Michael Tudor

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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Taking your inspired rough mix to the final competitive level that will live perfectly inside your favorite streaming playlists.

Michael has worn many hats in the production of music. He is a recording engineer, programmer, mixer, mastering engineer and studio builder and manager.

Michael has recording credits with artists including Moby, Duncan Sheik, Suzanne Vega, Chocolate Genius and many others. Theater credits include Spring Awakening (2008 Grammy winner), and American Psycho. Film credits include I Am Sam, Girl Fight, and A Home at the End of the World.

Over the years, Michael’s studio clients include urban artists Fat Joe and Q-Tip, indie artists The Strokes and Regina Spektor, pop artists Moby and Res, world/roots artists Burning Spear and Taj Mahal, songwriters Skylar Grey and Jesse Malin, downtown punk/experimental artists the New York Dolls and John Kale.

Michael has wired production suites for Jaime Meline (RTJ), Duncan Sheik, and Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer, among others.

Currently, Michael works out of his production room, Studio City Recording Club located in Studio City, CA.

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10 Reviews

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  1. Review by Joshua S.
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    Michael provided a streamlined/professional/organization that me and my tracks really needed. He held my hand through the whole process and it was pain free because of his grace and how clearly Michael communicates. I will definitely be reaching back out to Mr Tudor to cook me up some more music magic. :)

  2. Review by John Brodeur
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    I've worked with "Mama" in both a mixing and mastering context, and I am always beyond satisfied with the results. His level of professionalism, golden ears, and adventurous spirit make him an ideal creative partner. You'll always get 150% from him. Plus he is one of the friendliest guys in the business.

  3. Review by Donnie Mortimer
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    Working with MAMA (aka Michael Tuder) is like meeting a wise old friend. Besides being a supreme hang he has Jedi sonic intuition. He lifted my sound from the garage to something you would hear on a Tame Impala record. One skill I love about him is his ability to get deep into the minutiae without losing the big picture. His sound is immaculate. He is a classic. Highly recommended!

  4. Review by Gerry Leonard
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    I have had the great pleasure to make many records with Michael at the helm and always found him to be the best man to have on your team. Always positive and inspired, prepared to do what it takes to get that great performance. Always a great vibe in the studio, he's the kind of person you want to make great music around. Not a bad cook also which can be handy when it gets late. I fully recommend you work with him , Recording, Mixing, Mastering and Cooking !

  5. Review by Andrea Sicco
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    Michael is the most knowledgeable and nicest guy to work with, and has lots of experience working with amazing and legendary talents. It was a honor to sit with him during the mastering of my band Twin Guns' album, and wished to return again for more collaborations. His cool studio in the woods (in Woodstock) made the experience even more pleasurable. I definitely encourage anyone that needs a professional job done, to look for Michael's service, you'll be in good hands.

  6. Review by Drew Yowell
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    Michael Tudor is hands down, one of the most amazing, gifted and mind blowing engineers I have ever worked with. Not only is he incredibly skilled at his craft, but he is one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever met. Michael’s attention to detail is unmatched and whenever I get the chance to work with him, I know I’m in the hands of a true master.

  7. Review by Randy Frey
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    Michael is a miracle worker, with his inspired studio magic and his great vision for how to create a fully-dimensional sound. He was generous with his time and talents, and I had an absolute blast working with him. I'm very proud of what Micheal brought out of us, and all that he helped us realize in our working together.

  8. Review by David Poe
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    I’ve heard Michael Tudor transform a spindly acoustic demo into an epic sonic adventure, tame an incoherent brainstorm into a concise treatise, and organize the contributions of ragtag cohorts into orchestras of joy.

    Throughout, Tudor maintains a calm professionalism, a literate sense of humor and, most importantly, a trustworthy aesthetic. He’s applied his deep roots in rock & roll and R & B to multiple projects that go beyond either genre ... and beyond music itself, in theater, film, television and animation.

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    I’ve heard Michael Tudor transform a spindly acoustic demo into an epic sonic adventure, tame an incoherent brainstorm into a concise treatise, and organize the contributions of ragtag cohorts into orchestras of joy.

    Throughout, Tudor maintains a calm professionalism, a literate sense of humor and, most importantly, a trustworthy aesthetic. He’s applied his deep roots in rock & roll and R & B to multiple projects that go beyond either genre ... and beyond music itself, in theater, film, television and animation.

  10. Review by Jerrod Wilkins
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    I've been fortunate to work with Michael for nearly 15 years in capacities across more than 10 projects, from mixing, producing, mastering, editing, FOH engineer and more. Michael is one of the most versatile and adept engineers I've known. His breadth of knowledge and skill is evident in the quality and diversity of the work he's produced for us which include, projects ranging from Broadway cast albums to proto-punk albums. Knowledgeable, timely, efficient, committed and fairly priced sum up my experience working with Michael. I share my highest endorsement.

Interview with Michael Tudor

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

  2. A: Well before the pandemic, the most commonly asked question was, "Which way is the restroom?" Another question I always love to hear is "Where do I plug in?" Kidding aside, usually clients ask about process... What are those things an artist needs to anticipate in preparation for working with a mixing/mastering engineer in the mixing/mastering phase of a project? My answers will be based on where exactly the artist is in the process, and will offer guidance that gets them prepared to pass on quality assets which allow the engineer to get right to work

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

  4. A: That every morning I get to show up at the recording studio. We all have a blast doing this stuff.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. There is magic in both of them. I am lucky enough to live in a world where I can utilize them together.

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

  8. A: That I will do my best to realize the artist's/producer's vision.

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

  10. A: ...That the right plugin will do all the work for you... In truth, the job begins and ends with ears. We should all be letting our ears do the work. Throw away the crutches.

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

  12. A: It depends on what I hear when I listen to the client's track.

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

  14. A: Play your music for them. See if they feel it and can identify with your vision for it.

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

  16. A: A guitar, a decent set of cookware, a sweater, a fishing pole, a large jar of guitar pics or maybe some trousers, not sure...

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

  18. A: I took a traditional trajectory. I started out as in intern at a recording studio and work my way up through the various assistant positions. I then became a freelance engineer and then a studio partner and staff engineer. I have enjoyed working on music projects, film and media projects, and theater projects. I have built, managed and maintained studios and recording equipment.

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

  20. A: 1) Work with passion. 2) Use every project as an opportunity to learn. Those are are conceptual answers. A couple practical answers would be, backup your hard drives and try to figure out how to keep your files organized. Finally, a studio trick... my favorite EQ in the studio is a compressor... before reaching for an EQ, try compressing with medium attack and release, or parallel compressing with fast attack and release. See what that does to bring out the air and the details of an instrument. After the compression, if you feel you need it, place a Pultec style EQ for some gentle EQ, or a parametric EQ for some more aggressive EQ. Hi and Low Pass filters, also can be exciting. Keep in mind with HP and LP, that they could also go before your compressor in the chain.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Listening is my strongest skill.

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

  24. A: A dedication to serve the song and the artist.

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

  26. A: Every project starts with a conversation with the artist/producer about where they wish to take the sound of their project. My approach is then to understand what is magical about the project and to figure out how to highlight that magic and make sure that my work serves it and doesn't get in the way of it.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: My setup is a hybrid analogue and digital setup. I have a fair list of analogue gear. This gear is wired in a way that I can quickly and efficiently digitize any analogue sources I utilize. I can combine the best of digital work flow and effects processing with the best of analogue warmth and class.

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

  30. A: Mixing and Mastering are my usual business. Often groove control, comping and tuning are addition tasks on the projects that come my way. Especially in these days of remote recording, it is sometimes clarifying to gently nudge tracks to help the track feel like everyone is playing in the same room together.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Duncan Sheik
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Moby
Gear Highlights
  • Program Compressors: Fairchild 670
  • Summit DCL-200. Program EQs: Dual EQP1A
  • Millennia NEQ-2. I/Os: Apogee Symphony
  • Dangerous Master
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