I'm a Boston-based mixer & producer based that works with indie artists to help them craft their dream records. I also believe in sharing my knowledge and have done dozens of music production tutorials for iZotope and LEWITT.
I am available for remote mixing, producing and mastering work and have worked in bands and artist all of the world. I mix out of my home studio but I also engineer for local artists in the Boston area with a mobile setup or at The Record Co.
I have a hybrid setup, making the most of digital and analog tools to make records that have depth, vibe and personality. I love working on all genres, but have mostly worked on indie rock, alternative, folk, dream pop, shoegaze and other offshoots of modern DIY pop. I am happy to just mix, produce a song from start to finish with you or a hybrid of both (what I call "mixing with creative license").
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Brian is professional, kind, and wickedly talented. He is very knowledgable about music and is great and implementing ideas that you have. He'll make sure your track is ready to not only to stand among the high quality songs out there, but also stand out from them. You won't be disappointed with Brian, and I'm looking forward to hopefully working with him again in the future!
Brian did a fantastic job understanding the influences and creative direction and be able to bring his own creative flare. Brian is also knowledgeable with all aspects of music and effects ect so communication is a breeze. Brian is your man!
Great communication and quick delivery. Brian perfectly understood what my song needed, he is a really good listener and has a professional resolutive approach in order to solve problems, Don't miss the opportunity to work with him!
I absolutely loved working with Brian! He's efficient, receptive to feedback, very talented, and enjoyable to work with. As a musician himself he easily understood the nuances and vibes that I was going for and provided helpful feedback to make my vision a reality. We did a number of drafts until we got it right. He won't quit until you're satisfied with the finished product! I highly recommend working with him. You will not be disappointed.
Brian Fisher is an audio wizard. Last fall I made a record in my garage - a muddy, crowded mix Brian pulled out from the swamp and shined with his characteristic shimmer. He intuited the dreamy atmosphere perfect for the coastal hallucination of the lyrics. It's a trip. Brian knew exactly what layers to add and how to lift the vocals/guitars up into golden hour and sunset clouds. He works efficiently and with consistent quality. "Magical Thinking" would be nowhere near as cohesive without his ears on it.
Brian is very efficient at working and clear communication. He clearly understood the ideas/vibe/dynamics that I was after, and strung them together with his own brilliant ideas. He took my raw demo and polished it to become so much more than I could have imagined. Would recommend his services to anyone in a heartbeat!
Can not recommend highly enough. This guy knows his stuff, he's fast, he understands different genre and vibe desires, he sees it as collaboration, he's organized, and he puts the same huge amount of expertise/focus/effort in your music as he puts into the music he makes himself. I threw songs at him with entirely different arrangements than each other and than what is typical, and he handled it flawlessly. I especially like the creative choices he makes for vocals. where the effects he uses aren't just to sound cool, but to really add to the song and create a memorable moment.
Interview with Brian K Fisher
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Arrangement is the most powerful tool to get good low end in a mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Indie rock, folk/singer-songwriter, dream pop, shoegaze and other styles of alternative music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to the artist / asking the right questions up front
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an artists ear--being a musician myself--to the songs I mix and try to enhance whatever emotion I hear the artist communicating. I also do my best to serve the song and the artists vision. I have the technical chops to make a song feel deep, wide and very polished but I can also make it feel intimate and lofi when the song calls for it.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start by getting a playlist of songs that inspire or inform the artist's tastes and ample notes about their vision for their music. I especially want to know what they love and what they hate about their rough mix (if they supply one). From there, I dive into a first mix and we go from there. I include 3 revisions in my rate because I expect it to be a collaborative process. If I'm working on an album, I like to do a first mix and revision to establish the direction of the album.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a hybrid mixing setup in my home studio, supplementing plug-in processing with select pieces of analog gear to add color and vibe to tracks and the mix bus.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by mixers like Joe Chicarelli, Andrew Sarlo, Andrew Scheps and Ben H Allen. I tend to work on music in the indie genres--from soft folk to heavy shoegaze. I'm personally a big fan of Still Woozy, Babe Rainbow, Dayglow, DIIV, Big Theif, Andy Shauf, The War on Drugs... the list goes on but I think that paints a picture of the sonic palette I draw from.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: These days, I'm primarily mixing for remote clients but I'm also often playing a more creative/producer role in mixing as well, helping shape guitar tones, sculpt synth textures and add other production elements to serve the song. I also engineer for artists locally and do some mastering as well.