I am an experienced audio engineer with over ten years under my belt in the industry. I specialise in recording and mixing, and am equally happy working digitally, fully analog or a mixture of two. I am adept at getting a punchy, organic sound from the source - I like bold sounds and like my productions to be three-dimensional and exciting!

RECORDING ENGINEER: Whether it's tracking a band, recording punchy drum tracks; vocals, overdubs or an on-location recording of an entire orchestra - I have a large array of industry-standard mics and outboard preamps and processors to get the most detailed and natural-sounding raw tracks for your project.

MIXING: I am fully-versed in the digital world, and have a huge plug-in suite at my disposal. I also have the ability to use my large array of analog gear to either sum the mixes 'outside the box', mix in a hybrid digital/analog environment (utilising the famous EQs in The Ladder Factory's Trident console) or mix down fully analog to tape. Monitoring is provided by ADAM, Yamaha, Auratone and KRK.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Trident Series 75 console
  • Otari 24-track 2" tape machine
  • Studer A80 2-track tape machine
  • LA3A
  • Summit TLA100
  • Urei 1176
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture
  • TubeTech CLA1B
  • Lexicon PCM91
  • API3124
  • Coles 4038 pair

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Turn-around time is dependent on my schedule, and your demands! My price usually allows for one mix revision, further revisions at an hourly rate (includes set-up time). Please contact for more detail

Reviews of Samuel Bates Audio Engineering

  • Listing_thumb_img_3091-2almost 2 years agoby

    Sam is a terrific talent, with a great ear and a humble sensitivity that was keyed in for my project. After adding lap steel to one of the singles off my record, he mixed it to where it stood out among the rest of the cuts. Further, he responded quickly with any of my edits. Highly recommended.

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