Adam Selzer

Remote Mixing, Music Producer

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Mix Engineer, Record Producer, founder of Type Foundry Recording Studio (since 1998). I've worked with M. Ward (recording/mixing/touring for over 20 years), Peter Buck (REM), Blind Pilot, Laura Gibson, Peter Broderick, and hundreds more. I have just built a fantastic sounding dedicated mix room from the ground up. I love analog gear & great songs.

Mixing is my favorite part of making records. Whether it's creating a pure representation of the recordings, or taking them to a surreal place, my only goal is to make the artists happy. I spend most of my time recording and mixing other artists, but I have also created my own music under the band names Norfolk & Western and Alialujah Choir, and most recently under my own name. I have also been a contributing writer for Tape Op Magazine.

Testimonials
“I’ve been working with Adam for over 20 years and he always has a way of accenting the best parts of every production - I highly recommend him for all your mixing and recording needs" -M. Ward

"Over the last 15 years I’ve co-produced and recorded at least 10 albums with my go-to guy Adam Selzer as co-producer and engineer. I could always trust him at the board and his experience as a musician gives him great knowledge to guide the process." -Peter Buck (REM)

“Adam Selzer has recorded and mixed a lot of music I have created, from The Decemberists to my weird synth pop. He is a very skilled engineer, though not fussy at all. His mixes and recordings sound lush but still have a natural feel and intensity. I have also been impressed by his quick turn around time in terms of mixes. I hire him all the time and so should you!” Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists)

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

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  • Filthy Friends
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  • M. Ward
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  • M. Ward
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  • Martha Scanlan
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2 Reviews

Endorse Adam Selzer
  1. Review by Kyleen King
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    I’ve been working with Adam for many years so I feel qualified to say he is an exceptional producer, mixer, engineer, composer and musician. His instincts are spot on and he has the chops to execute them. His mixes organically sparkle and truly stand the test of time. If you are working on a musical project and need guidance, you want Adam on your side - his kindness, speed and intuition are invaluable.

  2. Review by Jenny Conlee
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    Adam Selzer has recorded and mixed a lot of music I have created, from The Decemberists to my weird synth pop. He is a very skilled engineer, though not fussy at all. His recordings sound lush but still have a natural feel and intensity. I have also been impressed by his quick turn around time in terms of mixes. I hire him all the time and so should you!
    Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists)

Interview with Adam Selzer

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: Easy going, easy to work with.

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

  4. A: I like to spend a fair amount of time with each song, often taking short ear breaks. I start with looking at the big picture, getting the song to a place where it's very listenable before focusing on the details. Then I go in and tweak EQ, compression, levels, effects, etc. I generally spend one day per song.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I run Type Foundry Recording Studio and also just built a dedicated mix room off-site. It was built from the ground up by acoustician Derek Trost. I use a combination of analog and digital gear. I have tons of plugins and a good collection of analog outboard gear (see list).

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

  8. A: Like most, I love the Beatles- songs, production, engineering. Almost any production trick used today was probably done first by the Beatles. I love Tchad Blake's artistry, Tom Waits's production. I love the sheen of Fleetwood Mac, and the lo-fi growl of Charlie Patton.

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

  10. A: I mostly mix and produce. My goal is to support the artist in their artistic visions. I try and help them achieve the sound they're looking for, whether that means taking an active, creative roll, or acting more as technical engineer.

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Terms Of Service

My number one goal is to make the artist happy. Revisions are included (within reason of course, usually 2-3). Turnaround time usually 1-2 weeks, but please email about specifics.

GenresSounds Like
  • M. Ward
  • Wilco
  • Sparklehorse
Gear Highlights
  • Trident Series 70 console
  • Eve SC307 monitors
  • Manley Vari-mu comp/limiter
  • Gates STA Level
  • LA2A
  • 1176
  • Distressor
  • Lil FREQ
  • Quad 8 EQ's
  • Manley ELOP
  • Lots of UAD Plugins and others
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