Hello, I am a mixing and recording engineer who has worked on Grammy nominated projects, and a few Platinum records as well. I Have plenty of experience, and i look forward to working on your next project. I can accommodate most budgets, so just reach out and ask. I can also be another set of ears to give you a new perspective.
I offer years working in a major recording studio in New York City, and spending plenty of time getting it right. Whether it is Recording, Editing, Vocal Tuning, Mixing, or a combination of them, i am your guy.
When it comes to recording, i am fast, quick, accurate, and versatile in many different recording techniques and styles. I make sure that you can stay focused and creative, without any lapse in time.
For editing, nothing is impossible. Need some drums quantized? I use different techniques and tools to make sure we get the exact feel you want, whether it is tight and locked, or loose but in a pocket. For vocals, you will get the exact style you want from a natural sounding performance, to a processed, digitized quality that is stylistic to your record.
For Mixing, the turn around time is about a day and a half. Just send the files, references, and any notes about feel, and that's it. Once you receive the first mix, we work with revisions until it is right for you. Usually takes about 1 or 2 and that's it. Once the mix is completed, you will receive all the mixes for mastering, and stems for the mix as well.
Update: although there is a list of genres i specialize in, i work with all genres of music.
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Reviews (3)Endorse Andrew Robertson
Very pleased with the tracks. Andrew had my mix done quickly and responded to revisions quickly.
Love the Mix. Andrew is a first class dude. Turn around was fast.
Revisions were immediate. Excellent job Bro!!!!
5+++ I was a great pleassure for me to work with Andrew for the mix. He anticipated completely my feeling for the song and gave it a wonderful colour. He carried out the job in great detail. He is also a superb communicator. I enjoyed the contact very much and look forward to working with him again in the future.
Interview with Andrew Robertson
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working with a new artist named Roxanne.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both have there uses. Analog works great on the front end during the recording stage, where digital works wonders in the mixing stage, especially when i can have 20 1176's(compressors that cost a few thousand) all doing different things. I have yet to experience a studio with more than 8 of these wonderful compressors. Also, analog modeling technology and algorithms are becoming very accurate, so it makes using digital plugins a bit easier
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to work with you to make sure your dreams and goals are realized, without making things stressful. Creativity, i find, happens when someone is relaxed, which is the attitude i bring to my work, but just because i am relaxed does not mean i am lazy. I keep up with the pace, as well as maintaining an efficient work flow that is practical.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music is something that is a part of my life, and has been since before i was born (unusual story there), so working in music is the one thing that i just like breathing to me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will this take? Mixing is about 1 day, maybe 2 before we get into revisions. But that is all schedule dependent. Vocal tuning is about 1 day, depending on the amount of vocals. Editing, and almost everything else, is about a half to full day, depending, again, on the amount of tracks, length of song, and technical detail needed.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went straight from graduating college, to interning and working my way up to an in house engineer at Platinum Sound Recording Studios. I then left Platinum after 4 years of not sleeping, and moved to Atlanta where i currently freelance, recording and mixing at a privately owned studio.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to others and understanding what they are hearing, and want to hear
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work involves mixing, however i still record, edit, and tune vocals on a frequent basis. Live band recordings happen sporadically, but are always a lot of fun
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Lance Powell and Pablo D'Yviore are both talented engineers who i have personally worked with, and learned from.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: have everything organized, and provide a few reference mixes that will allow a mixing engineer to hear your musical vision. Also, do not be afraid to communicate exactly how you feel. vague answers get vague results. the more precise you are, the more precise the fix will be.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What record(s) do you want this project to sound like, and what records do you want this project to beat? What would you say is the defining characteristic of your music? Who are your musical influences?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Apogee Symphony 32x32, Uad satellite octo, Computer, Lexicon 960L, and SSL K9000 console. console is gear, so give me that and we are good
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is about connection and quality. How a song connects to a listener is important, and your songs emotional connection has to be right. Once the connection is there, then it needs to be sonically, and stylistically, accurate.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: There is not one style that i usually work on. In one month, i went from country, to gangsta rap, to conscious hip hop, to singer songwriter, to alternative rock, to european electronic, to indie electronic/rock.