Hi, I am a freelance mix engineer and musician. I'm really passionate about music, especially Rock and I specialise in all modern rock & alternative genres. I can make your mix warm, punchy and wide ready. Your songs deserve it, especially when you put in the time and effort!
I have 10 years of experience recording, producing and mixing my own music with a diploma in audio engineering. I work digitally, and this gives me the flexibility I need to hone in on the finer details. I will help you to bring out the emotional impact of the song and I work extra hard on the vocals as the are the most important.
I will work hard to make your song the way you want it with as many revisions as you need. Please inform me of 1-2 of your favourite songs and a rough mix as this gives me an idea of what you expect to hear. This will also cut down on the amount of revisions to send you.
I look forward to working with you soon.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Reviews (2)Endorse Jordan Rea
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!!
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
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like a blend of both worlds. Analogue warmth ease of digital.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring out the emotions in the song and try to keep the listener engaged.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work to make it exactly how you want it to be.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having a happy customer, exceeding expectations. Nailing the vision they had for the song.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over complicate mixing, other ways you may overdo it. Make it sound good and move on.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a new vibe, a new sound when it is requested. I like to really experiment and surprise the client.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear about what you want for your project. Keep lines of communication open.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on rock/hardrock, electronic and singer-songwriter/acoustic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The 3 engineers that have shaped who I am today as a mixer are, Bob Katz, Mike Stavrou and Graham Cochrane.