Julian Schweitzer

Mixing Engineer & Producer

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Julian Schweitzer is an in-demmand producer and mixing engineer based in Melbourne, Australia. His speciality lies in producing and mixing ear grabbing pop that translates through speakers big and small.

BACKGROUND: As a producer/engineer I have been a freelancer both in NYC and my home city of Melbourne. Coming up I had the opportunity to work with legendary producers Mario McNulty, Fab Dupont, Steve Schram to name a few. After interning at some of the biggest studios both in NYC and Melbourne, I built my own studio in Melbourne ‘Labracadabra studios’.

PAST CLIENTS: Sony Music Australia, Tones & I, Wanderes, Steve Tyssen, Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, B-52s), Devil Electric, Dear Thieves, Nick Oliveri (QOTSA/Kyuss), Garth., Sword & Scale (podcast).

MY MIXING PHLISOPHY: It’s all about the song, finding out what makes the artist unique and then highlight this to create a professional sounding mix whilst honouring the artist’s original vision.

SERVICES ON OFFER:
*Mixing
*Production
*Drum programming

I take pride in having great relationships with clients and won’t rest until you are 100% happy. Please expect a turn around time of around 7-9 days. If mixes are needed sooner please let me know to make arrangements.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

31 Reviews

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  1. Review by BrandonMeeksMusic
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    Working with Julian was a great experience!

  2. Review by Phoebe
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    Julian was super professional to work with. We collaborated on a track; he produced the track and I wrote the topline/sang. It was a super simple and really positive experience. He took my suggestions and opinions on board and was a great collaborator!

  3. Review by Lewis A
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    I'd definitely recommend working with Julian. His background as an artist/musician leads him to a great understanding of what each individual project needs from the artists' perspective.

    His eclectic music tastes gives him an advantage in his ability to create unique, professional productions which are both stylistically appropriate, yet stand out creatively to other artists. He's able to take your vision for a project, and take it a step further than what you envisioned, drawing on his many influences to create something that exceeds your expectations.

  4. Review by Tim Baker
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    Jules is a pleasure to work with. His mixes are gritty and artistic with a modern punch, and he always seems to add that tasteful, little something that the song was missing. He won't rest until you are happier with your song than you thought you could be. Looking forward to our next project!

  5. Review by Tim Baker
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    Jules is a pleasure to work with. His mixes are gritty and artistic with a modern punch, and he always seems to add that tasteful, little something that the song was missing. He won't rest until you are happier with your song than you thought you could be. Looking forward to our next project!

  6. Review by Tim B.
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    Jules is a pleasure to work with. His mixes are gritty and artistic with a modern punch, and he always seems to add that tasteful, little something that the song was missing. He won't rest until you are happier with your song than you thought you could be. Looking forward to our next project!

  7. Review by Taryn Webb
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    Julian is doing some mixing for us at the moment. I'd heard a lot of his work and was already impressed, but I'm even more impressed working with him. Incredible turn around times with great results. We're definitely looking forward to working with him more in the future.

  8. Review by Ben
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    Legit one of the nicest and hardest working blokes you’ll meet. Full of ideas, knows how to get the sound out of your head to the speaker.

  9. Review by Greg Chiapello
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    Julian is one of the hardest working people in the Australian recording industry. He's tireless in his thirst for knowledge and new skill acquisition as an artist, writer and producer which benefits those of us lucky enough to work with him. I have known Jules for over a decade and I'm blown away at how much ground he has been able to cover across genres. We worked recently on a song called "Hold Me Back". JS has developed an instinct for what makes a pop-record tick and was v inspiring to work with. For any artists with a pop focus - call Jules. An incredible talent and humble professional.

  10. Review by Dylan Breshears
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    Highly recommend Julian's services. My band Creek had a fairly good idea of what we wanted our latest 10-track album to sound like. He got the right takes out of us, and effectively brought it all to life!

  11. Review by Tammy
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    It was such a pleasure to work with Julian! His open minded attitude given his extensive knowledge and experience is a real bonus. Would definitely work with him again.

  12. Review by Andrew Cossey
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    Julian was a pleasure to work. He has exceptional attention to detail and a high level of professionalism which resulted in the project going smoothly and sounding great.

  13. Review by Sanny Veloo
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    Julian is one of the most versatile and talented producer/mixing engineer I've ever worked with. We've collaborated on multiple projects last year and every single time, he's taken my ideas and brought them to a much higher level. He gives great feedback, valuable and constructive criticism and works magic with his mixes. He's also very easy to work with, exudes such a friendly warmth and has an extremely hardworking ethic! If you are considering hiring him for your project, just do it. You'll be much happier for it :) Cheers!

  14. Review by Josh Morphett
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    I have worked with Jules on several projects and I’ve seen him grown, adapt and excel exceptionally quickly. His background in songwriting and musicianship compliments his versatile studio skills resulting in not only a polished product but a body of work more reflective of the artist’s vision. Jules is one of the hardest workers I know and is level headed to boot. If you want a fulfilling recording experience I cannot recommend Jules high enough.

  15. Review by Emma
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    Julian approaches his work with passion and professionalism - I couldn’t be happier with the final product and would highly recommend.

  16. Review by Mashood Qureshi
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    Julian approached me at a hip hop gig where we both stood out like sore thumbs. I was looking to change the sounds permeating the Melbourne hip hop underground, and Julian saw that. I immediately admired his professional yet personal touch, and I am pleased to report that carries on to this day. Amidst a sea of unsolicited e-mails and "Bro I can mix your whole EP for fifty bucks just give me the cash now and I'll e-mail you", Julian takes the time to hear out my ideas, propose his own (with experience like his, I started taking notes that I still use), and *collaborate*. Thank you Julez!

  17. Review by Leon
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    Julian was an integral part of a huge project for a true crime podcast I composed music for. His production and mixing was outstanding and helped me bring my ideas to life and it came out exactly how I envisioned it.
    His willingness to listen and take in what I was trying to convey with the compositions was greatly appreciated.

    I would highly reccomend Julian for your next project.

  18. Review by Ed Noble
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    An incredible attention to detail and effortless understanding of what I wanted in my sound. I can't reccomended Julian more as a producer, mixer and engineer. The man has a wealth of knowledge and the ears of a bat.

  19. Review by Luke Marsh
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    Julian is an exceptional producer and mixing engineer, he has an incredible ear for unique tones and sounds and has nailed some of the best guitar, drums, and bass tones I've ever heard. All-round champion!

  20. Review by Glen
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    Julian will go above and beyond to make sure the people he works with are super happy with their results. He's been playing and producing professionally for many years, and works hard to stay at the top of his game at all times. In a world where it's hard to be sure we're getting what we pay for, he's someone you can trust and rely on to come through with the goods.

  21. Review by Paulo Junior
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    Julian's holistic approach to produce music gives him the tools to work with any genre, from the dirty and trashy underground stuff to the most radio friendly tunes.
    His fondness for vocals will make him to walk that extra mile and give it a special touch.
    He has the perfect balance between how pushy vs comfort zone the band/artist should feel in the recording session, always up to experiment different ways of sound engineering, without losing focus. Mixing is his hidden secret power.
    If you want that huge and fresh sound (or the dusty lo-fi one) Julian is the producer to go with!

  22. Review by Jaryd Miles
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    I’ve know Julian for many years and have been lucky enough to see and hear his work first hand on a variety of projects. His passion and drive for getting the most out of a performance, is second to none. Highly recommended, if your looking for quality and that little bit extra.

  23. Review by Jackson Walkden-Brown
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    'Hold Me Back' is an absolute cracker of a track! Julian really is an amazing producer. He has a wealth of experience across so many genres and I really feel he's hit his stride with this one. Looking forward to hearing more tracks!

  24. Review by Joel Hansen
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    I have worked with Jules on several occasions with different bands and he always nails it! He is incredibly versatile and his passion and commitment to his craft and your project is second to none. Very accommodating and all round good guy, couldn't recommend highly enough.
    And he got A$$ for days.

  25. Review by Martin
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    I've been working with Julian for 1 year now & being in the music industry for over 5 years he's been a blessing. Julz is reliable & he actually cares about the projects he works on. He has an ear for sound & my go to guy.

  26. Review by Callum Walkinshaw
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    We worked with Jules for Slomo’s debut album “L-dopa”. The way Jules worked was awesome and really allowed to pull the best sound possible from the room. He spent time getting every little detail spot on so that we could track patiently and calmly knowing that the mic placement and tracks were all sounding great. What we left with was better than we expected and I’d recommend Jules to anyone who’s looking to record, mix or master!

  27. Review by Steve Tyssen
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    I've worked with Jules on a number of projects over the last few years with great results! He quickly establishes a strong personal relationship with his clients which enables a relaxed environment to perform and record under. Along each step of the process, he is always looking for that extra 1% to ensure the best sound quality and production elements are brought to your project. Jules puts a level of dedication and care into each song as if it were his own - which is exactly what you want in a producer.

  28. Review by Daniel Bergowicz
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    Julian Schweitzer, i could not reccommend him more. He just keeps going and going. A absolute work horse. He believes in the songs and communicates well to be able to achieve your vision. And the end result speaks for its self. I couldn't be more happy with the way my album turned out. I can't wait to work with him again.

  29. Review by Anthony
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    I worked with Julian early on in his career as an engineer/producer, with my band at the time 'Young Offenders' and his passion and knowledge was already clearly evident. Julian is very open to ideas while bringing plenty of his own to the table. He is warm and engaging and his appetite for work is massive. I'd love to work with him again down the track and would recommend him highly.

  30. Review by Liam Burgan
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    Julian is one of the most versatile producer/ engineers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Whether it’s tracking live, producing or making tracks come to life, he’s always connected personally with the artists he works with. In a digital age this becomes a rare quality. His professionalism and experience makes Julian world class in his field.

  31. Review by Phiney
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    Julian is really great at what he does, very accommodating, wonderful sound engineer, patient, and very skilled, would highly recommend his services, no matter what genre or style, Julian is very accommodating. If I could rate him 10 out of 10 I would 👍

Interview with Julian Schweitzer

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: There's a record coming out very soon by a band called Sweet Gold, really excited about this one. I was the engineer + mixing engineer.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: The Ugly Kings, Scrapes, Slow Valerie, Deathbeat

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No but will update soon!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital, it just makes more sense to me in 2020.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: That you will be 100% happy.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Mixing a great song.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Q: 'What does this sound like to you?' A: 'Hopefully if I've done my job, it sounds like you!!'

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I can mix a bad song and miraculously it will become amazing.

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

  18. A: Tell me what you're listening too? What inspires you? Who do you see as your audience?

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

  20. A: Make sure the provider is willing to have a conversation with yourself to make sure you're both on the same page.

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

  22. A: Laptop, apollo, speakers, headphones and my ears.

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

  24. A: 10 years. I was lucky to intern at many studios coming up and learning from the best.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A delicate balance between distortion and clean.

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

  28. A: Brockhampton - I love the production and the amount of different vocalists involved.

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

  30. A: It's all about having a vision and not being afraid to break rules.

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

  32. A: Pop, hip-hop and rock.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Client relationships and determined work ethic.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: A set of experienced ears as well as a strong understanding of knowing the clients expectations.

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

  38. A: Mainly in the box mixing but can run through analogue gear if requested.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Custom build mixing room featuring Adam A7 monitoring through apollo converters.

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

  42. A: Artists: Alabama Shakes, Amy Whinehouse, Dr Dre Producers that inspire me: Kevin Parker, Mark Ronson, Rick Rubin Mixing Engineers: Manny Marroquin, Tchad Blake, Shawn Everett

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

  44. A: Most commonly I am hired to be the producer, engineer and mix the project.

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