Adrian Gariba

Remote Mixing, Music Producer

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I've mixed, produced and written projects for Warner Music, Armada Music, Strange Music, Auryn64. Produced and mixed top 5 Billboard charting soundtrack. I currently own a commercial studio in Toronto, Canada. I have a Diploma in Audio Engineering from IAR in New York and have worked in the industry for 20 years.

If you are interested in working with me I usually like to hear a rough mix from your song first. I thrive on communication and enjoy hearing as many ideas as possible. I am able to mix, tune vocals, and edit to a high level. I can also mix both in the box and in console or as hybrid depending on the needs of a project. I have had mentors in Pop, Rock and Rap/Trap throughout my learning years and have no leaning towards a specific genre. I've also designed synthesizer plugins for Reason Studios "The Synthwave plugin" and have an affinity to nostalgic music programming. I am also able to speak basic Mandarin, French and fluent English (My first language). I do include a master in all my mixes for free but always recommend my clients to seek 3rd party mastering if their budget permits.

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  1. Review by PaprTape

    I have been working with Adrian for years. He has always delivered on time and with the utmost quality. I have also got an analog console mix from him recently and it sounded amazing. Not only is he a talented engineer, he is also well versed in production and composition.

Interview with Adrian Gariba

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

  2. A: I produced and mixed a song on the In Search of Darkness soundtrack. I'm proud of it because I was a huge 80s horror movie fan and anything connected to John Carpenter was big for me. The soundtrack also charted on Billboard top 5 Electronic which also helped. :)

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Analog has a tone that is still hard to capture in plugins. Digital has instant recall and much better automation and editing.

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

  6. A: If I accepted to work on your project. It's because I feel I can make it better. You will walk out of this experience better than you walked in. That's my #1 promise.

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

  8. A: What don't I like? I like it all!

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

  10. A: How was this recorded? What are your inspirations, references?

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

  12. A: Be prepared and manage your expectations. Check what you have side by side against what inspires you.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: My style has some nostalgic feel but I'm fully in the modern era.

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

  16. A: Less is more

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

  18. A: I'm a very multi genre inspired person and have no preferences.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: That would depend on the song...:)

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

  22. A: I bring 20 years of experience as a soundesigner, songwriter, producer and mix engineer. Even if I'm only booked for one task I feel it helps to know the rest.

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

  24. A: I typically get files sent to me prior to booking a project. I only work on projects I feel are in a position to get their money's worth. I like to manage expectations and get inspired by those I work with.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I mix and produce entirely hybrid. I have both plugins as well as hardware in my setup. The centerpiece of my studio is my T-Series console. I also have a collection of rare mic pres, and analog synthesizers. My room is also tuned and treated professionally.

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

  28. A: Mix engineers that inspire me include Spike Stent, Serban, and the late Bruce Swedien. Producers that inspire me vary far and wide that I don't think there is space to list them.

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

  30. A: I typically produce and mix for clients.

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Kanye West
  • Dua Lipa
Gear Highlights
  • 24channel 8 bus T-Series Analog Console
  • Orion 32 Interface
  • Neve 33314 Mic pre
  • Arm Mic pre
  • Trident 4t channel
  • Lexicon PCM60
  • BAE 1073DMP
  • Neumann u87
  • Shure SM7B
  • Sony C48
  • 3u Warbler 5
  • Yamaha HS80 with HS10 Sub
  • YSM1 Monitors
  • Bryston 2b
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