Grammy Awarded Producer and Mixer. Guiding the creative artist from first ideas through to the finished record. I seek to maintain the integrity of the artist’s vision by focusing on the big picture and achieving the most musical, dynamic and “real” final outcome possible.
From the Dark, Seedy days of the “Mickey Mouse Club” for Disney, via Black Metal, Reggae and Classic Rock to the inventors of Heavy Rock and Metal, Mike has achieved international success with a variety of Top Ten and Number One records.
He works with the artist from an early stage to make sure the songs and performances are in great shape before capturing them in the studio.
Notable achievements include recording Black Sabbath’s “13” resulting in Multiple International Number ones and a Grammy. Producing and engineering Judas Priest’s “Redeemer of Souls” and “Firepower” respectively - the two highest charting records in their 40 year career, and Co-Producing the final Record by the late Ronnie James Dio with his Sabbath Bandmates 2009’s “The Devil You Know”
Still topping off his many highlights is mixing the final show of Black Sabbath’s outstanding final world tour “Black Sabbath - The End” for Album and Cinema release, and working with Producers and Artists including Rick Rubin, Andy Sneap, Eddie Kramer, Kit Woolven, Tony Iommi, Jean Beauvoir, Ronnie James Dio, Jeff Beck, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Cradle Of Filth, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, UB40, The Specials, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Jon Lord.....
Mike is particularly inspired by Andy Wallace, Bob Clearmountain, Quincy Jones, George Martin, Bruce Fairburn and Peter Gabriel.
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Interview with Mike Exeter • Producer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Mixing the Audio for the Album, Video and Cinema release of the final Concert Performance by Black Sabbath in 2017. It was the culmination of a career which invented a genre and influenced countless other bands, and I was able to bring the excitement and experience of that final show to a place that signed off their legacy in musical history.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Various Writing and Production Project, but leaning more toward the mixing side of things
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog workflow using great gear to capture the music, then all digital for the benefits of managing projects and providing great value and flexibility for clients
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What was it like working with “Insert Artist Here”? It was amazing fun every time and I always learn something to take with me on future projects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Various configurations possible around “Guerilla” recording in Artists’ own spaces, through augmenting Project and Professional Studio. Mixing in my Private Space with “Online Attending” of mix sessions via Zoom and Audiomovers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andy Wallace, Joe Barresi, Bob Clearmountain, Bob Rock, Mike Frasier Jon Lord, Steve Lukather
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arranging and Songwriting. Production and Recording. Mixing