Mixing Engineer for acoustic, rock, country, metal and hip hop.
Hi Everyone! I’m Kyle. I started my journey in audio way back in 2003 and ended up with a Bachelor’s Degree in audio recording from Cal State Dominguez Hills and was certified by Digidesign/Avid as a Pro Tools Operator. I then built a commercial recording studio in Orange County, California with the help of friends and family, and as luck would have it, it still stands and operates today! As such, I’ve spent an innumerable amount of hours behind the boards recording, mixing and even doing a little mastering. I can’t wait to put those hours to good use helping your songs come alive. Feel free to write me a note with any questions. Thanks!
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Interview with Kyle Griffin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of my favorite projects was early on in my career where I was the head recording engineer. It was a local band called the Steel Wells. It came out amazing! You can find it on Spotify.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A blending of the two is most important. Analog still has a lot to offer, but digital tools are getting better and better as the years go by.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll get it and make it right. No matter what it takes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about mixing is that it also involves editing, vocal alignment and pitch correction. Those things are all part of the production and editing process before you send it off to be mixed.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started with schooling in 2003, got a BA in audio recording and certified as a Pro Tools Operator. I then built a commercial recording studio that still stands and operates to this day!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: This might date me a little, but I always wanted to work with Rage Against the Machine and be in that studio when they were making that first album. Also, Dave Grohl. Because Dave Grohl.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically rock or acoustic stuff. But I want to do more modern country, so let's do it! :)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is listening to what an artist wants through speaking with them and mix examples and bringing those desired elements to their mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently most of my mixing is done inside the box, but I've got some great plugins from API, SSL, Soundtoys and Waves.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mostly recording and mixing. A little mastering once in a while.