Coyote Face Recording is home to producer, mixer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wurst. Currently based out of Northern California.
Jeremy Wurst is a freelance producer, mixer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist based out of Sacramento, CA.
Years of experience recording and mixing has allowed him to freelance in studios all over the country, recording in barns, bookstores and old houses. He's collaborated with artists including Evan Bartels, Kickbox, Sea Floor Cinema, The Way Out, Salt Creek and more.
In 2016, he relocated to California and was fortunate to assist under Sam Pura at The Panda Studios. Together they worked on records for Hundredth, Higuera, Gardens, My Sweet Fall, American Lions, The 101's and The Waiting Room TV among others.
Now he freelances, working with artists at Pus Cavern in Sacramento, CA and The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA.
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Reviews (4)Endorse Jeremy Wurst
Jeremy has a wide and growing knowledge of recording, performing and music in general. He is skilled in his craft and has tireless passion for the industry. His ability to advance a song's potential while maintaining its roots is refreshing. As a musician, I am fortunate to have worked with Jeremy and look forward to working with him in the future.
I appreciate this guy a lot for his great vision and dedication to his work. When you're working with Jeremy it's like he takes personal responsibility in helping you to create something you'll be proud of for the rest of your life. Extremely passionate about top quality work, and is a total beast when it comes to music in general. Kind, patient, and an all around cool guy.
I've worked with Jeremy on many different projects from tracking to final production. Jeremy is a great engineer to work with because of his ability to make whatever environment you're in sound great. If you're in an abandoned church or a state of the art studio Jeremy knows where to put the mic and capture the best sound possible. He takes the time to know you and capture your sound authentically
Jeremy is a musical genius and a down to earth guy. Ive had the opportunity to sit in on many different recording sessions with my client Ryan Gordon and Jeremy has helped make creating this EP a super easy and fun experience! Easy to communicate with and has been an absolute pleasure working with him. If you're ready for next level material, he's your guy.
Interview with Jeremy Wurst
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a Pro Tools rig with Apogee Symphony converters and Genelec monitors. I have a lot of gear, but my favorite pieces are my Undertone Audio preamps, Fender Jazzmaster, Retro 176 compressor, and a vintage Roland Space Echo.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start with a detailed conversation with the client. Find out what their favorite records are and get a general sense of where they're coming from. Then I try to schedule some pre production to focus on tweaks to arrangements and get a sense of the song as a whole. My tracking methods vary from project to project. It's all about putting the musicians in the headspace where they are most comfortable which allows them to be the most creative. The mixing process is where I feel most creative. I usually start with the focal point of the song (vocals, drums, bass) and work from there. A mix typically takes about a half day to a full day depending on number of tracks. Revisions occur until everyone is 100% satisfied with the result.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians: Death Cab For Cutie, City and Colour, Jenny Lewis, John Mayer, Brand New, Wilco, Against Me!, Motion City Soundtrack, Queens of the Stone Age, Ray Lamontagne, Maroon 5, Rilo Kiley, The Shins, Silversun Pickups, The Strokes, Switchfoot, Tegan and Sara, Underoath, American Football Producers/Mixers: Chris Walla, Dave Cobb, Eric Valentine, Jacquire King, Rob Schnapf, Rich Costey, Brad Wood, Tom Lord-Alge, Michael Brauer, Butch Vig, Aaron Sprinkle, Joe Chiccarelli, Richard Swift, John Agnello
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, tracking, and mixing.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of the Evan Bartels and the Ryan Gordon records. Those records were a labor of love. Great people making great music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on producing an upcoming artist named Ryan Gordon. He's got a great batch of songs and it's been really great bouncing ideas off of each other to find the best voice for his songs. I've also been finishing up a project with a really cool throwback surf band called The Anonymous Henchman.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Great analog gear going into a great digital system. Lower noise floor. No headache editing. Recallable.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To take their project seriously and help make the song the best song it can be.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting a text/email from a client saying that they're thrilled with the work we've done together.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: An amazing song will grab someone's attention and last longer than any instrument, piece of gear, clothing, marketing, or advertising will ever do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the vision for your music? What is the aesthetic you want to create for people when they listen to your songs?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who's passionate about what they do, because they will be passionate about your songs.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fender Jazzmaster my wife got me as a wedding gift, thesaurus for songwriting, Genelecs, UTA preamp, SM57, Fender Princeton (Blackface)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing, recording, and mixing for over 6 years now. I am currently producing and mixing full time as well as an assistant to Sam Pura at The Panda Studios. I came up recording and mixing anyone who would let me and spending every penny I made on instruments and microphones. I go to a number of recording and mixing workshops every year. I believe you can always get better at what you do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Great songs, huge mixes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Wilco. They are incredible songwriters, but also push the boundaries of sonic experimentation.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A lot of guitar players focus on the technical ability of their fretting hand. The real trick to recording great sounding guitars is the picking hand. Power, confidence, and consistency.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, alternative, punk, emo, americana, singer-songwriter, pop-rock, roots rock, old country, and more.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm passionate about what I do. The first thing and last thoughts in my head when I wake up and go to sleep are music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Experience and committing sounds before the mix.