Chris Hughes is a Bay Area based Engineer, Mixer and Producer. He has worked on dozens of albums over the years in a variety of genres. While sound quality is of the highest concern, this is one engineer who is equally comfortable recording in a high end studio or a makeshift garage.
Rather you want to take your home recorded material to the next level or you want your next record to be done in a high end studio, Chris Hughes can cover all the bases. He is certified in Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro, and has a Bachelors Degree in Sound Arts.
-Pro Tools proficient
-High Attention to Detail
-Willingness to Experiment
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11 ReviewsEndorse Chris Hughes Sound
Fantastic. He does an exceptional job
There should be a sixth star for Chris.
Chris is a fantastic engineer to work with. We (In Lights) worked with Chris for 3 years, he recorded and mixed our EP and album. He is patient, easy to communicate with, and most important - loves what he does and works with all his heart. He delivers recordings that even exceed our expectation. With Chris's help, our ablum is voted as top 50 post-rock albums of 2017.
Chris is such a pleasure to work with. I gave him a super tight timeline to work with for my 14 track album and he not only stuck to this timeline but did so in a proficient, friendly and open manner. He took artistic direction generously, welcoming suggestions from my co-producer and I and applying them artfully. Highly recommended!
A true professional. Chris Hughes assisted in the sessions for Christopher Youmans & The Sound Agency's debut EP, 'Make Things Right'. Chris helped track a 6-piece horn section, the UC Berkeley string orchestra, drums, vocals, and other important programming. A pleasure to work with He is calm, supportive, efficient, communicative, and intelligent!
Chris is FANTASTIC! He's all one could hope for in an engineer and mixer! His knowledge is vast, comprehensive, and actively engaged, but what's even better is his innate sense of cool. My band and I recorded a couple of songs with him, and I must say they are easily the best recordings I've ever gotten of my songs! I'm absolutely THRILLED!
Chris is the man! Chris mixed our EP and was super timely and dependable throughout the entire process. He really know his stuff, has a great ear, and is very easy to work with. Highly recommended. Thanks Chris!
Yup! This dude is the real deal. So into recording and just knows his gear. Can really capture your sound well and also reflect any nuances you'd like. Mixes like a wizard. A recommended Audio Engineer for sure.
Chris is a super cool, relaxed and easy to work with. He did STANDOFF first demo CD. It has a great sound and mix. He's patient and is willing to go extra miles to get the recording to sound right and professional. STANDOFF will be back to record with Chris in the near future. Strongly recommend Chris for any recording projects.
We are The Involuntary Jerks. We had thought that we were destined to languish in obscurity and irrelevance, bound, as we were, to 50 gigs of masters which were not suitable for human consumption. Out of nowhere, we were handed Chris' card. In no time at all, he brought the full force of our majesty and brilliance to bear. Dude is a Jedi.
Vivifyd got to experience Chris Hughes talent!! We did our first EP with him and we are getting great reviews and feedback on how great it sounds. He is very meticulous, which is what you want. He works very efficiently and is very easy to work with. Our friends, Standoff, also got to use him and was very pleased with their Demo. Thanks again!!
Interview with Chris Hughes Sound
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, analog sounds great, digital makes it more convinient
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I won't be offended if you don't like my approach on something.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been professionally involved in the music industry since 2015.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, open and wide.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, indie, metal
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Attention to detail and dedication to the music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I strive to take the song to the highest level I can. This is why I don't charge hourly. If it takes 2 hours, fine, if it takes 2 days to get right, also fine.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a dedicated mixing room with professional monitors by Adam Audio and an assortment of outboard gear from Neve, Dbx, API, Summit Audio and Great River.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am especially inspired by musicians and professionals based in the Bay Area. It's a tough place to make a living on music and my hat is off to all the dedicated people here.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do recording, production and mixing for bands and artists.