I may not have all the number 1 billboard hits that other engineers have, but what I do have is a passion for is selling records. My goal is to translate every intention and emotion you want to convey into your piece of music, I want your track to be sonically competitive, and believe me, if you trust your song with me you will have no regrets.
Hey guys I am a mixing engineer based in Adelaide Australia. I have been mixing for 6 years and absolutely love the art of mixing. Trust me with your song and I will make sure that record is competitive and sonically great. I currently am a intern for Kid Travis and specialise in modern genres, pop, hiphop and rnb.
Send me a proposal I would be more than happy to work with you.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Marcus Taing
Marcus is incredibly talented and easy to work with, a great communicator and also a hard worker. He is dedicated to his goals and highly skilled at mastering, mixing, and just overall recognising how to constantly improve songs. I strongly recommend working with him!
Have had the privilege to work with Marcus on occasion, invites a true professional atmosphere and is a great efficient worker who provides awesome results for whatever sound you want to achieve.
Excellent mixing engineer whom I have had the privilege to communicate with. He has helped me work on several of my songs and has proven to make them sound much better. Real friendly guy too!
High professional and very knowledgeable at mixing, mastering and producing songs. Easy to work and correspond with. He is able to achieve within a given timeframe.
Interview with Marcus Taing
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I have the best job in the world. I am so grateful that I get to bring peoples music to life for a living. I love meeting all of these amazing artist and producers and getting the privilege to be around such amazing people.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Target audience, references and what my role is in this production. I do my best work when the client has full trust in me.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I need to know exactly what you want out of the mix and who you are targeting. Mixing a song for everyone's ears in every music subcategory is not the way to go. If you want to sell records make your target clear and I'll make sure they love it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1176 rev A, EQP1A, Manley Vari Mu, Neve 1073 and of course a distressor
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been mixing for my 5th year now and have been studying mastering for 3 years. I will be studying at Abbey Roads Sydney next year and am currently an intern under Kid Travis.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bold and Intentional.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My taste is mainly in modern pop, hip-hop and acoustic pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am an artist and singer songwriter as well, so I understand the relationship between all elements of a song and can translate that really well through my mixes. As a producer I also have a great understanding on how musical elements should sit in a mix, and know how to create development and movement in a song through the sonics.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on my own songs whilst mixing and producing songs for friends and people locally. I am working on my portfolio for Abbey Roads Sydney.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not on soundbetter, but I love Stefan Durandt from Abbey roads. He creates the most stunning mixes.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both worlds, the things that digital tools can do is amazing and mind blowing. I have a great digital workflow but at the same time I have had the opportunity to work with consoles and analog gear, and the height and width that a console can give to a mix is just unimaginable. I am a hybrid workflow guy but something is just so special about analog gear.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anybody else with a laptop and DAW can do what I do. I have been studying for 5 years now, studying the way my tools behave and knowing how they effect audio has taken me years. Understanding the relationship between all the roles in music production and catering for all is not something anyone with a laptop can do.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jeremy Zucker. I love his sound design, his compositions and him as an artist. I think his music is so diverse and amazing and I would really love to be apart of his world. His music just takes me to a different place sonically and I would love to be apart of that journey.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I know what sells a record, I bring a sonic ear to the production making sure that your song not only shines musically, but is sonically competitive and makes your song standout above the other thousands of records being released every day. I am honest, hardworking, and will be completely black and white with you through the whole process.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My comfortable turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. I listen to the demo and the rough mix, establish the important elements of the song. Then I'll get into balancing and addressing production issues, if I have to replace drums or write a bass line I will do whatever I need to do to make sure the record sells. Then I'll spend a week on it and send it back at the end of the week. Then I'll take feedback, make changes accordingly and polish up the mix. I take one day to do the initial master, then I sleep on it, make changes on day two, and send deliverables in day 3 of mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Josh Gudwin, Serban Ghnea, Jaycen Joshua, and Kid Travis (who is my mentor). My favorite artist is Jeremy Zucker and Novo Amor.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My song "conversations with myself". I wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the song in a week. It is one of my favorite songs sonically and was one of my first songs I had wrote.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I put my all into every mix I do, just trust me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My opinions on their song, feedback on the production, and why I made the choices I made in the mix. I give honest feedback :).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Rely on your ears not your eyes, don't be confined to rules and make sure everything you do has a purpose. Whether that be adding a new synth or an compressor. Everything needs to be done with intention, trust your ears.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in my home studio, in a mastering treated room. My mainly used gear would be my WA-2A , my UAD Apollo x16 and the universal audio plugins world. I mix mainly on Sennheiser HD800s' and check mixes on a pair of rokits and Yamaha HS5's
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I specialize in Mixing and Mastering, I have a higher experience in Mixing.