Professional Mix & Mastering engineer specializing in Pop, Rock, Alternative, and Folk music!
Mixing and Mastering often go under the radar to most listeners, but all creators know that every detail matters in delivering the best version of your art.
I am a mix "engineer", but my focus is music - I want the raw emotion and intention of every track I touch to be enhanced to its fullest. That means grabbing the most exciting, delicate, powerful parts of songs and elevating the listener experience whenever possible. A good mix will draw the listener in, but a great one will capture them.
Your art is as important to me as it is to you, and I am always up for the challenge of bringing it to the level you always knew it could be!
I pride myself on quick turnarounds and solid communication so that we can nail your mix and get it to your fans as soon as possible. Above all else, I want to make sure I provide an enjoyable, easy, and efficient experience with all of my clients.
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Interview with Jamie Hamburg
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I can only pick one, I'd pick Ariana Grande! Her voice is truly a generational talent, and the production on her tracks is always masterful.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The biggest game changer I have learned in my time as an engineer is "Know the rules, then break them". Some of my favorite songs ever contain what many engineers would consider "bad" or "unconventional" moves. Being unafraid to try even the wildest of ideas can lead to some incredible musical moments!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: In the past, I was heavily involved in rock and singer songwriter productions, but as time has gone on, my love of pop music has put me into that space. I couldn't be happier!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a fan of many different genres and I love connecting sounds from the artists favorite band to their track. I pride myself on being a great listener and having honest and open communication throughout the mix process!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring both a love of music and a love of collaboration to every mix I touch. I am fully dedicated to bringing the sonics to the place we both saw it from the beginning, and no request is too large or too small!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always start with a call to discuss the vision for the song and gather some references and influences. To me, there's a big difference between making a track sound "good" and making it sound "right", and knowing where the artist sees the final product can be the most helpful tool in getting the mix right! After I get the multitrack, I'll go through and check it against the rough mix to make sure I have everything, and from there it's all collaborative. I will go through and mix it to the best of my ability and cover as much ground as I can in terms of automation and individual processing, and following that we will go through revisions to make sure the track is everything the artist hoped it would be!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in Pro Tools as well as Logic and mix on my beloved PMC Result6 Monitors through a Lynx Hilo (one of the best converters in the market). I used to use a good amount of outboard processing, but have found that while having the gear is fun, it can get in the way of a great song, so I only use my Alan Smart C1 Compressor on my mix bus to grab an extra edge and glue the track together!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a listener, I can't get enough of good pop songs that hook you from beginning to end! The work that Julia Michaels, Sasha Sloan, James Bay, and Yungblud have put out recently really connect with me. As an engineer, I have long considered Bob Clearmountain to be the best ever - as the engineer for acts like Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, and Tears For Fears, his mixes add a level of interest and complexity that I strive to bring to the modern day productions that I get to be a part of!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am usually in the trenches with my clients, meaning I love to collaborate throughout the mix. I want to be hired for my taste as well as my technical skills, but my work is usually defined by my ability and willingness to ask the right questions and get your song to where YOU want it! I am most often mixing as well as mastering each track I do for clients. During COVID times, I did a number of completely remote mixes for both releases as well as covers for YouTube and Instagram. I also specialize in mixing live performance videos which has become a mainstay of my work!