Michael Trepagnier

Mixing Engineer

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Hello! My name is Michael Trepagnier, I'm an engineer living in Oklahoma City. I've lived and worked all over the country, most notably I lived in NYC and worked for The Looking Glass (Philip Glass's former studio) and worked on lots of great records. Check the credits list for more info, get in touch for more specifics.

I'm an audio engineer, so that means I can track, mix edit etc. I'm also a high level Pro Tools user and certified trainer of the application. Let me know what you need done, and I can most likely sort you out.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for Michael Trepagnier
  • Hanson
  • Bun E. Carlos
  • JD McPherson
  • The Lava Children
  • Rachid Taha
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • Coldplay
  • Coldplay
  • Jenny Owen Youngs
  • Brian Cullman
  • The Levellers
  • Brazilian Girls
  • Coldplay
  • Coldplay
  • Coldplay
  • Counting Crows
  • Coldplay
  • Coldplay
  • Coldplay
  • Coldplay
  • Philip Glass
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • NOW Ensemble
  • Wendy Sutter
  • Kathy Zimmer
  • Kathy Zimmer
  • Kathy Zimmer
  • Cheyenne
  • Will Stratton
  • Will Stratton
  • The Receiver
  • Jay Sherman-Godfrey
  • Jennie Arnau
  • Ripple Green

Interview with Michael Trepagnier

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

  2. A: As I'm still building the proper studio, I'm limited to mostly mixing and production services in my current location, but am always willing to work anywhere!

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: Pro Tools is the digital backbone, and it's surrounded by a multitude of wacky and lovely analog bits.

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

  6. A: I bring an outside opinion, I bring the forest view. I work to serve the song first.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: I say that I don't have a style, but I'm told by my friends that I do. I suppose it's pushing the song and the sonics to the forefront in the way that I think benefits the song first. I've always described myself as a "helper" before I'm anything else. All I want is what is best for the product and will do all I can to help get to that place.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I've been at this since I was 16, so 20ish years now. I began as a hobbyist in a garage, then moved to NYC and studied under a great crew of folks at The Looking Glass studios for 5 1/2 years then came back home and have been working as a freelance engineer ever since.

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

  12. A: I wouldn't take any gear with me on an island...I would rather have 5 great players.

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

  14. A: Call me. I can help.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What their expectations are for the record/project. I always want to be on the same page so that we have a common goal.

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: People don't know the difference between Mixing and Mastering and why each is important to the completion of a great record.

  19. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  20. A: We will get it how you like it, that's all that matters.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Both. Next.

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

  24. A: In no particular order: Blake Mills, James Brown, Brian Eno, Dustin Ragland, JD McPherson, Dan Mangan, Chris Combs...honestly there are too many to list. I'm inspired by all things all the time. I'm an avid listener of music...so I'm taking in new ideas everyday.

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

  26. A: Know how file structure works inside your DAW/sessions. It's the key to your success.

  27. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  28. A: Modular Synths...I'm in love with CV, but still getting the hang of all of it. It's been a great eye opening experience working with these devices and beginning to incorporate them into my mixing too.

Beau Jennings & The Tigers - Back In Town

I was the tracking and mixing engineer, co-production and played bass in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Lots of vintage analog mixed with a digital backend.
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