Bret Fickes

Remote Metal Mixing

8 Reviews
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If your song has a "BLEGH" in it, then I might be your guy😉

Do you like pizza parties, self-betterment, or eradication of the human race? 🍕💀 Me too!❤️

Audio Engineer based out of Santa Barbara, CA specializing in Pop Punk, Hardcore, Metalcore, and Deathcore. I want to make your poppy choruses and brutal breakdowns sound HUGE! My focus is gaining experience and delivering QUALITY work, not making money, so take advantage of entry level pricing NOW. I promise to be reliable and professional, and if you're not entirely satisfied with your track or the experience, then money back guaranteed!

Services include but are not limited to:
-Mixing (EQ, compression, saturation, etc.)
-Editing (time-aligning, tuning, layering, etc.)
-Session Instrumentals (electric guitar or bass)

If you like what I do, I would be grateful if you leave a review and tell your friends. Thanks for your consideration!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Brad C.

    Bret is an absolute professional. Worked together with him on a project and he went above and beyond - sending over a wealth of clean, highly-produced, high-quality stems - giving myself as a producer tons of options to bring the project to life. I highly recommend working with Bret if you're looking for professionalism, communication and a high-level of talent!

  2. Review by Carlos B
    by Carlos B

    Loved working with Bret. Super professional, dedicated and enthusiastic about the project we worked on. Very creative vocal layering with a fantastic quality. Understands and applies feedback to meet and exceed expectations. Would love to work with him again!

  3. Review by Jake T
    by Jake T

    Bret came to me asking to collaborate for practice and the end result ended up being commercial. His work ethic is bar none, his communication and responsiveness is instant and friendly, and overall his standard of quality will spoil you. I would LOVE to work with this professional again.

  4. Review by Mike D
    by Mike D

    Hands down the most organized engineer I have ever used!

    Rest assured, if you use Bret, every aspect of your project is going to be cataloged and saved in such a way that saves TONS of time and energy. Great sound, INSANE organization, and fun dude to work with

  5. Review by Tom Batty
    by Tom Batty

    Bret is very dedicated to his work and goes above and beyond to deliver a project. Would definitely work with him again.

  6. Review by Wenbo Ma
    by Wenbo Ma

    Would recommend 100%! It was such an amazing experience to work with Bret, he is a perfectionist and takes the time to listen to you. He is incredibly talented and professional. What I liked most about him was his positive attitude and enthusiasm.

  7. Review by Daniel
    by Daniel

    Bret helped me with mixing and cleaning up a song that I wrote for my fiancé for our engagement. He was a joy to work with! I don't have a lot of experience in recording and producing, and Bret explained in detail the steps he took to get things sounding as good as possible. Would definitely recommend his mixing and producing talents.

  8. Review by Ross Rocco
    by Ross Rocco

    Great guitarist, can get super tight takes! Bret worked on a metalcore song for me a few months back and I was super impressed by the takes I got back.

My Damnation by Chelsea Grin (Cover)

I was the Recording and Mixing Engineer (Vocals) in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to 5 revisions and turn-around time of 5 days depending on other work orders. Songs that exceed 5 minutes or 50 tracks may incur an additional cost of half the price of the selected service.

Gear Highlights
  • Cubase Pro 11
  • Ibanez JBBM20 Guitar
  • Cort SP-PB Bass
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SoundBetter Deal

Next 5 clients get 50% off one service!