Whatever it takes - as little or as much- to get your song the best it can be. Although drum machines make mixing easier, I'm expert at mixing real drums and instruments. Click the songs to see what I mean.
In NYC in the analog tape days, Craig learned engineering/production and gained exposure to a wide range of music and musicians, and fronting his own band and playing various instruments in others.
Also doing live sound at practically every major (and not so major) club in Manhattan, he was “house sound man” at Limelight NYC mixing regional/national/international acts.
He designed, built and ran his own studio in NYC-Brass Giraffe where he produced and recorded artists from Dee Dee Ramone to Toshi Reagon to the first album by Glassjaw.
What is PRODUCTION MIXING ?
The role of “the mixer ” is an essential creative partner in the process of making music.
ONLY DONE AT THE REQUEST OF THE CLIENT/ARTIST - making use of Craig's experience as a mixer/producer/musician with national radio play, to make recommendations about what might make the song better.
EXAMPLE: making the song shorter, intro shorter, muting a busy rhythm part that distracts from the vocal etc.
Sometimes during the mix process you get to hear the song in different variations ie while working on drums and bass with just the lead vocal- it might sound so good that the verse is best with no other instruments.
So ONLY BY REQUEST, it's a recommendation with the final decision being yours.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
- Catherine Russell
- Terri Lyne Carrington
- Tom Russell
- Yossi Fine
- Dee Dee Ramone
- Mike Stern
- Toshi Regan
- … And Many More!
- Boo Reiners
- Eddie Von Bach
- Kenji Hino
- Michael Monroe
- Billy Ficca
- Bob Steeler
- Brandon Scott
- Kario Salem
- Nate Barcalow
- Marky Ramone
- Mickey Leigh (Joey Ramone's Brother)
- Oliver Lake
- Richard Gottehrer
- Ross "The Boss" Friedman