Stereo Lunch

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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Stereo Lunch was created to offer professional remote mixing and mastering. Head engineer and producer Chris Hughes has a decade of experience and has mixed artists from all over the world. He is the mixer of choice for legendary producer Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Blondie).

Chris Hughes is an audio engineer based in Los Angeles. His passion in the art and science of music has been present ever since he was very young and growing up in Colorado. Chris moved to California in his late teens and studied music theory in Santa Barbara with emphasis on songwriting. That is also where he landed his first studio internship at the legendary Santa Barbara Sound Design. He received a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Sound Arts from Ex'pression College for Digital Arts and started a successful freelance audio career. Over the years he has helped numerous bands create and release their music. Chris has worked in recording sessions with Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon), Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis) and Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Blondie). He also assisted mastering engineer Piper Payne on the team of Neato Mastering (Shannon and the Clams, Madam Gahndi). In 2020 Chris was invited to join the Recording Academy and a Grammy voting member.

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13 Reviews

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  1. Review by Zachary S.
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    Fantastic. He does an exceptional job

  2. Review by Anthony Coloneri
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    by Anthony Coloneri

    Working with Chris has been a great experience. This is the third project that we've worked on together in a remote setting and it has been a pleasure each and every time. The workflow is always efficient and he is able to deliver amazing results in several different genres.

  3. Review by Ryan McBrayer
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    by Ryan McBrayer

    I've worked with Chris on 3 different projects on dozens of songs. His mixes are fantastic and a pleasure to work with. What's even better is his ability to work within all different genres.

  4. Review by Jessica Sheehan
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    by Jessica Sheehan

    There should be a sixth star for Chris.

  5. Review by In L.
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    by In L.

    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.

  6. Review by Adhamh R.
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    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!

  7. Review by Christopher Youmans
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    by Christopher Youmans

    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!

  8. Review by Jesse C. Dienner
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    by Jesse C. Dienner

    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!

  9. Review by PYROMIDS
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    by PYROMIDS

    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!

  10. Review by A.T. Miller
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    by A.T. Miller

    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.

  11. Review by Wannee
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    by Wannee

    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.

  12. Review by Quinn A Burson
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    by Quinn A Burson

    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.

  13. Review by Kyle Reinhart
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    by Kyle Reinhart

    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 Stereo Lunch

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

  2. A: Rock, indie, pop

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both, analog sounds great, digital makes it more convinient

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

  6. A: I won't be offended if you don't like my approach on something.

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

  8. A: I have been professionally involved in the music industry since 2015.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Big, open and wide.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Attention to detail and dedication to the music.

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. A: I do recording, production and mixing for bands and artists.

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