Jordan Rea

Rock & Metal Mixing

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Hi I'm Jordan, and I want to help bring your music to life by having it hit hard, scream loud and have pure vibe, ready for the world to hear.

I'm from Brisbane Australia and I have been mixing for ten years. I'm also a rock guitarist and producer. I can bring those skills into the session if you need a little more than just a mix. Creating Music has been apart of my life since as long as I can remember, so you're guaranteed to get all of my experience.

I can also program drums to a professional standard and I can record real double tracked mix ready guitars if You need it. Just send me a message prior to working with me for a custom quote. But a little bit of extra production and mastering comes with the gig automatically. Let me know if you just want a straight mix and that's what I'll do.

I mixed for and produced for lots of other independent artists, been a drummer and bassist for different bands and have created songs for most of my life.

Let's do this and make your work sounding great. I'm not happy until you are.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by LeeLoo
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    It was a pleasure working with Jordan. He had a really fun project and was very detailed and direct with what he wanted, which made my job much easier. I look forward to working with him again in the future!

  2. Review by Julian M.
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    Jordan was fantastic to work with. A good communicator who bought lot of ideas to table to help bring out the best in my project. He turned my project around quickly and the result exceed all my expectations. I would work with Jordan again and highly recommend his service.

  3. Review by andy campbell
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    I made an ad for radio and sent it to Jordan for mixing. Immediately he offered up ideas about some effects we could use, replacing a couple of instruments with others, and how the mix cold be made stronger and punchier. He was highly communicative and understood straight away any ideas i put forward. I was very happy with the whole process and the results. Highly recommended!!

  4. Review by James B.
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    Jordan did a mix of an instrumental piece of mine after earlier mixing work had petered out. He's an excellent communicator and provided a great interpretation of the music with a new sense of focus for which sounds to make most prominent - a more unified approach with fewer distractions from competing parts. Would definitely recommend.

Interview with Jordan Rea

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

  2. A: I started recording and mixing and mastering my own music over ten years ago with a digital 8 track recorder. I would make alternative heavy rock, or punk rock with beats. I didn't really know what I was doing, I had the instructions to lean on. Each song I did, the quality got better. I can't really give an exact time I've been doing this but I can say that I've been mixing properly on a DAW for 10 years and learning from mentors. I even went to audio college and got a diploma. They didn't teach very well so I don't really brag that I went to audio school.

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

  4. A: The 3 engineers that have shaped who I am today as a mixer are, Bob Katz, Mike Stavrou and Joey Sturgis.

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

  6. A: Be clear about what you want for your project. Keep lines of communication open and send me music that you expect to sound like.

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

  8. A: I work on rock/hardrock, electronic and singer-songwriter/acoustic.

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

  10. A: I would like to mix Amaranthe, The Naked and Famous, Smashing Pumpkins if I was around in their peak, Linkin Park and any symphonic metal. Those bands have the ability to take me away to another place and forget about the world.

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

  12. A: Mostly I ask two main questions: Do you want your final mix to sound like your rough mix or do you want me to give you something totally new? Do you want your mix upfront or more depth with lush reverb?

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

  14. A: My brother, search Richy Rea he is an electronic music producer, and he can record acoustic guitar, drums and he even can play the harmonica while playing the guitar.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Creating a new vibe, a new sound when it is requested. I like to really experiment and surprise the client.

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

  18. A: Having a happy customer, exceeding expectations. Nailing the vision they had for the song.

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

  20. A: I will work to make it exactly how you want it to be.

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

  22. A: Don't over complicate mixing, and don't take too long to do anything otherwise your perception changes and you screw up. It's a race against time but at the same time, you have to not skimp on quality.

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

  24. A: I bring out the emotions in the song and try to keep the listener engaged.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: It's very basic project studio. I mix on my Imac using Logic In The Box Style. I use some analogue plugins that make it sound nice and warm.

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

  28. A: Being able to turn tracks that aren't well recorded into something gold. The song needs to be recorded well, and arranged well before any more magic can happen.

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. A: I like a blend of both worlds. Analogue warmth ease of digital.

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

  32. A: I listen to the song and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Then I import and edit if needed, lining tracks and removing noise. Then I do a rough balance and pan and have a break to clear my head. Then I go into the plugins, automation and FX. I like to blend in sampled drums along side live drums to make it stronger.

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

  34. A: I mainly mix all kinds of rock, and I sometimes create midi drum tracks or record real drum sounds to make their recordings better. I can also lay mic'd bass tracks.

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