Blind Squirrel Studios

Remote Mixing and Mastering

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"Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in while." Well I might be that nut! I have 15 years of experience recording, producing, mixing and mastering music. If you want your track mixed and mastered at a reasonable rate, you've found your guy.

Hello, and welcome to my profile! My name is Adam. I am a producer that lives in the quiet town of Harrison, Maine and music has been the main focus of my life ever since I was young. I have written and recorded many songs over the years, and even released a metal album! Recently, I have completed my own home studio setup and am looking to put it to good use. I am also an experienced guitar and bass player, and I will be happy to perform for your track if needed.

My rates:
$13 per stem or...
$200 flat rate for mixes with 16-24 stems
$310 flat rate for mixes with 24-36 stems

DI tracks, if accompanied with effected tracks, do not count towards total stem count
For example:
-Guitar Amp Left (+1 stem)
-Guitar Amp Right (+1 stem)
-Guitar DI Left (Does not count towards total)
-Guitar DI Right (Does not count towards total)
-Bass DI (+1 stem, due to no accompanying effected track)

$15 editing fee if requested
3 free revisions, $10 per revision after that

$30 per song
5 free revisions!

-Session services
Please contact for pricing, amount will vary.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Blind Squirrel Studios

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

  2. A: Orphyn's self titled album. I played bass and provided some vocals for it and was a great learning experience.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A death metal mix (surprise, surprise right?)

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Sadly no... I'm very new to this site and hoping to make some friends!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital for most things, for financial reasons. Though nothing sounds like real tape saturation, and twisting real knobs on physical hardware is way better.

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

  10. A: If you promise to be clear and communicate with me, I promise to give your track 5000% effort to make your vision a reality.

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

  12. A: Being creative and making people happy when they hear their song.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How long will it take? 6-7 days!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Many people seem to think mixes just fall into place, when in fact there is much more going on than meets the... ear?

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

  18. A: Is there a song you want this track to sound like? Do you have any reference tracks you'd like to send? Do you have any particular effects you'd like on a part of the song? Does it need editing? Would you like any pitch correction done?

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

  20. A: Have a clear(ish) vision of how you want your song to sound. I'm here to make your music sound like YOU want it! I don't want to deliver a product that doesn't make you happy.

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

  22. A: Computer, interface, monitors, guitar, bass, and a 1/4 instrument jack :)

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

  24. A: I stared with guitar when I was 12, and learned all the rock classics. I then picked up bass and fell down the jazz fusion rabbit hole for quite a few years. I then formed a progressive metal band with my father and brother in which I played bass. We wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered our own album and just over a years time. I have been building my own studio for a year, and now it's finally ready to pump some tunes out!

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Heavy. For a metal or rock song, it should feel like you are in the room with the band.

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

  28. A: Rush, because they are amazing musicians and visionaries. I feel like I would learn a lot from working with those guys! RIP Neal Peart.

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

  30. A: NEVER go fixing anything you don't hear! Take your time to get things right. the first time.

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

  32. A: Death metal, Black metal, Progressive metal, the heavier the better! I also have worked on some rock and fusion-jazz stuff. I have written and mixed quite a few EDM tracks as well.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Big heavy kicks, thunderous toms, snappy snares and clear, crisp cymbals. I use a unique technique for bass that will have a big steady low end, while also letting the high end cut through the mix. Guitars will be heavy, powerful and deep; without muddying up the mid-lows of the mix. Vocals are clear and intelligible; I pay very special attention to vocals, because the human ear is particularly sensitive to the voice.

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

  36. A: As a lifelong musician, I know how the music should sound. It should pull you in and take you to the world the musician is trying to show you. Having a nice clean, full mix is crucial to this aspect of music. If there is something in the mix that takes me out of that "world" I instantly know what to fix!

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

  38. A: Confer with customer to get an idea of how they want their song to sound, then ask for some reference tracks. Pull in stems, and do a quick 20 minute mix (panning, levels, bus routing, track grouping/naming, etc). I then switch to mono and take care of all the EQ and compression, this will be the majority of my mixing time. I will then flip between mono and stereo and make adjustments until the mix is strong in both. I will then add reverbs and delays and program automation to give the song some life. I then do some final polishing, and send the mix to the customer.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I use an ASUS Zephyrus G14 as a production computer, JBL 305p MKII's for monitoring, AKG K240 studio headphones, Orange Crush 35RT for guitar, Markbass Combo head II for bass and an M-Audio Axiom for MIDI control.

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

  42. A: Though I am inspired by all the classic bands, my first musical love was Led Zepplin. I then discovered Rush and it blew my mind! Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neal Peart, Layne Staley, and Mikael Åkerfeldt are my biggest musical influences. As far as music production professionals, I really like Andrew Scheps' approach to mixing. Butch Vig, Rich Costey, Eddie Kramer, and Sylvia Massy are also sources of inspiration for me.

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

  44. A: As a new studio, I don't have a steady clientele base (hence making a profile on here!). My most common type of work is mixing and mastering.

The Dice by Lead Inc.

I was the Mixing engineer, Mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

3 free revisions for mixes,
5 free revisions on masters,
6-7 day typical turnaround time

GenresSounds Like
  • TOOL
  • System Of A Down
  • Alice In Chains
Gear Highlights
  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor (VST)
  • Black Box Analog Design HG-2 (VST)
  • Brainworx Townhouse buss compressor
  • Elysia Alpha mastering compressor (VST)
  • Brainworx SSL 4000 E
  • Dangerous BAX EQ (VST)
  • Maag EQ4 (VST)
  • Izotope Ozone
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