Multiple Grammy Award nominated mixing & recording engineer, and music producer.
A great mix can either be creative and bold on my part as the mixer, or transparent - it's up to you how we approach that, and I can help you determine what is the best way to achieve your vision for your song. Send me a note through the contact button and we can discuss how I can help your records with a great mix.
Production inquiries need to be a bit more specific, please feel free to reach out.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Jason Agel
Did an excellent "chart standard" mix on two very demanding, "alternative" tracks. Quick turnaround, great communication. Could not recommend more.
Jason was great! He provided me with a very fast turnaround time, he was very kind and the results lived up to the standards of the work he's most known for. Will work with again!
I just finished my new EP with Jason who produced, engineered, mixed and tracked guitars and more on it. We did everything in his studio in JC.
Jason is professional, kind, extremely skilled and his knowledge about music is huge.
I recommend this talented guy to anyone, he made my songs going from nice to simply awesome.
Producer, Mixing or sound engineer, he does it all.
Interview with Jason Agel
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly, in this forum, I mix songs remotely. However, a great deal of my work involves engineering and production in-studio with artists and musicians. I bring my knowledge of the production process to my mixes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: DAW (Pro Tools or Logic), Apogee Symphony I/O, Dangerous Summing amplifier/mixer, and Neve Portico Master Bus Processor for dynamics, eq, saturation, and imaging on the mix. For production I have a nice collection of microphones, preamps, compressors, analog synths, guitars, pedals,amps, etc.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My mix process begins by building a solid foundation - organizing and structuring the mix files and session routing schemes so that I may engage with the song's fundamental elements while maintaining the producer's overall view of the production.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your goals with this song? What were the influences behind it?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began in the music business playing in bands, recording and performing on the other side of the studio glass. In 2003, I began working as a studio assistant in Sony Music Studios, working my way up to become staff engineer on many amazing records by Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. After Sony closed the studio, in late 2007, I went freelance, and have been working independently since. Notable projects since then include: a stint working for Prince at his Paisley Park facility in Minnesota, and here in NYC throughout 2010-2011. Mixing, engineering, and producing for John Legend since 2011, working on his most successful major releases and tours. In 2018 I've worked in the studio on Kanye West's "Wyoming" series of albums by himself, Kid Kudi, Nas, and others. I continue to make records in various studios with artists, and mix records both remotely and in-studio.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Records by Vagabon, Serpentwithfeet, Ty Dolla $ign, Lola Kirke, Wet.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Very proud of the serpentwithfeet album, "soil", released this year on Secretly Canadian records. It's a beautiful album that I mixed, engineered, and provided some production for, which has been met with a lot of great critical response. https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/serpentwithfeet-bless-ur-heart/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/arts/music/best-albums.html?fbclid=IwAR1YOZzzaEvCo-xX4shzoUBeaDsnq_h1CcIumySSoeCqjuxT83iWJlTU5fw
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Working together.