Jean Paul Gautreaux

Mix/Master/Drum Production

17 Reviews (4 Verified)
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Hi there! I am a Mixing/Mastering engineer specializing in Rock sub-genres all the way from Post-Punk to Black Metal and everything in between. I also facilitate drummers/drum recordings for bands in need.

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17 Reviews

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  1. Review by Mario B.

    Nailed the sound that I was looking for on the first try. Smooth communication and very easy to work with!

  2. Review by Tyler B.

    Excellent experience, focus and attention to detail throughout the process.

  3. Review by Adam S.

    Great job Mastering our tracks thank you.

  4. Review by Tom D.
    by Tom D.

    Jean Paul made all of my tracks come alive. He was able to add texture, coherence and dynamics to my music better than I could have hoped for. Hire him for any and all music and audio production needs. You won't regret it.

  5. Review by Sovannak Ké
    by Sovannak Ké

    Jean Paul did an amazing job mixing and mastering my coldwave project, which I recorded with some really bad gear but he still made it sound awesome. Highly recommended 10/10

  6. Review by Blight
    by Blight

    I hired Jean Paul to do remote drum tracking for my solo project. He hooked me up w/ a drummer and I'm really happy with the results. He worked quickly and efficiently and answered all my questions right away. Highly recommended.

  7. Review by Adam (Dumal)
    by Adam (Dumal)

    We had a great time recording with JP. The atmosphere was relaxed and professional. We've also worked with him as a live sound engineer, and I wouldn't hesitate to work with JP again on stage or in the studio. He has a great ear for details and doesn't stop working until everyone is satisfied.

  8. Review by Simón Santana
    by Simón Santana

    One of my most memorable and productive recording sessions by far. Not only does JP posses a talented/intuitive ear for musical dynamics but after the session ended I got my mixed files very promptly. I can be very particular about things and jp was so communicative that the project excelled in situations where other engineers could have been a hinderance. I highly recommend working with him to anyone wanting to bring their recordings to another level in an organic laid back environment.

  9. Review by P.R.N. (Hellfire Deathcult)
    by P.R.N. (Hellfire Deathcult)

    Having worked with JP on 3 separate tours across the US as well as in Sweden there is no other sound engineer we would choose. He’s very professional and dedicated to his craft always going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure everything sounds as great as possible. Unfortunately we still have not had the pleasure of him mixing and mastering one of our studio albums but knowing the attention to detail he focuses on in his craft we won’t think twice to book him.

  10. Review by Conor
    by Conor

    We had the pleasure of recording our debut and sophomore with Jean Paul. He knows what needs to be done when it comes to the black metal sound on record, and even live performances. I have always been satisfied with his results and his creative input, I can not recommend Jean Paul enough. Always a pleasure to work with.

  11. Review by Vlad Purice
    by Vlad Purice

    JP is the man! I had the pleasure of working with him on two different continents, lots of different venues and circumstances, maybe 50 shows (if not even more?!) and not for a single second I wouldn't hesitate to ask him to mix us again if we were to come back to USA. Never worked with him in the studio, but if he's as focused as he is when mixing live shows, then it simply can't turn out anything but great.

  12. Review by Cometa Negra (Cosmic Sludge)
    by Cometa Negra (Cosmic Sludge)

    Recorded our debut record with JP and couldn't I couldn't imagine anyone else having done it. He understood exactly the sound we were going for and worked quickly and efficiently to turn around something I'm really proud of. Highly recommended.

  13. Review by InDaze (Alt-Reggae)
    by InDaze (Alt-Reggae)

    We needed to record a new reggae/rock EP and wanted to do a more “live” approach. Someone recommended Jean Paul and we clicked with him immediately. Very professional, very informative and did it with ease. We did a 3 song EP and couldn’t be happier with the end result. We would recommend him to anyone that needs a live sound to their music whether it be together or isolated. (We did both)

  14. Review by Islenyo
    by Islenyo

    I went Jean Paul for some live drum tracks I needed for my electronic ambient band. It was a very smooth and educational experience. He gave me a couple of options for drum setups and also got them tuned perfectly to my tracks. I would highly recommend this guy for anyone in the area and from out of town.

  15. Review by Jon
    by Jon

    Great experience with this engineer. Always a comfortable session and gives back mixes on time

  16. Review by SG
    by SG

    Jean Paul mastered an album for my black metal band in 2019. We were extremely satisfied with not only the final product of the master tracks, but also with his dedication and focus on the album as a whole. Communicating with him before the mastering session, I could tell that Jean Paul listened to our tracks in detail and was articulated on aspects that would help enhance the album to its maximum. For any extreme metal band that wants their music to be taken seriously, Jean Paul is the best person to work with.

  17. Review by Edo Mora
    by Edo Mora

    Jean Paul is incredible. I had the pleasure of working with him for a couple of tracks and has done a fantastic job on them. I will definitely recommend him and hope to work with him on a bigger project soon! 💯

Interview with Jean Paul Gautreaux

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I am currently working out of 2 studios. The Ossuary Recordings In New Jersey and The sound of Glory in Brooklyn NY. I have a large selection of world-class gear and large live rooms to track in.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both,always use what sounds good no matter what.

  5. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  6. A: So many! Post punk: Lebanon Hanover/Forever Grey/Kaelan Mikla are bands that I am huge fan of and often draw inspiration from. Black Metal: Mgła/Urfaust/Bölzer are bands that I've worked with in the past but will always look forward to working with again. DeathMetal: I did live sound for Blood Incantation a few times and would love to mix one of their records! Darkwave Boyharser/She Past Away/Ashcode are bands that I can't simply get enough of. And of course the list is never ending!

  7. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  8. A: Michael Brauer has always been a huge inspiration for me. His multi buss compression approach and concepts about movement within the mix have been a big influence on my mixing style.

  9. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  10. A: Recording/Mixing/Mastering/Drums Production/Live sound

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: Black Metal, Post Punk, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Oi, Punk, Darkwave, Noise, Synthwave, Synth Pop, Classical, Hiphop, Trap.

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  • Api 512c
  • Apogee Symphony
  • Avalon 737
  • Distressor
  • Unversal Audio 2-610
  • Warm Audio 1176
  • Trident 24 series
  • Vintech audio x73
  • Groove Tubes SUpre
  • Sytek Audio
  • Nuemann U87
  • RCA 77-DX
  • Peluso
  • Drawmer 1968
  • Heritage Audio
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