Robert Back

Mixing Engineer/Music Producer

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A hardworking Audio Intern that has learned by assisting the best!

My goal in every mix is to make sure that the best qualities of your music shine through the speakers, and that you are absolutely ecstatic with the result!

I’ve been playing guitar in bands for over 12 years and I always loved to record our best tunes. It is a whole new, exciting side to the music.

I furthered my recording experience in college where I studied Music Technology and Production. I soon became familiar with the studios at MacEwan and continued my journey at Edmonton recording studio ‘the Audio Department’. There I completed over 300 hours of assisting and training in Recording and Mixing theory and Understanding and I’m eager to put those skills to use.

I've assisted on the sessions of many Recording Producers from across Canada including; Paul Johnston, Scott Franchuk, Terry Tran, Russell Broom, Nathan Kidd, Peter Mol, and Jeff Quinn. I worked beside each one of these producers and their artists to ensure they had the best experience and the greatest outcome possible.

Looking forward to helping you get the highest quality out of your project!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Robert Back

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Put your hands together!

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

  4. A: The right type and amount of saturation can add glue and flavor to just about anything. Sometimes I will have an aux track with a Tape Simulator on it that I will send my main instruments to. This provides everything a fat consolidated feel, and can tame some harsh transients on drums and plucked sounds.

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

  6. A: Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Electro-Acoustic, and Pop influence Electronic music

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Vocal Tuning! It's a lot of fun.

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

  10. A: I shape the mix for an emotional impact thats right for each song. I use some of Brauer's compression techniques to maintain separation and dynamic range.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Small studio space with some outboard gear, Hybrid workflow

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

  14. A: Michael Brauer's Bus Compression, Max Martin's formulaic composition. also the experimentation of Led Zeppelin!

Terms Of Service

- 3 sets of revisions per song then $15 per revision after that - Turn around time dependent on complexity of project

Gear Highlights
  • Outboard Compressors
  • Waves
  • iZotope
  • URS Saturation
  • Melodyne 4
  • Drumagog
  • Komplete
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Logic X
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Various noisemakers
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