Mike Hillier is a freelance audio engineer and music technology journalist

As an engineer, Mike trained at Metropolis Studios, London, where he worked with artists as diverse as Eminem, Rihanna and Scott Walker. Working out of the Metropolis Studios gave Mike access to a huge range of equipment and expertise, from tracking right through to mastering. In addition to Metropolis, Mike has worked out of Sphere Studios, Britannia Row, The Dairy and The Park.
Mike now works from his own studio for mixing and mastering, and is happy to recommend studios to hire in the London area for tracking.

As a journalist Mike is a regular contributor to Music Tech Magazine and Pro Sound News Europe.

Mike is a regular guest lecturer at SAE Oxford.

Mike is the co-founder of #SonicMeet.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • SSL 4000 E/G console
  • Neve V66 console
  • Fairchild 660
  • Fairchild 670
  • Pultec EQP-1A
  • Telefunken U47
  • AKG C12
  • Sony C800G

Terms of Service

Two free revisions. 10% discount for full albums.

Tutorials by Mike Hillier

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Interview with Mike Hillier

Analog or digital and why?
Both. Silly question.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Damon Albarn. He has brought so much to so many styles of music. From britpop, to hip-hop, and taking in grunge, folk, and even opera.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have three studio spaces. My own home mix/mastering setup, which is largely based around a UAD system, with a couple of choice bits of outboard. An SSL room with an SSL 4024E/G console and good-sized live room, and a Neve room with an ex-broadcast Neve V66, Fairchild 660, Fairchild 670 and Pultec, connected to a great vocal booth.