Tyler is a mixing engineer who has mixed for artists such as The Unlikely Candidates (Album: Danger To Myself) and Dave Matthews Band (Album: Live Trax 37).
Tyler is a professional mixing engineer located in the greater Los Angeles area.
Currently, he is assistant mix engineer to Mark Needham and works directly with him on projects that he produces and mixes. Along with that, he mixes for bands around the country and most recently mixed the EP Danger To Myself for The Unlikely Candidates.
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Reviews (7)Endorse Tyler Spratt
Second time working with Tyler. I really enjoy the quality of his work as well as his great attitude. Great working with him! Thanks again Tyler!
I could not be in better hands to mix my first album. Tyler has the required patience, calm and he works properly with each of the songs in order to achieve 100% of what was expected. I am grateful to be able to write in the credits of my album "Tyler Spratt Mixing and Mastering Engineer", Congrats! Excellent job!
Great working with Tyler. Tyler is not only a talented engineer but he is very polite, open and personable. He simply makes the whole process easy. Tyler's mix was great and captured that modern pop sound I was hoping for. I couldn't be happier with the result. Thank you!
I have worked with some great producers and mixing engineers. From Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound) and many others. This guy is the real deal! I’m so excited to have him in my musical career as a producer and engineer! He’s made Bright Black a sonic super nova!
Tyler is kick ass engineer and producer for Bright Black. He goes above and beyond to humor our sometimes endless edits. Everything always comes out sounding amazing in the end. You're in good hands going to him, believe me.
Tyler is hands down the most talented and professional mixing engineer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His attention to detail and dedication to making sure his clients are beyond satisfied always takes any track to it's fullest potential.
Tyler is a very talented mixer, super professional, and 100% reliable. He has mixed several songs for me and other artists I work with. Half for film/TV, and half for artistic projects, and he always takes what I had in my rough mixes to the next level. And quickly. I can't recommend him enough. He's always available for your feedback and his turnaround can't be beat.
Interview with Tyler Spratt
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Artist: Aeliana Album: "Equilibrium" I was the recording engineer, mixing engineer, producer, and mastering engineer. I am really proud of it because the band was and still is satisfied with the album. We put a lot of work into it and I really enjoy the sounds we were able to get.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Random projects with different managers and producers.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mark Needham and Ben Oneill
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It doesn't matter. I'm fully digital right now and will most likely stay that way unless I need to use outboard gear for a project in the future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give you a product that you are 100% satisfied with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hearing the music before it is released.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be fair and genuine.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: ATC SCM45a's, UAD Plugins/cards, Slate Monitor Control, Pro Tools HDX System, and Waves Plugins
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Aesthetically aggressive. I like to bring excitement, but if the song needs to be chill I will make it chill. The song just needs to bring goosebumps to the listener no matter what feeling the goosebumps arise from.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Rhythm and flow are everything. Get the instruments pocketed to whatever instrument has the best groove. If the drummer has the best feel then pocket instruments to them, but if the tambourine or even a melodic instrument has it going on, pocket the rest of the instruments to that.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as an electrical engineer major and then received my masters in recording arts at Middle Tennessee State University while working in Nashville, then I ended up in Los Angeles working at the Village.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Blink 182. They have been my favorite band since I was a kid. Doing one mix for them would be phenomenal.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hard Rock and Radio Rock
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Excitement. I always just try to figure out how I can make a moment of each song exciting. Whether the vocal is the focal point or not, the song must be exciting.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually like to get all the editing and setup out of the way before I mix. Vocal tuning, pocketing, and basic mix levels are attained and then I get creative the next day when I have fresh ears.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am running pro tools 12 with WAVES, Fab Filter, UAD, Slate Digital, and Isotope plugins. My monitors are ATC SCM45a Speakers (These are Mark Needham.s), Yamaha NS-10m, and small Bose computer speakers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Every band I work with inspires me. Some notable famous engineers that inspire me are my boss, Mark Needham, Tom Lord Alge, Ryan Hewitt, and anyone who makes great music. I have many friends in the industry that create amazing music and they inspire me to work hard every day.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering