Jim Spencer

Mix engineer,Music Producer

3 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Credits include New Order, Johnny Marr, The Charlatans, Black Grape, Henge. I specialise in mixing and music production, with multiple gold and platinum awarded albums to my name

With 30 years in the industry, I have produced, engineered and mixed several albums for The Charlatans, New Order and Electronic amongst many others. I have a passion for recording and mixing music, and enjoy shaping great music into great sounding records. My studio is a purpose built mixing environment with great acoustics and all the gear I need to make amazing sounding records.
With a background as a keyboard player, I have toured Europe as part of Johnny Marrs band supporting Oasis.
I am also the head of Eve Mastering at Eve studios in Manchester. Eve’s mastering equipment is ultra rare, and includes vintage BBC radiophonic workshop era equipment. Combined with cutting edge digital tools, I specialise in getting great sounding masters. Mastering credits include Chloe Foy, Ostereo Records, and many more.

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3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by TCSM
    by TCSM

    Jim makes the work process seamless. He understands the emotion and vibe of each song we’ve worked on. I look forward to continuing to work with him and highly recommend him for mixing and mastering.

  2. Review by TCSM
    by TCSM

    It was great working with Jim on another track. The way he crafted this mix was inspiring, beyond anything I could have imagined! I look forward to working with him again.

  3. Review by TCSM
    by TCSM

    Working with Jim was amazing! His experience and expertise really shows. He elevated my track beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him for his professionalism and outstanding quality of work.

Interview with Jim Spencer

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: my computer, my synths, speakers, vintage BBC mic pre and telefunken mic!

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: Trust your ears, your taste and remember its not brain surgery!

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

  6. A: I tend to work on music with organic elements, I love working with guitars in particular. I spent 12 years working alongside Johnny Marr who is a master of orchestrating guitars and learnt much from him. I also have a love of electronic music, and much of the music I work on combines traditional instrumentation with an electronic element to the sound.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: I'm very professional, strive to make any client super happy with the results of my work.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: Mostly I guess I bring my taste coupled with 30 years of experience and skill built up over the years working with high profile clients. I'm also a musician which I feel gives me an edge in mixing music

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Both!

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: I will be committed to getting an end result you will love

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: I love doing a job that I enjoy, and I like the variety in working in lots of different genres.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: get in touch, and lets chat about your requirements and budget. I'd always rather be involved in a great project than not!

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

  20. A: I started of as a piano player, but landed a job at a top residential studio in the UK called Chapel Studios. I quickly progressed to head engineer, and after 3 years went freelance engineering and then mixing the 2nd album for a band called Electronic, featuring Johnny Marr(The Smiths), Bernard Sumner (New Order), and Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk). I continued working alongside Johnny Marr for 12 years and went on to produce records for many artists over the following years. I became the head of EVE mastering in 2017. This year marks my 30th year working professionally in the industry as a sound engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Intuitive, organised, hard working

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

  24. A: I'd love to work with Big Thief as I believe Adrianne Lenker is one of the best songwriters of her generation!

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Im have a purpose built mix room in Manchester, UK. I also use my studio to record guitars, vocals and keyboards during my production sessions.

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

  28. A: Mostly I mix music for clients, but I also produce and master.

Henge - DNA

I was the Producer and Mix engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

For mixes and mastering, 2 revisions included in the fee. I can usually turn around a mix or a master in 1-2 weeks, but on some occasions this may be less if specifically required.

GenresSounds Like
  • New Order
  • The Charlatans
  • Johnny Marr
Gear Highlights
  • vintage 60's Valve BBC Line/mic amp
  • Distressor
  • UA plugins
  • Slate
  • Soundtoys
  • plus tonnes more!
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