Mix Engineer Extraordinaire

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Tim Latham on SoundBetter

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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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Tim Latham
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • Lou Reed
  • Mobb Deep
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Christopher Jackson
  • Yuri Buenaventura
  • Lura
  • Cesária Évora
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Orishas
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Gym Class Heroes
  • Mobb Deep
  • Arrested Development
  • Patrick Forge
  • Gilles Peterson
  • 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
  • Del the Funky Homosapien
  • Rusty Truck
  • Yerba Buena
  • Rita Marley
  • 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
  • The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
  • Radio Riddler
  • 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

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Alex Lacamoire
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    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!

  2. Review by Miriam Tamar
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    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.

  3. Review by FRANK BENBINI
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    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.

  4. 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: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Big and transparent without gimmicks.

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

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

  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: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

  22. A: Communicate. Open and freely.

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

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

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

  26. 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.

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

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

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Communication.

  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
  • 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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