Stewart McLachlan

Production, mixing, mastering.

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I am a Scottish audio engineer who specializes in mixing, with a versatile approach encompassing styles from jazz to death metal. I work to competitive turnaround times and equally competitive rates, and numerous past projects have been recipient of radio play and mainstream media coverage.

I have been producing records for roughly 5 years, and studying audio academically for 3. I completed my Sound Production HND at Edinburgh College in 2012, receiving an "A" grade, and graduated from the University of the Highlands and Islands with a BSc in Audio Engineering in 2014, with the intention to pursue my studies further at Master's level in future. I have attended and assisted sessions in studios across Edinburgh and surrounding areas, most notably the prestigious Castlesound, where I attended a 3-month applied production course in summer 2013, in addition to shadowing sessions. I have been mixing freelance under the name of "Bastion Audio" since 2011. Additionally, I am an experienced musician, specializing in drums, with a keen ear for musical detail.

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Interview with Stewart McLachlan

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Irrelevant. It's all about the music.

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

  4. A: Be fearless. As production technology advances and becomes more "democratic", you see production styles begin to homogenize, becoming increasingly competitive and gear-driven: ignore all that, disregard conventions, and make the records you want to make. There are no rules.

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

  6. A: Completely varies. I'll take anything from soft rock to harsh noise.

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

  8. A: Most commonly mixing or mastering pre-recorded songs from supplied stems.

Night Muzzle by A Fight You Can't Win

I was the producer, mix engineer, co-writer and drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

For a mix and/or master, I will accommodate for as many revisions as are necessary. Fast first-draft turnaround, generally 3-5 days from receiving tracks. 50% of project fee must be paid upfront.

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