I am a mixer / producer located in Los Angeles California with over 35 years experience. Some highlights include Fleetwood Mac, The Killer, Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak and many more.

With a career greater than 35 years, Mark has worked with the biggest names across a variety of genres. Superstars like Bruce Hornsby and Blondie, blues greats Charles Brown and Robert Cray, jazz legends Pharoah Sanders and Nat Adderley, the list goes on and on. Mark has been an instrumental part of shaping the sound of popular music.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Mark Needham:

  • Modern Space
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Cobi
  • Step Rockets
  • Blue October
  • Blue October
  • Blue October
  • Glint
  • Night Riots
  • Newsboys
  • Newsboys
  • Arkells
  • Pepper
  • Daniel Hart
  • Saint Motel
  • Moby
  • Moby & the Void Pacific Choir
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Blues Traveler
  • COIN
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • Parade of Lights
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Iration
  • Night Riots
  • Smallpools
  • Modern Space
  • Robin Schulz
  • MUTEMATH
  • IAMDYNAMITE
  • Sleeper Agent
  • Colton Dixon
  • Dolly Parton
  • James Durbin
  • Whiskey Myers
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Nico Vega
  • Chris Tomlin
  • American Authors
  • Empires
  • Sanctus Real
  • Twin Atlantic
  • The Postelles
  • New Politics
  • American Authors
  • Alpha Rev
  • Bob Schneider
  • Sick Puppies
  • Sick Puppies
  • Sick Puppies
  • The Killers
  • Richie Ramone
  • Beware of Darkness
  • John Paul White
  • Mona
  • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
  • The Fixx
  • Train
  • Imagine Dragons
  • The Stripminers
  • Aoede
  • The Fresh & Onlys
  • The Stripminers
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Don Felder
  • Scars on 45
  • Aoede
  • The Royal Concept
  • P!nk
  • Walk the Moon
  • Julien-K
  • Youngblood Hawke
  • Aoede
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Rockett Queen
  • These Kids Wear Crowns
  • These Kids Wear Crowns
  • O.A.R.
  • The Stripminers
  • Blondie
  • The Sounds
  • Sandra Dee
  • Sandra Dee
  • Sandra Dee
  • Walk the Moon
  • Bascom Hill
  • Ronan Keating
  • Neon Trees
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Day of Fire
  • Shakira
  • Scrote
  • Andy Clockwise
  • Andy Clockwise
  • The Stripminers
  • These Kids Wear Crowns
  • Short Stack
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Theory of Flight
  • Theory of Flight
  • Faber Drive
  • Sparks the Rescue
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Better Than Ezra
  • Metro Station
  • Spring Tigers
  • Sugar Knives
  • Sick Puppies
  • Louis XIV
  • Becca
  • O.A.R.
  • Iglu & Hartly
  • Iglu & Hartly
  • Iglu & Hartly
  • Iglu & Hartly
  • Thomas Jonak
  • Innerpartysystem
  • Innerpartysystem
  • Innerpartysystem
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Holiday and the Adventure Pop Collective
  • Becca
  • Innerpartysystem
  • Innerpartysystem
  • The Republic Tigers
  • The Killers
  • The Killers
  • The Little Ones
  • Luger Boa
  • The 88
  • The 88
  • The 88
  • The Forward
  • Five A.M.
  • Gran Ronde
  • Gran Ronde
  • Louis XIV
  • Holiday & the Adventure Pop Collective
  • The Heavy Circles
  • Morning Light
  • Becca
  • ism
  • Semi Precious Weapons
  • Paul Chesne
  • Ludo
  • Mayday Parade
  • Grinspoon
  • Pete Yorn
  • Faker
  • Guy Sebastian
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Colin Munro
  • Jay Clifford
  • This Beautiful Republic
  • Everlife
  • Forrest Day
  • The Radishes
  • Hot Hot Heat
  • We The Living
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Endeverafter
  • Hot Hot Heat
  • Metro Station
  • Foreign Born
  • Automatic Loveletter
  • Automatic Loveletter
  • The Academy Is...
  • The Academy Is...
  • The Academy Is...
  • The Killers
  • Thirsty Merc
  • Robert Cray
  • Robert Cray
  • Young Love
  • Trouble Andrew
  • Scissors for Lefty
  • The Academy Is...
  • The Beautiful Girls
  • Chris Isaak
  • Guy Sebastian
  • We Are Scientists
  • Sarah Green
  • Sarah Green
  • Wax on Radio
  • Bloc Party
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • We Are Scientists
  • The Automatic
  • Lady Sovereign
  • Scissors for Lefty
  • Tall Hands
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Cobra Starship
  • We Are Scientists
  • Vaux
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Foreign Born
  • Pitty Sing
  • The Radishes
  • Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
  • Paul Chesne
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Keaton Simons
  • Pitty Sing
  • The Killers
  • The Killers
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Malbec
  • The Killers
  • Cake
  • Cake
  • Cake
  • Boyskout
  • The Killers
  • The Mick Fleetwood Band
  • The Mick Fleetwood Band
  • Michelle Branch
  • Big Midnight
  • Low Flying Owls
  • Doctorfunk
  • J. Thompson
  • J. Thompson
  • J. Thompson
  • J. Thompson
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • David Newman
  • Robert Cray
  • Robert Cray
  • Chris Isaak
  • Red House Painters
  • Simon Says
  • Simon Says
  • Taj Mahal
  • Taj Mahal
  • Chris Isaak
  • Roger Smith
  • Mark Kozelek
  • Elton John
  • Elton John
  • Meredith Brooks
  • Simon Says
  • Simon Says
  • Simon Says
  • Cake
  • Cake
  • Cake
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Big Blue Hearts
  • Bobby Vega
  • Houston Person
  • Mark Eitzel
  • Mark Eitzel
  • Mark Eitzel
  • Mark Eitzel
  • II Big
  • II Big
  • Chris Isaak
  • The Sundogs
  • II Big
  • II Big
  • II Big
  • II Big
  • II Big
  • Red House Painters
  • Jonathan Cain
  • Stephen Yerkey
  • Chris Isaak
  • Red House Painters
  • Cyborgasm
  • Cyborgasm
  • Horsey
  • Howling Iguanas
  • Howling Iguanas
  • The Sundogs
  • The Sundogs
  • Ed Kelly
  • Ed Kelly
  • Mother's Army
  • Chris Isaak
  • Lorez Alexandria
  • Sonny Simmons
  • Charles Brown
  • Lorez Alexandria
  • John Hicks
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chris Isaak
  • Michael Pluznick
  • Joe Bonner
  • Joe Bonner
  • Joe Bonner
  • Blind Illusion
  • Blind Illusion
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • George Coleman
  • George Coleman
  • Katie Webster
  • American Music Club
  • Makoto
  • George Coleman
  • George Coleman
  • Chris Isaak
  • John Hicks
  • John Hicks
  • John Hicks
  • John Hicks
  • Nat Adderley
  • Nat Adderley
  • Cedar Walton
  • Cedar Walton
  • Cedar Walton
  • Bobby Hutcherson
  • Bobby Hutcherson
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Nat Adderley
  • Nat Adderley
  • Joe Bonner
  • Joe Bonner
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • John Hicks
  • John Hicks
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Rodney Franklin
  • Rodney Franklin
  • Taj Mahal
  • Dale Miller
  • Duck Baker
  • Stand
  • USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker)
  • Moby
  • Moby & the Void Pacific Choir
  • Dan Godlin
  • Keaton Simons
  • Bruce Kaphan Quartet
  • Bruce Kaphan Quartet
  • Call the Cops
  • Simon Dunmore
  • Cobi
  • Buck Johnson
  • Buck Johnson
  • Buck Johnson
  • Buck Johnson
  • Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
  • Never Shout Never
  • Lostalone
  • Michael Lowman
  • Modern Space
  • Fingertips
  • Modern Space
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Amy Meredith
  • The Burning Hotels
  • Palenke Soultribe
  • Palenke Soultribe
  • Fingertips
  • Wild Party
  • Short Stack
  • Never Shout Never
  • Amy Meredith
  • Modern Space
  • Five Knives
  • Five Knives
  • Stone Parade
  • Daya Rawat
  • Chris Mac Vittie
  • Daya Rawat
  • Chris Mac Vittie
  • The Idle Hands
  • The Idle Hands
  • The Blood Arm
  • Monks of Mellonwah
  • Michael Ward
  • Dogs and Fishes
  • Michael Ward
  • Dogs and Fishes
  • Finish Ticket
  • Terraplane Sun
  • Year Long Disaster
  • Year Long Disaster

Gear highlights

  • Custom Dual Raven console
  • Three card HDX protools system
  • Four Octo Card UAD system
  • ATC 45s monitors with an ATC sub

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

50% Front end/ 50% back end and 1 point

Reviews of Mark Needham

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    Their mixes always comes out of my speakers like a canon ball, he is one of the most impressive mixers I've ever seeing, he works like a machine mixing many songs at the same day, and always with incredible results. You can listen to his mixes on radio anytime around the world. Mark is a "must have" professional for any project!

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Interview with Mark Needham

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Wicked Game with Chris Isaak. I recorded , mixed and put together all of the parts
What are you working on at the moment?
Moby, Saint Motel and Lindsey Stirling
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I am new here so I should look around and see who I know.
Analog or digital and why?
I spent at least 30 years on analogue so I feel I know how to bring some of the good things about it to the digital world. Honestly I am happy to make music on anything!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
to do my best on every song
What do you like most about your job?
I get to make music all day and for A LOT of years now
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Question, Can you make the Chorus hit harder. Answer,Yes
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I can only mix the files I am sent unless I have the freedom to add parts. Sometimes I get asked to make A sound like B and it is hard to do with the tracks I have available
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is their vision of what they want to sound like.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Try one song and see if it is a good fit
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A boat , sail, solar water maker, GPS and fishing pole so I could get home
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started a music school and studio with some friends in SF in the early 70s. I have owned my own studio ever since. I wish I had time to play guitar and percussion a little more but I LOVE what I do.
How would you describe your style?
I try to go into mixing a song with a vision and then follow where that leads me. I make decisions fairly quickly and see where that takes me.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Jimi Hendricks but I missed that opportunity.
Can you share one music production tip?
Try to find the thing that centers the song, be it the lyrics, melody , or beat and and make sure all of you overdubs support that.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I have done everything from jazz to punk, R&B, EDM ,rock.pop, country and classical I love any great music
What's your strongest skill?
I would say bringing out the emotion and energy of a recording
What do you bring to a song?
Hopefully a lot of years of experience with many styles of music. What I love about music now is the convergence of some many styles and sounds across genres.
What's your typical work process?
I start EARLY in the morning and typically work on several songs a day rather than get stuck in a rut. I like to have the Artist listen at home first on speakers they know and then either come in for tweaks if needed or I can stream the console to them and do changes online
Tell us about your studio setup.
I mix on a custom dual Raven console, (the only one) with a three card HDX protools rig and four UAD Octo cards. My room was custom designed by me and has a lot of light and 11 foot cherry wood ceilings.I was going for great sounding but vibey room
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, Prince, AC/DC, The Kinks, Coltrane, Fat Boy Slim, Muddy Waters
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my time is spent mixing and in production assistance.