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.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

15 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Listentoeyes
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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!

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

  3. Review by Listentoeyes
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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!

  4. 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.

  5. Review by Nick G.
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    Great to work with

  6. Review by Nick G.
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    always good to me puts the effort in.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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 !!

  10. 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!

  11. 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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

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

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

  4. A: Recording, mixing and producing.

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    Starseed - See Through Your Lies (Acoustic Rock)
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    The Spindle Sect - Lines (ROCK/METAL)
GenresSounds Like
  • 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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I offer a SoundBetter special of 30% off my usual rate for mixing and production. Get in touch to discuss the right rate for you!

  • James Blunt Recording and MixingMay 14, 2017

    A few months ago I had the pleasure of recording and mixing James Blunt. 

    Check the video out here!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w2wa4Uvh4o