Travis is an Los Angeles based recording engineer and mixer with a decade of experience. He has a passion for working on great music and thrives on being a part of the record making process. He has experience working in all genres and his credits have awarded him multiple gold and platinum records as well as several Billboard #1's.

Travis is able to offer a range of services in the engineering realm, but specializes in mixing. He came up thru the world famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood where he was able to learn from their excellent staff as well as their highly skilled clientele. After several years at Capitol, Travis left to work independently for Matthew Gerrard, a pop producer/songwriter. During his time working with Matthew, Travis mixed fully produced song demos and album releases on a daily basis. He also handled all the additional engineering and editing needs. Travis' time working in the pop world combined with his time in the more traditional recording atmosphere of Capitol has made him very prepared for the ever changing hybrid style of production that has become the norm in today's music industry.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Travis Ference:

  • Skylar Grey
  • Skylar Grey
  • Skylar Grey
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Lo-Fang
  • Lo-Fang
  • Roxanna
  • Graham Dechter
  • Nick Carter
  • Nick Carter
  • Big Time Rush
  • Big Time Rush
  • Jason Castro
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Fred Figglehorn
  • Fred Figglehorn
  • Hannah Montana
  • Hannah Montana
  • KSM
  • Randy Newman
  • Natalie Cole
  • Ben Taylor
  • Jaime Garamella
  • Gabrielle Louise
  • Old Avenue
  • Old Avenue
  • Cameron Lister
  • Cameron Lister
  • George Perris
  • Pablo Cruise
  • Pablo Cruise

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools HD
  • UAD Plug Ins
  • Smart C1
  • Distressors
  • Aurora Audio GT24
  • Aurora Audio GTQ2
  • BAE 1073s
  • Purple MC77
  • 6176s

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Travis Ference

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    Travis took my track to the next level despite limitations of my stems. Super receptive about feedback and tried all my ideas. He was also willing to explain in detail what he'd changed and the more technical points of his mix. The track was sounding great from Travis' Mix 1, and he was willing to work with me to get it all the way from there.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Travis is an incredible mixer and engineer. I have worked with him on multiple projects and he is always my first choice! He is such a pleasure to work with and the quality of his work is impeccable! Truly one of the best guys in the business!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Travis is a phenomenal engineer, mixer and producer. I've worked with him on many projects and am consistently impressed with the quality of the final mix. He provides a comfortable recording environment while maintaining a productive and focused energy. Not only is he knowledgable with his craft, he's extremely efficient in finishing the project.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I have worked with Travis on multiple projects. He is very skilled mixer and I was very happy with the results. I've worked with quite a few engineers in the past years, I'd have to say that Travis is one of the most pleasure to work with. He gives suggestions whenever needed but has no egos and always try to achieve what I'm going for.

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Interview with Travis Ference

What questions do you ask prospective clients?
My first contact with a client typical involves discussion on the music, deadlines, and budgets. I think it's important to get to the point of whether I'm the right person for the job musically and if everyone's schedules line up to meet any deadlines.
What do you like most about your job?
I love music. Getting to listen to music all day and being part of the creative process is what makes me tick.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing is the most common type of work I do for my clients. I also do a lot of editing and tuning for various engineers and producers around Los Angeles.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Lo-Fang. Engineering and mixing both his debut album and follow up EP were amazing experiences. I grew a lot musically during those sessions. It changed not only the way I approach a mix or a recording, but also how I listen to music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't write off the use of filters to just clean up sub frequencies or create DJ style effects. A lot of interesting things can be done with some creative filtering both as an insert or in parallel. Try experimenting with filtering something you wouldn't normally filter, or changing resonance settings.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I spend most of my time working on pop music. I look at pop in a very broad sense. Whether it be alternative or indie or something that sounds like Top 40 radio. It's got hooks and the artist wants to appeal to the masses, it's pop in my book.
Tell us about your studio setup.
The studio is a well treated control room ideal for mixing and a single live room large enough to easily accommodate a drum session. We have a great analog front end made of up Neve and API mic pres, various compressors, and a vintage Sound Workshop 34B console. The studio is Pro Tools based and includes an impressive plug in collection for in the box and hybrid mixing.