HELLO THERE CHIPPYS!

My name Is Stephen A. Watkins and I mix records from my stupid space ship studio in Edinburgh Scotland ( UK )

Wizard & abuser of the SSL console chosen for my over the top sonic aesthetic and mad signal processing skills.

Bright, aggressive, exciting and unique..... no matter where you have recorded your music I can blow it up to 100.

MAKE IT SO!

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • SSL Duality 96 Analog Console. Racks and Racks of Vintage outboard. Real EMT Plate Reverb. Sony DRE 2000
  • Lexicon 224
  • Lexicon 480 etc etc......oh and a Yellow Suit!

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Every project is unique so please feel free to get in touch and chat me up!

As a basic rule of thumb I try and provide a 5 day turn-around and 2 mix revisions.

Reviews of MIXED BY S.A.W.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Working with Stephen made me a better musician and songwriter. Recording our album entirely in mono meant pulling each song apart and getting right done to the core of the sound and melody. Stephen was essential in this task. The pre-production, support and advice has resulted in an album that we had wanted to make for years.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Band had literally hit rock bottom. Everyone wanted to quit. Stephen turned everything around for us and helped us finally make the music we had always heard in our heads. Guy knows how to construct a record. Highly recommend. Especially to anyone wanting to make a big pop record. Dan x

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Stephen produced and mixed our album this year. Start to finish was an incredible experience, and we came away with a record 10 times better than we could have imagined. Get it sorted, work with Stephen Watkins!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    I've made an album, a live record, an EP and a single with Stephen and each time he has provided great advice, a nurturing environment, brought the best performances out of me and also put the kettle on regularly. His mixes are aggressive, polished (without diminishing the passion of the track) and bold. They sound like a million dollars.

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Analog or digital and why?
Analog: Non Linearity. Multing. Component failure related character. Hands on. Gigantic electricity bills.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Altec 436C, SSL Duality Console, Lexicon 224, Sony Dre 2000, DBX 120 Subharmonic Generator.
How would you describe your style?
Pipe HItting.
What's your typical work process?
Double Espresso. Faders UP. Everything in the red. Double Espresso. Engage automation. Punch the sky. Send to client.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I take music from other studio and home recording sessions in multitrack format and torture the excitement out of it on a basis daily.