Mixcalibur, where music becomes legendary, is the best mixing studio in the Metro Detroit area. You've worked hard on your music, don't throw it to anyone, entrust it to JK at Mixcalibur. You are guaranteed a killer mix that you will be proud of.
Hi, I'm JK and I own Mixcalibur.
Why choose Mixcalibur for your next project?
If you want the very best mix engineer of Metro Detroit on your side, then you want to choose MIxcalibur.
If you want an engineer that will take the time to do the boring work to make your art shine, then you want Mixcalibur.
If you demand a quick turn around because you're about to go on tour and you need CD's ready, then you want Mixcalibur.
If you want the best, you want Mixcalibur.
If you want to make changes to the mix, that's alright. Your song will be mixed as many times as needed to guarantee that you are happy with the work that Mixcalibur can do for you.
Mixcalibur, where music becomes legendary.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Mixcalibur
Jared is a great guy who knows his trade. Knowlegable, easy to work with and really willing to go the extra mile for a good mix. Other band members and I would definitely recommend Mixcalibur.
What makes Mixcalibir special is that aside from creating terrific mixes, Jared cares about his clients, he is not only interested in taking your money but he is also interested in helping you make something great, and he really knows what he's doing, Jared is also very empathetic, I strongly recommend going with Mixcalibir
Interview with Mixcalibur
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering is the name of the game.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by the mixing of Andrew Scheps and the music of The Foo Fighters, Slash (and GNR by relation), Snarky Puppy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the Fab Four (of course, who isn't inspired by them?)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A powerful mobile rig that I can take wherever I go. I listen through AKG K712 Pro's and I use SonarWorks custom headphone calibration. I also use Waves NX to get some crosstalk that I can control. It's a great rig that packs a punch in a pack.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Organize the tracks in the order I like. 2. Add my busses and VCA's 3. Colorize the tracks. 4. Balance levels in mono. 5. Start mixing drums. 6. Start mixing bass. 7. Start mixing all the other instruments. 8. Mix main vocals. 9. Mix background vocals. 10. Polish entire mix and bounce out.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Aggressive low end and loud with a musical ear. I mix songs till I like them, I enjoy ballads too. They are a wonderful contrast to aggressive music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Fast mixing. I get the result I'm hearing in my head and get the song back to you for approval quickly. This means that you can audition my work as close as possible to when you recorded; you can still feel the vibe of what you felt in the live room.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, pop, and singer-songwriter
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid of failure. Failure is subjective in our business. If you don't like the results, that's okay, you now know that you don't like it. Like Thomas Edison, you didn't fail at creating a sound, you found one way not to make that sound!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The Red Hot Chile Peppers because they have awesome groove from Flea and Chad Smith and cool vocals from Anthony and nice guitar work from Josh.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Motown soul with the edge of rock and the rhythm of pop.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. AKG K712 Pro's 2. Macbook Pro 3. Focusrite 2i4 4. iLok 5. Audix i5
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: 1. Pick out your top five candidates by just reading about us. 2. Have someone else randomly play you our demos. 3. Go with the mixer who's demo you like the best.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What message are you looking to deliver with this song/s. 2. Who are you three favorite artist that you are listening to now.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can fix any and all issues quickly in post.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long have you been doing this? Ten plus years.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's 100% art and 100% science. I love combing the two.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will never charge you more and I will give you a song that sounds great.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I choose digital because I can work faster and no one can tell the difference in a completed song.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Graham Cochrane is good.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am finishing up a project for a band called The Lefties.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My most recent project was The Lefties. I recorded, mixed, and mastered the five track EP. I am proud because I think it sounds cool.