Adrian Bradford

Mixer

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I'm a mix engineer / producer based in Los Angeles with 3x Grammy nominations. I mostly work in pop, indie pop/urban/rock and singer songwriter genres, but also do a fair bit of vocal artists (such as Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand).

I have my own studio built in a loft in the Los Angeles downtown Arts District where I do most of my work. I use a hybrid setup (Pro Tools HD / Universal Audio plugins with SSL summing and a pile of outboard dynamics, EQ and FX), plus incredible monitoring (ATC 100s). Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Adrian Bradford
  • Stu Garrard
  • Stu Garrard
  • Chris Mann
  • Chris Mann
  • Chris Mann
  • Chris Mann
  • Chris Mann
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Kenny G
  • Idina Menzel
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Chris Mann
  • Kenny G
  • Rahul Sharma
  • Kenny G
  • Rahul Sharma
  • Darren Hayes
  • Kenny G
  • Kenny G
  • Kenny G
  • Kenny G
  • Kenny G
  • Starfield
  • Starfield
  • Lauren Carse
  • Lauren Carse
  • Rick Seibold

1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Stanislav V.
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    High-class professional. It is pleasant and convenient to work with such pros. I with pleasure will address it again.

Interview with Adrian Bradford

  1. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  2. A: I really just want to hear the music.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: Feel free to reach out and ask questions!

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: My ATC monitors. That's it.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: Bjork, always been my number 1. But I've been fortunate to have been able to work with a lot of my favourite artists.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: I do a fair bit of vocal artists, but I also a good amount of pop/rock, electronic/'future' urban.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I am fortunate to have a very controlled and dialled in environment I work in, which allows me to be able to experiment easily but also turn out work that is consistently solid. I can deliver on my scheduling commitments too, which sadly you don't always find in this industry.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: I love the creativity that's found when people break the "rules", and I find that inspiring. But having a solid engineering background allows me to fix problems and improve areas where this rule breaking isn't necessarily adding something creative to the music.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: For a mix, I love to get on the phone for a few minutes with the artist or producer to get a sense of where they are going. I listen to the rough a lot (window into the artist's mind!). From then, its all about the vocals and the drums.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have a hybrid set up based around ATC 100 monitors, Pro Tools HD, SSL summing and Apogee Symphony I/O. I have a pile of I/O which ties into all my outboard gear; dynamics, EQs, FX, plus a pile of random 'futz' boxes, guitar pedals, etc, all which I can instantly access when mixing.

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

  20. A: Manny and Serban are (of course) my current favourite mixers, as for producers I love what's happening in the more niche electronic genres - a great place to draw inspiration. And of course, there is nobody better for vocal artists than Walter A, a now friend with whom I get to work regularly.

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Most of it is mix work and production work. I also love to blend those two worlds; it is a great fit when artists have created albums on their own which perhaps need a little additional production as well as a mix.

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Gear Highlights
  • ATC 100 Monitors
  • SSL summing
  • Apogee Symphony I/O
  • Tons of outboard
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  • Feb 8 - Grammy AwardsApr 09, 2015

    So tonight I went to the Grammys for the first time, because I did some work on a nominated album. We didn't win, but despite that I'm so glad we could go. It was inspiring to see artists of different backgrounds, religions, countries - all kinds of things that so often divide people - working together not just to make great music but also to be a positive influence in the world.

  • Jan 20 - Barbara Streisand goes Platinum!Apr 09, 2015

    Very excited to have been a part of this project. Congrats to Barbara, Walter A, Babyface, and the rest of the team!