Darren Carikas / Ghost Machine Studios

Mixing, Mastering, Production.

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I am a producer, mix engineer, and musician based in London. I specialise in remote mixing and mastering, as well as production for all genres from pop to hip hop to rock and metal.

The mixing studio is based on a high-end Pro Tools HD and SSL summing setup.
With this hybrid setup I am able to get the best of both analog and digital worlds.

I am able to work to any budget in order to fulfil you needs for a professional mix and master.
If your budget permits large format vintage SSL 4000e console mixing is available.

Communication is the key, I work with email to ensure all needs are met and offer unlimited revisions - I strive to make sure you are 100% happy with the end result.

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

52 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Matthew L.
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    Perfection as always!

  2. Review by James R.
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    Amazing work as always very happy with the results it too a little longer than i expected however it was worth it thanks so much!

  3. Review by James R.
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    I love the work that has been done on all my songs. Very easy process and worth the wait and the money always satisfied! Thanks for the great work.

  4. Review by James R.
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    Amazing as always! He always gets the job done well, and will fix anything that i think needs fixing. 100% worth it, no doubts no questions i will be back again thanks a lot great job!!!

  5. Review by James R.
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    Another job well done, every song that gets mixed keeps sounding better and gets easier to complete. I am always impressed with their work, that is why i always keep coming back thanks so much! well done.

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    AMAZING. Darren made the song just how I wanted it. Super skilled engineer and was able to match the vibe I was seeking, which is the hardest part of working with a remote engineer. 5 stars.

  7. Review by James R.
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    Darren always does a good job, he does wonders with what he is given. Never has been a bad experience, thanks so much for everything!

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    Darren is a very patient man, very hard working and talented. I appreciate all the time and effort he puts in to make my songs sound amazing! thanks a lot my man!

  9. Review by James R.
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    Always amazing how a good mix can take a song to the next level thanks for the great work! will be back soon

  10. Review by Matthew L.
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    Great work as always!

  11. Review by Mesh S.
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    Great work! I loved it and Darren was very patient with me and delivered the track on time.

    This won't be the last time for sure for me!

    Thanks Darren.

  12. Review by James R.
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    Amazing job again good mixing really brings the full potential of a song out thanks darren will be back again soon

  13. Review by 黄恺灵
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    Super patient and professional! Don't hesitate to work with Darren if you want poppy (pop), punchy or groovy stuffs!

  14. Review by Matthew L.
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    Darren is awesome. He was extremely patient with us, and really worked with us as much as possible to give us the outcome we wanted. I highly recommend him to help bring your tracks to the next level. I will definitely be working with Darren again!

  15. Review by James R.
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    Outstanding experience! super happy with what was done to my track great job and thanks!!

  16. Review by Yaz L.
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    Absolute legend

  17. Review by Katie K.
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    Very professional and easy to work with! Darren is great with communication and he is talented. I would recommend him to anyone.

  18. Review by Giancarlo G.
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    What a pleasure to work with Darren...it was absolutely painless and I could see he genuinely wanted my song to sound as good as possible with an unified approach and always respecting the sound I had in my head...10/10 in professionalism, quality and service!

  19. Review by Patrick R.
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    Amazing sound engineer, he really brought my track to life in a way I couldn't even have hoped for! I will for sure come back and work with Darren again.

  20. Review by Steve
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    Darren is very easy to work with and produces great results. Highly recommended

  21. Review by Asif M.
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    Since January 2019, I have worked with Darren completing my album (entitled 'The Greatest Music Album In Recorded Human History').

    He is always patient and fully dedicated to the task at hand. The album is now complete and IMHO he is the best sound engineer I have ever worked with. The best in terms of attitude but more importantly the very best in terms of ability. He is able to deliver really high-quality sound!

    I never met any of the musicians who played on this album. In short, Darren has engineered an all-time classic album. He is simply the best!

  22. Review by Asif M.
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    The best sound engineer of all time!

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    A splendid person to work with!

  24. Review by Asif M.
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    If you choose anyone else, you need medication. The best in the world!

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    The best engineer in recorded human history!

  26. Review by Asif M.
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    Exceptional work, as always :)

  27. Review by Asif M.
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    Final product was superb!

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    Brilliant work from Darren again!

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    The best!

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    Brilliant again!

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    Simply the best!

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    As always, excellent!

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    Fantastic again!

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    A sound genius!

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    The best!

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    Brilliant work!

  37. Review by Jonathan (Listen to Eyes)
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    Really did my track justice. Amazing vocal slicing FX and I am left with a really cool mix. Thank you loads for going the extra mile on my track! A pleasure to work with! Cheers!

  38. Review by Chris
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    Very professional. I got what I was looking for.

  39. Review by Jonathan (Listen to Eyes)
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    Great mix on my hip hop meets nu metal track.
    Awesome service... very helpful, addressed every single issue I had and showed a genuine interest and passion for my music. Mix is perfectly ready for a mastering engineer. Great job. Cheers!

  40. Review by Zahira
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    Darren did an incredible job editing a recent project! He was very professional and met all my expectations. I highly recommend him for his skills and positive attitude.

  41. Review by Nick G.
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    Great to work with

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    always good to me puts the effort in.

  43. Review by Robert J.
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    Excellent and professional. Easy to work with and has a great ear. Great rates. Will definitely work with again!

  44. Review by Igor S.
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    Amazing work!! We are so safistied with the mix that we decided to hire Darren for the mastering as well. He can transform an average recording quality into 100% professional sound. Above expectations!

  45. Review by chris i.
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    Very good professional, easy to work with, he was very patient I highly recommend working with him he did a great job !!

  46. Review by Jerry Y.
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    I really want to type a longer review, but the site limits length of reviews... When I first started working with Darren (mix/master), I had no idea that the final product would be to the level he ended up achieving. My project was black/death metal and Darren ended up turning it into a masterpiece worthy of the greatest studios. Well done, man!

  47. Review by Nick G.
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    He ask complete the project as was ask of him. In a timely and accurate fashion

    I'll be back

  48. Review by Harlem R.
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    Really takes his time to make sure your satisfied
    with your songs

  49. Review by Asif M.
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    I have worked on an album with Darren since September 2018. He is really patient and easy to work with. His sound skills are top-notch!

  50. Review by paul bruce
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    Darren Put some music together for me and it Sounded great I'll definitely be back

  51. Review by Luke I.
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    Very professional services at competitive rates - Darren also threw in a few extras services entirely free of charge. Would highly recommend and I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  52. Review by Amanda M.
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    Darren is an absolutely amazing engineer... a breeze to work with. He is also very sweet and understanding which I loved. I look foward to working on more of my projects with him... I Highly recommend him

Interview with Darren Carikas / Ghost Machine Studios

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

  2. A: Recording, mixing and producing.

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

  4. A: I am quite diverse in the work I take on. Projects vary from pop and hip-hop to rock and metal often.

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  • Linkin Park
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Foo Fighters
Gear Highlights
  • SSL SIGMA
  • SSL G BUS COMPRESSOR
  • AVID C24 Console
  • WA Pultec EQ x 2
  • Fractal Axe FX 2.
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