Sean, an audio engineer with a wide variety of technical and artistic skills, owns and runs Blue Grotto Sound, a boutique recording studio in Nashville. His background and experience of 14 years range from music recording, production and arrangement to television post production, film sound design and live music engineering.

Sean moved to Nashville in 2012 to open a recording studio geared towards emerging artists and singer/songwriters. Sean has the talent and expertise to take an album from hatchling dream to full-fledged art with tireless enthusiasm. His goal is to establish a reputation in the industry as someone who values the unique sound of every artist and won't rest until that potential is revealed and released.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Sean Spence:

  • Jonathan Jackson + Enation
  • Jonathan Jackson
  • Ricardo Arjona
  • Nanette

Gear highlights

  • SSL Nucleus Controller
  • UA 2-1176
  • Apogee Symphony
  • Protools HD2 10
  • Cubase 7.5
  • Neumann M149 Tube
  • sE Electronics RNR1 Ribbon Mic
  • AKG C414
  • Shure SM7
  • API 3124+
  • Great River MP-2NV
  • UA 4-710d
  • Joemeek VC2

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Turn-around time is usually within 48-72 hours.
Flexible schedule.
Up to 3 revisions per track/project.
Mixes include vocal up/down & instrumental versions in MP3 & WAV

Reviews of Sean Spence

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Sean mastered an EP for my band and we couldn't be happier with the results! This guy is a pleasure to work with!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Great guy to work with! The quality of our music is top of the line, thanks to Sean.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Sean recently mixed and mastered 5 songs for our upcoming CD. He was able to find and capture our energy and sound perfectly. He took our sub par tracks and did magic that brought life to them and hit our overall band sound directly on point. There is no doubt we will work with him in the future. He's very patient with a quick turn around!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Sean mixed and mastered a project for me and it came out more than great.
    he was very patient with, understoud very well what I needed.
    We went back and forth very open and direct untill we were both happy with the result.
    I will work with him again, i already have a new project in the make where I will ask for his skills.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Magic! We sent him our muddy mix and he made it completely magical. Went the extra mile to give us something that was perfectly in line with what we had hoped for in this song. Very timely and professional. Our new go-to sound mixing and mastering master. Thank you for everything Sean!

  • Listing_thumb_250_aata10 months agoby Verified Review

    Sean is flexible and knowledgeable! Easy to work with and communicate with. We'll be using him again!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Extremely professional and patient. He brought the feeling that I wanted to my record and turned it around in unimaginable timeframe. He is a man of the craft and a must-have for the recording artist.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great professional to work with! Quick delivery and made my track sound professional! I would 100% recommend and hope to be able to work with him again in the future.

  • Listing_thumb_cebile-015about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    It was a connection made in heaven. Sean Spence made my track shine. Loved working with him.

  • Sean is a great engineer and so easy to work with. His studio is beautiful and I always love the final product!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I have had the pleasure of working with Sean on 20+ yet to be released songs over the last 2 years. I consider him one of the hardest working and most passionate new talents in the exploding creative environment that is Nashville. I can't say enough about his skill as a mix engineer and producer. Sean and his studio are top shelf across the board.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Sean Spence produced, engineered & mixed a cover I did of 7 Nation Army & blew me away with his professionalism & creativity. I am now working on a LP, in which Sean is playing an irreplaceable, invaluable role. Sean is able to understand the artist and highlight their sound, getting the best out of the musician; this is rare in a producer.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    My name is Rusty Dean. I am a Nashville based pop artist and producer. I hired Sean for mixing and mastering of a recent EP. Being a producer myself I was able to hear the intricate detail he put into mixing the tracks, which he did in a timely manor. Hear samples at

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