Extremely versatile. Love live instrumentation. Want your 'real' drums and piano to blend seamlessly with your programmed beats and soft synths then I'm your man.
I've worked with multi-platinum selling, award-winning artists across multiple genres. Rock and pop is my thing however last year I engineered, produced and mixed a UK Classical Number One album; real proof that I can work with any genre!
My background is playing in bands so I play guitar, bass, drums to a high standard and get by pretty well on keys!
I'm new to SoundBetter so you're not going to see hundreds of glowing reviews on here saying how I transformed someone's song or made their mix sound incredible. There are plenty of those quotes in my inbox though ;)
Working with me you'll get a very personalised experience. I'm not a factory, I prefer quality to quantity and will work hard to help you make your songs sound the best they can. I'll ask you about who your favourite artists are and what you want your music to sound like, that way we'll be on the same page and I can quickly get the sound you're looking for.
Every project is different, so all I ask is you get in touch and we can work out a timeframe and cost that works for both of us. If you're already 100% happy with your song's arrangement then I'll make it sound great. If you know that the 2nd verse is missing a little something extra then I'll help you find it. I'll play it, programme it, tune it, quantise it...whatever is needed to make the song shine, I'll make it happen.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
1 ReviewsEndorse Sam Featherstone
Sam mixed my album and it was the perfect blend of sensitivity to the material, song-improving choices and deft touches. The final results were fantastic! When working with Sam you get the triple benefit of a technical wizard, a producer's instinct and a musician's feel. Sam's the man. My go-to mixer.
Interview with Sam Featherstone
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog warmth, digital precision.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Getting a clear, concise brief from clients is incredibly important. From there I'll listen to their references, discuss the sound they're looking to achieve and dive in. I like to make sure that the first thing I send to a client is a mix I'm very happy with, that way there aren't any caveats. A couple of rounds of mix revisions and we're usually there!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work between my own small studio and bigger recording studios depending on the requirements of the project. I like the flexibility of working 'in the box' so I have a great collection of plugins and tools at my disposal. Aside from that I believe that good, accurate monitoring and great convertors is very important.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up listening to a lot of American pop-rock so love the work of producers like Neal Avron, Jerry Finn and Mark Trombino.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It can range from a straightforward mix up to full production. Often when mixing I end up adding an additional production element that my clients love and are very appreciative that I have the skill to do that.