My mixes offer clarity and punch in your tracks, but with a 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.
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Interview with Dustin Beardsley
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jerry Hey is an amazing horn arranger (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau, Dirty Loops, to name a few)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Decide what direction you want a track to go, before you start working!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Patience and determination
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen, Organize, Edit, Color, Energize
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix and record in my home studio using Pro Tools on my iMac. For listening, I have JBL Professional monitors, Sony Professional headphones. 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 Rode and Shure mics for use on whichever instrument I may be recording that day.