Adam Selzer

Remote Mixing, Music Producer

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Mix Engineer, Record Producer, Founder of Type Foundry Recording Studio (since 1998). I have worked most extensively with M. Ward (recording/mixing/touring for over 20 years) and I have produced and mixed thousands of songs by artists from all over the world. I have just built a dedicated mix room from the ground up.

Mixing is my favorite part of making records. Whether it's creating a pure representation of the recordings, or taking it 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. I have also been a contributing writer for Tape Op Magazine.

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

Credits

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  • The No Ones
  • Filthy Friends
  • Filthy Friends
  • Arthur Buck
  • Neyla Pekarek
  • Neyla Pekarek
  • M. Ward
  • M. Ward
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  • M. Ward
  • Sallie Ford
  • Sallie Ford
  • Blind Pilot
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • She & Him
  • Karl Blau
  • M. Ward
  • Esmé Patterson
  • Esmé Patterson
  • The von Trapps
  • Heather Woods Broderick
  • The Baseball Project
  • The Baseball Project
  • Lovers
  • The Minus 5
  • Scout Niblett
  • The Parson Red Heads
  • The Parson Red Heads
  • The Parson Red Heads
  • Vikesh Kapoor
  • Vikesh Kapoor
  • Vikesh Kapoor
  • Vikesh Kapoor
  • Red Fang
  • Quiet Life
  • Quiet Life
  • Quiet Life
  • Tu Fawning
  • M. Ward
  • Laura Gibson
  • Laura Gibson
  • Laura Gibson
  • The Baseball Project
  • The Baseball Project
  • The Builders and the Butchers
  • The Builders and the Butchers
  • The Builders and the Butchers
  • Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
  • Sallie Ford
  • Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
  • Sallie Ford
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Lomond
  • Red Fang
  • Jared Mees & the Grown Children
  • Jared Mees & the Grown Children
  • Jared Mees & the Grown Children
  • Félicia Atkinson
  • Félicia Atkinson
  • Jolie Holland
  • Jolie Holland & The Grand Chandeliers
  • Herman Düne
  • Herman Düne
  • Herman Düne
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  • Herman Düne
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Laura Veirs
  • Laura Veirs
  • Blind Pilot
  • Norfolk & Western
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  • Peter Broderick
  • Peter Broderick
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  • Darren Hanlon
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  • Y La Bamba
  • Peter Broderick
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  • Portland Cello Project
  • Portland Cello Project
  • Mirah
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  • Langhorne Slim
  • Laura Gibson
  • Weinland
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  • Nick Jaina
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  • The Baseball Project
  • The Baseball Project
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  • The Wherewithals
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  • Sophe Lux
  • Norfolk & Western
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  • Shelley Short
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  • Adam Selzer
  • Laura Gibson
  • Laura Gibson
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  • M. Ward
  • Corrina Repp
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  • Blanket Music
  • Norfolk & Western
  • Norfolk & Western
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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck
  • Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck
  • Erick Messler
  • Erick Messler
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  • M. Ward
  • M. Ward
  • The Decemberists
  • The Decemberists
  • The Decemberists
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  • Tracker
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  • The Places
  • Blanket Music
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  • Tracker
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  • Little Wings
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  • Kind of Like Spitting
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  • Fernando
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  • The Lil' Smokies
  • Herman Düne
  • Barna Howard
  • Barna Howard
  • Red Yarn
  • Red Yarn
  • Red Yarn
  • The Alialujah Choir
  • Martha Scanlan
  • Martha Scanlan

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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I was the Recording and Mix Engineer in this production

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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