I've worked with everyone from Taylor Swift, Bob Seger, Maggie Rose, Kelsea Ballerini, Rob Thomas, Alabama, Michale W. Smith, Collective Soul.... My mixes have won Artist of the year, Video of the year. My studio is in the heart of Music Row in Nashville. My job is to pull out all of excitement, energy and passion you put into your recording.
I am a mixing and recording engineer that works in the heart of music row. I've worked with some amazing artists over my career. I'd love to take what I know and help you take your music to the next level. My attention to detail and my passion to make every song as great as possible is what has kept me busy all these years. With the way the music business is now, it only takes one song to get you noticed. So every song you have should sound as great and as radio ready as possible.
Contact me and let's take your music to the next level.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Aaron Chmielewski
Aaron is awesome Does great work with a quick turnaround time!
Aaron did an incredible job mixing the single I produced. I had essentially no revisions to his initial mix, which is rare. He was super easy to work with and responsive. Even though I was working with an indy artist, his work and demeanor was as if he was mixing on a major label gig. My only regret is not finding him sooner.
Interview with Aaron Chmielewski
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Digital for the work flow, Analog for the sound
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will no matter what always give you the best product I can. I never cut corners
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that I am my own boss
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Before you send a track to me make sure everything is the best it can be.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pro Tools, Retro Sta Level, Sony 800, Genelec Speakers, SPL Mixdream
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off as an intern and worked my way up to assistant engineer. I studied under a great mix engineer that has worked for Rob Thomas, Santana, ACDC, Jason Mraz, Bon Jovi.... I learned so much from him and he gave me so much knowledge of how to go about engineering. After a few year of working with him I started getting clients of my own and I have been working ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very modern, clean, crisp, punchy. I like for every track to be heard.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think working with Katie Perry, Pink, Bruno Mars would be on the top of my list.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The biggest problem I come across when mixing is trying to fit all the tracks into their own space. When you are working think about where each track is going to fit sonically.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a lot of modern country and pop music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing is where I really shine
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring another set of trained ears to songs I work on. I bring clarity and punch. I create a vibe, a soul, an emotion to the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I rent a space at Starstruck Studio's which is in the heart of music row. I have a mix room and a vocal booth. I have analog gear that I use along side digital great. I mix inside the box but I have 16 channel summing box so I am able to split tracks out and process them though my analog gear. So I have the best of both worlds. My mixes sound bigger and wider because I am not just mixing in the box.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord Alge, David Thoner, Mutt Lang
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a lot of mixing, anything from demo's to Ep's to full albums. I also record full bands in big tracking studios and work on projects from start to finish.