Elliot Shaw

Mix and Mastering Engineer

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No ego here, just ears ready to listen, and hands ready to deliver. I'd love to mix and master your house of worship, pop, or electronic track! I also loooooove making remixes. Whatever your project is, my only goal is to make your track sound the absolute best it can be. Let's make something magical that you'll be proud of

My favorite projects involve worship music, indie pop, pop, & electronic music : ) !
My strength is definitely visualizing a sound or vibe and creating texture around that idea.
I don't believe in short cuts, sometimes the longer route sounds best.

15+ years using Logic Pro X
Self Taught Guitarist (18 years )
12+ years involved with music for houses of worship
3+ years running Live Sound

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Elliot Shaw

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Mostly digital just for the convenience.

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

  4. A: Listening to your needs. Giving honest feedback. Taking my time & No shortcuts while still meeting deadlines.

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

  6. A: Can I tweak XYZ in the track...and the answer is usually yes.

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

  8. A: What are your main goals from completing this project? If you could describe the sounds in your head, how does the final version of your project sound? Is there a color or 3 words that you can use to describe the track?

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

  10. A: I grew up as a band nerd, then started toying with garageband early on. That led me to falling in love with logic (and ableton) and absorbing everything I could about mastering and mixing. There is something new to learn every single day about this craft, but I love it.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: This is a great question better suited for clients

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

  14. A: Don't be afraid of destructive sound design, where you constantly commit to altering a sound, print it, and continually refine the sound after each print. It's a lot of fun, and one of the most rewarding creative exercises with audio.

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

  16. A: Indie Pop & Electronic

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Taking my time vs speeding through a project just to "get it done".

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

  20. A: Pizzaz. And that thing that makes you bob your head. Or break your neck.

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

  22. A: Depends on the project, but for mastering it's listening once or twice then stepping away for awhile before revisiting tracks from a critical standpoint. In production, I love making small loops or experimenting with a melody. Destructive sound design to help commit to a sound and come up with wild and exciting new things. I try not to stick any song into a one-size-fits-all template. I'd rather adapt my go-to techniques for the song.

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

  24. A: Putting the final 10% aka "polish" on songs that are already mixed. I love taking rough recordings and mixing them into something radio ready. For production it's taking simple ideas , voice memos, etc, and creating something larger than life.

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

  26. A: Getting to meet different people and make music along the way. Forming great relationships with those you work with is so rewarding.

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

  28. A: Everything.

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

  30. A: Illenium. He has an incredible ability to create massive soundscapes while still preserving the intimacy of a song's meaning.

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

  32. A: a remix, and an EP for an artists debut to be announced soon,

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

  34. A: Communication is key! Be honest, and be bold!

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

  36. A: Macbook, Akai Mini, Beyer Dynamic DT 770 Headphones, my desk, and my oh-so-comfy chair.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Yamaha HS5 pair, Macbook Pro and 4k Monitor, Apollo Twin X interface, multiple midi interfaces, Large Platform desk by output, treated room

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

  40. A: Odesza, San Holo, Maverick City Music, Earl Klugh

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