Drew Boals

Individualized Remote Mixing

4 Reviews
Drew Boals on SoundBetter

Individualized, Emotive Remote Mixing - No standard chains - Every song deserves its own special attention. Focused Genres: Rock, Metal, Alternative. Goal with every mix: To maximize emotion.

Music is about conveying emotion and mixing should be about pulling as much emotion as possible out of every song. My focus is on exactly that with an individual approach to each song. I don't copy and paste chains song to song as I believe each song deserves its own special attention. It's your music and it should properly convey your complex and emotive message.

The mixing process should be a two-way conversation. I don't believe in "one-and-done". Even though remote mixing can be at a distance, phone calls, real time mix streaming, and zoom calls during revisions can be used to get the same quality an in-person visit could provide.

My background starts with Dark Horse Institute, where analog and digital are taught together. Console workflow informs digital workflow. After that is my time spent at Dark Horse Recording, first as just an intern, then an assistant, and now as an on-call freelance engineer. Recording sessions are an easy way to learn everything is to serve the song; just as careful mic choice and position can empower the message in a song during recording, specific compressor choice and settings enhance a song during mixing. Everything is to serve your vision, and your vision deserves to be conveyed powerfully.

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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Bryan Howell
    by Bryan Howell

    Drew is the consummate professional when it comes to tracking and post-production. His knowledge of all the elements in the chain of a recording is immense and his concern and care for the end result of the music he works on is clear and palpable. He has a variety of approaches and techniques to draw on in all elements of the recording chain, from mic choice to preamps to "special sauce" tricks with plugins and mixing techniques, making him a versatile and supremely knowledgeable engineer, mixer and collaborator.

  2. Review by Dustin Sellers
    by Dustin Sellers

    Amazing person - engineer- producer. He is amazingly easy to work with and flexible on whatever you envision for your music and mixes. The facilities are relaxed and beautiful with endless options for whatever direction you want to go. Thanks Andrew and Darkhorse studios for making my record what I knew it could be! I will be back!

  3. Review by Andrew Richmond
    by Andrew Richmond

    Absolutely killer mixes. Drew knows what he’s doing whether it’s tracking, mixing, or mastering he’s pure genius. I’ve worked with him for many months and am always amazed by his vast knowledge of gear, plug-ins, and sound. Highly recommend.

  4. Review by Jericho
    by Jericho

    Working with Drew was incredible! He did an amazing job on my songs and was so patient during the entire process. I can't recommend him enough!

Inside Your Mind by Dustin Sellers

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Typically 10 is the max number of free revisions with no extra charge, on a case-by-case basis. Typical turn-around time is within 1-2 weeks. Editing is a separate charge.

Gear Highlights
  • ProTools Studio
  • Avantone Mixcube
  • Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro
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