Aaron Short

Music Production, Mix Engineer

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Award winning audio engineer and producer, experienced in Electronic and Indie genres with double-platinum single. As a musician myself, I have a deep understanding of the creative process and enjoy being the extra technical brain that helps artists reach their end vision. Fully qualified with Diploma in Audio Engineering & Music Production.

I am experienced in both the creative side of music production, and the technical aspects of music masking as a mix engineer. I enjoy having the ability to swap between these two worlds, as they can at times require very different ways of thinking when getting a piece of work across the finish line.

After completing a Diploma in Audio Engineering + Music Production, I began my career in 2007 working with and becoming a member of The Naked And Famous. After releasing the debut album in 2011, I (as co-producer/engineer with Thom Powers) received awards for New Zealand Producer Of The Year, and Engineer Of The Year. We then proceeded to earn double-platinum status on the single 'Young Blood'.

Since then, my work expanded to multiple other projects as producer / mix engineer, with a strong interest in electronic production and sound design. My portfolio also includes commercial work, scoring for short and feature length films, and continuing working as a solo artist.

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  • The Naked And Famous
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  • Space Above
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  • The Naked X Famous* / White Sea
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  • Birdy (8)
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  • James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds
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  • Space Above
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  • So Below
  • BENEE
  • Matte Blvck

26 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jakob M.
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    Second time working with Aaron. Very quick to respond and excellent technical and creative inputs which took the track to another level. He always puts the extra effort in to tailor his support to our needs and style. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Jay B.
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    Aaron is great to work with, super talented, efficient and pleasant to deal with. As a novice I was nervous coming into the process, however Aaron was patient and accomodating. The final product he produced is amazing, and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

  3. Review by Maria W.
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    Another amazing mix. Really dialed in to our aesthetic preferences and made excellent choices and gave excellent feedback when we needed a little more guidance!

  4. Review by Tomrussmcr
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    Excellent job mixing and mastering, really brought the track to life and gave it some extra magic! Always quick to respond and took the time to explain any modifications. Great experience, highly recommended.

  5. Review by Kelen M.
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    Hiring Aaron to mix our latest album has been a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend him enough! He took such great care of our songs, preserving the production elements we loved, while providing a level of depth and clarity that wasn’t there before. He demonstrated an incredible amount of passion for electronic music and sound design that made referencing artists and technics a breeze. I really appreciated the creativity he brought to our project, and would gladly work with him again!

  6. Review by Alex G.
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    Working with Aaron was a total pleasure. He’s got a lot of attention to detail and understands your needs. Quite frankly, we completed the final mix in just a couple of days and its huge !! I look forward to working with Aaron on future projects . Highly recommend

  7. Review by Maria W.
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    Fantastic as always; can't believe the things he hears about our own instruments that we don't.

  8. Review by matpokosouris
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    Aaron is an amazing sound engineer! Mix is perfect and mastering as well

  9. Review by Chris Perry
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    consummate professional. knows his stuff. was my pleasure to do an Atmos up-mix for Aaron.

  10. Review by So Below
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    This mix sounds amazing!! thanks again Aaron xx

  11. Review by Maria W.
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    Aaron once again turned around a DIY recording we did at home into something way more polished and balanced than we thought possible with our raw recordings. He adds so much value.

  12. Review by matpokosouris
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    Aaron is an amazing mixing engineer. He really captures the vibe of the track and mix it so professionally. I am more than happy about his work!

  13. Review by James Brennan
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    Aaron mixed another epic sounding track for me, I felt he went above expectations to get everything perfect, he’s great at understanding what sound you want your track to sound like, super talented and legend guy! Do yourself a favour!

  14. Review by James B.
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    Aaron mixed a track for me took it to next level, nailed the direction i was trying to take the song. Exceeds expectations! Would use again for sure!

  15. Review by Noah Breakfast
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    Aaron is a got-damn legend. Not only is he a true pleasure to work with, his ear for sound design, taste, and technical knowledge make him an asset to any project. Aaron knows more about Ableton than just about anyone I know - and has saved the day in a recording and live setting more times than I can count. Thank you Aaron!

  16. Review by Benjamin Knapp
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    Fantastic mix engineer, absolute wizard on Ableton Live.

  17. Review by Leroy Clampitt
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    Aaron is one of the most capable creative collaborators I have worked with.

  18. Review by Sam McCarthy
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    Aaron is first and foremost a wonderful listener, for the music, but most importantly the client. He has the rare gift of maintaining balance between technical and emotional decision making which in my opinion, is what I look for in a mixer.

  19. Review by Amelia Murray
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    What I love about working with Aaron is that he listens so carefully to his clients and works closely with them to execute their vision. He has an amazing balance in his approach between emotionality and technicality and is capable of achieving anything because his skillset is so solid. I usually self-produce but I brought Aaron in to help with me with extra production and he brought the perfect balance of creativity and technicality to help me get the sounds I was after. He is also maybe the kindest person you could ever work with. Could not recommend highly enough!

  20. Review by Jordan A
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    Aaron is the consummate pro with a enviable sonic skill set. His sense of stereo space, attention to detail and malleability to whatever we threw at him was something to be admired, a pleasure to deal with.

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Terms Of Service

Demo recording and references required before approving work. Typical turn around a week or sooner, 3 mix revisions included.

GenresSounds Like
  • M83
  • Moderat
  • The Naked And Famous
Gear Highlights
  • Genelec 8040s
  • UAD DSP & Plugins
  • Focusrite ISA428
  • Telefunken TF-51
  • Moog Voyager
  • Juno-06
  • Korg MS-20
  • Eurorack Modular
  • Vermona DRM-1
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton
  • Logic
  • All The Plugins
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