Neil Wogensen

Mixer, Producer, Session Bass

6 Reviews
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Producer/Mixing Engineer/musician with 72 Million streams and multiple "New Music Friday" Credits. I love taking a song and helping it find it's truth, and giving every project its own sonic signature. True hybrid analog/digital mixing setup. Founding member of Valley Queen.

My name is Neil, and I am a Mixing Engineer, producer, and musician based in Los Angeles with over 7 years of experience. I love taking each project and trying to find how to fully bring it to life. I've gotten to work on a variety of projects, and last year a song I mixed and produced (Cosmo Gold "Drown the Fly) got onto Spotify's New Music Friday playlist without any label involvement.

I believe in finding the sweet spot where the worlds of digital and analog meet. I have a full analog/digital hybrid mixing system that can give your tracks life, power and energy, including high quality analog gear, industry standard conversion, reamping and analog tape capabilities.

Whether you tracked your song on a laptop in your bedroom or in a beautiful recording studio, I can give your tracks the life they need. I can also produce and track your song from the ground up, whatever the size of the project.

I am a founding member and the bass player of LA-based Valley Queen, which gives me a unique musician's perspective on recording.

After getting my BA in Studio Recording from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, I worked under producers Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast) Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes), and Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns) to learn a variety of recording and production techniques, both old and new.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Olivia
    by Olivia

    I have worked with Neil for a couple projects of mine and I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. As an artist it is so important for me to have someone who understands the route I want to go with something, and then make it even better then I could ever imagine. It’s very special when your projects are brought to life in that way. If you have the chance to work with Neil, take it!

  2. Review by Emily Gold
    by Emily Gold

    Neil has produced and engineered a number of different projects for me and I truly could not recommend him more. I've worked with lots of different producers and Neil is by far my favorite. As an engineer he really knows his technical stuff and has really great gear, most importantly as a producer, he knows when to step in and when to step back and will go the extra mile to create the best final product possible. He has also lended a hand as an instrumentalist and songwriter, dudes got hooks!

  3. Review by R.W. Enoch

    Neil is equally comfortable in "producer" and "engineer" roles, possessing both in-depth, technical, studio knowledge and the kind of artistic awareness of needed to turn a song or performance into a cohesive final track. He's a great choice for any genre, especially if you're looking for one person to take you from studio set-up to final mix.

  4. Review by Travis Reed
    by Travis Reed

    Neil is the man! Great person, super patient, and great at making artists feel comfortable in the studio. On top of that, he’s really good at what he does. Great at capturing sound: mic’d amps, vocals, piano, etc. And great within Pro Tools. You can say, I want it to sound like this, and Neil will make it sound like that. I would suggest tracking with him if you are serious about taking your sound to the next level.

  5. Review by Estevan Palomino
    by Estevan Palomino

    Neil is an excellent producer who perfectly balances the line of pushing an artist to do more, while also being respectful of their own artistic vision. He doesn't ever make one feel less than if they go into a project with a limited knowledge on the whole recording experience. He's extremely empathetic and is all around just a great person to work with. There's a reason my band and I have not worked with a different producer since working with Neil. I highly recommend working with him.

  6. Review by Nick Flessa
    by Nick Flessa

    Neil is a brilliant and attentive producer who has worked with me on two releases. He combines top notch engineering know-how with a creative and flexible approach to the artistic side of production and mixing. I highly recommend working with Neil!

Interview with Neil Wogensen

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I have my own private studio located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It has a large vocal booth as well as a professionally treated control room. I also have an isolation booth for guitar/bass amps. My goal is to create a relaxed and comfortable work environment for artists. I have a true analog hybrid mixing setup that breathes analog life into my mixes. The process includes running my tracks through a passive summing mixer, powered by my BAE 1073 Preamps, into my analog bus compressor, into my tube equalizers and back into pro tools. I have an excellent collection of analog rack gear, as well as up to 16 Channels of simultaneous recording, with enough microphones to track a full band simultaneously. Some pieces include: BAE 1073 Preamps, Empirical Labs Compressor, Universal Audio LA-610 tube Channel Strip, Tk-Audio Bus Compressor, a pair of Warm Audio EQP-WA Tube Equalizers and more. I have a great collection of instruments including multiple guitars, basses, a vintage gretsch drum kit, a fender Rhodes piano and mutiple synths. I also have multiple amplifiers, including a Princeton Reverb, Roland JC120, and an Ampeg all tube V4 Bass amp.

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

  4. A: I'm constantly getting inspired by musicians and producers who have different approaches to recording than my own. There's always a new skill or approach that I wouldn't have previously thought of, and that's part of the joy of discovering/revisiting music to me. Some of my favorite modern engineer/producers include: John Congleton, Jonathan Rado, and Shawn Everett.

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

  6. A: The most common projects for me involve producing tracks from the ground up with an artist. Typically working from a simple demo, I work with the artist to create a sonic palette to work from. Typically this then involves me playing numerous instruments or sourcing players to join in on the project. I love tracking as many elements live as possible if the project is calling for live energy, but I'm also comfortable with building tracks one element at a time. I believe in having the artist have as much input as possible, and to enjoy the process.

I'll Win by Olivia Gold

I was the Producer, Mixing Engineer, Bass Player in this production

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Gear Highlights
  • Analog Hybrid Mixing System with a Folcrom Passive Summing Mixer
  • BAE 1073MP Preamps
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • Pair of Warm Audio EQP-WA (Tube Equalizers)
  • UA Apollo 16 Converter
  • UAD Plugins
  • Otari MX-50 2 Track Machine for mix downs
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