I'm a Mixing Engineer/Producer based in Austin, TX (a.k.a. The Live Music Capital of the World) with a decade of experience. You have heard my work on various outlets such as NBC Universal, E!, The CW, Fox Sports and more!
I've worked directly with artists, agencies and music supervisors to create music for independent release and also for licensing use across multiple media platforms. I specialize in Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM and R&B but I love to mix all styles of music.
You can view my credits on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5763580/
I'm organized, direct and will work with you to put a polish on your beloved music to a satisfactory product. :)
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7 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Sam "Heights" Garay
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Sam is an amazing producer and songwriter. His vision is always clear, but still allows room for the artist to be an artist. He’s the most efficient & organized person I’ve ever worked with. He’s also a super cool dude! So I would highly recommend
Sam is so incredibly talented. He made quick revisions and was a pleasure to work with. Will definitely hire him again in the future. Thank you for the amazing work, Sam!
As always, a great pleasure to work with Sam. Hard to find someone who knows what they're doing for such a competitive rate!
Incredibly reasonable pricing, great work, quick turnaround.
Sam is good with mixing and mastering and will take your piece next level
Sam is very professional and will make your song a hit! Highly recommend.
Interview with Sam "Heights" Garay
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I specialize in mixing/producing Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, and singer/songwriter.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ken Lewis, Max Martin, The Neptunes, etc.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mixes are done via Pro Tools using a variety of hardware emulation plug-ins. I'm a big fan of the Waves bundles and SSL suite.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Listen to the rough mix provided by client to get the vibe and direction. 2. Review any notes / wants client has provided . 3. Begin mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: • Years of experience. • Quickness. I am quick with Pro Tools due to coming from a music licensing background where the deadlines are usually tight.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and arranging vocals.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, and singer/songwriter.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes, less is more.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharell Williams.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro, back up drives, midi controller, mic, audio interface
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have your files in order. It allows your mixer to spend more time being creative with your mix than trying to spend time making sure the session is in order.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: • What is the sound you're looking for? • Can you provide a rough mix of the track so I may hear your idea? • What is your deadline?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy. In reality, some of the sessions I mix have over 100 tracks in them.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having a hand in helping someone create their art.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be happy with the mix.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for mobility and convenience.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music licensing pitches for advertisements. Working with a Trap Nation artist.