Jesse E. String

Mixing Engineer/ Mix Finisher

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Grammy certificate winning Engineer/ Mixer with credits including Prince, The Jonas Brothers, Leonard Cohen and many more. I bring a musical approach to your project that fits any budget

Jesse String (born November 14, 1981) is a recording engineer, mixer, producer and musician. He has worked with Prince, Van Halen, The Jonas Brothers, Leonard Cohen, The Band Perry, Nick Jonas, Johnny Mathis, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Pat Monahan, Shawn Mendes, Ziggy Marley, Joe Cocker, Demi Lovato, Natasha Bedingfield, and Mika to name a few.

Originally from Baltimore, Jesse graduated from The Berklee School of Music in Boston with a degree in Production and Engineering. His career blossomed as a young engineer at Henson Studios and was hired by producer Patrick Leonard as his full time engineer in 2006. Jesse is an in-demand producer, engineer and mixer and records nationwide though primarily in his studio in Los Angeles. He began playing cello at age 5 and picked up drums and guitar a few years later. His success has come from understanding musicians and helping Artists express their creative ideas quickly and seamlessly in the recording studio. Jesse is an intuitive and passionate perfectionist who seeks excellence in all he does.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Jesse String
  • Nick Jonas
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Chord Overstreet
  • Idina Menzel
  • Grace VanderWaal
  • Rita Wilson
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Mika
  • Alex G
  • Alex G
  • Alex G
  • Alex G
  • Alex G
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Nick Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
  • Johnny Mathis
  • Jimmy Webb
  • Jim Brickman
  • Jim Brickman
  • Jim Brickman
  • Jim Brickman
  • Rita Wilson
  • Leonard Cohen
  • fDeluxe
  • Adam Cohen
  • Adam Cohen
  • Adam Cohen
  • Jon Regen
  • Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Charice
  • Charice
  • Idina Menzel
  • Idina Menzel
  • Idina Menzel

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kimberly Perry
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    Jesse is a fantastic partner in the studio. His musicality paired with his technical prowess always elevates the session and makes him my first go-to always. He’s equally adept at both electronic and acoustic instruments. Looking forward to our next session with him!

  2. Review by Zack Clark
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    Jesse is not only a fantastic mixing engineer, but also (what I think is even more important) he's a fantastic musician and a very patient and understanding person. He's entirely concerned about getting the mix right for YOU, not for him. This is HUGE. He will keep working until it's just right, and he totally understands that the process of making music is subjective and can be challenging to dial in sometimes. He's always treated me and my band with the utmost respect, and the bottom line here is that he's the best person to work with on all levels. You can't go wrong with Jesse!

Interview with Jesse E. String

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: in 2009 I engineered and mixed Adam Cohen's (Leonard's son) first record. Pat Leonard Producing, Don Was on bass. Killer musicians, fantastic songs. we recorded and mixed it in about 2 weeks. Most of the vocals were live takes with adam also playing guitar. The record sounds so warm and fuzzy. I really loved this project.

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

  4. A: I've been doing a lot of work with The Band Perry over the last 2 years

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes, Travis Ference, Cameron Lister, Nico Essig and Martin Cooke

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Its not practical to make 100% analog recordings anymore but analog gear has a feel to it that when used well going into a DAW can result in great sounding recordings.

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

  10. A: Working on great songs. If the song sucks then its not fun.

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

  12. A: What are some records you like? What's the vibe you're going for?

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

  14. A: Find someone that mixes your music the way you want it to feel. Its about conveying emotion, not about how loud the hi hat is.

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

  16. A: Neve 1073, LA-2A, Martin D-28 acoustic, U47 mic and a lounge chair

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

  18. A: I started as a runner at Henson studios in 2005 and in 2006 was hired by Patrick Leonard (Produced Madonna, Pink Floyd etc.) as a full time engineer. In 2009 I went completely freelance as an Engineer Mixer and Producer and have been doing that since.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Raw, gritty, musical

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

  22. A: One of my favorite bands is a ska band from new york called The Slackers. I love their vibe and they write great songs.

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

  24. A: Don't overthink it. The take when you were were warming up is probably the best one.

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

  26. A: Ive mixed records by Nick Jonas as well as Leonard Cohen so I love everything! If I had to pick I would say i work mainly in the pop genre

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Im a good communicator and I am good at understanding musicians and translating what they want to feel into the mix

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

  30. A: I've always approached mixing and engineering from a musicians standpoint. I have been a musician since I was 5 and its the reason why I do what I do. I like to think that my mixes feel a bit raw and exciting. Im not a tweaker, I go by feel.

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

  32. A: I mix pretty quickly and I really like to get an idea of the vision form the producer or artist before I start. I usually send something when I feel about 80% done with it just to make sure we are on the right track and then finish it up.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I have a mixing/ tracking room thats big enough for drums. I have a pro tools HD rig with am Avid HD i/o. I use a Dramastic Audio Obsidian as my bus compressor and a Dangerous D-Box as a summing mixer and monitor.

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

  36. A: My favorite Mixer is Serban. My favorite producers and engineers include Brendan Obrien, Dr. Dre, Geoff Emmerick, Glyn Johns, and George Martin

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

  38. A: Engineering and Mixing. Ive done very large scale tracking sessions as well as small singer songwriter sessions. I Mix in several different genres.

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