Graham Grochocinski

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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Hybrid Analog-Digital mixing and mastering at affordable rates with a weird ear for anything delightfully artful; from bluegrass and singer-songwriters, to post-punk, krautrock and more. Using a digital/analog approach, Graham has over 10 years of experience mixing and mastering albums and film soundtracks for artists and bands around the country.

One-third of Chicago art/space-rockers Fotosputnik, Graham Grochocinski has served as the group's recording/mixing/mastering engineer since day one, utilizing the studio as an important tool in part of the band's experimental sound and workflow. He has since mixed and mastered for other indie, ambient and experimental artists around the country who share his vision for all things oddly hypnotic. Using a hybrid digital-analog mixing and mastering approach, Graham embraces the limitations and happy accidents of working with analog consoles while deploying efficient digital techniques when surgically precise edits are necessary. When not mixing or mastering in his home studio, Graham operates a mobile digital recording rig, preferring to track bands outside of professionally treated recording studio live rooms and instead where they're most comfortable or in unique and interesting spaces that fit the artist's needs.

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15 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Graham B.
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    Graham did an awesome job of working through different ideas for the mixing and mastering to get to a result that I love. he is great at taking in my feedback and bringing his suggestions to get the song to come alive and shine.

  2. Review by Kevin K.
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    Love working with Graham! Another fun project is complete and, as always, he delivers. It’s a fun and creative experience to craft these productions with Graham.

  3. Review by Graham B.
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    Graham was great to work with. It was my first time working with a professional and he put up with all of my questions and delivered great results. He made sure I was happy with the result and made helpful suggestions. I'm already working on my next project to hand off to him.

  4. Review by Graham B.
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    Graham helped me with some mix reviews and guidance on getting my work in a better state before starting a mixing/mastering project. He gave insightful, actionable, and encouraging feedback. Looking forward to work with him more.

  5. Review by Kevin K.
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    I greatly enjoy working with Graham. He brings great creativity to his craft, and I love seeing him take my flat sketches and transform them into living works, full of richness, warmth, and dimension. I’m always looking forward to the next project!

  6. Review by Kevin K.
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    I highly recommend Graham for any project. He’s deeply skilled and great to collaborate with. Creative, versatile, and widely knowledgeable.

  7. Review by Kevin K.
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    I’ve come to depend on Graham for his abilities to bring my songs to life. Spot on as usual!

  8. Review by Kevin K.
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    Graham is a fantastic sound engineer. HIGHLY recommended! Really great time working with him over the last year on a set of monthly singles. Super versatile, easy to work with, and deep expert insights. Couldn’t ask for a better collaborative experience!

  9. Review by Midnight S.
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    Graham did a great mixing job and we are rally happy with the final result. He got the sound and vibe we were after straight away, with little explanation needed. He was very easy to work with and a very fast and good communicator. I'd have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Graham for your mix

  10. Review by Robby B.
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    Graham is an incredible engineer who communicates well and delivered AMAZING mixes and ideas for my project. I will absolutely be requesting his services again in the future and I recommend anyone who wants their record to be given a professional mix and mastering use Graham. You don't get multiple five star reviews for being serviceable, and in my experience Graham went above and beyond to deliver a quality product. What else can I say? Just look at the other 5 star reviews! They're accurate!

  11. Review by Cindy X.
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    It was a real pleasure having Graham mixed/mastered my tracks and also helped editing album artwork.Graham is very professional, responsive and easy to work with.What really make Graham stands out is his unique taste,deep,thorough understanding of different genres of music in my album such as progressive electronics,synthwave,industrial and applying techniques to express different layers of emotions organically. Def made magic to my music.Looking forward to collab in the future!

  12. Review by Cliff S.
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    On top of being highly responsive, reasonable, knowledgeable, talented, and just a downright nice dude, Graham has a beautifully authentic approach to mastering that's really refreshing. He's a joy to work with, don't hesitate to contact him!

  13. Review by Jamal J.
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    I really enjoy working with Graham, his approach to mixing and mastering brings both an artistic feel for the creative process and an engineers ear to the recording. He often has thoughts and ideas to improve the overall quality of my music for instance acoustics, frequencies and refining the sound. He also takes a hybrid approach to mix and mastering between analogue and digital which I realled liked and which gave the track an analogue lo fi but sonically clear quality.

  14. Review by peterneumer@yahoo.com
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    Graham did an excellent job mixing and mastering two songs for us. He was extremely responsive, creative and professional. We would definitely work with him again.

  15. Review by Billy T. at 1980 Records
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    Graham is responsive and his mastering of our 2 cassette compilation is fantastic. He's great to work with and I highly recommend him.

Interview with Graham Grochocinski

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

  2. A: Beware over-production and spending too much time on one thing. There's a reason why your first rough mixes generally have some "magic" to them.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Analog and digital both offer their own benefits and limitations. In life, everything is best left to a fine balance. I approach music production in the same way. Though analog may or may not sound "better," I feel that it sounds "different" enough to warrant its use and allows me certain creative limitations which put the focus on the vibe, mood and feeling of a track rather than waveforms on a computer screen.

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

  6. A: A journalist and marketer by trade, I've been in bands since I was 11 years old. After taking on recording for my own bands, I fell in love with the art and began sitting in on sessions whenever possible in college (Univ of Illinois), Chicago and even in France.

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

  8. A: Conny Plank, Brian Eno, Ty Segall, Nick Cave, Chris Thile, Wire, Can, Throbbing Gristle, Tortoise, Neu!, BADBADNOTGOOD, Califone, Field Music, David Bowie

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Terms Of Service

Always willing to negotiate hourly or flat-rate fees. Turn-around time ranges from 2 days to several weeks, depending on the size of the project and advanced booking. Two (2) revisions included.

GenresSounds Like
  • NEU!
  • Pavement
  • Kurt Vile
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo 16
  • TK Audio BC1-S Stereo Buss Compressor
  • 1640i analog console
  • Stam Audio 1073MPA
  • Warm Audio WA-412
  • T-Racks
  • Yamaha HS8 Monitors
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite
  • Logic X
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