Ed Ripley

Mixing Engineer

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Ed has over 15 years of experience as a Record Producer and an aptitude mixing. Ed has engineered on records in the UK Album Chart Top 10, composed and recorded songs used in popular TV programmes. Ed works with DIY artists to elevate their music so they can get radio play and better gigs, he wants better music to be mainstream.

Ed has engineered, produced and recorded at state of the art recording studios including Abbey Road, Snap, Lightship 95, Soup and Giant Wafer and has engineering credits on UK Album chart Top 10 records. He has composition and production credits for Rough Trade, EMI, Universal and Live Nation. Ed has worked with established artists such as Frank Turner, NOFX, The Lottery Winners, Skinny Lister and The Spice Girls. When he isn’t working with bigger artists he endeavours to develop emerging talent for showcase to major labels. Ed has been at the start of careers such as Goat Girl, Shame and As It Is. More recently developing and showcasing a youtube singer into a major record deal with Universal.

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Discogs verified credits for Ed Ripley
  • Milk Disco
  • Elvis Presley
  • Some Sort Of Threat
  • Phobophobes
  • Palm Honey
  • Catholic Action
  • Max Bloom
  • Lottery Winners*
  • Elvis*

Interview with Ed Ripley

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

  2. A: Desmerelda album, yet to be released and named. Producer and Mixing Engineer.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Mixing a Koyo record.

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


  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both for obvious reasons.

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

  10. A: I'll respect your process, your opinion and your schedule.

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

  12. A: The moment when a mix goes from kicking my butt to sounding massive.

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

  14. A: What are your rates? Depends.

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

  16. A: It's easy / it's hard.

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

  18. A: What's the most important thing to you about making and sharing music? What are you looking for? What did you feel like was missing from your last record?

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

  20. A: Talk it through, don't be shy of asking questions and really consider what you want. Provide a rough mix if you want something specific.

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

  22. A: Laptop, headphones, my custom built summing box, SSL bus compressor and SSL EQ.

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

  24. A: 15+ years, tea boy wherever I could, assisting in project studios, then recording and producing bands myself.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Tend to let the client lead on overall sonic and 'clarity' but generally modern dynamics in an old school aesthetic.

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

  28. A: SuperGlu, they were really going places, had super cool ideas and were on the cusp of becoming great.

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

  30. A: If you get the balance right all your EQ decision will reveal themselves.

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

  32. A: Rock, but that's a wide range of sub genres.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Making stuff sound different and stand out.

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

  36. A: Energy and a heap of 'modern' vintage sonics.

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

  38. A: I tend to prep and get a decent static mix with a few wild ideas thrown in and then send back to clients for a vibe check.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a home studio for mixing and access to a mastering facility for referencing.

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

  42. A: I love bands like Dinosaur Pile Up, Gender Roles, Momma. Massive influences in terms of production and mixing include; Jerry Finn, Tom Lord Alge, Eric Valentine

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

  44. A: Mostly mixing or additional production, I've been a producer

GenresSounds Like
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up
  • blink-182
Gear Highlights
  • SSL
  • Neve
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