Chris Andrews

Mixing and Mastering

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Chris Andrews on SoundBetter

I am an established Producer, Mix and Mastering engineer living in Monument, Colorado. Life is great out here and I get to work with artists and material from all over the world which is always exciting. I mix in a hybrid setup using analog and digital tools. What can I say, I like gear. Some people tell me that I have a problem.

I have worked with most genres over the years. I will say that I am a rock/pop/country guy so that material is always fun to work on. I am mainly mixing and mastering these days but do take on the occasional project to produce and engineer as well. I also do a ton of post audio work with independent film producers around the area which I really enjoy.

I enjoy working with artists to try and make the best product we can. This is probably the goal of 9 out of 10 business owners’ I would hope. Nothing new really in that regard, but I tend to be a bit OCD and always like to try new things to see what might work or sound good. I think there is a lot of similar music out there right now and it is the goal of the producer/mixer to make sure the sound of the artist is represented and can be reproduced, but also try to make things different enough to have the listener wanting more.

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Chris Andrews
  • Citra
  • Too Many Humans
  • Crimson Calamity
  • Chimney Choire
  • Gino Colletti
  • Gino Colletti
  • Miguel Dakota
  • Miguel Dakota
  • Miguel Dakota
  • Miguel Dakota
  • Inamtribe
  • Inamtribe
  • The Abilene Band
  • Hydrogen Skyline
  • Hydrogen Skyline
  • Hydrogen Skyline
  • Disgrace the Traitor
  • From Slaves To Kings
  • From Slaves To Kings
  • From Slaves To Kings
  • Metacode
  • Metacode
  • And the Black Feathers
  • Wicked Zens
  • Wicked Zens
  • Wicked Zens
  • Wicked Zens
  • Wicked Zens
  • Wicked Zens
  • Jason Gray
  • Kaia Nutting
  • Kaia Nutting
  • Electric Granny
  • Angry Hand of God
  • Bronze
  • Bobby Doran
  • Bobby Doran
  • Bobby Doran
  • Buck 25
  • All Capitals
  • All Capitals
  • All Capitals
  • Brock Gleeson Band
  • Brock Gleeson Band
  • Brock Gleeson Band
  • Olivia Rudeen
  • The Sonflowerz
  • Kristi "Polyjane" Wilson
  • Chamberlynn
  • John Miller
  • Light Travels Faster
  • Light Travels Faster
  • Light Travels Faster
  • Baba G'nush
  • Baba G'nush
  • Bird Noises
  • Bird Noises
  • Bird Noises
  • Bird Noises
  • Jared Kf Jones

22 Reviews

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  1. Review by Robin A.
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    Chris was great to work with. Very clear communications. Sincerely wants the best sound and a happy client and makes every effort to satisfy.

  2. Review by Big Chrizzle Productions
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    This guy is the example of professionalism! He is knowledgeable and will go above and beyond to satisfy his client! He has an amazing and can give your song that polished sound! He communicated with me promptly throughout the process! I look forward to working with him more in the future! Highly recommend!!

  3. Review by Jared KF Jones
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    It should be illegal to be this good. Chris is obsessed with detail in the best way possible. What initially sold me was the depth and space of his mixes. Unbelievable clarity. He's like a mad scientist, providing tweaks and enhancements like any great partner would. A pleasure to have him mix this record. And delivered well ahead of schedule.

  4. Review by Anupam B.
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    Chris is a professional. He worked well with us to incorporate our feedback and come up with a product we were ultimately satisfied with. Since we did a mastering job with him, I would recommend him to essentially anyone who is seeking a mastering engineer.

  5. Review by Will B.
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    Great enthusiasm towards perfecting the sound! Great set of ears and is easy to work with!

  6. Review by Dazey
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    Chris was very professional. This was my first time on Soundbetter and his communication and response time made me feel comfortable using this platform. He has great ear for music and his mix was A+. I will use his services again. Thank you Chris!

  7. Review by Eden G.
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    This man knows what he is doing!

  8. Review by Pamela Rose Rodriguez
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    by Pamela Rose Rodriguez

    What a gift it was to work with Chris! Not only is he extremely professional and a delight to work with, he goes above and beyond. He took my song to a place I dreamed of but couldn't properly articulate. You can trust your music in his hands. Chris cares about giving you the very best because he is truly passionate about and loves what he does!

  9. Review by Jason Schubele
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    by Jason Schubele

    Working with Chris has been awesome! Our band was in a tough situation with our album when we found him and he has been incredibly accommodating and professional. The mix quality, timeliness, and communication has all been great. It's obvious he has a passion for this and we are grateful to have found him.

  10. Review by Spencer Townshend Hughes
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    by Spencer Townshend Hughes

    Chris is an absolute workhorse. The mixing and mastering job that he provided for my tune "Cages", it gave it a new life. Amazing depth and separation between the instruments. I'd recommend his work to any band looking for someone whose attention to detail is through the roof and who isn't happy until the artist is happy. Great stuff.

  11. Review by Miguel D.
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    We had a great time recording and mixing our album with Chris! He has a great ear for making songs sound full and complete. He always keeps an eye out for what other great engineers are doing in the industry and implements those techniques into his own style.

  12. Review by Ryan DeJong
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    Chris did a great job mixing for us, you can tell he loves what he does and has taken the time to learn the right way of doing things with no shortcuts. It would be very difficult to stump this dude!

  13. Review by Bobby Doran
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    by Bobby Doran

    Chris Andrews has an amazing set of ears and knows his stuff. From top of the line gear, to the most up to date recording and mixing techniques, Chris is always striving to better himself and takes pride in pumping out professional sounding tracks. Above all, a super-cool guy to work with!

  14. Review by Mike Trujillo (Disgrace The Traitor)
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    by Mike Trujillo (Disgrace The Traitor)

    Chris is great to work with. Super professional and is always striving to ensure that his clients are truly satisfied. It was a pleasure to have Chris master the debut Disgrace The Traitor EP. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  15. Review by Tone Proper Mastering - Nick Moon
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    by Tone Proper Mastering - Nick Moon

    Chris is great. As a mastering engineer it's great to get mixes that are solid and workable. I've heard nothing but good things from the artists coming out his studio.
    Highly recommend.

  16. Review by Levi Seitz
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    by Levi Seitz

    The great thing about Chris is that he consistently delivers well crafted mixes. You can tell that he cares about quality, and leaves no detail unattended. He is continually refining his craft, and developing new ways to get fresh sounds. He's simply a nice guy, and wonderful to work with.

  17. Review by Dar Bourret
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    Monument Sound is Amazing, and Chris is simply the best, thorough and detailed and a great guy. His knowledge and expertise are at the top of his field. The Studio is hands down the best we have ever encountered. Buck25 will not go anywhere else ever. Monument Sound is hands down the best of the best. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  18. Review by Geoff Patrishkoff
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    Chris has his heart in what he is doing. Which is more than can be said for many in this business. It's passion not a paycheck. A quick listen to his work speaks for itself. His work is all the recommendation he needs.

  19. Review by Jake Antelis
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    by Jake Antelis

    Chris is a great producer/mixer/engineer , has a great ear, great gear, rocking studio and a great attitude to go with all that. All those things combined will make your session and outcome of your song and album totally killer! Hire him!

  20. Review by Abe Quigley
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    by Abe Quigley

    Whatever you need Chris can provide and has the ears to back it up. I've known and worked with Chris for going on 10 years. He always pulls the best performance out of me. He not only knows how to use the racks and stacks of great gear he has, but also brings an "out of the box" attitude to make the magic happen.

    Highly Recommended!!

  21. Review by Roy Code
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    Chris' mixes are undeniably punchy, well balanced and tasteful. He's very knowledgeable. A great person to spearhead your projects from day one of tracking to mastering.

  22. Review by David Beason
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    Chris is amazing! We started working with him in early 2013. He has an extensive knowledge of how to get the sound you're looking for. More impressive is his constant drive to continually learn, expand on his capabilities, and try new things. On top of that, his mixing talents are second-to-none.

Interview with Chris Andrews

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

  2. A: 20 years and going strong

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

  4. A: Man there are too many to really list.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work in a Pro Tools Ultimate/Hybrid SSL environment. I use a SSL Sigma for summing along with analog equipment from API, Neve, Chandler and many other pieces. For conversion I use Lynx and BURL. It's a great setup that allows me to be in the best of both worlds with analog and digital components.

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

  8. A: I generally work with Rock/Country and singer-songwriter types. Typically pop songs and more edgier hard rock. I really work with all genres of music. Try to branch out - keeps you creative in the production and mix phase.

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

  10. A: I am mixing a lot and mastering tracks for clients all over the world. Great stuff!

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Both! I use a very hybrid setup that allows decisions to be made on both sides of the tracks. The analog side allows me to get some additional flavor that I feel the digital plugins lack at times. I really enjoy making the material have a sound and fell my setup does this well for my clients.

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

  14. A: I promise to make sure they are happy. My name is on the material as well and I want to deliver the best product I possibly can to all of my clients.

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

  16. A: What do I do when I mix. what plugins, etc. My response is I use the pieces required to make the music go in the right direction. Its a puzzle and my job is to complete it the best way possible.

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

  18. A: Many do not understand how much effort goes into mixing. When they see the final product usually they understand the cost and time that goes behind making things sound great. I love my job!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Laid back vibe, but very professional and secretly full of energy.

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

  22. A: Making Music sound the best it can.

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

  24. A: What are your end goals. What inspired you?

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

  26. A: Make sure you are not just listening to the material provided. We have a lot to offer and sometimes we cannot put new stuff up to hear. Reach out to us, ask questions and make sure we understand your requirements. Also understand that it takes time to make your music sound good. This is not a canned process. Ask questions

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

  28. A: Hmmmmm tough one.... 1. Chandler TG1 2. BAE 1023 3. API 7600 4. My Computer 5. U87 Mic

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

  30. A: Simplicity sometimes wins when you are over-thinking a song.

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

  32. A: Rock /Singer-Songwriters and Country

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening to the clients needs and making it happen

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

  36. A: I treat mixing a song like a roller coaster. The song needs to continue the motion that made the artist inspired and transfer that to the listener. My job is to keep the listener interested in the song through to the end. PERIOD!

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

  38. A: Get the mix, figure out what and where the artist was trying to go with the material and try to make it there.

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

  40. A: Right now I think that country artists and mixers have it down to a science. The panning is amazing and depth of the music is fantastic. I shoot for that goal on every mix now.

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Terms Of Service

Upon final mix approval, all mixes delivered will include:
Approved Stereo mix
Broadcast mix (lead vocals removed)
Instrumental mix
2 Recalls per song then it goes hourly.
Stem printing extra

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  • The Trujillo CompanySep 17, 2018

    Happy to have been part of this record for Production, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering.  

    Follow this link to download the debut EP for free: The Trujillo Company EP

    Enjoy and follow them at: The Trujillo Company

  • Video Games - EP - MasteredSep 16, 2016

    Check out the new EP by New Mexico/Denver based artists "Video Games" just released today.  Mastered by Chris Andrews at Monument Sound Studio

    https://soundcloud.com/video-games/sets/video-games-video-games

  • Mix mix mixAug 17, 2016

    The new desk is in and the room sounds great. Mixes have never come together faster. Hit me up for your next mix. 

  • "The Years" 3 song EP mastered via SoundBetterJul 20, 2015

    Check out the new 3 song EP that I was able to master for The Years.  New client off of SoundBetter!  Great guys and some killer vibey music.

    https://www.reverbnation.com/monumentsound

  • "The Years" 3 song EP mastered via SoundBetterJul 20, 2015

    Check out the new 3 song EP that I was able to master for The Years.  New client off of SoundBetter!  Great guys and some killer vibey music

  • BAE 10DCs are in...Jun 04, 2015

    Happy to add the BAE 10DCs into the mix and mastering chain.  Cannot wait to get these guys to work!