Destiny's Child, Erykah Badu, LLCool J, Kirk Franklin. With over 20yrs experience working on Several Multi-platinum projects, Grammy, Dove, and Stellar award winners.

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 up to 3 revisions. 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.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Protools HDX
  • UAD
  • Apollo Quad
  • Yamaha NS10m
  • Tannoy Ellipse
  • KRK
  • API
  • Focurite
  • Dangerous Mix Bus

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

You can do up to 3 revisions, typical turn- around time is 3 - 7days.

Reviews of Gerard Hairston

  • Listing_thumb_imani_15 days agoby Verified Review

    5 stars is an understatement in describing Gerard`s professionalism and willingness to get the job done no matter what. I will not hesitate to use his fantastic skills on all my future projects! Thanks for the wonderfully smooth experience Gerard and keep up the good work.... But I know you will! Imani Z!

  • Default-avatar16 days agoby Verified Review

    Great work and easy to work with.

  • Listing_thumb_14079979_10202080564971931_3425124706350533093_n19 days agoby Verified Review

    Working with Gerard Hairston was such an honor. He exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Listing_thumb_j_rg_hofmann19 days agoby Verified Review

    Gerard is communicative any time throughout the entire process. He performed perfect master sound enhancements based exactly on the feelings of the mix. I will definitely ask Gerard for more participation on other projects.

  • Default-avatar23 days agoby Verified Review

    Mr. Hairston is the best of all time. Very patient and a good listener. If he does your work and you ask him to change things, He will do it exactly the way you ask him to do. The people in his resume tells it all. very professional and good at what he do. perfect example of a producer. Easy to work with. He makes sure you are happy with your work

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Very professional. Experience and knows exactly what he's doing. Excellent engineer. Easy to work with

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    excellent, professionalism, very communicative. smart engineer he knows what he is doing.

  • Listing_thumb_fotoflexer_photo_pm_1400x1400_cdcoverabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Thx to Gerard Hairston for great job well done, the Mix and Mastering is Awesome the levels are great and all vocals are clean and clear, my music is banging,I will for sure work with Gerard Hairston again, thx again for a job well done Prophet Michael,L.A,Cali. WestCoast Life....

  • Listing_thumb_img_17642 months agoby Verified Review

    Another stellar job from Gerard Hairston, I had to return to have some more work mixed & Mastered. The timing was great and the song came out perfect... One of the best engineers on soundbetter he doesn't disappoint.

  • Listing_thumb_img_17642 months agoby Verified Review

    Gerard Hairston is truly incredible when it comes to mixing and mastering... easy to work with and he knows the music... legendary skills!!!

  • Listing_thumb_img_58102 months agoby Verified Review

    Very quick response, he paid close attention to detail too. My record had a lot of tracks going on (40+) and he was able to pull all of them together and made an amazing mix. Very professional and service. Definitely coming back to Gerard in the future!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    I thank God that here on this website I could find somebody like Gerard Hairston. The work he's done from the mixing to the mastering is absolutely amazing and beyond my expectations. He is really a true professional and works with passion unlike other engineers out there. You won't regret working with him so don't hesitate. Go for it.

  • Listing_thumb_kggreentint3 months agoby Verified Review

    Gerard is an exceptional audio professional and his keen ear made my song radio ready. I now consider him a partner in my production team and I am looking forward to working with Gerard again in the next month or so.

  • Listing_thumb_naughty_pic3 months agoby Verified Review

    Gerard is a real industry veteran great attention to detail focused timely communication without any superfluous. Great mixing and mastering a genuine kind soul.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Mr. Hairston truly is a professional with his engineering work and interaction with me as an artist. He was very flexible, patient and open to hearing me out, even though he is the true technician! He was also very efficient with his work. Great experience!

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Provides excellent service!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Gerard did a great job in more than just the enhancement of the music. His quick turn around time and updates on his process were sincerely appreciated. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking for quality and professionalism.

  • Listing_thumb_b_w_logo5 months agoby Verified Review

    I'm back again...and another home run from Gerard!

  • Listing_thumb_2015-09-06_17.10.445 months agoby Verified Review

    Gerard is a pleasure to work with. Not only did he elevate my tracks with a unique sense of gestalt, he delivered them four days ahead of schedule. Also, Gerard gave plenty of updates and received feedback well. Truly a pleasure and I'll be working with him again!

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    How do I start? too good to believe. This is an industry engineer. I used cheap low quality sounds in my beat cause i don't have the good quality ones in my DAW and my microphone is not the best but this guy made it sound like something recorded in a real expensive professional studio. Easy Communication, willing to do what you exactly ask for

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Gerald is excellent in every sense of the word! His communication is great, at no point of the process did I ever feel left out. He arranged my song in a way that I never would have thought...then he put an awesome mix and master on it. He definitely went above and beyond for me and I know he will do the same for you as well!

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Nice fast service.

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Revision after revision was met with accuracy to provide me with absolute content.
    At no time I felt like all was lost in communication, even though I was not physically present to stop and point out. Gerard patiently adjusted tuned and perfected.
    Great working with Gerard and look forward to upcoming mixes.

  • Listing_thumb_b_w_logo7 months agoby Verified Review

    I was under a tight deadline on a song and Gerard came through in the clutch and knocked it out the park. Great to work with and delivers a professional sound!

  • Default-avatar26 days agoby

    I was very pleased with the work Gerard did. He was very professional and went over and above to deliver a great sound.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I met Gerard Hairston back in the early 90's. I learned so much from him as a Producer/Engineer.
    I was so amazed at his wisdom and Knowledge when it came to audio recording!
    I still call today for any advice of how can i achieve better mixes for my productions.
    P.S. Also, he has great people skills!!!!
    Lawrence Welton!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    I recently worked with Gerard on a independent film project. He mixed the music, dialog, and did sound design. It came out wonderful. The producer and director were very happy with his work. We will be using him again.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Honestly, Gerard has created some the best and most colorful and well-balanced mixes I've heard over my career in the music industry. He's an experienced Engineer with an ear for what's going to be hot. Timely and detail oriented, his work is top notch. I highly recommend him.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Gerard is a great producer and engineer. I have known him for about 12 years. His mixing is excellent, and his mastering is great. He has done both mixing and mastering jobs for me. It doesn't matter the kind or style of music you give him it always come out great.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    I have worked with Gerard on several projects in the past few years. He always brings his A game no matter how large or small the budget. 1st class engineer and producer.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Gerard did an excellent job on my project.
    The mixes were perfect. He went out of his way to make sure I got what I wanted.

    Tim

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Best mix I've ever had! He does great work and is very fast.

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Interview with Gerard Hairston

What's your typical work process?
Listen to client's ref mix, import it into my setup and get a level mix to get a perspective to start from.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Love Jam and Lewis, Dark Child, Babyface/LA, David Foster
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Demi Lavoyce
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Can make something out of nothing.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
One of the best recordings I have ever worked on is "A Piece of My Passion" By Gospel Artist Juanita Bynum. An 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.
What are you working on at the moment?
A new group coming out next year Called "Grace". Also, a new pop Artist named Lavoyce
Analog or digital and why?
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
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will give you the best I can get out of your production
What do you like most about your job?
Love Music
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What is most important when I mix. My answer is always - The Song
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What mixes by an Artist do you like or want your sound to be similar to?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Know what you are looking for. Have your track well organized.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My laptop, Logic Pro X, NS10s, My API pre's, and Apollo
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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
How would you describe your style?
I like to make you feel the emotion in the song when I mix.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Stevie Wonder. Do I really have to say why?
Can you share one music production tip?
Get other people to tell you what they think of your song. The Song is "Always" King!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Gospel, RnB, Pop, Dance
What's your strongest skill?
Listening
What do you bring to a song?
Feel and Dynamics
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a Protools/Logic based studio With an assortment of hardware
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and Production