Tim Latham

Mix Engineer Extraordinaire

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I'm a multi-Grammy-Award-winning mix engineer with numerous Gold and Platinum records across many genres with over 5.7 billion streams(!), 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 over 3 decades of seat time into each new project, offering a unique perspective learned from each artist I've worked with. There's no substitute for experience.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Tim Latham
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • Radio Riddler
  • Mobb Deep
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Christopher Jackson
  • Yuri Buenaventura
  • Lura
  • Cesária Évora
  • Orishas
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Orishas
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Mobb Deep
  • Arrested Development
  • Patrick Forge
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Orishas
  • The Pharcyde
  • The Pharcyde
  • Yerba Buena
  • Yerba Buena
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • De La Soul
  • De La Soul
  • De La Soul
  • Del the Funky Homosapien
  • Rusty Truck
  • Yerba Buena
  • Rita Marley
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • De La Soul
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Britney Spears
  • Britney Spears
  • Dimitri from Paris
  • Toploader
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Citizen Cope
  • Quarashi
  • Nas
  • Nicole
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Demolition String Band
  • Pánico
  • Pánico
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • Passi
  • Alliance Ethnik
  • Amel Larrieux
  • Britney Spears
  • Britney Spears
  • Zap Mama
  • Fini Dolo
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Arto Lindsay
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Aterciopelados
  • Spice 1
  • Spice 1
  • All City
  • Les Nubians
  • 2 Skinnee J's
  • 2 Skinnee J's
  • Erykah Badu
  • Erykah Badu
  • Elmer Bernstein
  • Lynden David Hall
  • Lynden David Hall
  • Lynden David Hall
  • Erykah Badu
  • Zachary Breaux
  • G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • The Pharcyde
  • Da Bush Babees
  • De La Soul
  • Bahamadia
  • Deborah
  • Deborah
  • Sadat X
  • De La Soul
  • De La Soul
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • A+
  • Sens Unik
  • Sadat X
  • D'Angelo
  • The Roots
  • Mad Skillz
  • Fu-Schnickens
  • Vertical Hold
  • The Pharcyde
  • The Pharcyde
  • King Just
  • King Just
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • The Pharcyde
  • Alliance Ethnik
  • Mobb Deep
  • Mic Geronimo
  • Da Bush Babees
  • Fu-Schnickens
  • Craig Mack
  • Craig Mack
  • Hi-Five
  • Nas
  • Fu-Schnickens
  • Del the Funky Homosapien
  • Shyheim
  • UGK
  • UGK
  • Walter Trout & His Band
  • Spice 1
  • Spice 1
  • De La Soul
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • Buddy Guy
  • Dannii Minogue
  • Kool Moe Dee
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Poizon Posse
  • Countess Vaughn
  • Fu-Schnickens
  • Hi-Five
  • Hi-Five
  • Boogie Down Productions
  • U.T.F.O.
  • Samantha Fox
  • Samantha Fox
  • De La Soul
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • D-Nice
  • Millie Jackson
  • Glenn Jones
  • D-Nice
  • Kid Rock
  • Hi-Five
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Erykah Badu
  • Elida Almeida
  • Weathers
  • The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
  • Huey and the New Yorkers
  • Huey and the New Yorkers
  • Huey and the New Yorkers
  • Huey and the New Yorkers
  • Huey and the New Yorkers
  • Huey and the New Yorkers

12 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Danny K.
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    Working with Tim it’s been a pleasure, you can tell from the very first moment that he’s 100% committed to get the best out of your song. He’s been very responsive and helpful all the time throughout the process and revisions. Our song was sounding brilliant from the 1st mix, and he’s been very patient with all the tweaks we wanted to hear. Will definitely recommend him to anyone. Thanks again Tim!

  2. Review by Mr V.
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    Simply The Best. Nailed the mix on the very first take. Top Top quality mix and master. Can't wait to return with my next project. An absolute pleasure always!

  3. Review by Eduard A.
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    Choosing Tim Latham to mix our song is possibly one of the best decisions I've ever made. From start to end, the entire process was stress free mainly down to Tim's amazing communication, and the final outcome was better than I could have originally hoped for.

    Tim added so much to our song whilst also staying true to our vision. The transformation from our rough mix to Tim's final mix feels like something of a magic trick - I witnessed it happen, but I'll never be able to explain it.

  4. Review by Sebastian Braun
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    Fantastic... Tim delivered a great sounding mix. Communication could not have been better: professional, collaborative and quick.

  5. Review by Nigel D.
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    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!

  6. Review by Mr V.
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    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++++++++

  7. Review by Brian Chiu
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    Mr.Latham is a superb mixer, very easy to work with, very easy to communicate, delivered exactly what I want, professional skill and attitude!

  8. Review by Christian R.
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    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.

  9. Review by Alex Lacamoire
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    by Alex Lacamoire

    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!

  10. Review by Miriam Tamar
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    by Miriam Tamar

    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.

  11. Review by FRANK BENBINI
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    by FRANK BENBINI

    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.

  12. Review by Rick G.
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    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

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: To deliver a stunning sounding mix that presents each song in the most appropriate, transparent way.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Big and transparent without gimmicks.

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  10. 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*

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. 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?!?!"

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

  14. A: Hire pros! And trust your instincts.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: A comfortable chair and a pair of Genelec 1031A's.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Communication.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. 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.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Whatever is appropriate for the project. I feel results trump process every single time.

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

  24. A: I get invited into peoples dreams for a living!

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Communicate. Open and freely.

  27. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  28. 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.

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

  30. A: My CV is literally all over the map.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. 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.

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

  34. A: My influences are (in no order) Bruce Swedien, Tom Dowd, George Massenburg, Kevin Killen...

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: The majority of my work is is mixing. While I still do (and love) track, I'm usually booked up with mixing projects.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton
  • Lou Reed
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 2018 HDX
  • Dangerous 2-Bus+ & Convert A/D
  • Daking
  • Lexicon
  • Altec
  • Avalon
  • Empirical Labs
  • Isochrone
  • Waves
  • Melodyne
  • UAD octo card
  • Izotope
  • Antares
  • Massey
  • Slate Digital
  • Soundtoys
  • bx_Digital etc...
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