CC Sound Design

Mix, Produce, Vocal Edit

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Australian based Producer and Mix Engineer with many successful release credits. Recognised speciality in Vocal Production and Mixing - Electronic, Pop, Neo Soul, Dance, EDM, Chill Out, House, Afro Pop

After completing a Grad Dip in Music Technology, Latrobe University, I spent my formative years working as an Engineer at the Legendary Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne, Australia. I went on to work on many recordings and have enjoyed success in a range of genres including credits with Legendary Australian Rock Band, You Am I (with US Producer Clif Norrell), The Avalanches, Tony Lee Scott, The Mavis's, Boomla.

I also work in Australia as an Audio Director mixing Live to Air Television including Live performances by some of the biggest Australian Acts including The Living End, Jimmy Barnes, The Veronicas, Bernard Fanning.

My passion has always been Studio and I have had recognised success in Rock, Pop, Neo Soul, Afro Pop, Electronic and Dance Music. In the mid 2000's I was Artist/Producer for the Deepface which was an Aria Nominated Electronic group scoring Dance hits in Australia, UK and the US.

I recently mixed an EP for Soul Artist Tre Samuels and mixed 3 great Afro Pop tracks for Slik Kwame.

As a musician and experienced music maker I understand the need for discretion and mutual respect in all correspondence and will only take on work that I truly believe I can make a high level contribution.

I encourage you to get in touch with me for a discussion regarding your project - all enquiries very welcome.


Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

12 Reviews

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  1. Review by James Auwarter
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    Always a pleasure, thanks, Chris!!

  2. Review by James Auwarter
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    Chris is the man! Loved working on his song with him---really cool production! Hope to do this again in the not-too-distant future! Cheers, good sir!

  3. Review by Uberphat
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    Always a treat to hear from my good friend Chris. Great communication and always punctual. Love working on music with CC Sound Design!!

  4. Review by Uberphat
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    Love working with Chris. He's a great friend and a top client! Always asks the right questions! It's a pleasure to work with him on all his new projects! Couldn't ask for a better producer!

  5. Review by Uberphat
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    Chris is becoming one of my top supporters. Consistently professional, prompt, and a powerhouse talent! It's always a pleasure working with him.

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    Genuinely all-around great guy! Always comes through with some amazing songs!

  7. Review by Uberphat
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    Chris is an outstanding client and artist. He loves his work and it shows! It's always a pleasure working with him.

  8. Review by Uberphat
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    Always a pleasure to work with Chris. He's very flexible and always has something new and awesome for me to check out!

  9. Review by Uberphat
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    Chris is an outstanding Artist and Producer. He's been doing this for quite some time so working with him is always a pleasure. Very smart and knowledgeable in his craft, with a prompt response time. I get excited every time we talk, because I know I'm going to hear something fresh and amazing.

  10. Review by Slik K.

    Hey if you want that professional touch to your music then Chris Corby is the man i highly recommend.I am an artist/engineer and producer.The first track Chris mixed for me was an afrobeats song.He admitted the genre was new to him but willing to give it a try.He nailed it in every way from the right levels and quality of the beat to the niceness of the vocals.I have never looked back.He is my man

  11. Review by RIFTOUT MUSIC

    Hey guys this is riftout music working with Chris has brought my music to another level which has taken me to the one of the best mastering facilities on the planet Abbey road studios in London. LA GRAY,completed EP project with exceptional mixing and editing skills by chris Corby from riftout music looking forward to many more projects

  12. Review by Ben Brazil
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    Chris Corby is one of the best engineers I have worked with. He is awesome at rhythmically aligning your tracks so they POP and his presentation of vocals is amazing. He has a great ear for vocal balance. He is customer focused and works seamlessly online, keeping projects rolling. Always delivers at a top level. I can't recommend him enough!

Interview with CC Sound Design

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital with analogue contributions always works for me.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: I think my strongest skill is in mixing and in particular vocal balance work. Having an empathetic ear with the material and also communication with my Clients/Artists.

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

  6. A: I am inspired where Electronic music meets Organic. Performance from musicians and vocalists mixed with interesting Electronic sounds and balancing that I find exciting. Interesting Artists for me currently are Bonobo, Tourist, Kaytranada, Golden Vessel.

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

  8. A: In my teens and 20's I was obsessed with music and guitar, playing in a variety of Bands in my home country New Zealand before migrating to Australia in the late 80's. In my 20's I became very interested in Recording Technology and also Electronic music and completed a Graduate Diploma in Music Technology at Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Around this time in the mid 90's I also started as an Assistant Engineer at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne which is a large SSL/Neve based studio working with a huge variety of music mostly Pop and Rock. With my background in Music Technology I was contracted much as a Pro Tools Engineer and also began to Produce and Mix Artists in my own right. Around 2005/6 I was also signed as an Artist/Producer with my own studio production Deepface which was an Electronic/Dance based act which received wide acclaim and received an Aria nomination for Best Dance Release, a Top 20 US Club Hit and success in the UK. I currently work with a range of local Australian based Artists and have also taken on online mixing/production roles. I also work professionally as an Audio Director and Audio Post mixer for a large commercial TV Company in Melbourne, Australia.

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

  10. A: I think at this point in my career experience is an asset and I like to think my empathy to delivering work that is suited to the track. Not "over mixing" or showing off my skills, rather working to deliver a great outcome for the track itself. I believe can I bring a "high end" quality to vocal production and balance within music and mix to a genre. I also pride myself in communication with clients and the ability to listen and deliver work as requested.

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

  12. A: I like delivering a great result for my clients and feeling that I have engaged with them and worked together to produce a finished work that we are all proud of. There is a great element of trust clients place in me to work on their music and feeling that I have delivered for them and respecting their trust in me is very rewarding. Of course there is the huge bonus of seeing the music released and engaging with an audience and the Artist receiving due praise. Knowing you have made a contribution to music that is received well and enjoyed my people anywhere is a very tangible thing in my life and always has been.

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

  14. A: Currently Co-Producing and Mixing an EP for Tre Samuels who is an exciting young Australian Artist showing much promise. I am working with the Australian label Creamy Spies who have a number of Artists at various stages of development and I work generally in final editing/mixing and some co-production.

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

  16. A: There has been a large variety over the years but currently I think my vocal production and mixing in Electronic, Pop, RnB, Dance, Soul has been a strength. In the mid 2000's my own studio act Deepface had some success and drove work in Electronic/Pop/Dance but in the last few years I have been working in Neo Soul, RnB, Hip Hop also. I recently finished online mixing for a London based RnB act (LA Gray) that was mastered at Abbey Rd and due for release in 2017.

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: I think the biggest misconception is that mixing is a simple task of balancing all the elements of a song. So much of what I do in particular with Electronic based music and Vocal mixing is in fact subtle and empathetic time editing and subtle sound design, working to create space and feel within a mix. Of course I also use all the usual tools of EQ, Compression and FX etc and years of experience in delivering quality work to my clients. I don't have a set list of steps I take and proceed robot like thru every work!

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: My studio is like many in that it has migrated to mostly "in the box" Pro Tools world. I have also collected thru the years a variety of analogue audio units like pre-amps, compressors and FX units that I will still use occasionally for re-amping or FX etc. For some projects I use a large format studio for tracking and mixing on Neve/SSL consoles which of course is budget driven and generally have analogue recorded drums within the session.

  21. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  22. A: My 'promise' to my clients is respect, courtesy and professionalism in all communication and never take on work that I don't believe I can make a high level contribution to or deliver to deadline.

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

  24. A: I will ask the obvious questions like how many tracks in the session, the format it currently is in (Pro Tools, Ableton, Logic, FL Studio). I will also ask what genre you feel your music sits in and to give me examples of productions you feel are awesome. I will ask for a timeline? What is the deadline for delivering back to you finished work? Am I able to commit to this is a fair question for a client to ask of me! Communication is everything and online its vital to get to a point where we are "on the same page" in regards to your music and the outcome you are driving for. As an Artist myself I have worked with a range of music professionals in mixing and mastering etc and and I feel that if the communication is difficult or not really engaged then you must follow your instincts in making decisions about who you trust in contributing.

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

  26. A: I would research the professional as much as possible, checking credits and listening to their work. Do they already work in your genre and have delivered to clients finished works? Then of course communication is so so important! How do they respond to your questions and understand your music and do you believe they will make an important contribution?

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

  28. A: Well there has been a large variety over the years but currently I think my vocal production and mixing in Electronic, Pop, RnB, Dance has been a strength.

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

  30. A: Online my clients have contracted me mostly for Mixing services while locally in Australia I am Producing/Mixing with a range of Artists in Electronic/Dance/Pop/Hip Hop,Soul,RnB. I have much experience in Vocal Editing/Mixing with Electronic Production which has I believe driven my reputation for delivering quality work in this field.

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

  32. A: Once I have the clients work established within a session I will go about grouping tracks into areas like Vocals, Harmony (keys/bass/guitar), Kit and Percussion, FX etc and work to get a "ruff" balance happening while also listening and referencing to any mixes sent by the client. Then its zoning into areas looking closely at recording quality and making sure I have everything thats meant to be there. Every track and every Artist of course has a vastly different approach to their work so what I am doing is initially looking at the presentation and sounds and what I feel I could do to enhance the work. At the early stage I listen before acting, setting up my session in readiness for mixing or editing as requested.

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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Native Instruments
  • UA Apollo DAW & Plug Ins
  • WAVES Plug Ins
  • Various Analogue noise machines.
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  • L.A.Gray ProjectMar 29, 2016

    Successfully mixed online this awesome RnB/Pop EP for London based Artist L.A.Gray. Mastered this month at Abbey Rd and looking forward to release in the coming months.

  • Tre Samuels EPJan 18, 2016

    Currently in the final mix stage for Australian Artist Tre Samuels EP due for release March 2016 with exciting interest coming from all corners of the Globe for this talented young man.
    Also looking forward to the 2016 release for L.A.Gray who is a London, UK based RnB Artist who I mixed a great sounding EP for - Produced by Joseph Defreitas.