Scarlet Letters Productions
Remote Mixing & Mastering
Hey guys, My name is Braxton Salyer and I run a small mixing studio out of northern Oklahoma. I specialize in rock, pop-rock, pop-punk, and metal. I have a hard-hitting, in your face sound, am extremely passionate about my work, and am a very easy going guy. Check out my SoundCloud and website for examples of my work!
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Interview with Scarlet Letters Productions
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A short 5 track EP by an upcoming metal band, False Albatross.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Why not both? I use Mixbus32C as my DAW of choice because it's the best of both worlds. I get the ease of use and flexibility of digital and the workflow and sound of analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction with the mix/master I do. If you aren't happy, I keep the mix and you get your money back.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to work on awesome music and be a part of the creative process.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mixing can't make a crappy song good, and Mastering can't make a crappy mix good.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What type of sound are you looking for; Are you open to rearrangement and personal opinions; What is your schedule for this song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want ahead of time and be prepared.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, Monitors, an interface with enough outs to do 40 tracks, a fridge, and a Harrison 4832C console.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started mixing doing live sound for TV sports broadcasting for the University of Oklahoma Sooners 2 years ago and started doing studio mixing about a year ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Musically? Hard hitting, super energized, in your face. Personally? Laid back but super passionate.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Oh God.. They're kind of a niche band, but probably I Am Ghost if they ever did a reunion album.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Commit to a sound as early as possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop-punk, and metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing by far.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An intense, in your face, but organic and believable, sound.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mixbus32C DAW.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Joey Sturgis, Andrew Schepps, Joel Wanasek, Eyal Levi, Andy Wallace
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix (and sometimes master) songs. I also occasionally record for local bands.