Travis Ference

Grammy Nominated Mixer

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Grammy nominated mixer with over a decade of experience ready to give you the same attention to detail and quality that he provides for his major label clients. Travis' credits have awarded him multiple gold & platinum records as well as several #1's and his work can be heard on hundreds of Spotify playlists accumulating nearly a billion plays.

Travis is able to offer a range of services in the engineering realm, but specializes in mixing. He has worked as a staff engineer at Capitol Studios in Hollywood as well as chief engineer for Alex Da Kid's label KIDinaKORNER. He currently works independently and operates his own studio. 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.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Travis Ference
  • Tori Kelly
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • John Mayer
  • 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

41 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark S.
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    Great experience working with Travis! First time user of Sound Better. He is definitely a professional mix engineer and I've worked with some notable mixers. The first mix he delivered was really close, however I'm particular and we ended up doing five revisions. Travis was there every step of the way with timely communication and a great attitude to make sure it was RIGHT.

    Would definitely work with again and would recommend to others. His mixes are tight, punchy, and exciting.

  2. Review by Jason M.
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    Second time working with Travis and it's just as amazing as the first. He's done both an EDM / downtempo track and a 1960's style funk track for me and both were excellent.

  3. Review by Eric C.
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    Just imagine exactly the way you wished your mix sounded. If you want that dream to become a reality then pick travis to mix your song. He has a profound ability to bring a mix to life and give it mass appeal. Thanks so much Travis!

  4. Review by Cael
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    Travis brings my mixes to the next level every time without fail.

  5. Review by Taavi I.
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    I enjoyed every second working with Travis. He catches the vibe of the song and does magic. It seemed like he was able to read my mind because even the first mix sounded exactly as I had imagined. He is very organized, precise, and delivers quickly. I highly recommend Travis and we will definitely be working together again in the future.

  6. Review by tyler k.
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    the best!

  7. Review by Dave K.
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    Amazing mix!!

  8. Review by tyler k.
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    Always so quick and easy working with Travis!

  9. Review by tyler k.
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    Third time going back to Travis this week. He knows what he is doing so everything comes back fast and perfect, couldn't ask for better.

  10. Review by JONATHAN M.
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    Great work as always !

  11. Review by tyler k.
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    Travis is a life saver. I'm excited to do more work with him in the future. Super fast delivery!

  12. Review by Cael
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    Travis has been crazy helpful in educating me on how to get better mixes. He gets back to me extremely fast and is open to any and all questions I've had. Fantastic experience and will be working with him again!

  13. Review by Jason M.
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    Second review on Travis. Second 6 stars out of 5. After finishing a mix for me, he let me buy some time to give me a masterclass on some tips that I've always wanted to know about. Great guy, great knowledge, even more impressive after hearing him talk about his theories of mixing.

  14. Review by Jason M.
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    If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. Travis is incredible. His work product exceeded my expectations, but what really stood out was the communication and attitude. I was a little bit nervous using this service and finding someone through a portal like this, but Travis quickly changed my mind. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  15. Review by Lele
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    A class act. Travis is a consummate professional who always delivers a beautiful sound. I'm very grateful for the time and care he puts in to mixes, aswell as his excellent communication skills.

  16. Review by Moe
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    Amazing work! Highly recommend for mastering on any track!

  17. Review by JONATHAN M.
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    Great Work and fast turnaround ! A pleasure to work with.

  18. Review by Espen N.
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    I love this guy! Super professional, works fast, great ears and exactly what I could dream of (and more). Would definitely work with him again!

  19. Review by Mindsong
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    Travis was very professional and found the sound on the first mix. Great ear, great mixing engineer!

  20. Review by Matt K.
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    Travis is awesome to work with! He's super quick with turning around notes and has an intuitive understanding of where I want to take a track. His mixes are always creative, thoughtful and take my production to the next level. If you like working with smart talented people then look no further and hit him up!

  21. Review by Matthew A.
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    Travis did a great job on my instrumental piano track. He is very professional and has a good ear for mixing and mastering to make a song fit in with the popular songs of the genre.

  22. Review by Luca L.
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    Travis is super fast, super professional, super patient, answered to all my requests always with a smile, I will certainly work again with him, thanks again !!!

  23. Review by Justinas J.
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    Travis did an amazing work on my newest track. Totally different vibes than my previous songs, but he managed to mix and master it as it should sound. Just perfect. Looking forward working again and again.

  24. Review by Justinas J.
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    Very pro and easy to work with! Always a pleasure! Delivers fast and almost every time perfect from the first mix.

  25. Review by Josh R.
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    Travis is amazing! He gives creative feedback, has good ideas, and really spends the time to understand the sound and feel I was going for. I'm really happy with our first mix together. Highly recommended.

  26. Review by Lele
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    Extraordinarily thorough Mix Engineer who provides first class service. I trust Travis to create a professional sound without compromising on my vision. Thank you!!

  27. Review by Natalie M.
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    This is the second time we've worked with Travis.
    What a nice, professional and reliable person to work with!!
    Not only did he do an amazing job, once again, on the mix, but he also brought new sounds and ideas to our track as an additional producer.
    Looking forward to our third collaboration!
    Thank you Travis!

  28. Review by Justinas J.
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    Real professional! It was a real pleasure to work with Travis. Hope to work again in a future.

  29. Review by Mads F.
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    Travis is a top professional and talented engineer! He made my track come to life and shine in a way I didn't think possible. He helped me give the track the "vibe" I'd been searching for. He really took his time talking to me about my track and also about every step of the process, making sure that I was 100% satisfied with the final result. I'd highly recommend working with Travis!

  30. Review by Nordee S.
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    Travis is very quick to respond, very professional, and a pleasure to work with! He's also very skilled and was able to produce the mash up I needed only after a few turns! Would definitely work with him again!

  31. Review by Matt K.
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    Travis was fantastic to work with! He was super receptive to my notes and lightening fast with the edits. His mixes are extremely cohesive and thoughtful with each instrument having its own space, and most importantly they sound radio ready. Would definitely work with him again - if I could give him six stars I would!

  32. Review by Joe K.
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    Travis is very quick and amazing at what he does. He made my track sound amazing and can’t wait to work with him again on my next songs

  33. Review by Natalie M.
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    You know when you're trying to find the right person to mix your track? Well... we found him.
    Incredibly professional, open, trustworthy, reliable, with great ears!
    First collaboration and excited for the next one! Thanks!

  34. Review by John B.
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    Travis was totally professional and did a great job. I would recommend him to anyone.

  35. Review by Miguel S.
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    Travis was very professional and helpful from beginning to end. He knows he's craft and has great attention to detail. He's done an excellent job tuning vocals and delivered one day before the estimate date. I'll keep him in mind for future work.

  36. Review by Julien
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    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.

  37. Review by Nik Hughes
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    I have worked with Travis on numerous projects, he is my first call for Mixing! He can mix all styles of music from live instruments to programming or electronic music. He is great work with!

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    Travis is my first call as a mixer! His quality of work, and professionalism is the best I've experienced. He is equally adept mixing live acoustic instruments, as he is with programmed and electronic music. Can't recommend him enough!

  39. Review by Natania Lalwani
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    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!

  40. Review by Melody Michalski
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    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.

  41. Review by Hao Wang
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    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.

Interview with Travis Ference

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Definitely! If I can't get your mix into my schedule then you need to check with Martin Cooke and Cameron Lister to see if they can do it. If I was making a record I'd hire them to engineer and mix it in a heart beat. Corey Britz is a spectacular all round musician and producer, he can probably do any job in this business. Nik Hughes is one of the best drummers and percussionists I know and is my first call.

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: That I might be too expensive. If the project is inspiring to me I want to do it. Music is why we all got into this business. If I'm enjoy your music then I want to be involved and we can find a price that will work for everybody.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: I think my strongest skill is to support the artist's vision. If I'm mixing I want to be sure the mix reflects their rough mix but taken to the highest level possible. If I'm working in a room recording an artist I want to be sure that I do what ever I need to do to keep their creative flow uninterrupted and effortless.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: 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.

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

  10. A: 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.

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

  12. A: 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.

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

  14. A: 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.

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

  16. A: 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.

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

  18. A: I love music. Getting to listen to music all day and being part of the creative process is what makes me tick.

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

  20. A: 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.

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All mixes include unlimited revisions, industry standard alternate mixes and basic stems. Additional/specific stems available at additional charge. Typical turn-around time is 5-7 days.

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  • Imagine Dragons
  • Shoshana Bean
  • Lo-Fang
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  • Pro Tools HD
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  • Smart C1
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  • BAE 1073s
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