Malcom Owen-Flood

Music Producer & Mix Engineer

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28 Reviews (9 Verified)
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I produce, mix, and master rock music. I've had over a dozen tracks hit radio, including a top 40 Billboard Rock hit. Collectively, songs I have worked on have over two million streams on Spotify. If you want huge sounding tracks that translate to radio, I'm your guy. Let's get your music in front of the people that need to hear it!

Hey, my name is Malcom Owen-Flood and I'm hear to make sure your songs sound as great as they possibly can.

I've had the chance to work with a ton of bands, in multiple genres, and have seen a lot of success over my career, both personally, and for the artists I work with. My hope is that I can help you reach that success as well!

I specialize in huge, bombastic, rock mixes that really have an impact on their listeners. I want the emotion of the song to get through while maintaining a polished and professional result that will hold up if presented to labels, management, or radio.

And at the end of the day, I want this process to be fun for you! This is about taking the vision in your head and making it a reality, using my skills as the vehicle that gets you there!

I'm looking forward to working with you. Shoot me a message and we can get started!

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

28 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by freddy b.
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    Another great mix, my go to now for sure....

  2. Review by freddy b.
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    Best mix I've had yet, and quick easy communication. Recommended

  3. Review by Seth Y.
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    best one yet!

  4. Review by Seth Y.
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    awesome work, very thorough and ready for the next tune!

  5. Review by Tyler S.
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    Great communication and very fast turnaround times. Despite us somewhat waffling on our vision, Malcom remained committed to making revisions until we felt happy with our mix! Thanks Malcom.

  6. Review by Seth Y.
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    Great! Fast, efficient and nailed the sound I am looking for. Stay tuned for more!

  7. Review by Jerome
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    As always Malcom did an amazing job taking our song to another dimension! It’s really a great pleasure to work with such an amazing Producer. Highly recommended!

  8. Review by Jerome
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    Malcom did an amazing job re-mixing and re-mastering our latest song! We were once again stunned by the quality of his work. The final result sounds tight, clear, energetic, professional... Outstanding job! Moreover Malcom is such a nice guy, working with him is always a pleasure. It was our second cooperation with Malcom and definitely not the last one. Extremely highly recommended!

  9. Review by Jerome
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    Malcom is an amazing Producer who did a great job re-mixing and re-mastering 2 of our tracks! It was a real pleasure working with him. Malcom came with great ideas to improve our songs. He has a great ear and is very friendly, reactive, professional. Final result of his work was beyond our greatest expectation. We will definitely work again with him in the near future and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional Producer that can get your art to the next level.

  10. Review by Will McLelland
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    Best engineer I've worked with! Super knowledgeable, skilled, and fast. Got a great attitude to go with it! Super glad to have worked with Malcom. I highly recommend his and endorse his work 100%.

  11. Review by Chris Eriksen
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    Malcom is a genius behind the mixing console, not only do I get him to Mix or Master all my own original material, but also take all his tips and advice when it comes to my own mixing. His expertise is what gets you radio ready. I’ve worked in the studio with Malcom for the past 2 years with working with almost a dozen different artists, he truly is the most professional, intelligent and time savvy producer I’ve gotten to work with yet!
    100% would recommend for your next project or to get fresh ears on what you have already, you won’t regret it!

  12. Review by Adam Bay
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    As a one man band, Malcolm in a way has become my other member. Hes my go to guy because I can bring him instruments from around the world and hes down to push their limits. Highly recommend his work.

  13. Review by Matt Reid Bass
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    I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Malcolm, as well working in the studio with him and I can say that he is truly a triple threat: extremely talented musician, great mixing engineer and awesome producer. The high standard of excellence he sets for himself rubs off on those around him and results in everyone's game being elevated. A true professional with great ears, I highly recommend him for your musical project!

  14. Review by Soothsayer Audio
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    Worked with Malcom on multiple projects and he is a killer producer and engineer with a great ear for catchy arrangements.

  15. Review by Mark Shepard
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    We just released our debut EP which was recorded and mixed by Malcom. It was an incredibly positive experience. Malcom works quick, and makes sure that each member of the band is getting their best possible take. In the mix process he was constantly sending edits our way to get our opinion on things, and because of that we felt like we were a big part of the post production process. We have developed a strong relationship with him, and genuinely enjoyed our time in the studio with him. His portfolio speaks for itself.

  16. Review by Anton Wilson
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    Malcom is an amazing guy with great talent, very professional in the studio and sooo easy to work with! I've recorded with Malcom before and I've never been so satisfied, I will most definitely be coming back to finish my EP with him!

  17. Review by Dave Lawson
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    I've worked with Malcom several times over the last few years and I can't stress enough how good he is at what he does. He consistently gets the absolute best out of any musician that steps into his studio. His ear for detail along with his knowledge, professionalism, and all around great personality make him a 10/10.

  18. Review by Kevin Ishizaki
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    What an experience it was working with Malcom! It was my band's first time being in a studio, and even though its my only experience in a studio, and not to be bias, but Malcom was unreal to work with. His knowledge with music production was awesome, and super helpful in the whole process. The space he uses, also makes it all that more inviting to work with him. We will definitely be going back when we have more projects that we need his expertise on. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for some spectacular work done on their music.

  19. Review by Gage Patenaude
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    Malcom is the man on the island when it comes to producing and mixing the finest rock and roll music! If you want to take your music to the next level, look no further than this guy right here. Did my first studio experience as just a drummer with my band in January and I personally picked up a lot from watching and working with him. His attention to detail is incredible, and his music knowledge is insane.

    If you’re looking for the best sound you can get, look no further. I know our band will be back in the future without a doubt!

  20. Review by Myles Nowik
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    Malcom is awesome!
    He works incredibly hard to get the perfect sound and as a drummer i freaking love that! He spends hours making sure everything is sounding good so that the finished product sounds the best it can.

    If your looking to work with someone to create the best sound you can get I highly recommend Malcom Owen-Flood.

  21. Review by Adam Barter
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    Malcom is the real deal! Our first session with him was recording a one day single that immediately grabbed the attention of our local radio station the Zone 91-3 and landed us a spot as their band of the month. More recently we did a 5 song EP and couldnt be happier with the way it turned out. Malcom works tirelessly to attain that perfect blend of live feel and a polished studio finish. I highly recommend working with Malcom, I know we'll be back!

    Adam Barter-High Noon to Midnight

  22. Review by Orion Marcano
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    Had my first studio experience with Malcolm. Any and all inhibitions were quelled by the smooth working atmosphere and creative support that he offered.
    Not to mention the solid hours and dedication he brings to the table

  23. Review by Adam Bay
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    I recorded my first full length album with Malcom last year. He is never short on ideas and has an ear like no other. I will be bringing my projects back to him for years to come.

  24. Review by Danielle Sweeney
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    Our band Lovecoast has worked with Malcolm on a couple of tracks now and we have always loved his work ethic and ability to give us the exact sounds we are looking for! He's a real gem, even helped us win a cool $5,000 with his engineer/producer skills. We would highly recommend him!

  25. Review by Rob Wilkinson
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    I have recorded with Malcom many times in the studio while playing on the albums of a few different bands, and he always manages to create an enjoyable atmosphere, work efficiently and professionally, and produce a fantastic end product. I look very forward to many future sessions with Malcom, and highly recommend his services.

  26. Review by Loke Webb
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    We worked with Malcom in his studio to record drums and acoustic guitars. The experience was fantastic, Malcolm has a fluid workflow and is extremely knowledgeable yet never over baring in his opinions during a production. In addition to that he is just a genuinely nice human and fun to be with in a creative environment.
    Loke Webb, Deep Sea Gypsies

  27. Review by Michael
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    Working with Malcom is always fantastic. He works with a level of professionalism that I find is lacking in a lot of people today. The quality of his product speaks for itself, and you always know that when you hear the final mix, it will be everything you had hoped and more. I can't stress enough how great of work He does.

  28. Review by Jay Davis
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    Malcom provides a helpful and easy-going atmosphere in the studio, even when things get difficult behind the mic (as they sometimes do). I recorded my EP with Malcom, and I don't think it would have turned out nearly as good without his help and expertise.

Interview with Malcom Owen-Flood

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

  2. A: Rock (all the varieties of it). But blues, folk, pop, you name it and I'm into it.

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

  4. A: Matthew Good. His records have consistently been superb. His songwriting was made to be recorded (and thus turned into awesome audio).

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Punchy.

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

  8. A: I started recording my first album when I was about 15 or so. A few years went down the road and my work got the attention of producer Zak Cohen (Owner and Founder of The Woodshop Recording Studio). He offered for me to apprentice under him and the rest is history. I have been working out of that studio for about 6 years now.

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Corona, but they usually come in six packs. (sorry). My can't live without gear list is: Soundeluxe U195, Buzz Audio SOC 1.1, Daking FET Compressor, a copy of Valhalla Verb, and a good old SM57.

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

  12. A: Listen to the samples!

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

  14. A: Examples of what they like, their timeline, and their vision.

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

  16. A: I don't make bad performances sound great. I make great performances sound amazing.

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: Q:How do I get my song on the radio? A: Lets try taking out the 8 minute guitar solo and focus on it being a radio single.

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

  20. A: That they will love what they hear.

  21. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  22. A: Spent a day with a pop band called Lovecoast recently. We did a quick one day recording of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back". We tracked almost everything live and it turned out phenomenal. They went on to win $5000 as a result of that song immediately after!

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

  24. A: Most commonly, I act as a full on Producer, Mixer, and Engineer - at the same time! However, with the online age in full swing, I have begun to do more and more mixing for clients who need to finish their song off with a nice and punchy mix and master!

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

  26. A: I am a big fan of a lot of the current rock productions (i.e.. Rival Sons, Royal Blood, Band of Skulls, The Black Keys, Big Wreck). They are all so punchy and thick - something that I try to include in my work. Pretty rock songs? nah! Lets grime it up and turn some heads! I am also very into RnB and electronic acts like The Postal Service and The Weeknd. You can learn a lot from how they layer textures. Again, it is something I try to keep in mind - everything has their own place in the mix.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I generally work out of The Woodshop Recording Studio, which is a fully equipped production studio in the woods of Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada. We have a large live room, a great isolation booth, and a control room that is to die for. I work on Protools HD but have experience crafting music in Abelton Live as well. I listed a link to the studios gear page in my profile for anyone to check out. I also have my own personal mixing and mastering studio that I just finished building at the beginning of this year!

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

  30. A: It depends on what the "work" is! The song comes first!

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

  32. A: A realistic idea of how the outside world will perceive the song. I always think about how it will translate to the outside world and the listener.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mixing rock music.

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

  36. A: LEARN to use your gear! They have those knobs for a reason! Understand your gear and you will start to learn how to control your sound. Also - tune WAY more often then you think you need to. It's harder to record an in-tune guitar than you'd think!

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

  38. A: The music!

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Both! Why limit yourself to just one?

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

  42. A: Benedikt Hain - Great engineer and mix engineer. Especially if you are looking for a punk sound!

  43. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  44. A: So much! I've worked with artists from 7 countries this year (so far) and it seems like that number will just keep growing!

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GenresSounds Like
  • Rival Sons
  • The Black Keys
  • Royal Blood
Gear Highlights
  • Avid S6 Console
  • Trident HG-3 Monitors
  • John Hardy M1 Mic Preamp
  • API 3124 Mic Pre Rack (x 3)
  • Soundelux E47
  • Gefell UM70S (matched pair)
  • Lynx Aurora 16 interfaces (x 2)
  • Buzz SOC - 2 Compressor
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