Grammy.