I'm a multifaceted audio engineer with life long experience in mixing, producing, performing, sound design, and much more. I've learned everything I know from real world cases as well as graduating from The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences with a 4.0 GPA.
When I first began releasing my own music for streaming as a kid in middle school, the struggle was always being able to hear the difference in quality between the songs I was putting out and professionally mixed songs, and yet not understanding what it even was that made that huge difference. All I wanted was someone to mix and master my songs for a reasonable price without getting taken advantage of, which a lot of artists can testify that it can be a frustratingly difficult thing to find.
In an attempt to solve this problem, I have dedicated the past 10 years of my life to learning the craft of mixing and production. I got this experience from my many years spent in formal educational schools such as the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, Sync Edge and others, FOH and online mixing for churches, and of course by trial and error.
While I definitely have a niche for mixing Pop genres that sonically relate to artists like LANY, The Weeknd or The 1975, I can take on any project by artists who want that true pop-like-polish on their songs.
I can understand the feeling more than anyone that a song isn't truly ever "finished" in the world of mixing. That's why I have an UNLIMITED revision policy so that no song you release will keep you up at night at the thought of what could have been adjusted to make your song perfect. *Chefs Kiss*
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1 ReviewsEndorse Cole Jamison Tessier
I had actually heard about Cole from a friend and I got in touch. He was very professional and super prompt with the mix turnaround and with responding, even though he was in the middle of moving. The songs came back sounding SO much better than I expected. He has a good ear for mixing and for arrangement.
On top of all of this, Cole was willing to work with me to polish the songs to my complete satisfaction, something that is so important as an artist. You will not regret hiring him. Seriously. Do it.
Interview with Cole Jamison Tessier
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on what you're using it for, but more often than not...digital is the modern way to go since plugins are so good at replicating the real outboard gear.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask for a reference so we are on the same page as to where to take the song.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplicity is always the key term I tend to fall back on. The more simple we can make our song, the easier it will be for the listener to understand what ideas the we are trying to convey.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work mainly in the Pop genre, ranging from Synth Pop or even Pop Rock. Weirdly enough most things I've worked on tend to have an 80s Pop inspired sound to it. Not really sure what that's about but I love the 80s so I dig it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have ears.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: When I attended school I mixed on a variety of boards API, SSL and a few others. These days I am on the road a lot before I settle at my next and most likely permanent location. The setup I use now consists of my laptop which I use Protools, Logic and Reaper on, a pair of KRKs and my DT 770 Studio Headphones. I use my Motu and occasionally my Focusrite interfaces for recording. Instruments include a few Taylor guitars and Juno synth, as well as some Midi controllers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering are the most common, but any time I'm able to assist someone in the writing process is always a treat.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Crossey is someone I've looked up to for a very long time. He's one of those people who seems to be tied somehow to every song that has impacted me to an extent. I also love Dave Pensado and his work. Him and Herb Trawick's podcast is also a source of inspiration and knowledge that I go to now and then.