Ethan Mates on SoundBetter

I started making records in the mid 90's in NYC, part of the last generation of engineers raised on 2" tape and big consoles. I've made records everywhere from Abbey Road to a garden shed in East LA-I love it all, and try to make every one of them a unique work of art that everyone involved can be proud of

I have recently finished construction on my new mix room in Los Angeles. It was designed and build by myself, Jacques LaCroix, and Vincent Van Haff (conway, a&m, etc.), and is centered around an ssl matrix, with several racks of boutique outboard, lots of vintage instruments, pedals, etc. I built it in order to be able to work with a broader range of artists, people with huge talent but not huge budgets. I became tired of not being able to work with artists I thought were great because they didn't have the budget to work in a big commercial spot, so here you go...

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Terms Of Service

rates include my time and studio. Standard policy is 2 recalls are included in mixing cost, additional recalls subject to charge. Turnaround time dependent on project size (# of songs, etc..)

Gear Highlights
  • SSL Matrix
  • Proacs
  • Chandler
  • Neve
  • Api
  • Thermionic
  • Inward Connections
  • UA
  • NTI
  • Manley
  • Avid HDX
  • see website for full list
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