Dustin Beardsley

Mixing, Trumpet, Arranger

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My mixes will give you clarity and punch in your tracks, while also enhancing the sound and vibe that resonates with your style! As a horn player, I can elevate a song with brass arrangements that breathe life into a verse and create iconic choruses.

I'm a professional mix engineer and freelance trumpet player with a background including national broadway tours, backing singer-songwriters in horn sections, jazz ensembles, and arranging horns. I love great songwriting as well as mixing and playing on tracks that feature live instruments and catchy melodies.

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

Interview with Dustin Beardsley

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I mix and record in my home studio using Pro Tools, through an Apollo Twin X to my iMac. For listening, I have JBL Professional monitors, Sony Professional headphones. UAD, Soundtoys, and the Pro Tools Complete Plugin Bundle allow me to color a mix in almost any way I can imagine. I am equipped with several Warm Audio, Rode, and Shure mics for use on whichever instrument I may be recording that day.

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

  4. A: I like that everyday my schedule could be completely different and unique from the day before. With the opportunity to work with so many different groups, I'm always learning something new and creating new music!

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

  6. A: Jerry Hey is an amazing horn arranger (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau, Dirty Loops, to name a few)

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

  8. A: As a full-time musician myself, I can really speak the language of the people I'm recording and mixing with, which really helps communication!

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

  10. A: Decide what direction you want a track to go, before you start working!

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

  12. A: Singer-Songwriter

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Patience and determination

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

  16. A: Listen, Organize, Edit, Color, Energize


I was the arranger, producer, and mix engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

I value your input and am happy to offer two revisions on any mix or tracking I send. All versions of a song will be stored in a private Google Drive folder for your review.

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro X
  • Universal Audio
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