Tim Kimsey

Recording and mix engineer

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Grammy nominee for "Best Engineered" non classical and multi platinum recording/mix engineer.

Mixing for clientele "online"
$400 per song (Mixing)
$75 per song (Mastering)
37 years experience, 6 Gold Records,4 Platinum Records, 2 Multi-Platinum Records
Recording/Mixing/Mastering

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Tim Kimsey
  • Pantera
  • Don Henley
  • Pantera
  • Pantera
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Danny Wright
  • Danny Wright
  • The Rich-Tones
  • Isaac Odeniran
  • Isaac Odeniran
  • Isaac Odeniran
  • Little Debbie Dee
  • Little Debbie Dee
  • Little Debbie Dee
  • Beverley Moore
  • Beverley Moore
  • Beverley Moore
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • Brandon Stanley
  • Brandon Stanley
  • Brandon Stanley
  • Divine Harmony
  • Divine Harmony
  • Ricardo Arjona
  • Pantera
  • Scott Hall
  • Danny Wright
  • Beverley Moore
  • Beverley Moore
  • Beverley Moore
  • Little Debbie Dee
  • Little Debbie Dee
  • Isaac Odeniran
  • Isaac Odeniran
  • Isaac Odeniran
  • Dallas Fort Worth Mass Choir
  • Pantera
  • Ricardo Arjona
  • Dennis Jernigan
  • Chickenhawks
  • Dayna Curry
  • Heather Mercer
  • Danny Wright
  • Jaime Camil
  • Jaime Camil
  • 40 Miles Out
  • 40 Miles Out
  • Jordi
  • Jordi
  • Danny Wright
  • The Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks
  • Dennis Jernigan
  • Danny Wright
  • Danny Wright
  • Kabah
  • Steve Perry
  • Dámaris Carbaugh
  • Spilling Poetry
  • Spilling Poetry
  • Spilling Poetry
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Sister Hazel
  • Jackopierce
  • Tom Faulkner
  • Ana Cirré
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Mercyful Fate
  • King Diamond
  • King Diamond
  • King Diamond
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Kirk Franklin & the Family
  • Night Ranger
  • Haji's Kitchen
  • Haji's Kitchen
  • Acoustix
  • King Diamond
  • King Diamond
  • King Diamond
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Pantera
  • Pantera
  • Steve Perry
  • Ricardo Arjona
  • UGK
  • UGK
  • Groove U.
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Gregg Smith
  • Gregg Smith
  • Bumble B.H.E.
  • Bumble B.H.E.
  • Don Diego
  • UGK
  • Charlie Feathers
  • Benita Arterberry
  • Benita Arterberry
  • Mac Band
  • U Know Who
  • Solitude Aeturnus
  • Solitude Aeturnus
  • Mac Band
  • Vanilla Ice
  • David B. Hooten
  • Danny Wright
  • Waking Norman
  • Arlington Jones
  • Arlington Jones
  • Arlington Jones
  • Vocal Majority

Interview with Tim Kimsey

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Kirk Franklin NU Nation record 1998. Knew from the beginning it was going to be a great record. Recording & mixing engineer.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A country EP

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: I prefer analogue, but that is becoming a rarity. Analogue because of the saturation factor.

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

  8. A: I will deliver on time and on budget.

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

  10. A: People

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

  12. A: How long will it take? Answer: As long or short as you want. Engineers need to be able to work at the speed of creativity. Sometimes that is fast, sometimes it is very slow. making good decisions up front will save time and money in the long run.

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

  14. A: 1. It's as easy as pushing a button. 2. It can be learned quickly. 3. Software is the answer.

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

  16. A: What is the END goal? What is the time frame in which you need to be finished? Do you want to be at the mix session?

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

  18. A: Have your tracks in order and labeled properly if hiring to be mixed. Have an idea what you want your project to sound like and be decisive.

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

  20. A: MacBook Pro, Midas M32 Console, 2 Royer r122's, Cabling

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

  22. A: Recording "Jingles", learned record production & loved it, now creating music beds, documentary building. 37 years as a recording engineer, 25 years as a producer/co producer, 3 years as a sound designer.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Diversified. Have learned to have an open mind and NOT get set in one way of doing things.

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

  26. A: Dave Grohl. Have liked his musical ideas from the very beginning.

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

  28. A: Consistency is the name of the game. Make a decision and don't change settings in the middle of a project.

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

  30. A: Rock & Country & Jazz (Big Band)

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Mixing

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

  34. A: Life, truth, the ability to NOT obsess.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: Set up for recording session in advance, recording via hardware into ProTools, Editing tracks as needed, mixing usually alone and get revisions via email of phone call, check to make sure the project is consistent before mastering process.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: 2 Control Rooms tie into a large tracking room and a smaller tracking room. Consoles are Neve Gynesys (Studio A) SSL AWS948 (StudioB) ProTools 12, 1 x Manley Pultec EQ 1 x Manley Massive Passive 1 x GML 8200 2 x API 550A 2 x API 550B 2 x Neve 1073LBEQ Compressors 1 x Manley Variable Mu 1 x Emperical Labs EL7 Fatso Jr. 1 x Empirical Labs EL8X/S 1 x Neve 33609JD (2 Channel) 1 x UA LA2A 2 x UA 1176LN 1 x Retro 176 2 x Neve 2264ALB

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

  40. A: David Foster, Humberto Gatica, Terry Date, Al Schmitt, Hans Zimmer, Geoff Foster

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

  42. A: Recording & Mixing (Certified ProTools Engineer)

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Payment up front 2 revisions are included in mix fee 1 revision for mastering

Gear Highlights
  • SSL AWS 948
  • Manley Pultec EQ
  • Bricasti System
  • GML 8200
  • Neve 33609JD
  • UA LA2A
  • UA 1176LN
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