Christopher T Smith

Mixing and Production

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Musician, producer and mix engineer with work broadcast on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland, Amazing Radio and featured in the pages of NME, London In Stereo and various National Newspapers.

I'm a musician, producer and mix engineer who has works with a number of independent artists, bands and record labels.

Having started as guitarist in bands, I've had good and bad experiences with recording and mixing and my approach has been shaped by those experiences and a desire to ensure the client always feels valued and listened to. My approach is simple. Every projects starts ands ends with client and their vision. Before working with anyone, I like to have a chat and understand what they’re looking for and establish if I’m a good fit for the project. If I don't think I can do your project justice I'll be honest. If we do click though you can be guaranteed that your project will receive the attention, dedication and enthusiasm it deserves and I'll work on it until you love the result.

I love helping new and independent artists and bands - no project is too big or small, so whether you are looking for someone to mix your next single, EP or album, or a full blown producer with creative input, please get in touch and let's have a chat!

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

Interview with Christopher T Smith

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I work almost exclusively in the box (digitally). Don't get me wrong, I do love the sound of analog gear but with plugins I can have 10 instances of the same compressor across a mix.

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

  4. A: The distinction between mixing and producing.

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

  6. A: I like to have chat before starting a project to find out more about what the client is looking for, their influences and i normally ask for a small playlist of reference tracks.

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

  8. A: I've played in bands for many years and was always the guy who would be over the producer and mix engineer's shoulder in the studio. With my own band I slowly started taking less of a watching brief and became more hands on until I was recording, producing and mixing all of our music. From there I started working with more bands and artists.

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

  10. A: I'd love to spend a day in the studio with Lindsey Buckingham.

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

  12. A: I work across many genres but predominantly Indie, Rock and Pop

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I work out of my home studio which is equipped with Logic Pro X and a load of industry standard plugins. I use Yamaha HS8 reference monitors and a few pairs of different headphones. I have multiple guitars, amps and effects pedals, percussion and a MIDI keyboard in case the client wants me to add something to song.

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

  16. A: Lindsey Buckingham, Bernard Butler, Mark Ronson

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

  18. A: Production and mixing

Terms Of Service

I'm flexible with revisions, as long as they're within reason.

Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Yamaha Monitors
  • Slate Digital / Waves / Soundtoys Plugins
  • Large Selection of Guitars
  • Amps and Effects Pedals.
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