Dax Liniere - Puzzle Factory

Record Producer & Mix Engineer

29 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Mixing is my oxygen. You want someone as passionate about your music as you, with the vision the see the best in your project and the skill to reach that peak. 18 years in industry, multiple award recipient, experienced with more genres than most.

To me, every project is unique and I approach each one with attention to detail, musicality, and a desire to create something special for each artist. Every track is mixed/mastered in Puzzle Factory's Control Room One, which is acoustically one of the top 2% of control rooms in the world. (independently verified)

I'm featured on Pro Tools Expert presenting a series of videos about mixing and my first MixDirection mixing masterclasses start in August 2018. I've written about mixing for audio magazines, delivered guest lectures on the topic, and was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2012 for my contributions to audio engineering and music production.

I have learned from some of the world’s top engineers and producers, including Alan Moulder, Michael Brauer, Joe Chiccarelli and Flood.

Nothing makes me happier than a great sounding record and I will match the passion that you bring to your music.

I've done what I love for over 23 years and, in 2018, I opened London's newest premium studio complex, Puzzle Factory Sound Studios.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

29 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Asif M.

    Dax was attentive and addressed all issues!

  2. Review by Asif M.

    Did an excellent job!

  3. Review by Asif M.

    High-quality work! Excellent!

  4. Review by Brad Patison
    by Brad Patison

    After countless recording sessions with various engineers and producers, not one met the quality and standard of Dax. The level and detail at which he holds himself and your product cannot be measured in words. Only through your hears will you gather understanding. I cannot and will not be recorded by anyone else now as Dax has set the bar well above industry standard.

  5. Review by Jake Lang
    by Jake Lang

    Having worked with Dax (Puzzle Factory) on several projects, I can honestly say he is one of those rare individuals with ears so finely tuned that a perfect mix is guaranteed every time. His knowledge of acoustics, recording, mixing, editing, mastering and music are unsurpassed by anyone I've ever worked with, and the results speak for themselves.

  6. Review by Barnaby Smith
    by Barnaby Smith

    Dax Liniere’s professionalism and immense technical expertise is matched only by his enthusiasm for the art and possibilities of sound and the studio. Highly recommended for anyone seeking high-quality recording, mixing or mastering.



  7. Review by Adam Hogan
    by Adam Hogan

    Dax was great to work with, he has a great ear for mixing, composition and performance.
    He was able to get the best out of each member in the band to allow us to make the best recording we could.
    His ability to communicate complex musical and audio concepts is extremely helpful and not an easy thing to do.
    Dax is an amazing engineer and would recommend to any musicians looking to make the best product they can.

  8. Review by David Costello
    by David Costello

    A highlight of working with Dax was how he catered to our individual personalities and egos, making us feel relaxed, energised, or angry, as needed for the music. Once the performance was captured, it was awesome to see how quickly he worked to make changes and bring it all together so that before we left the studio we had a great idea of how it was going to sound. Best recording experience so far.

  9. Review by Ian Pav
    by Ian Pav

    Producing and arranging the album 'Still With Me' for Tim Moxey (The Voice), I enlisted the talent of some great musicians and singers. With that done, we needed mixes that brought out the strengths of the songs and made Tim shine, with power, light and shade. Dax fulfilled that role to perfection. His mixes enhanced the epic songs, highlighted Tim’s 4.5 octave voice, captured the nuances in the soft acoustic moments and gave us a sound that we were more than happy with. I highly recommend Dax and his new facility in England.

  10. Review by Tim Clarke
    by Tim Clarke

    Rumblr had a fantastic experience working with Dax on our first EP. We originally chose Dax due to his work with our favourite Aussie post rock act ‘sleepmakeswaves’ and his success as a Winston Churchill fellow.

    Dax is extremely professional and knowledgeable in his craft. The process was more of a journey and we are truly stoked with the end result. Hats off to this man!

  11. Review by Guy Lilleyman
    by Guy Lilleyman

    Dax was able to push my music beyond what I thought was possible! He added depth and dimension to my tracks that took them to the next level. He is straight forward and encouraging and will do whatever it takes to serve the song and your music.

  12. Review by Buffaloroy
    by Buffaloroy

    “I’m going to send your track to Puzzle Factory in the UK for mastering”, my Sound Eng Steve said, “I know a guy Dax”.
    Well, straight up I had questions.
    First, why can’t I send it to my mate in Sydney for mastering, and second, who in the world calls their kid Dax?
    All of those questions were answered when the track came back. (not the name one)
    Dax has an exquisite ear for detail, the track sounds Excellent, I couldn’t be happier with the finish he gave it,
    Hats off to you Dax and keep the good times coming.
    (I do need to speak to your folks though)
    Cheers, Buffaloroy

  13. Review by Corey Wyer
    by Corey Wyer

    Having worked with Dax at Puzzle Factory for many years and through several major projects I have found him to be equal parts knowledgeable, creative, talented, patient and focused.

    His upbeat attitude and warm demeanour has meant that our dealings with him have evolved from someone we hired to work on a project, to feeling that his creative input is an integral part of our musical family.

    Dax working with us on future projects is just a given!

    Corey Wyer
    Cursing Stone

  14. Review by Alex Wilson

    I have worked with Dax many times, both employing him to mix my music and then to master recordings I have produced myself. I would recommend him highly for both - in the case of his mixing work it contributed to an ARIA Award nomination for my group. Even among experienced mix engineers Dax stands out for his rigorous attention to detail and commitment to an excellent final product. I have also always valued that he sees the artist as a collaborator in the project, and will go the extra mile to make sure their views are expressed in the mix.

  15. Review by John Moran (formerly The John Moran CorpEration)
    by John Moran (formerly The John Moran CorpEration)

    It's many years since I happened on the Puzzle Factory here in Australia and now the dice has rolled in favour of Europe, so take heed if you want to give your project the best
    with an engineer who is passionate about his craft, lightning fast and always there to give input. Dax indeed became producer of my albums resulting in a collaboration and energy that you just can not put a price on.
    You lucky bastards UK musicians!!!

  16. Review by Chris Endrey
    by Chris Endrey

    I'm confident there's a whole other society where they're missing one wizard.
    Dax is a dedicated professional. Any work I send to him I am always sure he will care about at least as much as I do - typically more. It’s a real relief to be able to work with someone so thorough and considered, and to trust that the things I care about are in the safest pair of hands.

  17. Review by Katie Rosewood
    by Katie Rosewood

    Dax was brilliant at making me feel comfortable enough to get in the zone while recording my songs. He also had fantastic production ideas and is a world-class mixer. I know my music is safe in Dax's capable hands.

  18. Review by Lindsay Burge
    by Lindsay Burge

    I was impressed with Dax’s passion, commitment & creative flair, & his natural ability to forge a highly effective & productive rapport with each band member, to patiently & confidently put them at ease during each phase of the process, providing guidance & an easy to follow explanation of what was involved and how we would achieve our desired outcome.
    During mixing Dax’s obvious technical proficiencies and attention to detail came to light. His experience as a seasoned musician is an added strength and he worked carefully to create a unique sound. The results exceeded our expectations.

  19. Review by Anthony Lawler
    by Anthony Lawler

    I worked with Dax a short while ago on a small project. The whole activity was painless and very professional and the results were superb. It was clear straight away that Dax understood what I was trying to achieve, despite my lack of knowledge and his engineering skills are first class. Highly recommended.

  20. Review by Anton Wurzer
    by Anton Wurzer

    In 2014, Dax Liniere recorded my first classical solo Akkordeon CD in Canberra Australia. He is a masterful sound technician, engineer and alert to the intricate nuances in any musicians style of music. He commands a high standard in his work so you end up with a high quality product.

Interview with Dax Liniere - Puzzle Factory

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

  2. A: I take the time to ensure I'm always serving the song.

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

  4. A: Mixing, mastering and overseeing a record in the role of producer.

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I was the Mixer and producer, recording engineer for most in this production

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