Music is what i love to work on. I want to take your music to the next level in any way i can. Mixing, Recording, Editing, Tuning; everything is a passion for me. I can usually hear the finished product in my head just from a rough mix, and i work until i get that sound. No compromises and no templates. Every song is unique, so is my approach.
I offer you my years of experience of working on music; from massive records for record labels to songs for indie artists looking to make it. Each artist, each project, each song; they all deserve the same amount of attention and detail. At the same time, it is your project so i make sure to be as inclusive of your input as possible.
When recording, i work quickly and efficiently while still keeping the vibe of the session just right so you can be as creative as possible and not have to worry about anything that will get in the way. I make sure the room is right, the gear is ready, and you feel comfortable. That is when the magic happens.
For mixing: i can either be with you in an attended session, or remote in my own space where i work to enhance everything that you have spent hours on; ensuring that the highest quality is achieved while still presenting your exact feel, vibe, and emotional expression in a way that any listener will immediately pick up on.
For editing and tuning: I use my musical background in Rhythm and Theory to make sure that everything is natural sounding, as well as musically tasteful. Meant to hit a grace note or passing tone? Don't worry, i will hear it and make sure that your tasteful additions never loose any feel or emotion.
Update: although there is a list of genres i specialize in, i have experience with all genres of music.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Reviews (7)Endorse Andrew Robertson
Andrew knows what you want from the start. Great person to work with.
Andrew is a straight up TOP bloke! fantastically easy to work with... great sense of humour and he has the skills! he has just made my latest single sound EPIC!
go with this dude you shall not regret it!
This is my second time working with Andrew and he knocked it out once again! Great results, very professional and quick turnaround. I highly recommend him.
Andrew does amazing work with quick turnaround. Pro service, great communication and great vocal stems. I would highly recommend him!
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.