Sam Koop

Mix Engineer

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I'm an audio engineer who specializes in mixing pop punk and similar genres like rock. Listen to my portfolio to hear mix examples.

Full-service mixing solutions are provided. I'd love to discuss your project, music, and goals to best meet your needs. Based in Vancouver.

Bands/Artists worked with:
-Iron Maiden (Sound Designer on Legacy of the Beast)
-Hedley
-Michael Bublé
-The Cribs
-Brandi Carlile
-Stars
-Biffy Clyro

Producers/Engineers worked with:
-Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue)
-Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand)
-Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Aerosmith)
-Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickelback)
-Gggarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers)

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

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Sam Koop
  • Stars
  • Michael Bublé
  • AC/DC
  • The Cribs
  • The Cribs
  • Biffy Clyro
  • The Cribs
  • The Cribs
  • AC/DC

73 Reviews - 20 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Adonis K.
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    Briliant as always 🤘

  2. Review by Eric
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    Working with Sam is fun and exciting we just completed the next one and it's Awesome, looking forward to the next Rocker!!!

  3. Review by Adonis K.
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    Sam is a genius mixer, producer and great guy. We are very happy working with him. Easy to communicate, always on time.

  4. Review by Eric
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    Working with Sam is Awesome the quality of work and attention to detail is 2nd to none, looking forward to the next Rocker with him , Highly, Highly recommended!!!

  5. Review by Ryan J.
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    Working with Sam was a fantastic experience. His initial mix was great, very professional and his knowledge and experience shined through. From there any edits and tweaks I had, he handled quickly and perfectly.
    Highly recommend Sam.

  6. Review by rockgu
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    Working with Sam is fantastic, professional and efficient, looking forward to the next one!!!

  7. Review by rockgu
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    Mr. Koop was Awesome to work with very efficient and professional, looking forward to the next Rocker!!!

  8. Review by Tori Roper
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    I have nothing but great things to say about Sam. He provided clear direction for the project, the track was fun, and he was very patient when I had to push back our deadlines due to travel and sickness. I'm thrilled he allowed me to contribute to his vision, and I'd recommend him to anyone. Cheers!

  9. Review by David Mohacsi
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    This was my first time working with Sam and it was a fantastic experience!! Hope we can work together again soon!

  10. Review by Nik Hughes
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    Had a great time working with Sam! Great communication and the music is rad! He is thoughtful and clear and it all helps make the music and the experience be awesome!

  11. Review by kelseyluo
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    Friendly and talented buyer :) I really enjoyed his pop punk track, and accommodating with timing.

  12. Review by Kala M.
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    :)

  13. Review by Rainer W.
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    Sam delivered on a heavily layered mix & was very responsive to change requests along the way.

  14. Review by Cris Hodges
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    I've worked with Sam indirectly for months now and finally got to work with him directly, and his work is absolutely amazing. Solid collaboration!

  15. Review by Nolan R.
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    Sam was great to work with! He delivered an awesome mix for my alternative blues surf rock song. He was patient with the recalls I requested from him. With fantastic attention to detail! I would definitely recommend him to other artists.

  16. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Sam is a versatile and quality mixing engineer. Always happy with the mixes he produces for me!

  17. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Sam is a great mixing engineer - the last tune I sent him had a fairly large and layered sound with tons of vocals, and Sam was able to get them all to sit in the mix wel while still being punchy,l and brought the whole tune to a new level.

  18. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Song #4 was another great experience with San. He is a hard worker and understand and willing to make adjustments to meet your preferences. highly recommended!

  19. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Sam has a great ear and is able to take and make 70+ track mixing sessions clear, articulate and well balanced. He doesn't approach mixing with the "template mindset", instead he clearly spends time with each song and mixes to its strengths, which I appreciate - a lot of mixers providing online services are trying to speed through their sessions for a quick buck, but not Sam. Sam earns his fee with quality and hard work.

  20. Review by Danielle D.
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    Sam was a treat to work with. He was very quick to respond and provide our mix and the quality of his work is superb.

Interview with Sam Koop

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: There's room enough in this world for both. Analog's great because of the way full waveforms are captured, and the warmth that comes from tape saturation. Digital has come a long way since the mid-90's. It sounds great now, and the cost allows a whole new era of musicians to record their music that we would have never had a chance to hear before.

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

  4. A: Trust your ears over your eyes.

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A typical mix session is one day. Up to 3 recalls. Timeframes for other tasks such as tracking, drum programming, editing, etc. are project dependent.

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