Louie Short

Mix, Master, Produce, Compose

5 Reviews (2 Verified)
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2 time Polaris Prize nominated music producer and mixing engineer.

I'm an audio engineer and producer with 10 years experience in mixing, mastering, production, post production, song writing, and more. I've recorded, mixed, and mastered many albums in multiple genres with a focus on pop, rap, folk, and rnb. Two albums I worked on as a producer and mixing engineer were nominated for Polaris Music Prizes. I have a hybrid studio of modern and vintage analogue processing gear for versatile approaches to whatever sound you're going for from lo-fi to modern.

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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jeremy K.

    Was great working with Louie! Super collaborative and responsive and everything ended up sounding amazing!

  2. Review by S
    by S

    As usual, it was great working with Louie again.

  3. Review by Nick
    by Nick

    the real deal. we have worked together on MANY tracks and it is always incredible and easy

  4. Review by Eliza Niemi
    by Eliza Niemi


  5. Review by S
    by S

    Working with Louie was awesome. They're very open to ideas and receptive to what you want on the track, really making it yours. Really talented and fun to work with.

Interview with Louie Short

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: There's an album by Eliza Niemi called "Vinegar" that I'm very proud of. I'm proud of all the work Eliza and I have done together but there was a point on that album where I was micing a cello with like 12 microphones. It sounds awesome

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm producing a record for Poolblood, I'm mixing a record for a guy from Soundbetter (thanks), I'm mixing post audio for a short film, and I just released an album called "Omw 4ev" !

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

  6. A: Nick Short. We work on a lot of stuff together, he is the only person I trust with my stems

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Analog for vibes and randomization and digital for recall

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

  10. A: To listen closely and get into it

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Toys, and the people

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How to get something to sound 'warmer'. My answer is usually to throw it through my studer (:

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it's complicated

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Usually I start by asking what they want from their project and what inspirations / references they were listening to while making it.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Go for it dude !

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

  22. A: Does it have to be stuff I own? I would take a Tascam reel to reel mixer / recorder combo, 2 nutty vintage ribbon mics like royer or gefell, a martin acoustic, and some cool alt percussion instrument, maybe a Roland Compurhythm.

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

  24. A: I've been doing this for 10 years now. I started out writing and recording my own music and branched out into doing it for others. I know have a small studio where I mix and record projects from all over the musical spectrum.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Unique, Thorough, Intentional

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I'd like to work with Andrew Sarlo so I can nerd out about his recording process

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

  30. A: Use noise reduction software as tone shaping software

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Indie, Folk, Rock, Rnb, Soul, Rap. Stuff that has drums usually but I would love to mix a classical record! And I sort of have...

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening

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

  36. A: Whatever it needs baby

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

  38. A: This depends totally on what I'm doing, but usually there is an organizational stage where I choose which outboard and inboard format I would like to apply to the project. Then after setting up my projects and templates I execute!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a hybrid studio set up with an Apollo interface as my core unit interfacing between my computer and my patch bay where I patch in my Studer 169 mixer, Ward Beck eqs, UA 610, Eventide 3500, Amek 9098, Lexicon Verb, Akai reel to reel, and my collection of rare synths and sound modules.

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

  42. A: Cate Le Bon, Carol King, Stevie Wonder, Andrew Sarlo, Mac DeMarco, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Andy Shauf

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

  44. A: Mixing

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GenresSounds Like
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Weyes Blood
  • James Taylor
Gear Highlights
  • SSL
  • API
  • Studer
  • Eventide H3000
  • Lexicon Reverb
  • Altiverb
  • UAD 610
  • Amek 9098
  • Ward Beck
  • Rare Synths and Keyboards
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