My name is Brad Rothwell. I've been involved with music most of my life. Graduated from Full Sail University with a Recording Arts Bachelors in Science. I have been recording, mixing, and mastering since 2012 as a freelance audio engineer. I work with many styles of music including: HipHop, Trap, RnB, Electronic, Pop, Rock, and Indie music.
The services I provide are for Mixing and Mastering.
Examples upon request.
(Please provide tracks in Wav or AIFF format as well as references and notes for the mix and master)
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11 ReviewsEndorse Brad Rothwell
I've worked with Brad for the last couple years on several project. He always delivers above and beyond your expectations, and will not leave you disappointed. He knows what he is doing when it comes to the skill set that Brad has.
Went out on a limb and didnt know what to expect when i chose to work with u but i can say u turned my song around and just made it all around better !!!amazing work
Been working with Brad my whole music career practically and have yet to be disappointed with any project I've done with him. Always an awesome dude to be in the studio with and always has creative and constructive ideas to help better the project. Amazing mixes its like Christmas when I get a final mix from Brad. Highly recommend working with him!
Brad is one of the chillest, most open minded person I've ever had the pleasure of working with and knowing.
The ideas he has that he can build from the ground up are absolutely crazy and awesome!
His mixes are always top tier!
Brad and I have worked together on multiple projects. His insight and knowledge make him a pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend booking a session with him to see just how talented and veracious the final product becomes.
Highly recommend working with Brad. Not only does he do an awesome job, but he also provides valuable insight that should not be taken for granted.
I love his productions and i feel good when working with him , the dude is good in mastering mhen.hoping to work with him again
I've worked with brad for years and as far as production goes you won't ever be dissapointed. Aside from being skilled being in the studio with him is always entertaining and a learning process I think every artist could take something from. I recommend him for any genre and any project.
Brad isn't just any old producer, he's a rather eclectic person who spends time with music like a Husband would with his wife. His ear for music, and heart for music has inspired me to become the best artist I can be and I can't wait to continue working with him, I encourage any and everyone to see what he can do, garuntee he will surprise you with the amount of effort polished into his craft.
Does quality work. Fair prices for mixing and mastering. You find no better deal for amazing work! Cant wait to work on more projects. My go to producer for sure!
Excellent Work Done to the five tracks I had done! Was beyond pleased with the work and will be working with him on my future projects.
Interview with Brad Rothwell
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was really proud to work on a couple EPs with an artist called Allen Michael. He was very open minded on trying something new and experimental. It was a lot of fun trying out different things to create a unique listening experience.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been working with some regular clients on some new projects lately. Mostly singles and a few albums.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: At the moment, I don't know anyone on the site since I've fairly new.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love working with music. Being a part of someone's art is a grateful feeling.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Mostly if I have deals with multiple tracks or how long it will take to finish. I usually give discount deals to people who have 5 songs or more. As for how long it takes for me to finish a song, it really depends. If there's not a lot to do to a track then I can have it finished in a day. But if there are a lot of tracks in a project that have a lot of things to fixed then it could take a few days.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do not send an MP3 of all the tracks to mix. At least send Wav files since MP3's diminish the quality of audio.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Whenever I parallel compress something I like to add an EQ before the compressor. That way I can control what frequencies I want to push the compressor. This will bring a more focused approach to the sound you're trying to beef up.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start off by listening to the track to get a feel for it. Then I'll move on to the drums and bass to get them sounding good together. I generally will do vocals right after so I know it will fit with the rest of the elements that have more of a focus to the sound.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I primarily do most of my mixing, mastering, and productions inside the box. All of my work is done in Ableton 11 with just about every plugin under the sun to work with. I use Adam Audio speakers (with the ribbon tweeter) and I use Sennheiser HD 600 headphones for another reference. All of this is connected to a Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I can't really afford most of the analog gear and I have plugins that are a fraction of the price that can do the same things. Plus, plugins don't take up space in my studio.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do my best to achieve the sound you're looking for.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people get the idea that when I'm mixing a track they think I'm producing it. Nothing too crazy but it can sometimes be confusing as to what they are wanting me to do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are there any specific things they want done on the track or are they going for a particular sound? Also, do they have a reference track? Whether it's for the mix or master.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, Headphones, Generator, Wifi, and a Slushy Machine.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: At the moment I have a few different career paths going on since I'm still new to the game. I try to keep my options open to see which one will take off more than the other. I've been mixing since 2012.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is kind of all over the place haha. I try to experiment with different types of music so that way I can also try out different techniques.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Kendrick Lamar or D'Angelo. They both are super creative with their styles and make such interesting music that sets them apart from most artists. I'd also like to work with the producer Rick Rubin mostly to learn his philosophy on how he works with different types of artists.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly Hip-Hop/Rap and RnB, some Pop. I've worked with a few bands like Rock, Punk, and Metal as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Probably my ability to feel the track's potential and to creatively find ways that will furthermore express the track in a unique way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to enhance what the producer or artist has envisioned in their track. Making things pop out where they need to be and to bring out the emotion of what the track is trying to express out to the listener more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'd have to say Derek Ali or Noah Shebib. These guys really know how to turn a good record into a great record with their own added creativity to make it unique. They are constantly making hits so they must be doing something right.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly mixing and mastering but on occasion I also do some music production.