Noah Lifschey is a Grammy-nominated mixer & mastering engineer, and has worked with artists such as Frankie J (Universal), Hey Violet (Capitol), Cherri Bomb (Hollywood), Sia, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. His mixing, production, and playing on Frankie J’s "Faith Hope y Amor" (including the single "Impossible") earned him the 2014 Grammy nomination.
He's mixed, mastered, produced, and played on a multitude of major and independent recording artists, as well as many major credits and clients in the TV world including The Academy Awards, the theme for MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, custom songs for So You Think You Can Dance?, Guy's Choice Awards, and many more. In addition to the Grammy nomination, he won a 2017 Mark Award for Best Hip Hop album that he wrote, produced, mixed, and mastered.
Noah works from his studio in Santa Monica, California, and he's known for his original take on music, his fast turnarounds, and his hat collection. Pop, urban, electronic, rock, and indie are what he does most style-wise. "With everything I participate in I like to always do what's best for the song, while bringing something new to the table sonically, parts-wise, texture-wise or all three, as appropriate. I enjoy working with people's own ideas with their music and getting somewhere that we're both super proud of, and delivering fast and on time."
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Noah had all is ducks in a row for a great project, awesome communication and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Great professional who really know his weapon of choice. If you are after guitar work, then Noah is definitely the person you're looking for.
Noah is very passionate about his work, very easy to work with and so talented! Always open to suggestions, but with a vision of his own. Very communicative and went out of his way to give this project what it needed. I look forward to working with him again.
I couldn't be more pleased with the mix and edits. Noah right away picked up on the vibes of the song and did a stellar job. Thank you, Noah!
Noah is great to work with and I highly recommend him.
Noah , really delivered on my project. Easy to work with, excellent communication and delivered exactly what I wanted. I will definitely work with Noah again.
Worked with Noah on bass for a track and was was very happy with the results. Noah has an excellent ear for instruments and sounds and is versatile and inventive in his playing and choices. Loved working with him and hope to continue to do so.
Noah is a big artist, a big talent with remarkable creativity.He is precise, sincere,so devoted to his work and above all a great character and very easy to work with.I really enjoyed working with such a great producer, musician and person.
Noah is a fantastic guitarist with a songwriter and producers sensibility. He really gets into the song and takes direction ery well, understanding the necessity of a guitar and a guitar part as opposed it just pouring it in ev Noah can also add sonic uniqueness to a track and makes it seem like the track was always written with his parts in them.
Working with Noah was amazing. He really went the extra mile during the process of mastering, he was open to listen to what I would like from the master. Provided his input but took in considerations my view also. He is also a versatile enginier musician and a nice man. His studio is great with good vibes. I highly recomand Noah to anyone.
Killed it again. So easy and fast, with the highest level quality. Thanks!
Just peeped the mastering that Noah did for us and it's A list quality, was perfect the first round. Totally stoked. He's fast and a cool dude, all pro.
I came back to Noah right away because of his superior work and awesome attitude, and the second time was just as good as the first. A total pro.
So, Noah's work it's equal to the very best that I've worked with here in New York. His mix literally brought my song to an entirely new level, and his mastering was perfect. He's super friendly and was easy to work with, and very fast. I didn't even have any revisions, which is a first for me....! Highly, highly recommended.
Noah really nailed our mix and elevated our song. He was quick with changes, very professional and made the entire process a breeze.
Noah is a brilliant mixing engineer. He is so creative, he can add to your track amazing touches. Not just mixing, he is an artist. He feels the track and music that you produced, then he mix it with an artistic ways. Flexible and on time. I really enjoyed working with Noah.
Noah is a big artist, his talent and creativity is really remarkable. He is sincere and devoted to his work and above all has a great character and easy to work with. I really enjoyed working with such a great producer and musician.
OMG-- Noah is so easy to work with--an awesome producer - both musically and vocally and a killer songwriter!!! USE HIM NOW!!!
Noah is very talented and professional for someone who looking for something serious .I'm glad to have worked with him on my project.
This guy is talented! Producer, writer, instrumentalist--he's the guy to go to! I cut vocals for him several times and he always makes the process quick and fun! A true pro!!!
Noah Lifschey is a truly brilliant guitar player and mix engineer who is an absolute joy to work with. He brings creativity and energy to all of his projects and is not afraid to go beyond his clients expectations. Noah is a total pro who will give you his best every time.
Noah is not only a great guitar player and mixing engineer but he's also easy to work with! I've done numerous projects with Noah and I can honestly say it's a pleasure each and every time! High quality and one of the best in the industry!
Interview with Noah Lifschey
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that I get to do soul-satisfying creative work for a living!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A Mac Pro running Cubase/Nuendo (and Pro Tools if needed) with a 2nd Gen. UAD Apollo 8 and tons of plug-ins running through a Dangerous ST into Amphion One18 and Pelonis Model 42 monitors. I also use Neve 1073, Uad 2-610 and Avalon M5 mic pres and a Drawmer 1979 compressor. Guitar and bass-wise my main choices are a Detemple Strat, G&L S-500 and ASAT, Les Paul Class 5 Les Paul, Collings Dreadnought, Dingwall Super J bass and Fender '68 P-bass. Amp-wise I favor my '69 Fender Princeton and my Bogner Goldfinger amp and cab.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My dad was a famous classical oboist, but I of course rebelled and went down the guitar and drums path from an early age. I built my music sensibilities by playing and writing in rock, pop and funk bands from grade school on, and ended up at Berklee College of Music where I got a B.A. in music production and engineering. Upon arriving right after that in L.A. I quickly got into writing music for television, which also enabled me to spend a lot of time producing, writing, and mixing records and artists. Currently I have a full studio in Santa Monica from where I do all of my work, and I'm also a member of the production team The Artizonals.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac Pro w/Cubase, Detemple Strat, G&L ASAT Bass, Amphion One18 monitors, and '69 Fender Princeton.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Seal, Radiohead, Todd Rundgren, Muse, Jessie J, Sly and the Family Stone, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Alison Krauss, Jimi Hendrix, King's X, The Beatles, Trevor Horn, Bruno Mars, George Martin, Abe Laboriel Jr., Max Martin, D'Angelo, The Police, Stargate...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix records and produce & write songs (including playing guitar and bass and other instruments, and programming) in a variety of genres, most often rock, pop, urban/soul, and indie.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working with The Artizonals on new songs.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Unique and large. I always try to bring an interesting texture, feel, and sound to whatever I'm doing along, whether it be a guitar or bass part, a mix, or a production, with an edge that applies to all sounds from aggressive to ambient.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start by getting as many details from the client as I can, and learning where they're coming from and what their vision is. If I'm mixing I like to check out a rough mix and move from there -- there are no rules when it comes to mixing, and the best mixes start in a variety of ways. If I'm playing guitar or bass I like to experiment with sounds as I'm coming up with parts, be it a dry, cranked Bogner, or a plug-in to create a unique texture. That will influence what I'm writing and how I'm coming up with it, then I'll add elements as needed.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to listen intently to what their vision is and to do my best to get them there. Also to give them a piece of the flavor, originality and experience that I have.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: There's a place for both. One is not better than the other, and you can make the highest level music with either. Vibe-wise, analog has more unique character and a certain undefinable joy that's impossible to get with digital, but digital has much more flexibility, and you can get even more creative due to that.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: In the past few years I've been doing a lot of rock, pop/rock, indie, and modern urban/soul.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My desire to always make anything I do the best it possibly can be, with as original a flair as it can possibly have.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A lifetime of doing music ranging from bleeding hard rock to be-bop to gospel to pop to almost everything in between. Mix-wise I bring an impactful pro sound, making sure it's always musically best for the song. Guitar and bass-wise people often have me re-cut the guitar and bass tracks or add new ones to a song I'm mixing for them, and I bring musicality and a strong groove, whether that be a stripped-down garage rock song, a lush atmospheric track, or a D'Angelo-inspired soul slam -- a unique groove is in every type of music.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Independent artist Kenny Wesley. I produced, mixed, played guitar and bass (and other instruments), and co-wrote the entire album. I'm proud of it because it's a very original-sounding project that melds soul, funk, pop, and creative rock, yet manages to sound like a big pop album at the same time, with some of the coolest guitar work I've done.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy. Creating a hit song or amazing mix is based on years of practice and skill and requires effort to do properly, without a doubt.