Robby Powell

Mixing engineer

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Crave that original SSL sound? Look no further!

I'm a Swedish mix engineer who truly puts the artist and the song first. No vision or idea is to crazy - I'll make sure you sonically will get there.

I'm specialised in mixing acoustic instruments and genres like pop, rock, country, folk, singer/songwriter.

Let's start a conversation :)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Robby Powell

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Why choose? It's a great combination!

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

  4. A: If I feel I can't deliver - I own it and make sure that the client gets what they want and maybe that's not me.

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

  6. A: The music. Cannot get enough of music!

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: Do you also master? No, that's a separate profession.

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

  10. A: Oh, so you're a DJ?

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

  12. A: It differs. But mostly, 'who are you as an artist?'

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

  14. A: Just be honest about what you want and what your vision is

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

  16. A: Why would I need gear on a desert island? Imagine the sand everywhere.. no, gear is not that important!

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

  18. A: Been in the industry for over a decade, started out as a FOH engineer

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I like when clean things get a little dirty. For something to sound good, something else has to sound bad - but what if that bad sound is really cool? That's what I look for!

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Matt Nathanson, he seems like a cool, humble guy!

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

  24. A: You can't polish a turd!

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

  26. A: Any that moves me

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Less is more.

  29. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  30. A: I always bring honesty. If I feel I can't deliver - I own it and make sure that the client gets what they want and maybe that's not me.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: Typically starts with a conversation about the finished product. What should it sound like and WHY? Then on to some in-the-box editing to make sure that the tracks sound their best. Then I'll do a rough mix and send that revision to the customer just to make sure we're moving towards the target. Then after that it's just minor adjustments to get to a finished mix.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Hybrid setup with the SSL XL-desk as hub. A selection of hardware units such as an 1176 Blue stripe, SSL EQ's and SSL bus comp

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: People who keep it simple to get to the point

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

  38. A: Mixing, both stems and multitracks

Terms Of Service

72h turn-around time, 5 revisions where the first is a rough mix to make sure where on the right path.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Goo Goo Dolls
  • Keith Urban
  • Matt Nathanson
Gear Highlights
  • Solid State Logic XL-desk
  • 1176 Blue Stripe
  • LA-3A
  • Solid State Logic EQ's
  • Solid State Logic Bus Comp
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SoundBetter Deal

More than one song? (EP or full length) - Contact me for pricing!