With 10+ years experience in both analog and digital audio production, my highly affordable, personal and individualized approach to the artist and material has led to many extremely satisfied clients. With a focus on size, depth, and clarity I have acquired a dynamic catalog that spans many genres, techniques and styles.
I try to keep a fun, creative atmosphere, with an extremely professional approach that allows artists to get the sound that they're looking for, no matter what. Regardless if you are an indie artist looking to do a single or an established artist looking to do a full length I will give my full attention and and effort to your project. My main focus is always to represent the artist in the best way fit. Always open to experimentation and exploring new techniques to meet his client's individual needs to the highest possible standard.
With access to a startling array of vintage and modern equipment, including a Neve 8068 console, Urei compressors, Marshall, Fender, Gibson and boutique amps, real EMT plate reverbs and a Studer A-80 tape machine I am positive we can find the sound you are looking for!
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9 ReviewsEndorse Will Harris Audio
I cannot endorse Will enough. He is a fantastic engineer and helped me record an epic solo debut album. I've been working with Will for over 4 years now for many reasons. Will's easy going personality, vast knowledge of recording equipment and mics, and the results! He helped me capture my vintage instruments and stripped down arrangements beautifully. He has a fluid ability to work with both analog and digital styles. Currently, Will is engineering the album sessions for my full 4 piece band and everything sounds amazing! In short, Will is an excellent choice for you project and your budget!
I've been working with Will for 6 years now and he's one of the best engineers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Confident in both analog and digital settings, Will is my first choice when I'm looking to get into the studio. Whether working on my own tracks, or recording for another project, you can't go wrong working with Will. Don't let his easy going nature in the studio fool you. Will may be pretty casual up front, but he's all business behind the controls.
I’ve worked with Will in various settings from high end studios to basic recording set ups. He always manages to find the sweet spots of the gear he is using to create the best sounds possible. His lengthy experience with analog consoles gives him excellent knowledge of signal flow, allowing him to work quickly and efficiently.
I’ve worked with Will consistently for 2 years now. We’ve done 3 projects together, roughly 30 tracks. Simply put, Will is a Top-Level Audio Professional. If you want to take your music to the highest quality level than working with Will is a no brainer. The level of focus Will gives to each track is unmatched by many engineers. With 10+ years of experience it’s obvious Will knows how to get the best out of your tracks. Do your music a favor and try at least 1 track with Will! You will thank yourself later!
I have worked with Will multiple times over the past year and a half, and each time it has been a great experience! I recorded and mixed one full album with Will as the tracking engineer and mix engineer. We worked mostly to analog tape, and I can safely say that the experience couldn't have been made any easier. We finished full band basic tracking for 12 songs in 2 days. Will's ability to commit to a project and his professionalism in the studio, while keeping a laid back atmosphere, really allows for great music to be made.
I have been working with Will for almost ten years and he is an incredible engineer. He works hard to get a great sound and has extensive knowledge as a musician and producer. If you’re looking to build trust with someone who can fulfill your sound, Will is the guy!
I worked with Will on mastering my album. He was very helpful, professional, and easy to work with, and I feel he did a fantastic job with my songs. I am very happy with the final product.
Had an awesome experience working with Will! I am a singer and have used him a couple times now. He is extremely professional and an expert at what he does. He mixed 3 songs for me, delivered a great product and made sure I was happy. He is highly intuitive as to the artists vision and what they want. I will definitely be using him again.
I have been working with Will as my main recording, and mixing engineer on various projects for almost 10 years. His professionalism and abilities have always exceeded expectations.
Interview with Will Harris Audio
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Joe Chiccarelli, Tom Elmhirst, Bob Power, Beastie Boys, Black Keys, A Tribe Called Quest, Rage Against the Machine
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big and energetic
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Both analog and digital have a place in what we do. It isn't a question of one being better or worse but more a thought of them being different. We use different tools for different jobs.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: While recording don't be afraid to make decisions. Commit to a sound and take chances. Focus on performance, feel, and mood.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your favorite sounding records? Why? What do you like and dislike about your songs current state?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I believe the common misconception as that everything can be fixed later. I implore clients to make decisions on their music and don"t wait to "fix it in the mix".
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I always wanted to work with The Beastie Boys (or now the remaining members). I always loved their ability to cross genres and make amazing sounding records.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly deal with Recording and Mixing for my clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I primarily work in a hybrid fashion on a Neve 8068 console. I run the most current version of Pro-tools and use a mix of software and hardware to get the desired sound. I have access to a large amount of classic vintage and modern analog outboard gear, microphones, instruments, and amplifiers. Gear that ranges from Pultec EQ's, to Urei compressors, to Neumann microphones. I monitor through a pair of Altec 604's(Big Reds) and Yamaha NS-10's.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I am a firm believer of following the song and bringing out the performance no matter the genre. My main goal is to do whats best to bring the proper feel and tone out of the song or project I am working on. Typically when it comes to recording I prefer to start with a basic track performance of a band or artist live, then piece together from there. When it comes to mixing my process varies depending on the style and feeling of the project at hand. I may do a mix 100% in the analog domain or 100% in the digital domain, or in between the two depending on what the song calls for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A focus to follow the song and ability to bring sonic width and size while keeping the overall vibe and feel.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Seeing the overall vision of the artist while also using my set of skills to bring out tone and size.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mainly with with bands and hip hop artists. When it comes to bands I work on a wide variety of genres from rock to reggae to R&B.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A great performance, whether it be a musical performance or a mix performance is better then any piece of gear you have.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started young playing in bands. That turned into recording the bands I played in. When I was in my early 20's I decided to go to school for production at The Institute of Audio Research. After IAR I started interning at the illustrious Sabella Studios where I have been working at and managing since. I have now been working professionally for 10 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: -Neve 8068 console -2 Pultec EQP-1A's -Emt 251 -Neve 33609
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I would say the most common question is "do you ever work on music you hate?" The answer is not really. I always try to find the positive in a project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love the interaction with people from all different walks of life and backgrounds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that they walk away with a product that represents who the are as an artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I do not know anybody on Soundbetter. Yet.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently on a full production for a client who goes by Eve Minor
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I would say the project I am currently working on is the thing I am most proud of. This is because it is a full production from the ground up so I have been a part of every step from writing to recording to mixing. I believe in the artist and love the sound we get.