I offer lively, warm production and mixing for an affordable cost.
I would love to elevate your great compositions to something you’ve never imagined. I work like a carpenter. I chip away at my work and find the perfect edge your song needs. I can’t wait to see what we make!
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Garreth is the man. As a mix engineer myself, I can say with full confidence that he has an excellent ear and intuitive musical touch that highlights all of his work that I've heard. His sound has a lot of vibe / character / warmth / depth to it, while also being tight / clean / professional -- he always manages to strike that perfect balance. Sonically colorful, yet naturalistic and effortless-sounding, always engaging, and a pleasure to listen to -- 10/10 would highly recommend working with G.
Interview with Garreth Spinn
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There's an artists called BYRUM that I produced and mixed and it was such an enlightening, exciting, creative process. We recorded the band live in a wonderful studio and I took those live tracks and completely flipped them upside and inside out to create something new and beautiful. I'm very proud of that work.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Spencer Martin!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: hmmmm....analog is most exciting and real, digital is just convenient. I can make either work just fine.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will find something in your song that you did not hear or see.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the thrill of finishing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you make it louder? A: :)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Every song I produce is a wildly different process, with exception to the very beginning. Nothing is boiler plate, no song is the same.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Well, I'd say the biggest question is: What do you expect?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open. What you have has so much room for growth and change. Embrace it within collaboration and you will be stunned at what can occur.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook, my interface, my favorite condenser mic, my bass and my AKG headphones. That would keep me busy for a lifetime.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My musical path has been a long and winding road. for the better part of 15 years I've been learning and absorbing, with no intentions of stopping any time soon.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It very much depends on the song but everything I do has a strong sense of rhythm.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sufjan Stevens. He truly is this generations genius and blessing to the world. I'd love to just watch him work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I record vocals first, or have something that's very very close to final. I get that in the can so that everything I do is dictated by the vocal that already exists. This ensures the song is the center.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've done a lot of different stuff. Rock, Funk, Hip Hop, Folk, Alternative, Electronic, Ambient.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Balancing grit and sheen and always making sure the song is the star.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life, air, punch, bite.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For production, I typically start with an acoustic/vocal track and build around that. For mixing, I start with Vocals and Drums and focus on leveling. For me, that's 80% of the mix, then I tinker and tweak until every moment shines.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I keep it pretty slim. I feel the less tools I have, the more creative I am. I have what I need to do just about anything.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Wow. This could be a huge list. I adore Dr. Dog, Vulfpeck, Paul McCartney, Animal Collective, Jack White, Bob Dylan, Butch Walker, Spoon, Q Tip, MF DOOM, Sufjan Stevens.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I mix with the goal of bringing life to the mix. Often times I get sessions that made been recorded across space and time and I aim to make it sound like it's happening live in the room, if that's what the mix calls for. I love that lived in sound. For production, I try to produce with an unbiased ear. I like twists and turns and taking a great song and make every moment memorable.