Radio ready mixes. Great communication. Friendly, easy-going approach. Guaranteed results.
I want to give you the best possible sounding mix and I will work exceptionally hard until you are 100% satisfied, whether you are an independent artist or a major label artist. I promise great communication and a friendly approach during the mixing process.
Throughout my career, I am thankful to have worked with national and internationally successful artists such as Carly Rae Jepson, Kelsea Ballerini, Melanie Martinez, Canaan Smith, Ben Rector, Vulfpeck, and more. I currently operate out of my private studio The Space Castle in Nashville, TN. If you are in town, I'd love for you to come by to say hello!
Every mix starts with you, so now let’s have a chat… Who are some artists that inspire you? What is your vision for your song, EP, or album? Once I know what vibe you are after it will be quick and easy for me to deliver a great mix for you. I specialize in Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, and Country music, but I love working with new artists in all genres. I will be honest if I am not the right fit for your project and can help steer you in the right direction.
I love helping new artists - no project is too big or small, so feel free to contact me with any questions you have. I look forward to hearing from you!
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22 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jake Hartsfield
Third time working with him and I no longer need to look for any other professional here at Soundbetter. I found the guy! Perfect mix, master and communication!
Second track mixed & mastered by Jake and I'm even more impressed than the first time. Jake's attention to detail is crazy. I had a REALLY specific vision for my song and he brought it to life. I honestly couldn't be more happy with it. And perfect communication all the way through once again. Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!
If you’re looking for someone to take your song to the next level you need not look any further. This was money well spent and an investment I would make a hundred times again. Jake is the definition of professional but he is not above the common man. Despite my lack of audio vocabulary, he read my notes and was on the same page with the vision I was wanting for my song. I give Jake a 10 out of 10. I look forward to working with him again in the future. Thank you Jake for a job well done!
Literally 5 stars in every aspect. I'm such a perfectionist and super picky when it comes to my mixes so I always feel like I'm risking a lot trying new mix engineers but Jake did an amazing job, and really quickly too!
Jake is enthusiastic and communicates thoroughly throughout the whole process, going that extra mile to make sure you're happy with the result and that your vision is fulfilled - something a lot of others don't do!
Really good work Jake thank you!
We are so glad we asked Jake to mix/master our EP. His professionalism, experience, and solid work ethic were all evident from day one. He really took the time to explain everything to us and to answer all of our questions. We are very happy with our tracks!
This is the second time I worked with Jake and I don't intend to mix and master my songs with another professional anymore. Fantastic result ! Totally recommend his work.
Jake is the kind of professional you can’t work with just once. With goodwill, he understood everything I wanted to get in the best possible result. Clever, very talented and careful. I certainly will work with him again!
Jake went above and beyond with my track, and exceeded all of my expectations. He really is an incredibly talented mix engineer; I cannot recommend him enough!
what mo' can i say? Two thumbs up!
one of the best mix engineer i've worked with
WOW, I didn't know my track could sound this good! This guy worked magic and blew me away with my own song. He took the time to talk to me about my vision for the song and executed it flawlessly. I'll definitely be using Jake for my next projects. I highly recommend him, and you'll get way more than you paid for!
Thank you so much, Jake!
So thankful for the chance to get to work with Jake on our albums! As independent artists folks are constantly surprised by the quality of our recordings and Jake truly played a huge part in making that happen! We plan to try and work with him again in the future and we'd encourage you to look into working with him as well.
Jake produced my first and second record. He's exceptional to work with: has a remarkable ability to understand your project and vision; is a phenomenal coach in the studio; and makes you feel like your project is the most important thing he's working on. I've never regretted a dollar I've spent in the studio with Jake. Do it.
Jake is an incredible producer and engineer! He is my go-to for recording vocals, and I am always exceedingly pleased with the sound quality of his mixes! He is genuine, always reliable, conscientiously pays attention to detail, and communicates and delivers mixes in a very timely manner. I highly recommend Jake's skill!
Jake is one of the most talented guys in Nashville I know. He is so fun to work with and has an ear that can make any genre of music sound to its fullest potential! Jake would be my first recommended engineer to produce, mix, and/or master your next project!
Jake is a killer producer, engineer, and mixer who pays attention to detail and doesn't stop until the work is compelling. He is as fun to work with as he is talented. Five stars in my book.
Jake is great. We got a new console the day of a service at a church location and with his knowledge of the new console and his ability to make it work right away, our practice and service went off without a hitch. Great mix, great personality and overall vast knowledge of sound in a live and studio setting make Jake an awesome person to work with.
The first time I heard one of Jake's mixes I was blown away. He has a unique passion and dedication to the process to bring sounds to life. There's an attention to detail in Jake's mixes that is crafted w/ great care. If you want a partner that puts his whole self in to a project, Jake is your guy.
Jake took a project I was working on from B to A+. He is so quick to grasp what you're hearing for a song. And if you have a question or concern, he's able to outline and identify every last detail of a mix you could possibly consider. Couldn't say enough good things about this guy. Amazing contact to have
Jake is a wonderful engineer with incredible talent. There are many benefits to working with him, but among my favorites are his organization, attention to detail, and his skill in enhancing the music. Not only is he good at what he does, his attitude and heart make the experience a pleasant one. I highly recommend Jake!
I only have amazing things to say about Jake! He has mixed and mastered two projects for me and my expectations have been surpassed both times. Jake is awesome at what he does and a true pleasure to work with.
Jake is an absolute joy to work with, and I cant say enough about the quality of his work, his attitude, and his work ethic. He consistently brings value and professionalism to each and every project he touches. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
I had the pleasure of managing a studio space with Jake on Music Row. His expertise, work ethic, and snack box were a hit! I've only heard amazing music come from his speakers, and he is quickly becoming a pillar in the Nashville music community. If you're looking for reliability and excellent results, call Jake!
Interview with Jake Hartsfield
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I wrote songs and played in a pop/rock band growing up, toying around in Pro Tools to record songs we'd written. I moved to Nashville in 2007 and immediately began producing & mixing artists I met around town. In 2009, I was invited to tour with a band called Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown as their Front of House engineer - Our first tour was opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon, and 38 Special. I soon began Tour Managing as well & toured with other artists out of Nashville (a few out of LA) like Matt Wertz, Megan & Liz, Mikeschair, and Denver & the Mile High Orchestra. During this time, I moved into a studio on Music Row and I was also producing and mixing projects. In late 2014, I took a break from touring to turn my focus to full-time studio production and mixing, which I've been doing since.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I work extremely hard to deliver the final mix you want the first time, and I will continue working until you are 100% satisfied!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musicality, Creativity, Attention to detail, Polish
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Country, CCM / Worship
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing musically. To be more specific, hearing what an artist or producer hears in their head and being able to replicate and deliver exactly what they want.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Reckless" by LOCKHART - My friend Jordan Kyle Reynolds produced this album and I mixed it. Lockhart is a country duo comprising Johnny Bulford and Janell Wheeler. As a songwriter, Johnny has written 3 Top 5 Country hits, including Lee Brice's #1 single "A Woman Like You." I really loved working on this project because the songs are all killer and Jordan is an extraordinarily talented producer...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Save room in your budget for graphic design and marketing :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of Manny Marroquin and Serban Ghenea; both are extraordinarily talented and creative mixers. A good percentage of the music I enjoy listening to was mixed by one of those two guys.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I primarily mix albums, EP's, and singles for independent artists, but I am often asked to produce as well. Lately when I've been asked to produce, I will bring on a co-producer that I think will contribute creatively and musically to the project. I like being able to focus on vocal production, editing, and arrangement without being overwhelmed with all of the creative responsibility; that ultimately allows me to be more creative in the mixing process.