15 years of audio engineering experience specializing in Pop, HipHop and commercial recordings and up to 300 Tv and Movie Placements as a music producer.
Hi all, thank you for stopping by and considering my services. I have been engineering music for 15yrs. Through out my journey I have had the privilege of starting on hardware consoles to later transition to and “in the box” work flow. Because of the limitations I experienced early on, it forced me to be creative and to think outside of the box. I still use this approach today.
As an audio engineer I do believe it is important to understand the gear and software you are working with but I also believe that it is extremely important to understand your room. My room ultimately dictates how I interpret the music and my mixes coming out of my speakers so I have spent countless hours referencing music in my room and emulating mixes to match those references as close as possible. This has allowed me to understand my room and understand what I am listening to whilst mixing.
iMac i9 core, 40 gigs of ram
Antelope Audio Discrete 4 Synergy Core interface
Heritage Audio Baby Ram Passive Monitoring System
Adam Audio t7v Monitor Speakers
Steven Slate VSX Headphones
Daws - Pro Tools, Logic
Waves Mixing Bundles
Slate Digital All Access Pass
Native Instruments Komplete 13 Ultimate
Arturia v7 Collection
400 square feet w/ custom built sound diffusion and absorbers.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Lib Gibson
I really enjoy working with Lib! He is always pleasant and works hard to give you what you are looking for musically! A very talented individual and I look forward to working him more in the future!
I’ve been a recording artist for 14 years, and recorded in studios all over the country. The hardest thing to find in that time has been high quality engineers, that understand the wide spectrum of what makes a record sound great, the ability to connect with various artists, from different genres etc.
When I first recorded with Lib in 2009 I was blown away. I was impressed and relaxed from his attention to detail during the recording process, and his ability to understand my vision for the records overall. I’ve been working with him ever since. To this day he still surprises me every time. A+
Lib has been my go-to engineer for over 12 years. Whenever I decide to use other engineers, due to proximity or being out of town, I always end up sending the files to him to do it right. He has the right balance, understanding when to polish the work and when to let imperfections shine. Most engineers are one or the other; super technical or creatively abstract. Lib knows how to be both. And at the same time, which is even harder! A great addition to any project.
Working with Lib is always engaging, creative, and entertaining. Honestly, what more could any creator/artist ask for. The environment alone is also inspiring, helping to come in with creative ideas or leave with new ones after a session. Lib’s mixing/mastering skill set is second to none, a true professional audio technician you WON’T regret it! 🥋🎧🎤🔉🥋
What separates Lib from other mixing engineers is his undeniable passion for what he does. Through his creativity, skill, efficiency and professionalism, my track was transformed into a full-fledged song that I feel confident putting out into the world. Looking forward to working on more tracks!
One of the best engineers I ever worked with. Truly goes the extra mile to ensure everything sounds great, he puts in the extra work to pay attention to the feel of the song and creat a listening masterpiece to the user.
One of the best aspects of working with Lib is that he will give you ideas, inputs that are valuable to the process, so you might not even know something is needed but he will spot it and let you know so you can add it or choose to leave it.
Truly a great creative space
Interview with Lib Gibson
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Various mixes for different clients in the US
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I dont :-(
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, nothing like analog saturation. it makes me have heart eyes
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always be dedicated to your work and to produce a product that we would both be proud of,
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new folks and building relationships with them!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How soon can you get me my mix lol
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I mix in headphones lol
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you imagine your mix to sound like, when you created the song did you have an idea of a location of where the song could sit or live?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am here to work for you so feel free to be straight to the point. My feelings are not hurt easily.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Roland Motif Keyboard, an MPC4000, a Macbook, an audio interface and a guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for 15yrs, my career is in Audio and Information Technology
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organized Chaos, but in a good way
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Honestly, I don't have an answer for this one.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be a student, learn as much as you can and once you think you have learned it all, learn more. Step outside of your genre and understand other different styles of music so that you can incorporate it into your music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban music such as Hip Hop, RnB and Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: making vocals sound as natural as possible
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring it life. I love to experiment so I also bring a lot of creativity
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually listen to the song first and begin to gather ideas for the mix. I like to involve the artist so I always ask for their input. I like to try to paint a picture with my mix, create a space and a location for the song. I believe that is very important. Once I have a plan I begin to execute it by first listening to the audio recordings and determining how I want to EQ them vox to clean them up. I then start to introduce atmosphere such as reverbs, delays and other effect, Once I have the idea laid out I start bringing in the instruments and I begin to carve out space for the vox to try to get everything to fit together as one.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is fairly simple but effective. Everything is done in the box. My mixing room is acoustically treated with custom panels and bass traps.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Engineers that inspire me are people like Mike Dean and Young Guru
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly Mix audio and instrumentals but I also license original compositions for TV and Film