Justin Peacock

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Hi! I'm Justin. I'm a mixing engineer. I shape grooves, massage sounds and twiddle knobs.

As a mix engineer I am obsessed with groove and feel. An okay, mediocre or even good mix might have a decent balance, frequency spectrum and sound. But it’s probably flat and boring. It’s not exciting and doesn’t groove as hard as it could. It doesn’t capture the spirit of the song. If a mix feels awesome and captures the emotion then it’s a great mix and that's what I strive for with every song.

When I listen to music I want it to move my body in some way, and in the RIGHT way. I want it to shake my booty, make me play air drums or air guitar, give me a feeling of floating, soaring, goosebumps. Whatever the song is communicating I want to enhance it. I want to take your performances and elevate them to the next level.

I don't try to sound like everyone or anyone else (unless you ask me to). I think you'll like my take on things and how I bring the energy and emotion forward.

Contact me with questions! I look forward to hearing from you and hearing your music!

¿HABLAS ESPAÑOL?

Sí. Hablo bastante bien para mezclar y trabajar contigo. Y me encanto música en español. He grabado y mezclado rock en Español, Norteño/conjunto, salsa y más.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kyle Pickett
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kyle Pickett
  • Jake Schepps Quintet
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  • Forsyth & Gee
  • DeVotchKa
  • Jake Schepps
  • Melissa Axel
  • Melissa Axel
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  • Olivia Rudeen
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  • Jubilate Sacred Singers
  • Doctor Noize
  • Nelson Rangell
  • Erienne Romaine
  • Melissa Ivey
  • Filthy Children
  • Filthy Children
  • Filthy Children
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  • Mercury Ensemble
  • Chronophonic
  • Alan Kelly
  • Kyle Galanaugh
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  • Birch Street
  • Chimney Choire
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  • Colorado Community Church
  • Colorado Community Church
  • Trainwreckers
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  • Left Foot Green
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  • Jayme Stone
  • Read You & Me
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  • What About Pluto
  • Megan Burtt
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  • Ben Raznick
  • Ben Raznick
  • Steve Law Band
  • Herm & Laverne
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  • Nelson Rangell
  • Wilson Harwood
  • Wilson Harwood
  • Carbon Choir
  • Carbon Choir
  • David Bryce
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  • Cold River City
  • Doctor Noize
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  • The Sound and Color
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  • Gary Johnson
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  • Katey Laurel
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  • West Water Outlaws
  • Kyle James Hauser

Reviews (10)

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  1. Review by Krenski S.
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    I'm really picky about tones and I was skeptical about handing my track off to someone I hadn't worked with before. WOW! Justin NAILED exactly what I wanted to hear and turned my track around in 24 hours. I am thrilled and looking forward to working with Justin again. Total pro.

  2. Review by Michael S.
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    Justin was great to work with. Excellent results with a better than promised turn-around time.

  3. Review by Mark L.
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    I hired Justin for vocal tuning on a difficult track. He was patient and understanding as I didn't understand the process completely. Great communication and professional results. Thank you!

  4. Review by Aryeh K.
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    Simply put. Justin is a pro.

  5. Review by Aryeh K.
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    Was looking for someone to be my tuning guy. Justing filled that need. He'll be seeing a lot more work from me.

  6. Review by Eric
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    A pleasure to work with and will hire again for all of our mixes. Justin has an attention to detail like I've never experienced before. The quality of his work is 100 times better than what I was doing on my own. I've hired other engineers before, but Justin blew me away. I can't recommend him enough.

  7. Review by Hunter Heurich
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    Justin is the man! There's a reason why my band, Vermillion Road, keeps coming back to him for mixing. He knows how to bring the best out of any song and will make them sound like a million bucks! His is an excellent communicator, which seems like rarity these days in the industry - and he will WORK WITH YOU to achieve the sound you are after. Hands down - one of the best mix engineers out there!

  8. Review by Jon Heisserer
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    I've hired justin for a number of mixes and I am very happy with the results. He is professional, knowledgeable, and his feedback is always on point. I plan to hire Justin for future projects.

  9. Review by travis.leland.moore@gmail.com
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    Justin's work is amazing and working with him is even better! He puts foremost focus on the FEEL which is the most important part of a record. To me, his sound is huge and clear with super powerful bass and I love it. But I think he's able to work inside of any genre/feel to get the right result. I would personally hire him for all my stuff cause he's a great dude with the skills to back it up.

  10. Review by Jeoff Harris
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    Loved working with Justin. Sonically current and creative. He also was the great combination of fast turnaround and extremely patient. Will definitely be coming back for my next mix.

Interview with Justin Peacock

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

  2. A: How much do you charge? I get this question all of the time and of course it's an obvious starting point. When I talk about my average rates, it's for an average project/song. What's average? A 3-4 minute song with 20-30 tracks might be a ballpark. If you come to me with a 5 minute song that's 230 tracks (yes that was a real situation and yes I mixed the song) that's a very different fee than a punk band who has an album of 2 minute songs and 12 total tracks. I really need to hear the music and talk with you before nailing down a solid quote.

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

  4. A: Mixing vs. mastering. They are two separate, discrete processes. VERY few people do both well.

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

  6. A: Do everything you can to find someone whose work you like and humanity you appreciate. Mutual respect of people as creative individuals is so important and you should hire someone who gets that and sees your potential. Does this seem like a rent gig for this engineer? Or is he/she going to own your project like it's the last he'll ever do?

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

  8. A: Check out Jake Antelis. He's the man! I love losing work to Jake.

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

  10. A: I started recording jam sessions and my bands in high school to a VCR recorder. In 1999 at 19 years of age I landed an internship at a big studio where I really started learning. That lead to other opportunities in remote recording, radio and staff engineer positions at several other studios. I've been at this whole audio and music thing for 18 years.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Dynamic, up-front and present.

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

  14. A: Probably Jimmy Eat World. Their songs are always incredible. A list of who I'd like to work with could go on forever, however.

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

  16. A: Always step back and ask yourself, "have I gone deep and far enough with the vocal production and background vocal arrangement?" Songs often fall short when the vocal arrangement isn't as full as possible. Also, you should probably add a tambourine or a shaker. Or ask me to do it for you (no extra charge!)

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

  18. A: Mostly pop, rock, singer/songwriter, etc. I recently did a beautiful bluegrass record as well as a metal band that slammed. I'm really fortunate to work on a lot of styles

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Knowing when to use a heavy hand and when to stay out of the way.

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

  22. A: Energy and vibe. I'm obsessed with sonics, but I'm first and foremost interested in feel. My number one goal is to take the energy, vibe and emotion of the song and amplify it. I like to make things more interesting, exciting and emotional. Some mixers have a more defined "sound" or stamp they put on things, which can be amazing. My style and sound is a bit more invisible, and I really try to stay out of the way and let the band/artist sound like themselves.

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

  24. A: We start with a creative call/email discussion about the project. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the songs? What kind of sound are you after? Do you like the rough mixes? Do you want me to do something specific, or do you want me to put my spin on it? Every artist has different needs and wants, and I'm here for you. From there, I mix! I usually do about 1 song/day and send mixes as I get them done. We can work on revisions over the course of the project, rather than putting them off to the end. It helps me move faster and gives you more time to listen. I can stream the mix to you live over the web and we can do changes in real-time, or I can just send things as I get them done.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: My world revolves around Pelonis 4288 monitors, some other crappy speakers, all housed in an ASC Attack Wall in Hollywood, CA.

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

  28. A: This is an impossible question to answer. There is so much good music and so many incredible producers, engineers and musicians out there. I draw a lot of inspiration from my roots in classical and jazz, and that has really informed my approach to rock, pop and other styles.

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

  30. A: I mix! Sometimes people have me tune vocals, edit, polish and make them a cup of tea.

Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions, but we usually nail it after 2-3. Files should be organized and ready to mix. Turnaround time depends on the project, but I always schedule Soundbetter projects ASAP.

GenresSounds Like
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