Vancouver based audio engineer who specializes in mixing.

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

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)

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

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Sam Koop:

  • Terry Wogan
  • Michael Bublé
  • Hedley
  • Hedley
  • Michael Bublé
  • Hedley
  • Hedley
  • Stars
  • The Cribs
  • Biffy Clyro

Gear highlights

  • Yamaha Rev 500 hardware reverb is my prized possession. Love that little guy.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

A typical mix session is two 8 hour days. Up to 3 recalls. Timeframes for other tasks such as tracking, drum programming, editing, etc. are project dependent.

Reviews of Sam Koop

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_14753663_10205686367038968_809518260418571558_o7 days agoby

    Really personable and professional guy. Gives a clean, well spaced sound. Also great at keeping contact and delivering in a short amount of time.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar21 days agoby

    Sam is an amazing artist. He knew my songs from the mp3s i sent before he started mixing and added his feelings to the music durning his mix. I could easily communicate what I wanted more of or less of and promptly received a reply and a new mix. End result is fantastic.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Sam did a super job mixing my music. He immediately captured the energy and subtleties of my music and he also enhanced it with some understated but very cool ideas of his own. He is easy going, prompt and pro. I recommend Sam highly.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Sam is great to work with. It was really communicate and exchange requirements so the delivered tracks were on point!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar6 months agoby

    Does a beautiful job, and makes sure to bring a lot of emotion out of the music. Recommended. He does a very impressive and professional job.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_chrisburke7 months agoby

    Absolute pleasure to work with, Sam done a fantastic job mixing our single. I would definitely recommend his services!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_fullsizerender-18 months agoby

    Another great mix down a few more to go. If you need a great engineer to work with look no further, Sam's the guy to talk to. You won't regret it.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar8 months agoby

    Great guy, easy to work with!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_fullsizerender-19 months agoby

    I've worked with many mix/master engineers and Sam has really set a new standard for a hassle free process that renders fantastic results. His got the skills your'e looking for. Outstanding Professional!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar9 months agoby

    Sam was more than helpful and quite flexible as to my project needs. Will use again.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_083312 months agoby

    It is very difficult to find engineer who understand what you need and can achieve result you want. There are a lot of engineers who make underdone mixes. Sam is a person who will make exactly what you want and even better. You will get 100% awesome sound, clear and perfectly balanced. It's great luck to work with Sam.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_20161022_134258over 1 year agoby

    Sam is a very nice guy who works hard to please demanding artists.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    There are people who are mixing engineers and there are musical engineers... Sam is something out of this world... Keep it up Sam... Your mix is so clear to the detail... Thanks for the hard work...

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Sam is an exceptional Engineer. His attention to detail is unmatched & the mixes her creates will take anything you bring him to the next level. Highly recommended.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    It has been great to work with Sam. He combines two strenghts: is a very professional mixer but also is a very creative one if you ask him to be. Not every mixer out there have this both abilities. His commitment and cordiality makes the process very enjoyable. I definitely will work with him again.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Sam made the music jump out. He revitalised the tracks. Everything was clear and just the way I wanted. Professional. Amazing mixes, great turn around time, and always available to answer questions.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avataralmost 2 years agoby

    A true professional in every sense. Working with Sam was a great experience. I received extremely professional results and would love to work with Sam again on future projects!

  • Listing_thumb_14691084_10153830045256176_5619686536026666447_n2 months agoby

    It was a pleasure working with Sam, an easy and quick dealing, understood what I was after and achieved that goal, a very artist-concious engineer, seeking to make sure you are happy.

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Interview with Sam Koop

Analog or digital and why?
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.
Can you share one music production tip?
Trust your ears over your eyes.