McMichael Mixing

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I'm a young professional mix engineer who mixes out of UFO Sound Studios in Berlin Germany. If you like what you've heard and you think I would be a good fit for your music then don't hesitate to hire me. I usually take 1-2 days to finish a mix. This would be longer if you want me to master it as well.

When I mix a song I try to focus on two main elements.
The groove (the love, magic, movement) and the emotion (how it’s expressed by the performer and revealed to the listener).
With these two elements a song can song can be captivating and moving while at the same time be sonically awful. A good example is the Strokes ‘Ill try anything once’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcze-UD1D4w. It’s sonically awful and distorting but still totally captivating- or think about any rough demo you love.
On the other hand, a song can be mixed and mastered perfectly- this means the frequencies are exactly balanced, the dynamics are tastefully compressed, the low end is powerful, the high’s are brilliant- and yet, it can still sound soulless. This is quite common- on average I hear more mixes that sound sonically good than they sound alive.
A mix engineer cannot change your arrangement or your performance- but if you have a song where this ‘magic’ is already captured then the mixer can enhance these qualities until they shine. That’s what I try to do while mixing.
In the end, you should expect a song with all the qualities of a great mix- and if the emotion is already there, you should expect it to be enhanced.
To further this end- along with your mix I would ask that you send me any rough demos, visual inspiration, short essays, or other songs which convey your vision.

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

Gear Highlights
  • Professionally treated room
  • ME Geithain RL 901K Speakers
  • Neve 1073 Console
  • API EQ's
  • Tube Tech Eq and Compressor
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