Scott Desmarais

Mixing Engineer

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Scott Desmarais is a Los Angeles based mix engineer currently working under multi Grammy award winning mix engineer Manny Marroquin at Larrabee Studios in North Hollywood, CA. Scott's work can be heard on a vast variety of artists and genres including Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, and blink-182.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Scott Desmarais
  • Grouplove
  • Kesha
  • Chelsea Cutler
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Little Big Town
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Selena Gomez
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • BTS
  • GOT7
  • Céline Dion
  • Lizzo
  • Lizzo
  • Lizzo
  • Lizzo
  • The Parlor Mob
  • DJ Khaled
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Mabel
  • Mabel
  • Post Malone
  • Common
  • Mahalia
  • FKA twigs
  • Johnnyswim
  • Andy Grammer
  • blink-182
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ed Sheeran
  • X Ambassadors
  • X Ambassadors
  • Natasha Bedingfield
  • Alex Hepburn
  • Alex Hepburn
  • James Arthur
  • Why Don't We
  • Why Don't We
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Troye Sivan
  • Camila Cabello
  • Camila Cabello
  • Mariah Carey
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Leon Bridges
  • Leon Bridges
  • Chromeo
  • ZAYN
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Calum Scott
  • Lykke Li
  • Ariana Grande
  • Mac Miller
  • Tom Morello
  • Tom Morello
  • Lecrae
  • The Script
  • Lights
  • Aminé
  • Pitbull
  • Marcus Miller
  • Marcus Miller
  • Jovanotti
  • HAIM
  • Andra Day
  • Demi Lovato
  • Paloma Faith
  • Jason Derulo
  • Rachel Platten
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Tia Ray
  • Pink Sweat$
  • Bazzi
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Post Malone
  • Tiana Major9
  • Jason Derulo
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Delacey
  • Lizzo
  • Zucchero
  • Zucchero Fornaciari
  • Why Don't We
  • Why Don't We
  • Alex Hepburn
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Tia Ray
  • Kiiara
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Delacey
  • Slushii
  • 4th & Orange
  • Scoob
  • Elephant Heart
  • Elephant Heart
  • Mac Miller
  • Mahalia
  • Mahalia
  • Mac Miller
  • The Parlor Mob
  • Johnnyswim
  • Celeste
  • 4th & Orange
  • M-22
  • Bow Anderson
  • Niki
  • Alex Hepburn
  • Elephant Heart
  • Elephant Heart
  • Johnnyswim
  • Alec Benjamin
  • Lizzo
  • Tom Morello
  • Mac Miller

22 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by DO K.
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful work! he knew exactly how to get the sound I was looking for. I absolutely will be working with him again.

  2. Review by LCAW
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    Swift replies and excellent mastering!

  3. Review by Henry N.
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    What an amazing guy! He does a fantastic job and he took my song to a whole new level. He's my first choice now. Thank you so much man.

  4. Review by David g.
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    I am very picky when it comes to mixing, but Scott is a true professional.After a few attempts, Scott and i found a way to get what i needed, and i am very happy with Scott’s work.I will for sure work with him again next time!

  5. Review by Frederik L.
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    Scott is the man! He understood our vision right away and delivered one the best mix I have ever recieved, and is definitely at the top of the game.
    He responds quickly and is very helpful in regards to getting the project to where it needs to be.

    We can 100% recommend him and look forward to working with him again.

  6. Review by Noah
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    Scott is a phenomenal human and mixing engineer. He handles revisions gracefully, accurately, and efficiently. Would recommend him to everyone I work with, a great ear who understands how to use his tools to get the best results. Will most definitely be working with Scott again in the near future.

  7. Review by Kevin C.
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    Definitely mixing my next projects with Scott... So patient and great ear for detail... Really brought my track to life... Most definitely recommend... Wonderful experience)))

  8. Review by Neil Sethi
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    Scott's efficient, responsive, and working with him was super easy. On top of that, he delivered nearly a perfect mix from the first version! I'd love to work with him again :)

  9. Review by Blake B.
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    Scott was timely, efficient, friendly, and he knew exactly how to get the sound I was looking for.

  10. Review by David W.
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    Great working with Scott as usual. He is an amazing mixer!

  11. Review by Kalun C.
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    Incredible incredible engineer, thank you so much for transforming my song!! Incredibly patient too because I'm heavily detailed -

  12. Review by David W.
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    Scotty is amazing mixer! His mixes add another dimension to the to the tracks. Great working with him again.

  13. Review by Rama D.
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    Scott made my song to another level! I love the result. It meets the expectation and it literally made my day when I first listen to the result. He also managed to work with my tight deadline. Definitely will work with him again!

  14. Review by Ronni v.
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    Such a pleasure working with Scott! Always super professional and quick to reply and revisit a mix. Will definitely work with Scott again.

  15. Review by David W.
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    Another amazing mix from Scott! Scott caught the vision and took our song to a whole new level and would highly recommend him to anyone .

  16. Review by Kalun C.
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    Scott is the best mixing engineer I have ever worked with. Ever. He is incredibly skilled and he completely understood my vision and elevated it to the next level. It was such a pleasure to work with him, and I absolutely will be working with him again.

  17. Review by David W.
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    Scott did a great job and I will definitely be working with him in the future.

    David Waters

  18. Review by David W.
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    Scott did an incredible job (again) on our mix. I would definitely work with him again.

  19. Review by David W.
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    This is our second mix with Scott and he knocked it out of the park again! Scott is professional and really in-tune with modern sounding mixes and responds quickly and accurately to notes. We are planning to do more mixes with Scott in the near future.

    David Waters, Producer - All Follows Eve

  20. Review by Ronni v.
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    Scott is fast and a great mixinig engineer! Used him a couple of times now with a tight deadline and he delivers everytime! Can highly recommend Scott.

  21. Review by David W.
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    Scott is amazing! He nailed the sound we were going for on the first pass. Scott is very professional and responds to notes accurately and quickly. He is also very aware of current radio mixes and can make your record sound like it belongs on the radio. I highly recommend Scott for mixing and we are looking forward to working with him on future mixes.

    David Waters - Producer - All Follows Eve

  22. Review by Ronni v.
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    Scott did a great job. Communication has been easy and Scott was fast to understand the direction of the track we needed mixed. Can highly recommend Scott !

Interview with Scott Desmarais

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I like the challenge of putting myself in another person's headspace and the connection you have with the client.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: Have your art as close to your vision as you can make it. Sending files to a mixer before you feel good about the record can spin things out of control fast.

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: Macbook, Bryston 4B, pair of NS10s, Audeze headphones, and a Kensington trackball.

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

  8. A: The only thing that matters is whats coming out of the speakers and how it makes you feel.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: I mainly work on pop, hip hop, rock.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My strongest skill is feeling. I understand right away what the artist is going for from my first listen to their reference mix. Anyone can learn the technical capabilities, but pulling the emotion up is an art.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: Emotion, music wouldn't exist without it. There's a reason a guitar lick, a lyric, a chord progression was written. It made someone feel something. If I can take what the artist has made and pull the emotion forward, I've done my job.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: I like to start by listening to your reference mix. I want to know what you've been listening to. What you've been playing for friends and most importantly what you've been singing along to in the car. From here, I try to get into your headspace and make sure my vision for the record is what the client is looking for.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I'm completely digital, or in the box. This allows the mix to come with me everywhere I go and allow revisions to be quick and efficient at no expense to the client.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Firstly, Manny Marroquin, my mentor for the past few years. Some of my favorite producers and engineers are Louis Bell, Ricky Reed, Ian Kirkpatrick, and Malay.

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: I'm mainly hired to mix records. Mixing can be as little as massaging everything into place, to a complete rebuild from the ground up.

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