My name is Steven Holness. I am a mixing engineer (primarily) but have mastered records as well. I primarily do Gospel, Hip-Hop, and R&B. I have over 5 years experience working with local Gospel vocalists and producers (whose records have been commercially released) and am capable of bringing your tracks to life with emotion and clarity.
My approach to mixing is one that fosters creativity. Beginning with direction from the client, I meticulously lay out the session in a way that allows me to mix quickly. I do grouping, gain staging, and then create a quick "rough mix" with faders and panning which is key to getting a feel for the track and allow maximum headroom for processing. Then I use combinations of EQ, compression, and saturation to bring each sound to life. I typically start with getting the kick/bass relationship just right as this sets the foundation of most urban song styles. Keys, Vocals, and rest of the instruments follow after that. I recognize that "feel","punch", and "clarity" between instruments is a key element in production and this stage helps with that. Finally, automation is where mixing REALLY happens. I believe mixing is about telling a story and automation will bring out the emotion the artist intends. Once complete, I deliver the mix. Simple!
I provide other deliverables besides the full mix/master as well: Instrumental, Performance mix (leads down or muted), A'capella.
I can provide unmastered stems as well ($25):
- All vocals
My credits include
- UAD Apollo + Satellite (8 cores total)
- Dangerous D-Box
- Warm Audio WA-76 (x2)
- Warm Audio EQP-WA
- TK Audio BC1-S
- Waves/UAD/FabFilter/Slate Digital Plugins
Terms of Service
- 2 revisions
- Additional revisions are 50$ per revision
- Turnaround time of 2-3 days
Reviews of Fly Soulo Productions
I've been working with Steven for about 5 years now and humbly credit myself as the catalyst for his start in the audio field. As an artist, I have entrusted him with all of my projects and singles and have yet to be disappointed. He's an intent listener and a sage with advice if you're looking to up your gear & overall sound. Highly recommend.
Steven has been my go-to audio engineer for over 4 years now; he's amazing. Not only are his mixes crisp and clean, but his professionalism sets him a notch above the rest. Steven is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and prompt with responses to my questions and turnaround time. Also, Steven constantly reinvests in himself to build on his craft.