I have extensive experience at Producing, Writing, Recording, Mixing and Mastering music. I'm very affordably for the level of experience I bring to you project. If I REALLY like your music I may even work for a piece of the back-end. I'm offering a COVID-19 discounts during these trying times. Hit me up you may be surprised at my affordability.
I'm a 28yr veteran Music; Producer, Writer, Arranger, Recording/Mix Engineer and do Mastering work. I've recorded, mixed, mastered, written or arranged every genre you can think of. I have degree in Jazz Performance and a minor in Composition and also I went to Recording school and graduated top of my class. I've worked both low budget and Grammy Nominated Artists.
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7 ReviewsEndorse COLIN MAIN - IGBW STUDIOS
Colin Maine has done recording work worldwide, He is an amazing engineer and producer. I hired Colin to engineer 2 tracks for my alternative band Think Tank in 1992. The recording was amazing, and we got every gig we wanted in the entire state by submitting it. In 1998 I asked Colin to engineer and produce an EDM track that I had written with the group Sunrise Society for Juice Records. As always he did an amazing job, and the vinyl single hit the Top 10 on the 1999 Florida Breakz Charts. Since then several DJS have remixed the track. Colin is Awesome at all genres!!
Colin Main is a great music engineer and producer. His ability to produce dope tracks and mix sound is phenomenal. I experienced your sessions and learned a lot from it. I look forward to making more music with you.
I worked with Colin in a band for several years and he was our in-house producer who navigated us with expertise through an EP, a full-length album, and countless live and studio sessions. His excellent bass playing, with a naturally deep sense of groove, gives Colin a broad understanding of rhythm, song structure, and any given track's overall production sensibility. He also has a natural affinity for the inner workings of DAWs, plug-ins, and any combination of acoustic/electronic and analog/digital recording methods. I highly recommend him for any project. Hire Colin today!
Colin Main .. C Funk! My brother.
Professionally Colin Main is one of the most talented musicians, producers and engineers I've ever worked with.
The Album we collabored on and his input to the creative process was invaluable as well as enjoyable!
Los Angeles misses you and I can't wait to see what heights you climb to in the future!!
Colin Main This man has the skills to get anything done .One of the best producers I’ve had the privilege of performing and working with.
I've worked with Colin in a number of entertainment studio environments, and I can attest to his excellence in audio engineering. Together we worked on projects for Spin Magazine, The Home Shopping Network, and others. He always had great ideas, from mixing and mastering to creating all new material. I would highly recommend Colin as an engineer and musician.
He was a true pleasure to work with. Always, kind but firm when he really thought the production should go in a certain direction. I truly loved what he produced but the labels thought my career was to out of date for a come back at that point and decided against releasing it.
Interview with COLIN MAIN - IGBW STUDIOS
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Afrobeat Album for an upcoming artist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Irrelevant now since Digital Analog simulation is that good now. Though I've mixed on 70 channel API 70's restored console with 550a pre's flying fader automation and Studer 24 track reel to reel.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver the best every time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work on music for a living!!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Too many to sum up but I'll answer them all honestly.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That Producing is the same as thing as Mixing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind vibe are you going for? Do you have some examples for me of music that you like that we can listen to together and you point out what you really like in the Production, Mixing or Mastering? Proof of funds to pay for the project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest and straightforward with me about your expectations.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer with big Monitor loaded with infinitely updating plugins with UA Luna interface, Dynaudio BM-6a Monitors, Rode NTK Mic, LA-Preamp and infinitely refillable Margarita
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started as a runner and worked my way up to being a Producer 28yrs experience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The art of fighting without fighting
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone that's got potential.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always make making the song sound great the most important thing. Be patient!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Primarily Electronic music these day though genre doesn't matter to a spectroscope.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Dealing with artists and bringing out the best in their music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 28yrs of experience and the ability to get along with any artist.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: This is a dumb question as every Artist sound requires a unique and tailored approach.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I Keep It simple. Roda NTKA plugged in a LA- 610 Mic Preamp into a zero latency High Quality D/A Converter with a vocal both. Everything else is done in Ableton with a long list of the most up to date Plugins to sculpt the sound as the song needs and artist wants. I Mix and Master on Dynaudio BM-6a monitors and my mixes always translate to anything from cheap Ear Buds to a Bumping Car Audio system.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, George Martin, Timbaland, J Dilla, Elliot Scheiner, Rick Rubin, Prince, Tom Dowd, Jimmy Iovine, Butch Vig, Phil Spector, Brian Eno
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, Mixing and Mastering