Sami Bouvet

Mixing engineer

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French mixing engineer based in Paris.

I mainly work in two big studios in Paris, where I have my own mixing studio
Please visit my website to view my credits and listen to some of my work.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Discogs verified credits for Sami Bouvet
  • Lilly Wood And The Prick*
  • Burning Peacocks
  • pAn-G
  • Oan Kim (2) & Ruppert Pupkin
  • Antonin Appaix
  • Jac Berrocal & Riverdog
  • Stéphane Mondino
  • Guillaume Barraud, Mathieu Bélis
  • Sixun
  • Anamaz & Riverdog
  • Georges Granville
  • Jad Salameh Trio
  • Giovanni Mirabassi
  • Various
  • Christine And The Queens
  • Anaïs Maviel
  • Burning Peacocks
  • Various
  • Fabrice Aboulker Et Marc Lavoine Avec Cœur De Pirate, Arthur H, Marc Lavoine
  • pAn-G
  • Aron Ottignon
  • Alexandre Desplat
  • Various
  • Jean-François Pauvros, Antonin Rayon - Mark Kerr
  • Patrick Loiseleur, Orlando Bass, Rachel Koblyakov, Philippe Hattat
  • Funky Ella Featuring Leslie Lewis
  • Tal Walker
  • Peter Vukmirovic Stevens, Penny Rimbaud
  • Dmitri Kabalewski* – Raphaël Epstein
  • Sixun
  • Georges Granville
  • Jad Salameh Trio
  • Tony Hymas
  • Thierry Maillard, William Russo*, Orchestre Victor Hugo*, Jean-François Verdier*, Awek Blues*
  • Giovanni Mirabassi

Interview with Sami Bouvet

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

  2. A: Simon Lancelot, a mastering engineer I work a lot with.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: People tend to think that one is superior than the other, sound wise. But these are just tools. Analog is not magic. Analog gear in wrong hands can turn into a disaster. Same for digital. We need both anyway !

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

  6. A: Since my name will be linked with your song, I want to be proud of my work. And to achieve that, I need you to be happy in the first place. That's why I will always listen to your feedback and do everything I can to improve my mixes.

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

  8. A: A nice chair, a carpet, my speakers, my Trinnov processor, and a computer obviously

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

  10. A: I started as an assistant in a big studio in Paris in 2015, working with famous French (and also US) artists but above all talented engineers from all over the world. I'm a freelance engineer since 2017 and I have my own mixing studio since 2018.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I can be a creative mixer, I can also be very respectful by doing only the necessary stuff to lift up your project. I try to make myself as available as possible.

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

  14. A: Less is more.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I'm a curious person, and I like being surprised. The worst thing according to me is to think you nailed it and that you don't need to improve your skills or your work anymore. Some engineers think they can apply the same recipe for everything, all the time, I think the opposite. I love taking the time to find new tricks...

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

  18. A: I'm also a musician which means that it's not all about sound, but also about groove, feelings, emotions... I can sometimes propose a more creative mix when I feel the artist is open to this, or if they ask me to try things...

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

  20. A: I have two different summing mixers to play with which emulate the role of a console. Each one has its flavour and I like taking the time to pick the one that fits best the song I'm working on. I also have gear (compressors for vocals, compressors for the stereo bus, equalizers, old channel strips and old tube gear to give more attitude to a specific track or the whole song) that I use, or not. Nothing is automatic.

Gear Highlights
  • Prosodia Zephyr speakers with Subwoofer + Trinnov ST2 Pro
  • Studer D19 Valve
  • Tube-Tech CL1B
  • Manley Vari-Mu
  • Neve 33609
  • API 5500
  • Avalon AD2044
  • Neve Melbourn channels
  • Ortofon STL 631
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