Hello! My name is Tucker Hill, I run a private recording, mixing, and mastering studio in Fishtown, Philadelphia. I am a professional performer, producer, and sound engineer with a BFA in Music Composition from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
As a producer, I offer a variety of services from traditional mixing and mastering, to full scale production. Much of the work that I do involves a client coming to me with songs (lyrics, melody, and chord changes) for an album or EP, but no direction as to the arrangement, instrumentation, or production. I will, based on reference material and communication with my client about their vision, perform, record, and mix their music myself. This process drastically reduces the cost of the record by eliminating the need to coordinate rehearsals, and book session players and in house engineers. It is my absolute priority to respect my clients and their artwork in a productive and professional matter. Shoot me a message and realize your vision!
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2 ReviewsEndorse Tucker Hill Music
Tucker engineered a recording session with my band Sitting in Cars. Over the course of the day Tucker brought out the best in my band through his suggestions and relaxed disposition. Tucker conducted himself in an incredibly professional manner and his skills in the studio were top notch. We were extremely happy with the quality and clarity of our recordings with Tucker!
Tucker recorded, mixed, and mastered an EP and a single for me. The experience was nothing but rewarding. Tucker will focus all of his effort and concentration towards your artistic vision. His technical ability is extremely proficient, and he also supplies his own suggestions which are always tasteful and never forced. I highly recommend and hope to work more with Tucker in the future!
Interview with Tucker Hill Music
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dave Pettit is a fantastic mixing engineer and a fantastic person!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My telefunken tube mic, my handmade early 70s Les Paul, my Vox AC30, Fabfilter Pro Q2, THE DELETE BUTTON
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whether I'm playing in a band, jamming casually, or mixing in an A-List studio facility, I ask myself 'what can I do for the music?' and NEVER 'What can the music do for me?' I remove distractions from the music. I work with the artist to realize their work, and convey it accurately to their listeners. Together my clients and I eliminate extraneous material, and focus all of the musical energy in a project on amplifying its emotional expression.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In the studio, creative energy needs to flow freely. My setup is simple, streamlined, and calibrated for efficient work flow. I work in the box, with a large studio investment in high quality instruments and microphones. My clean monitoring environment and collection of cutting edge software provides with all the tools I need bring a piece of music to and beyond the industry standard.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The producers who inspire me most are those who work decisively and focus on removing inhibitions from the music. Two of my favorite engineers are Michael Brauer (John Mayer) and Josh Gudwin (Justin Bieber).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beside traditional mixing, the most common type of work I do is full scale production: from lead sheet to mastered project. A client will bring their song-lyrics, melody, and chords and I will arrange, record, mix and master it. Depending on the project, we will hire a band or I will play all of the supplementary instruments.