Derek Hughes

Remote Mixing, Mixing Engineer

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You'll be surprised how AFFORDABLE a MIX can be. I want to help you make the most of your recording!

My name is Derek Hughes and what sets my mixing service apart is my consistent quality and I am certified in Audio Production through Full Sail University with many years of experience as a mixing engineer. I want to help you with your record, and thanks to present day technology and the use of high-speed Internet, this can be accomplished online without limitations.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Derek knows music and has a good sense of what others will enjoy. He has a wonderful personality and trustworthy. I would recommend Derek for any venue.

Interview with Derek Hughes

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Pop Rock band Stretchy X

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: No not at this time.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital (In The Box) Its more convenient and less pricy. With most plug-ins these days with the way technology is, you can achieve that sound your looking for just like you would with analog.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: 100% satisfaction, project complete when needed to be.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Working with people, and creating that sound.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Time to Complete

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

  14. A: Listen to what they have got to offer, and here them out. Everyone starts out on the bottom and works their way up. With hard work and determination, anything can be achieved. If they are on Sound Better than we know that they are serious about what they do, like myself.

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

  16. A: Mac, Studio Headphones, Interface, Pro Tools, Wireless Mouse

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

  18. A: Professional mixing engineer, I have been doing this for 15+ years. Started on a 4 track tape recorder and I am now about to graduate Full Sail University with a certificate in Audio Production.

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

  20. A: Rock, Singer Song Writer, Pop Rock and Country

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Creativity and nailing that sound

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

  24. A: Organization is key, everything in order. Neat and Clean. Not afraid to try anything to get the sound I am looking for.

  25. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  26. A: ZOO. I made the vision reality, it felt big and real. My role was to sound larger than life.

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: I may not have a big studio, but I do what it takes to get the job done. I have tremendous will power and drive.

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

  30. A: Whats your vision, what sound are you looking for comparing to a band of their choice.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Mad Scientist with a vision who don't stop until the monster is breathing.

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

  34. A: Chris Lord Alge. Because he is a big inspiration to what I do, I feel I could learn a lot from him.

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

  36. A: Don't let budget hold you back

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

  38. A: Life, creativity, vision and the ability to stand out more than any other mix.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Im running a Mac with a licensed Pro Tools Focusrite interface and incredible plug-ins (Including CLA Plug Ins) and outstanding monitors, I mainly mix In The Box.

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

  42. A: Chris Lord Alge and Warren Haurt

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

  44. A: I like to make a story out of a clients song, make their vision a reality.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Tool
  • Chevelle
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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Focusrite Interface
  • Digital Processing (In The Box) Mac
  • CLA Plug Ins
  • Waves
  • Slate
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