Brian Calhoon

Mixing & Mastering Engineer

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Brian Calhoon is a Grammy Nominated and Dove Award winning mix and mastering engineer. I love working on all different types of music from rock-gospel. Taking my technical and creative skills and bringing your vision to the best it can be for each track.

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Interview with Brian Calhoon

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Hybrid as they both have their strengths and weaknesses.

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

  4. A: To hone the mix and master until its the very best each track can be.

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

  6. A: Bringing my creative and technical abilities to a project and making it even better.

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

  8. A: Started as an intern at a studio in Nashville and worked my way to being a assistant before moving to Chicago to work as a lead engineer for a production company and many producers in the area. Moved back to Nashville and was recording and mixing everything from country to kids animation shows. 2011 I went full time freelance and 2016 moved to KC as everything I have been doing is done over the Web. I have been in the business for 13 years and love what I do.

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

  10. A: Don't distort anything on the input stage!!!!

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

  12. A: I work on pretty much anything but most of my work is pop and gospel.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Listening and then bringing to light the potential in a project.

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

  16. A: My talents to craft and tune a songs sonics to the best it can be.

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

  18. A: Listen!!!!!! Then find out where the direction the producer/artist wants to go and take it there.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: Apple iMac built to the max, Dynaudio monitors, Sennheiser HD600 and many flavors of plugins (McDSP, fabfilter, Waves, Soundtoys).

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

  22. A: A lot of mixers and artists are inspiring to me. Tony Maserati, Janek Gwizdala, Brian Tyler, Snarky Puppy, Zedd, the list can keep going.

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

  24. A: Blending all the tracks to make a great mix and then final polish of a master. I can do both or either for any project/track.

Donnie McClurkin feat. Justin Savage - Encouraged

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Each project has its own terms to be discussed.

Gear Highlights
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Dynaudio
  • Universal Audio
  • SSL
  • McDSP
  • Fabfilter
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
  • Triumph
  • Antares
  • Izotope
  • Sennheiser
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