Jared Rainey

Hardcore Mix Engineer Expert

15 Reviews (14 Verified)
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13 years of experience in live mixing, stage lighting, studio recording, mixing, mastering, automation, editing, vocal tuning, composing, and producing. Full involvement experience with bands featuring Bermuda, In Loving Memory, Demolisher, Stories Through Storms, From Myth and Legend, Hollow City, & No Fear.

Music industry experience as a buyer and reseller for retail stores, load in/load out for live events, stage lighting and mixing console operator. Experience in studio recording, mixing, mastering, drummer, guitar player, singer, bass player studio session musician, composition, editing, tuning, & production.

13 Years of studio experience, & masterclass training.

Currently providing mix engineering services that achieve a WALL OF SOUND for mixes through utilization of in- the-box analog compressors, EQ's, etc.

Music has been a huge part of my life since the age of 2, when I received a reverberating toy microphone for my birthday. Ever since, my life has revolved around the creation and distribution of music, instruments, events, and arts. Everybody wants to live for something greater than themselves- for me, this is music.

Always CREATE regardless, stay INSPIRED, and make it HEAVY!!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

15 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by mark w.

    thanks again!

  2. Review by mark w.

    Another great mix, thanks Jared!

  3. Review by mark w.

    love working with this guy! very professional, has a great ear for mixing and mastering!

  4. Review by mark w.

    Such a great mix and master A+ as always

  5. Review by mark w.

    Such great sounding mix and master! A true professional

  6. Review by mark w.

    Thanks again! Great work

  7. Review by mark w.

    Did such a great job mixing and mastering, phenomenal work thank you

  8. Review by mark w.

    Great to work with, unbelievable mix and masters 🔥

  9. Review by mark w.

    A pleasure to work with

  10. Review by mark w.

    Thanks again! Great work

  11. Review by mark w.

    A pleasure as always :)

  12. Review by mark w.

    a pleasure to work with

  13. Review by mark w.

    thanks again Jared!

  14. Review by mark w.

    Absolute pleasure to work with

  15. Review by Kaiman Parker
    by Kaiman Parker

    Super Professional and has a great ear. Highly recommend!

Interview with Jared Rainey

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: - I work solely in Logic Pro X - I work completely in the box - Monitoring is done on HS80's and a pair of headphones - Access to countless amp simulations and a Peavey 6505 Combo - Have access to instruments as well if needed. An Acoustic/electric 6-string, 2) 7-Strings, a Jazzmaster Bass VI, a Strat, Les Paul, and a Gretsch with a Bigsby. Also have a 5-String Stingray Bass.

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: Obviously, I love working on my own music. I'm very proud of what I've accomplished over the years. I have a plethora of tunes I can always go back and listen to. Gives me a record of my progress as an engineer.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Analog is great, however, digital is better for price and workflow. It's just more efficient and relevant in todays industry.

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

  8. A: I promise good quality and hard work on my end.

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

  10. A: It is my dream job. I get to make music sound good EVERY DAY!

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

  12. A: How much do you charge? My answer is always a question. Whats your budget? I want to work with you no matter what. If that means I can offer you what you want at your own price with a little give on my end. So be it.

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

  14. A: Some think I can fix all things within a mix. This is not always true.

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

  16. A: I'll ask them to give me one reference track from a band they want their track to sound like and any other questions that I gather after listening to the reference track.

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

  18. A: You get what you pay for and what you send in to mix. Make sure you get the takes you want and they are recorded at appropriate levels.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Chris Lord Alge, Brian Hood

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

  22. A: Mix Engineering, Mastering Engineering

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

  24. A: Computer, Interface, Headphones, Les Paul, Stingray bass

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

  26. A: 13 Years I have been doing music in some sort of form or fashion. I've been a jack of all trades for many years in the industry. I have since narrowed it down to what I truly love to do and that is Mix Engineering.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: My tonal style is again, THICK, PUNCHY, yet smooth and clear.

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: VOLA is a underestimated force to be reckoned with. I love their sound, and their songs.

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

  32. A: LOOK at your levels! Mix with intention.

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Punk, Hardcore Punk, Metal, Prog Metal.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Carving out certain frequencies while enhancing others to create pockets for each instrument to live then gluing everything together to create a WALL OF SOUND.

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

  38. A: I achieve a WALL OF SOUND that holds clarity. Thick, and Punchy.

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

  40. A: -Organization -Gain Stage -Simulations added to DI instruments (when applicable) -Volume Balance (this continues throughout the entire mix) -Surgical EQ -Mix Bus Processing (Levels are checked throughout the mix) -Instrument Bus EQ -Individual Track EQ -Additional Triggers (if needed) -Compression -Vocal Automation (if needed) -Vocal Tuning (if needed) -Panning -Effects -Master

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Terms Of Service

Quick turnaround, up to 3 minor revisions included with quote, can work with just about any budget

GenresSounds Like
  • VOLA
  • A Day To Remember
  • Northlane
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Waves Mercury
  • Slate Digital All Access
  • Steven Slate Trigger
  • Native Instruments KOMPLETE
  • Bias
  • ML sound Lab Amped Roots
  • Yamaha HS80's
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