I have exceptional instinct for how music should sound. I am a studied musician of over 30 years and an accomplished studio owner/operator. My main passion is mixing recordings. Let me make your music sound AMAZING!
I have been a profession live and studio guitarist for over 30 years and have worked in and run my own studios for over 15 years.
I offer mixing services, mastering and guitar parts played on your music.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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- Sophie Villeneuve
- Steve Slade
- Soir de Semaine
- BC Drifter
- Arctic Winter Games
- Steve Carum
- Claire Ness
- Lucy D and the Immortals
- The Dakhka Khwaan Dancers and DJ Dash
- Stockstill and Rose
- Declan O’Donavan
- Brendan Preston Video Production
- Air North Airlines
- Gordie Tentrees
- Brandon Isaak
- Madi Dixon
- Dena Zagi
- Ed White
- The Bennett Sun
- The Midnight Sons
- Kevin Breit
- Blue Feather music festival
- Edward Lee
- Dave Haddock Trio
- Karen Plato
- Fawn Fritzen
- Lara Lewis
- Remy Rodden
- Daniel Janke trio
- Windy Valley Boys
- Dannette Redman
- Biff Mcgruff
- Jerry Alfred
- Murray Munn
- Holland America
- Jason Jobin
- Heather Loewen
- MADD Program
- Yukon Energy
- Outpost 31
- Esprit des Ours Film Inc.
- Bear Road Films Inc.
8 ReviewsEndorse Jim Holland
It was a pleasure to work with Jim. Very professional. I really enjoyed the vibe in the studio. It's big and perfect for a band. Bathroom and kitchen makes a great combo to feel at home! JIm is easy going and have high expectation when recording. I strongly recommend a session with Jim. Great, positive and effective experience! À la prochaine!
It’s great to have Jim to record and mix our music. He has the ability to bring the best out of you to produce high quality projects. Professional, works efficiently and shows great attention to details. Jim is passionate about music, has great ideas and is a fun guy to be around when you are recording.
If you've got an idea, and it needs some thoughtful translation into sound and feel, Jim has a natural ability to bring that idea to life! He creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere, allowing for the creative process to unfold, unhindered and on point!
Jim is an exceptional engineer, whether he's mixing or recording, live or in-studio. He has incredibly sensitive ears, and I know I can trust him to bring out the best in my music whenever I work with him. I appreciate his passion, enthusiasm, and meticulous attention to detail. My live-recorded album sounds warm, present, and polished thanks to his skill and his willingness to go the extra mile.
I can count on Jim Holland to listen with open and meticulous ears. I trust his technical knowledge and that he’ll put the time and care into the details that will uplift my project. Plus, I appreciate his musicianship! The studio is well set up and comfortable.
Five out of Five stars for Jim Holland.
I have been recording with Jim for over 10 years.
Jim always had delivered high quality products in a timely fashion.
As a bonus, he is great to work with!
It was such a treat to work with Jim. He produced, recorded and mixed my full length album in 2017 and his attention to details and dedication is spot on. You can expect a high end sound, and a professional experience. Jim is also a super chill guy to work with. I was quite nervous to record my first album and make it right, and he is good at making you feel comfortable in the studio. He was also great at listening to my ideas and be creative with it - we had lots of fun! I would highly recommend Jim Holland for any recording, mixing project, or live sound! Thanks Jim!
Jim Holland turned my tarnished brass into gold! I am a mediocre, average Yukon white girl, and he worked very hard at making me sound like a high-end, world-class rockstar. I wish I could work with Jim all the time. XO
Interview with Jim Holland
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record, mix and master and do live sound regularly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Miles Davis, John Scofield, Serban Ghenea, Manny Marroquin, Joe Zook
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a studio with a large control room and a hybrid mixing system. I incorporate a console and several buses of hardware compressors. I also use hardware effects. All the outboard hardware gear settings remain static mix to mix for easy recall. I run Acustica, Slate and Waves Plugins
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing and mastering I have templates that I insert the tracks into and then start my mix or mastering.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The love of getting better at what i do, every day.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: No usual, All styles all the time- I do metal, folk, country, world, jazz, blues....love them all.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, understand the how the attention of the listener will work for the production being worked on.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rachel Platten- "Waves" is a pop masterpiece and she and her production team are devastatingly talented!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern with Realism
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My whole life -College for music 3 years -Played guitar as sideman for many years -Built and ran 2 different recording studios since 2003
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Manley Vari-Mu U48 AEA R88 GML Mic pres computer with interface Old Martin Acoustic gtr
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hire me because I will make you happy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Depends on my job at hand. For mixing just to describe the flavour of the mix they are imagining and maybe for some reference material to help illustrate their vision for the song/album.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is a quick process.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: What do I think of this or that in regard to their music A: An honest, detailed, constructive and encouraging reply, in the hopes of achieving what we both want; which is a great final product that many people will love to listen to
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The art of it. Creating beautiful things for the world
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My very very best effort to help bring their vision to fruition.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, both awesome.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing movie sound tracks, recording and mixing a French pop band, Mixing live jazz shows, mastering a few things
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a whole life of music love, study and playing and a great ear for what makes people like a song in all styles. My focus is on making the song likeable and desirable to listen to repeatedly. I have an extremely good sense of rhythm, a great knowledge of the tools I use, and I can get things to groove better than most.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Manny Marroquin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've worked with and am I'm working with a large local band called Major Funk and the Employment who i think have the potential to do something really cool as they grow. I have done several recordings with them and will being some new stuff in the next couple months. I co-produce, track edit and mix their stuff.