Old-school Mix Engineer

ChrisfromthePast on SoundBetter

Let me help your vision shine through the crowd. I work quickly because of my years in live audio. Instead of applying a cookie cutter approach to mixing and mastering I truly listen to your reference track, and only do the necessary processing, using my hand built analog tools and a compliment of the latest plugins. The song comes first, always.

I grew up playing in bands, and learned to record with a classic bedroom tape machine, Tascam 388.
I love working with bands and songwriters to help them sound uniquely themselves.
After 20 years working in every role in live audio, I’ve honed a work ethic, speed, and appreciation for the band’s vision that is unusual among my peers.
Communication is the key to a great outcome. A conversation and a few favorite tracks for reference are usually enough to get me going. I evaluate the material, listen to your reference track, and only do the processing that is necessary to make the song come to life.

Like it to sound like a classic record? I’m your dude.
Like it lo-fi? I got you.
Like it slick? I got you.
Need your vocals comped? I got you.
Need background vocals? I got you.
Revisions until you are happy.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with ChrisfromthePast

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital for easy recall and faster bounce times.

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

  4. A: Mac with an M2 processor, U47 pair

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

  6. A: I bought a 8 track reel to reel recorder in high school to track my projects, which quickly progressed into recording my friends’ projects, and began a gear collecting addiction. Operated a music venue for 5 years, worked in theatres, arenas and sheds for 15 years. I’ve worked for bands, venues, and production companies mixing Front of House, monitors

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Punctual, but laid back; quick

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

  10. A: Phoebe Bridgers, because I love to watch a great producer turn a vision inside her head into a conversation with her band and a vibe, and ultimately an amazing experience for the fans.

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

  12. A: Always be recording! If the band is ready and you aren’t, you are already missing out on the magic.

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

  14. A: Indie rock, metal, punk, singer songwriter, shoegaze

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

  16. A: Communication throughout the process is essential as every project is different. Pre-production makes tracking a breeze, and having the logistics figured out in advance gives better sonic results. This planning carries over to the mixing process. I love tracking, but mixing a well tracked session and bringing the artists’ voice forward is my favorite part of the process. We can do as many revisions as you need. I mix remotely for the most part.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Microphones for days, a handful of api clone preamps, some hand-built tube and solid state gear, 500 series rack thats always changing

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

  20. A: Remote mixing, on location tracking, tour prep, IEM monitor rack specification and build, monitors, Front of House

Gear Highlights
  • 500 series outboard rack thats always being added to
  • passive summing with API style make up gain
  • tons of mics and DIs
  • a bunch if API style preamps
  • and of course plugins galore
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