Starting his career as a guitarist, Adam quickly found his home on the other side of the glass as a versatile producer, engineer & mixer. Along the way he worked with many great artists ranging from punk legends The Damned to Doves to Amy Winehouse earning 3 platinum albums, multiple top 10 successes and numerous radio hits.

He is now based in central Europe where he currently runs a thriving mix room, working with all manner of exciting artists providing professional mix services to clients worldwide, making a serious name for hit radio mixes and helping artists take their often self-recorded projects to next level, all at reasonable rates.

Being the competitive sort, he encourages artists to make contact if they would like to arrange a trial mix or shootout at no risk.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Adam Whittaker:

  • The Saw Doctors
  • The Xcerts
  • The Xcerts
  • Doves
  • Doves
  • Black Sheep
  • Brain Donor
  • Julian Cope
  • The Damned
  • The Damned
  • Hot Club de Paris
  • Hot Club de Paris
  • The Rakes
  • The Rakes
  • The Rakes
  • The Rakes
  • Dogs Die in Hot Cars
  • Dogs Die in Hot Cars
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Tears for Fears
  • Outcast Band
  • Outcast Band

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I work with each artist to ensure they are totally happy with their mix, incorporating revisions and feedback as required. Turn around time ranges from 1-5 days, but is dependent on current workload.

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Interview with Adam Whittaker

What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working developing a young new act from the middle of nowhere, and mixing assorted fun projects from around the world.
Analog or digital and why?
Both! I love tape, and would use that if I could when tracking, or sometimes to mix to 2-track, but at this point I'd also hate to be without the amazing flexibility of digital. I still use analog hardware, so am stuck in the middle of this one!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I give every project 100%. This is not "just a job" to me.
What do you like most about your job?
I love the fact that I have been given to opportunity to help create so many amazing records from so many artists.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
5 pieces?! ProTools, some great monitors, an API mic pre, API 550 and an SM57!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I did it the old way! Started off playing became fascinated with the recording process, worked as an assistant, then ran a small studio, then worked in larger studios, then for some very famous producers and artists before becoming a freelancer like most of us are these days.
Can you share one music production tip?
A tricky one; I'd say do everything for the song, and don't be afraid to leave some space. People tend to overcomplicate things when they need to remember it's always about the song/
What type of music do you usually work on?
all kinds!
What's your strongest skill?
Having a natural feel for what the artist's song needs.
What do you bring to a song?
Good ears, lots of experience and mindfulness of the song, and the needs of radio.
What's your typical work process?
I receive the customers files, create a session and check for any issues, reaching out to the client if I have any questions. I then have a play with organising the tracks as I listen through, probably making a rough balance so I can see what is in the session, and grouping things so they make sense. I then tend to make a few edits and fix issues I find as I play through before really stating to shape the mix. It usually takes me a day, then I'll check again the next day after printing a mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is based around pro tools and API.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm only in this because I would obsessively tear out the CD cover and read every single credit so I knew who did what on a record, so...everyone!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of project I work on these days has been produced by someone else, or self-produced by an artist who has reached the point where they want someone they can trust to take it to the next level and finish the thing with confidence.