I am a Nashville based mixer, engineer, and musician, that strives to deliver as high a quality product as possible on every project that I am trusted to work on. I've worked with acts like Big & Rich, The Hard Working Americans and more.
I consider myself lucky to have been able to work on both sides of the glass for the past decade in such a talented city; first as a touring drummer, and then as an engineer for the past 6 years. Having spent years as a staff engineer at OMNIsound Studios, I have been privileged to work on some incredible sessions with some of the best engineers, artists, and musicians residing in Nashville. I strive to bring all of that experience to each project and deliver a product that the artist can be proud of.
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Mike is a great engineer that I’ve used on jingles and original projects both as a tracking and mixing engineer. His hidden talent as a killer drummer plays heavily into his musical approach when it comes to mixing. He’s always my first call.
I used Michael to record my single, EP, and full album! I absolutely love working with him. What I I admire most about Michael is that he KNOWS his craft. He gives his opinions when necessary and when he speaks, it's important to listen because he has the best ideas. I highly recommend working with him. He will exceed your expectation.
Ive been using Michael for all of my mixes lately!...He's very fun to work with and ego-less(which is important!) .. He's also very knowledgeable about his craft and a perfectionist, so I know ill get back more than what was expected.. I've been teliing every one about his work and if you're reading this, use him!...
Michael has become my "go to" for tracking, vocals, and mixing. Always fun to work with, efficient, and quick turnaround without compromising quality. Whether demos or masters, I highly recommend using Michael for all your studio needs!
Interview with Michael Walter
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think a good engineer will be able to impart themselves onto the work, no matter the medium. And at the end of the day, whatever allows that engineer to deliver his best work is all that matters.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work tirelessly to deliver a product that they can be proud of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that it's hard to call it a job!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Timberlake, hands down. His talent is just incredible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Residing in Nashville means I see a whole lot of country music, but I have had a lot of luck to be able to work on a number of pop, funk, jazz and rock projects as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my ability to analyze how all of the elements interplay, which I believe spawns from my many years as a drummer taking in the whole band, allows me to bring a cohesiveness to a project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: As a freelancer, I work in various facilities in Nashville based on what the project calls for. But my primary mix room is primarily a small in the box setup, using Pro Tools 12 with analog summing and lots of plugins. I do also own Logic Pro X if files need to be delivered in that format. In addition, I have a small, B room size live room with nice high ceilings and rock walls that I can track vocals in (and the occasional drum overdub!).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I try to find inspiration in everyone I come into contact with, because everyone has at least one thing that they excel at.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Right now, my days can be varied. One day I can be mixing a master or demo, the next cutting vocals, and the following day tracking a full 6 piece band, sprinkled with various digital editing tasks in between (comping/tuning/editing).