Ray "Tone" Haynes

Mixing & Mastering

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Radio ready mixes for reasonable prices! Ready to elevate your music to stand next to A-list artists. Genres range from Hip Hop to Pop to Brass bands. Equally experienced with programmed or live music.

Mixing service aimed at bringing your vision to life. My goal is simply to make my customer (you) happy. Countless hours learning analog and digital equipment in a classroom setting and even more hours learning independently. Finished school in 2010 and been a professional since 2011. Specializes in mixing, but can perform mastering as well.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

18 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Anil R.
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    Tone was very helpful, efficient and quick to respond. Had no issues explaining my requested revisions. Would be happy to work with him again!

  2. Review by DeAndre S.
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    Great engineer and good communication

  3. Review by Matt
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    Ray did a fantastic job & brought his own ideas and knowledge to the track. Communication was great and very happy with the end result.

  4. Review by Primrose
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    The best mixing and mastering guy on here by far, listens to your feedback and adjusts the tracks accordingly. Very professional and provides amazing mixes that bring songs alive.

  5. Review by Braxton B.
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    Unbelievable job done by Ray, made me a great mix and master that sounds incredible. Definitely coming back to him

  6. Review by Nyasia A.
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    Can’t wait to work on more songs with Ray!

  7. Review by Ryan W.
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    Ray is a great mixer. I was very happy with his work.

  8. Review by Nyasia A.
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    He’s my go-to guy for all things mixing and mastering. Always great to work with!

  9. Review by Jae_H.A.R.
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    Great quality, every time!

  10. Review by Nyasia A.
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    I’ve now worked with Ray on two songs and I’m so happy with the outcome. He is very professional. Not only is he skillful but he also has a creative mind and can really take your suggestions to the next level.

  11. Review by Deezie
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    Great quality, awesome communication!

  12. Review by Jae_H.A.R.
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    Awesome 1st experience! Great quality!

  13. Review by David E.
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    He turned one of my old songs to sound brand new! Whatever he did to my song definitely made my year. Definitely try out Ray to bring out your real you and make your song pop!

  14. Review by Nyasia A.
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    Ray was extremely easy to work with. He communicated effectively, understood my sound, referenced my demos and suggestions to make my song clean, polished and professional! I would suggest him to any of my musician friends and I will definitely be working with him again!

  15. Review by Michael Adams
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    Honestly, this was the fastest and smoothest transaction that I ever had with an engineer. He kept it open with me from the beginning and when he got started with my work, he never wasted a single day, when it came to finishing it and keeping me updated. I'm definitely going to use his service again!

  16. Review by S-8ighty
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    Number 1 engineer in the crescent city aka the big easy !!!

  17. Review by Keith Walker
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    One of the most well rounded and professional audio engineers in the industry. Takes craft very seriously and will never short cut. It was a pleasure working with Ray. Trust Ray with your audio engineering needs, you won’t be disappointed!

  18. Review by Kristina
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    Ray is an absolute pleasure to work with. He always makes sure he understands your objective when going into the project and delivers within a timely fashion while making sure you know where you are in his queue. He has mixed and mastered the majority of my projects and alway s brings them to life in a way that brings a huge smile to my face. 10/10 I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and learned engineer.

Interview with Ray "Tone" Haynes

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital because it’s more efficient.

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

  4. A: Lately it’s been the reactions I get from clients when delivering the mixed record.

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

  6. A: That it’s easy lol.

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

  8. A: Do you have a rough mix? Am I mixing to a two track? What/who are your influences? Do you have a hard deadline?

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

  10. A: Look for a provider who understands your vision and you have a comfortable line of communication with. The results will come.

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

  12. A: Apogee Element interface, focal elex headphones, Brainworx SSL Channel Strip, BX townhouse compressor, CLA-76.

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

  14. A: I’ve been mixing since 2010.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Natural. Clean.

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

  18. A: Janelle Monáe. Diana Gordon. Extremely beautiful voices.

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

  20. A: I primarily mix in mono. Makes balancing sounds and effects easier.

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

  22. A: Hip Hop, R&B, Pop

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Open mindedness. I’m able to see the record from the artists or producer’s standpoint and deliver the results they are looking for.

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

  26. A: I bring a professional sound that will translate across different mediums while enhancing the vibe of the record.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I’m running a Mac, apogee element interface, focal elex headphones and Yamaha speakers.

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

  30. A: Jaycean Joshua, Dave Pensado, Illangelo, Josh Gudwin, Mixed By Ali.

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

  32. A: I’m mostly called upon to mix and master records for release on streaming services and radio. Typically hip hop and r&b.

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Terms Of Service

3 revisions at no additional cost, typical turn around time is 96hrs. Flexible on pricing, especially for bulk work.

GenresSounds Like
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Rick Ross
  • Cardi B
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Apogee element
  • NS-10s
  • Waves
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Soundtoys
  • Antares
  • Izotope
  • Focal Elex
  • Apogee one
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