Gerard Hairston

Mix/Master Engineer/Producer

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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.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Reviews (68)

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  1. Review by Corey McMahon
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    Always amazing mixes and masters when working with Gerard!

  2. Review by Ronald N.
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    As a recording engineer myself with my own recording studio, working with Gerard Hairston was a great experience. This is the kind of opportunity I wish many in the industry could experience for themselves first hand. Gerard was professional, very forthcoming, and returned a high quality job in a timely manner. I couldn't be more thankful.
    RN

  3. Review by george w.
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    Gerard is a cracking Producer; professional manner and oh sooo good at the all important mix and master. Literally nails it without fuss in one maybe two passes. Very impressive radio quality results.

  4. Review by Frank M.
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    Great working with Gerard. He's very professional and easy to work with. He was very patient with all my questions and requests, and the music sounds Outstanding! Looking forward to working with him on more projects!

  5. Review by Trent P.
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    Gerald is a "Golden Child" mixer and master...The work he performed on my song was top-notch...I like the results so much that I've chosen to send more tracks his way for a professional and Class A job. If you want your music to sound good i.e. crystal clear and with the right amount of juice, Gerard is the man for the job. Thanks Gerard!

  6. Review by Shun K.
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    Perfect! very like mix thx Mr.gerard

  7. Review by Tory S.
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    It was great working with Gerald. The process was easy, and the turnaround was very fast. I look forward to doing more work with him in the future.

  8. Review by Marcus V.
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    Gerard was great, quick responses, polite and professional, The master i asked him to do, was not one of my best mixes and he still managed to bring it up to that commercial radio ready level. Will be using him again in the future. thank you again

  9. Review by AER
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    Brilliant work, brilliant sound and always a prompt response at all times!

  10. Review by Myron J.
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    Gerard was courteous and I was pleased that he was able to take a song that was not recorded in the best quality and turn it into quality work.

  11. Review by Stewy G.
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    Good experience!

  12. Review by kwame k.
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    HI I THANK GERARD SOO MUCH FOR MY MIX AND I WILL CONTINUE WORKING WITH HIM.

  13. Review by kwame k.
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    HI GERARD I LIKE WORKING WITH YOU I JUST WANT TO SAY KEEPON THE GOOD WORK .. I JUST WANT TO SAY YOURE AMAZING ENGINEER THANKS

  14. Review by Jah(R&R)
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    Working with Gerard was a dope experience. His communication was key in delivering my song .. the records sounds good everything on point .. i could hear the difference in the different mixes before the master.. I appreciate the time and effort he put into my song .. we will work together again.

  15. Review by Babarin Y.
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    Thank you, Gerard!!
    That was another one finished Great track - mix and master!
    amazing type of work and so careful to detail at all ways.
    and we going to mix 3rd shot!
    Peace!

  16. Review by Misgana M.
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    Gerard did a phenomenal job mixing and mastering my track. He understood exactly what I wanted and delivered it. He was very patient with me and very kind! He is phenomenal and knows what he is doing!!

  17. Review by Adrian M.
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    Excellent, clean, professional sound!

  18. Review by Bert Coleman
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    Wow! Gerard is first of all personable. He has a wealth of knowledge that will get you exactly what you are asking for and enlighten you on things you may not have considered thinking about. There is so much I could say about him. However, if I had to sum it up in one word, that word would be, EXCELLENCE.

  19. Review by P.S. F.
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    Gerard is a really love guy and knows his stuff!
    He's patient with people and gives a very clean sound!

  20. Review by Joerg H.
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    Gerard is an amazing engineer. He has an intuitive ear and a complex understanding of the relationship between the instruments and the voices. Great to work with!

  21. Review by Matt L.
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    It was great working with Gerard. He was quick and professional. I highly recommend him!

  22. Review by Terry S.
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    I threw Mr. Hairston a curve ball with a hour long classical piece and he hit it out of the park! Thought it sounded great before he got it but it came back better than ever. Gave it that polish that really makes it stand out This was a large and complicated effort and it came out really well.

  23. Review by Matt L.
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    Did an excellent job mixing and mastering my song. Recommend him 10/10!

  24. Review by LaMar C.
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    Third times a charm...thanks again Gerard!!!

  25. Review by Matt L.
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    Gerard did a fantastic job at mixing and mastering my song. I recommend contacting him for any job!

  26. Review by Babarin Y.
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    Brilliant result! Pure quality! Close attention to detail.
    Thank you, Gerard! that was wonderful to work with you.
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    already send next one to mixing!
    Peace!

  27. Review by George M.
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    He is the best - so happy about the last project we done with him... and looking forward to do more project with him in the future...God Bless Gerard...
    George T Mathew

  28. Review by Marco S.
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    Gerard is patient and extremely considerate. Delivered amazing work, and i recommend him highly. Excellent service! Thanks sir!

  29. Review by Walter Beamon
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    Mr Hairston did a fantastic job very quick turnaround getting my song back to me will definitely work with him again

  30. Review by Eric R.
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    Gerard is a pro in every since of the word. He takes pride in his work and delivers professional results..quickly.
    I really appreciate his communication throughout my entire project. I won’t hesitate to work with him again..and neither should you.

  31. Review by Michael N.
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    Gerard is a real pro, and I'm very glad I chose to work with him!

  32. Review by Jensy P.
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    He is the best! He has the best mastering I've heard 🙌🏻

  33. Review by Joerg H.
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    Very professional! Very good sound! Super friendly! Looking forward to working together again!

  34. Review by CASS
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    Gerard is an excellent pro he works hard to deliver the goals mix and mastered I set. I've found his communication very timely and apt. And I would certainly work with him again. Great guy.

  35. Review by Adrian M.
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    Gerard was an absolute please to work with. Skilled prrofessional and patient with a high quality end result!

  36. Review by Jerone H.
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    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!

  37. Review by Rudy D.
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    Great work and easy to work with.

  38. Review by Keitrone T.
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    Working with Gerard Hairston was such an honor. He exceeded my expectations. I would recommend him to anyone.

  39. Review by Joerg H.
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    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.

  40. Review by sam a.
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    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

  41. Review by sam a.
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    Very professional. Experience and knows exactly what he's doing. Excellent engineer. Easy to work with

  42. Review by sam a.
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    excellent, professionalism, very communicative. smart engineer he knows what he is doing.

  43. Review by Prophet W.
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    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....

  44. Review by Arjay J.
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    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.

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

  46. Review by Corey McMahon
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    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!

  47. Review by Laurie L.
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    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.

  48. Review by Kenneth G.
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    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.

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

  50. Review by Elden K.
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    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!

  51. Review by Spencer M.
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    Provides excellent service!

  52. Review by Rosario G.
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    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.

  53. Review by LaMar C.
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    I'm back again...and another home run from Gerard!

  54. Review by Mauri B Music
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    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!

  55. Review by Daniel A.
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    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

  56. Review by Mikal T.
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    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!

  57. Review by Rudy D.
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    Nice fast service.

  58. Review by Kaya
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    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.

  59. Review by LaMar C.
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    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!

  60. Review by kwame k.
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    Gerard has done a great job ,,,,I am very pleased for the mix that he has done for me... and pleased with how fast he finished the job ,,,, I will be sending him lots of referrals,,,,

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

  62. Review by Lawrence Welton
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    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!

  63. Review by Donny Harris
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    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.

  64. Review by Josh
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    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.

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    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.

  66. Review by Jason White
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    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.

  67. Review by Tim Jay
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    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

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

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: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

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

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

  6. A: Demi Lavoyce

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

  8. A: Can make something out of nothing.

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

  10. A: 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.

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

  12. A: A new group coming out next year Called "Grace". Also, a new pop Artist named Lavoyce

  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's your 'promise' to your clients?

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

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

  18. A: Love Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  28. 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

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  36. A: Gospel, RnB, Pop, Dance

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Listening

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

  40. A: Feel and Dynamics

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

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

  44. A: Mixing and Production

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

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