Jordan Rea

Modern Rock Mixing

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I am a freelance mix engineer, producer, musician and a graduate of SAE Brisbane. I specialise in all modern rock genres. All tracks include mastering.

Being genre specific, I can deliver a mix that stacks up against the rest. I'm able to get your tracks punchy, warm and radio ready. I have years of experience recording, producing and mixing my own music. This is where I can help your vision and bring out the emotion in the song.

I will work hard to make your song the way you want it with as many revisions as you need. Please send me 1-2 songs of your favourite music, a rough mix and some mix notes as this reduces the need for major mix revisions.

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

Reviews (2)

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  1. 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!!

  2. 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: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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 between. 6-7 years and learning from mentors.

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

  20. A: Don't over complicate mixing, other ways you may overdo it. Make it sound good and move on.

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

  22. 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.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

  26. A: Mostly I ask two main questions: Do you want your final mix to sound like your rough mix but better? Do you want your mix upfront or more depth with lush reverb?

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

  28. 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.

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

  30. A: Be clear about what you want for your project. Keep lines of communication open.

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

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

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

  34. A: The 3 engineers that have shaped who I am today as a mixer are, Bob Katz, Mike Stavrou and Graham Cochrane.

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Terms Of Service

One song turn around will be between 2-4 days.

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  • Premium plugins from Waves
  • Soft tube
  • Slate Digital
  • Voxengo
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10% discount for new clients. 3 pre funded songs or more will accumulate an extra discount.