Curtis Pennington

Mix Engineer

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Hi I'm Curtis. Allow me to make your sonic dream a reality. In addition to mixing, I can add production elements to your music and master your tracks. My rates are flexible and affordable, perfect for independent artists or producers!

I'm a mix engineer with over 14 years of experience.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Curtis Pennington

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: Listening to the rough song and letting it dictate the sonic direction.

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

  4. A: Sound engineering. The last 14 years.

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: What do they envision for the project? Is their song a radio single?

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Analog for recording and summing. Digital for editing and mix down. To my ears, analog adds a different character to the sound (that I prefer) and at present digital does not emulate it 100%. Digital editing is precise and instant recall has so many benefits.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: How long will you take to mix my song? When you are satisfied with it.

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

  12. A: Mixing.

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

  14. A: I make your sonic dream a reality, every time, guaranteed!

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

  16. A: Honesty, emotion, clarity, depth, punch.

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

  18. A: Various.

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

  20. A: Mix 90% in mono and the last 10% in stereo.

  21. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  22. A: That poor decisions in the recording phase of the project can always be rectified during mix down.

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

  24. A: I enjoy being creative.

  25. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  26. A: Noah '40' Shebib, Phil Tan, Dr Dre, Manny Marroquin and Bernie Grundman.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: Hybrid setup: Allen & Heath GS3000 32 channel console, Antelope Orion 32 AD/DA converter, Event TR8 XL near field monitors, Yamaha NS-10m near field monitors, Lexicon PCM 90 reverberator, Stam Audio SA-4000 bus compressor, UAD powered plugins, & many other native plugins.

Alive by Samantha Lander (The Voice South Africa contestant)

I was the Producer, Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turnaround time is usually around 1-3 days. No limit on revisions. Full Pro Tools sessions and/or consolidated WAV files (up to 192 kHz). Dropbox is preferred for file transfers.

GenresSounds Like
  • Rihanna
  • David Guetta
  • Future
Gear Highlights
  • Allen & Heath GS3000
  • Antelope Audio Orion 32
  • Lexicon PCM 90
  • UAD Plugins
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SoundBetter Deal

$150 per song