Whats up! I am a Producer and Mixer based out of Nashville Tennessee. I specialize in Indie, pop, and worship music! I LOVE to work on any of those types of songs - LETS FINISH A SONG TOGETHER!!
I've learned in working in audio full time since 2019 that the most important part of this job is communication! Do you want your song really transformed in the mix, do you just want that final 10% and for me not to screw up the vibe you've already put down? Do you need your project back ASAP? Do you want your drums to sound like cannons or brushes? Whats the vibe for the lead vocal?
I've developed a great process to talk through all these things and make your song sound as good as it possibly can! Let's chat about it!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Michael Guillot
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-produced and mixed an EP for moony that is very special. Its a great example of following what the song wants and allowing that to be the guide.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing and EP for a pop artist from Texas!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Seth Findley is a massive talent
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Some songs absolutely need a more analog approach, but sometimes that can interfere with the vibe that we are going for! Do you want gooey, thick, dense mixes - go analog! Do you want Hi-FI, 3D, big and seperate mixes - go digital!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I strive for every song I work on to be fully realized and the best version of itself it possibly can be.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to music all day every day :)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixers are re-creating the vibe of the song. Mix engineers are supposed to AMPLIFY and CLARIFY whats already there - not create something new.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many songs do you need mixed? When is the project deadline? What do you want the songs to sound like? Is everything edited? What do you need to feel comfortable to trust your songs to a mixer?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I think the best thing for a client to understand is that I want to honor THEIR vision for the song. That requires them to be able to articulate that vision verbally and through references. Having a list of references and what specifically they like about each is the most helpful thing for us to be on the same page.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Teenage Engineering OP-1, Gibson J45, Juno 106, Manley Ref C, and some DOPE speakers.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working in audio since 2015, I recently moved to Nashville TN and write, produce, and mix for artists every day here!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean, Aggressive when needed, and BIG. I love to make songs sound massive and vibey.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Bon Iver because I love how creative and innovative his songs are, and I love how his lyrics inspire a feeling more than they convey a clear message.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Dont quantize anything except downbeats of new sections 100%! This will bring so much life to your productions!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work on pop music, or worship music. Real drums or Sampled drums, organic elements or synthetic elements, single vocal or vocal stacks, I'm used to it all!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Attention to detail. Mixing can be as scientific as it is creative. I like to combine the two thought processes in full. I'll make sure the low end is perfect and locked in through the whole song, and that no vocal "ess's" become harsh.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Attention. What is the song trying to be? That is the direction I head in. I don't do the same thing to every mix, I head in the direction that the song is begging for.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically receive a rough mix and a few mix references along with the tracks to be mixed. On the project start day I begin mixes in the morning and send off before end of day once I feel I have brought the song to the level of the references and done everything I can do to make the song sound incredible!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a treated room in Nashville Tennessee. My room is equipped for workflow and speed to suit my needs while producing or mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am heavily inspired by figures like Eric Valentine, Greg Wells, Michael Brauer, and artists like Bon Iver, Hillsong United, and LANY
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly mix songs for clients. I view mixing as the completion producer and artist's intent, so I want YOU to tell me what I want!