I'm a multi-Grammy-Award-winning mix engineer with numerous Gold and Platinum records across genres, dedicated to making great music with balanced and transparent mixes that are true to each artist and to the distinctive style and feel of a song.
My passion for music has guided my journey through a broad range of genres. I've had the great honor and pleasure to work with artists from around the world. I'm able to incorporate what I've discovered from nearly 3 decades of seat time into each new project, offering a unique perspective borrowed from each artist I've worked with. There's no substitute for experience.
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9 ReviewsEndorse Tim Latham
Fantastic... Tim delivered a great sounding mix. Communication could not have been better: professional, collaborative and quick.
Tim is a world class professional and we consider ourselves very privileged to have worked with him. Tim turned around multiple mix revisions very quickly on a demanding song until we reached the final mix. He was very patient, made us feel at ease and delivered a result beyond our expectations. The process went very smoothly and was thoroughly enjoyable to boot. We are very excited at the prospects of working together again. Thank you Tim!
I couldn’t be happier! My experience working with this legend was just SUPER AMAZING!! Excellent Excellent Excellent mix. WOW!! ....Communication... Excellent .....Just an absolute pleasure to work with overall. A++++++++
Mr.Latham is a superb mixer, very easy to work with, very easy to communicate, delivered exactly what I want, professional skill and attitude!
I had never brought my material to an outside mixer and was a bit overwhelmed by the whole process initially, but Tim made me feel right at home. The attention to detail and communication was unbelievable and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him. I attribute a significant amount of the execution of the project to Tim's contributions alone and would recommend him to anyone.
Tim has been the Special Ingredient to many a project of mine. Among the many reasons to love him are his tireless work ethic, his collaborative nature, and his ability to make a recording feel powerful in all the important ways. Without him, the Broadway Cast Albums for HAMILTON, and BRING IT ON would not have been nearly as strong. He is our hero!
I worked with Tim mixing a recorded live session, and mixing a full world music studio album. Both times he truly brought out the best in the project. He's so wonderful to work with- easy to communicate with, a genuine creative collaborator, and always happy to get each piece to where you as the artist feel it needs to be.
2 words ABSOLUTE LEGEND.
i've made several albums with Tim - and everytime it has been a pure pleasure
Always special and amazing to work with such an artisan bruva and friend.
F.BENBINI of Fun Lovin' Criminals - Uncle Frank - Radio Riddler.
I have used Tim on all kinds of projects across all different genres. He is raw talent personified and a pleasure to work with!
Interview with Tim Latham
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The majority of my work is is mixing. While I still do (and love) track, I'm usually booked up with mixing projects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My influences are (in no order) Bruce Swedien, Tom Dowd, George Massenburg, Kevin Killen...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I built my room in my house after moving out of NYC. It took a little while to treat it after floating the floor to get it exactly as I wanted it, but it was worth it! I typically work in-the-box using Pro Tools HDX 12 but I still keep a few pieces of analog gear in-line because I can't find anything to replace them. It took time along with the technological advances Avid/UAD/Waves etc... has made to allow me to match what I'm capable of doing outside the box.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My CV is literally all over the map.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: A long, kinda winding road. I started as an intern at Syncro Sound in Boston in 1987 while attending Berklee. I returned to NYC was an intern/runner/assistant and eventually a staff engineer at Battery Studios NYC. I've been freelance since 1994. So about 30 years.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communicate. Open and freely.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get invited into peoples dreams for a living!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever is appropriate for the project. I feel results trump process every single time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I do a fair amount of foreign language work so a translation is a must! I've also learned to help manage expectations for newer clients as I want to deliver the best possible results.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A comfortable chair and a pair of Genelec 1031A's.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Hire pros! And trust your instincts.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paul McCartney. And Peter Gabriel because it was his records that made me ask myself early on "how did they get so much depth in those mixes?!?!"
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There's way too many to choose from. But if I had to, I'd say The Fun Lovin' Criminals 1st record, Come Find Yourself because they turned over the entire recording and mixing process to me with no questions asked. It's a record that stands up today over 20yrs later. Also, The Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording because we pulled off recording, overdubbing, editing, comping and mixing a 2-CD album in 35 days. And it sounds *amazing*
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big and transparent without gimmicks.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver a stunning sounding mix that presents each song in the most appropriate, transparent way.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll spend time just listening to the songs before I do anything. I like to get a feel for not just the tracks, but more importantly what the lyrics are. Before I start mixing, I like to know what the perspective is (1st/3rd person) because the lyrics guide a large part of my decision making. I think of mixing as a very visual craft. Once I have a good visual I'll start pulling faders down and building the "motor" of the mix which is the rhythm section. From there I'll start adding additional instruments while constantly checking everything with the lead vocal. And by the time I'm finished I'll be able to "see" the visual I imagined. Mixes should be felt, not heard.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A super talented artist from Leicester, England, Uncle Frank. I love the chances they take on their records! Also finishing the latest from The Fun Lovin' Criminals.