Mix Engineer / Producer from London, UK
Charlie is a 24 year old Producer/Mixer. Charlie Has worked with an array of artists, spanning multiple genres including The Amazons, The Saturdays, Martin Luke Brown, Saint Raymond and Sailor & I. Continuing to work with some of the most sought after and exciting artist projects in the UK, Charlie is quickly becoming one of the established names in artist development, being requested by managers and A&R representatives nationwide for his production and mixing prowess.
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I have been working with Charlie for just under a year now. He has a superb ability to make an artist feel comfortable, relaxed and - most importantly - can bring out the very best in a track without enforcing his own agenda. He works quickly and with quality, something that is reflected in his portfolio. Simply I can't recommend him highly enough.
Interview with Charlie Holmes
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producer/Mix Engineer
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Manny Marroquin, Michael Brauer, Bob Clearmountain, Paul Epworth, John Mayer, Steve Jordan.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I keep a pretty minimal setup Including Prism Converters/Pre's, an SSL Pre/EQ and a modded DBX676 Tube Channel Strip, Comprehensive plug-in list including: Pro Tools 12, Logic X, UAD, Slate digital, Waves, FabFilter, IK Multimedia, Native Instruments etc and Focal Monitoring.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Most often I'm Producing and Mixing or finishing off production (Add Prod) and then Mixing...But also get involved in writing and Guitar, Keys & Bass duties on certain projects.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever the song needs!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pretty much anything...My production speciality would be singer/songwriter, live instrument based material...but as a mixer I'm comfortable with a lot of other genre's!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get your Monitoring/Acoustic Treatment as good as possible...everything else is way easier once that's in place!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Artist with the best songs...Because that's what it's all about!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fairly Laid back...I'd rather let an artist have their say first, then edit as needed...it's their record and it keeps your work as a producer/mixer fresh that way, rather than just doing the same things for every record!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working/learning in the UK music industry for about 5 years now after attending a Music Production course straight after school, and have been working on various Major Label and Independent releases of multiple genres in a production/songwriting/mixer role.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: UAD 1176 Bluestripe, Focal Twins, Prism Lyra 2, Telefunken 251, Neve 1073 Pre.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to previous work...trust your instincts and ears!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you Looking to get from your record ? How do you like to work ? What's your timeframe ?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Should i get this mastered? Answer: Yes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm a music fan...and i get to work with it every day and meet some great people!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for mixing (with a tiny bit of analog) The ability to recall and go between projects quickly when the workload builds up is a necessity! Plus I can travel to other studios with my exact mix setup, plug in and carry on working fairly easily!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working with various UK Major Label artists in either (or all) a writer/producer/mixer role.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Currently working with UK artist Martin Luke Brown, I mixed his EP 'Take Out of Me' and Co-wrote & Co-produced his single 'scars on scars'...he's an incredible musician and artist to be able to work with!