Ross Fortune

Remote Mixing

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Ross has had the pleasure of working on multiple UK Top Ten singles and Gold certified albums, and looks forward to bringing that experience to your project.

Specialising in pop, rock, and indie, Ross delivers radio-ready mixes, with timing, tuning and additional production included if required.

He has engineered for artists including A$AP Rocky, Jarvis Cocker, Ellie Goulding, and Zara Larsson, and holds credits on UK Top Ten singles including Just You & I by Tom Walker, Play by Jax Jones and Years & Years, Solo by Clean Bandit, and All I Am by Jess Glynne.

Currently freelance and based in London, Ross works regularly between RAK Studios, Strongroom Studios, and as an engineer for producer Mark Ralph.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Ross Fortune
  • Sea Girls
  • Anne Nikitin
  • Gracey
  • Friendly Fires
  • Friendly Fires
  • MARINA
  • MARINA
  • MARINA
  • Schiller
  • Yak
  • Jax Jones
  • Jax Jones
  • Tina Turner
  • Adrienne Warren
  • Jess Glynne
  • Jess Glynne
  • Jess Glynne
  • Gavin James
  • Clean Bandit
  • Clean Bandit
  • Clean Bandit
  • Little Green Cars
  • Sea Girls
  • Coldabank
  • Coldabank
  • Coldabank
  • Jess Glynne
  • Jess Glynne
  • APRE
  • Clean Bandit
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Daniel Blume
  • Daniel Blume
  • Daniel Blume
  • Robin M.
  • Robin M.
  • Robin M.
  • Gracey
  • 220 Kid
  • Gracey
  • Declan J Donovan
  • Declan J Donovan
  • Declan J Donovan
  • Sea Girls
  • Michael Calfan
  • Daniel Blume
  • Michael Calfan
  • Daniel Blume
  • Becky Hill
  • Becky Hill
  • Andhim
  • Elderbrook
  • Casper Cole
  • Casper Cole
  • JP Cooper
  • Emily Burns
  • JP Cooper
  • Emily Burns
  • JP Cooper
  • JP Cooper
  • Lighthouse Family
  • JP Cooper
  • JP Cooper
  • MARINA
  • Clean Bandit
  • Ella Eyre
  • Ella Eyre
  • Jess Glynne
  • Jax Jones
  • Jess Glynne
  • Jax Jones
  • The Disciples
  • The Disciples
  • Clean Bandit
  • Clean Bandit
  • Clean Bandit
  • Clean Bandit
  • Martin Solveig
  • RAYE
  • Jax Jones
  • Europa
  • Martin Solveig
  • RAYE
  • Jax Jones
  • Europa
  • Mr Eazi
  • Four of Diamonds
  • Mr Eazi
  • Four of Diamonds
  • Mr Eazi
  • Four of Diamonds
  • Mr Eazi
  • Four of Diamonds
  • Kawala
  • Kawala
  • JP Cooper
  • JP Cooper
  • Casper Cole
  • Casper Cole
  • APRE

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Charlie R.
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    Another great track with Ross. Thank you!

  2. Review by Charlie R.
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    Ross did a great job of editing the vocals to a song of mine. Good communication, fast turnaround, and quality work. Can't wait to work together again, highly recommended to all. Thank you Ross! A+++

  3. Review by Jack O'Flaherty
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    Ross is patient, responsive, and easy to work with. He has a great ear for detail and is meticulous with his mixes. Absolutely delighted with the final mix i received. Highly recommend his services and look forward to working with him again in the future.

  4. Review by Katherine Christie Evans
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    It was an honour to collaborate with Ross on a track. He has proven expertise in his craft. He is friendly, reliable and professional, and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again. I was amazed by the end result- a highly polished, impressive sound!

Interview with Ross Fortune

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

  2. A: Beck. The depth and breadth of his catalogue and his talent is just awesome.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I've built a comfortable home studio to accommodate my mixing work. It's acoustically treated, with an excellent frequency response across the spectrum. Monitoring includes Focal Solo6Be mid-fields, and several alternative systems to ensure excellent translation for your mixes on every medium.

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: What are you listening to right now? What did you have in your mind when you were writing/recording the song? What are your most important influences?

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Make sure you're on the same page! I could be the most talented engineer/producer/mixer on the planet, but if we're not moving in the same direction, it's just not going to work.

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Laptop obviously! Beyond that, my stereo pair of Standard Audio Level-Ors (incredible for explosive drums, driven bass, vocals, and just about anything else you want to make gnarly), my rack of synths (which I've had modded to be able to use the filters and chorus effects when mixing other tracks), my board of vintage and boutique guitar pedals, my preamps, and my Aero Press coffee plunger.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I graduated from University College Dublin in 2009 with an Honours degree in Musicology (analysis of classical music and music history). After uni, I played in several bands and started working as an assistant in recording studios in Dublin. A couple of years in, I managed to get a job as Rob Kirwan's (Hozier, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode) assistant engineer. Rob was Flood and Alan Moulder's engineer for several years, and I had the opportunity to absorb some of what he'd learned from them, as well as the skills he's developed as an engineer and producer in his own right. Eventually I decided it was time to pursue my career in London in 2016. I've been lucky enough to learn by working alongside some of the world's most renowned producers, engineers, artists, and songwriters, and be involved in multiple Top Ten singles and Gold certified albums.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Energetic, vibrant, and ear-catching.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Keep it simple! Unless it needs to be complex... then ignore Step 1.

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

  18. A: Pop, Rock, Indie, and Electronic.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: When I AB between the rough mix and my mix, I won't be happy until I've brought every element of a song to life. It's the totality of all the micro details that come together to form the bigger picture, and at this stage I'm confident in my ability to evaluate and appreciate both.

  21. Q: What's your typical work process?

  22. A: Production is more case by case, but for mixing it tends to flow like this: I'll request a rough mix from my client, and if I feel I can bring something positive to the mix or production, I'll progress with agreeing a fee and timeframe, then requesting the multitrack. Sometimes it takes a bit of back and forth to get everything I need, but I provide a detailed description of my submission requirements on my website, which clients usually find helpful. We'll discuss references and direction, which is often best done by video call (or meeting in person when possible), and once I feel like I'm on the same page as my client, I'll get to work! I like to get a mix to a point where I would be fully comfortable with that being the final product before I send it off. This will be the first thing you'll hear, and it'll be called Mix 1. Most of the time, revisions tend to be minor (guitar up at 1:12, keys down at 2:40), but if there's something in your vision that I haven't quite understood, I'm always determined to get it where you want it. Once the final mix has been approved, I often help my clients to find a suitable mastering engineer, and I'll prepare a full delivery package including the main mix, alternative passes (instrumental, TV mix, and a capella), stems, and a copy of my multitrack.

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

  24. A: Before I even understood what was involved in the production or mixing of a record, I was blown away by the work of Alan Moulder and Flood. In the rock world, I still go back to records like Siamese Dream and Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins (plus many more of course!). I love Serban Ghenae's work in the pop sphere, people like Mike Crossey and his work on The 1975 for Indie/Pop, Noah "40" Shebib in Trap, Nigel Godrich for his work with Beck and Radiohead... there's too many!

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

  26. A: I provide engineering, mixing, and editing/tuning/time correction services.

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