Dax Liniere - Puzzle Factory

Record Producer & Mix Engineer

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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.

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

26 Reviews

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  1. Review by Brad Patison
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    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.

  2. Review by Jake Lang
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    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.

  3. Review by Barnaby Smith
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    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.

    Thanks,

    Barnaby

  4. Review by Adam Hogan
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    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.

  5. Review by David Costello
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    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.

  6. Review by Ian Pav
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    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.

  7. Review by Tim Clarke
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    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!

  8. Review by Guy Lilleyman
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    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.

  9. Review by Buffaloroy
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    “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

  10. Review by Corey Wyer
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    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

  11. Review by Alex Wilson
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    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.

  12. Review by John Moran (formerly The John Moran CorpEration)
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    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!!!

  13. Review by Chris Endrey
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    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.

  14. Review by Katie Rosewood
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    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.

  15. Review by Lindsay Burge
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    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.

  16. Review by Anthony Lawler
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    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.

  17. Review by Anton Wurzer
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    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.

  18. Review by Adam Cook
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    Dax was a very welcome find for my project when it came to mastering The Monotremes' EP. His extraordinary ears and knowledgeable technique, as well as his sensitivity to the rather particular sound of my band, were invaluable and provided a polished finishing touch to a record of which I am very proud.

  19. Review by Helen Way
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    Detail, efficiency, psychology and a very positive experience for all. The way you were able to bring out the character of a singer's phrases in such detail, thank you!

  20. Review by Julian Curwin
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    I worked with Dax Liniere at Puzzle Factory recording drums for The Tango Saloon's first two albums, as well as playing on a few other projects engineered by Dax. I would highly recommend Dax for his technical knowledge, professionalism and great ears.
    J.

  21. Review by Danny Winch
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    We used Dax to record our first EP and he was really great throughout the whole process! It was also my first time in a proper recording studio and I really appreciated all the input he gave me to get the best sound out of the drums. He made us feel comfortable and relaxed and I couldn’t recommend him more!

  22. Review by Ellen Riley
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    Dax went above and beyond for our band. He has an eye for talent, and was great at helping us explore new sounds as we recorded our first EP. I remember his generosity and attention to detail, recommend Puzzle Studios and wish Dax the best of luck in the UK. London you’re lucky to have him.

  23. Review by Hannah Beasley
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    I absolutely bawled my little heart out for about 45 minutes when I heard my song. Now that I have pulled myself together enough to be in public, I am sitting in a beautiful park and listening on repeat. I can't believe how it sounds. I can't believe it's my voice!
    Thanks so much Dax it's amazing, perfecto divine and very gratifying. xxxx

  24. Review by Julien Joel Clement
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    I recorded songs with Dax in his studio in Australia in 2006. Already he had the best gear one could find at the time, and always expanding his knowledge of it. He works the same way with the music itself, always learning so he can best cater for whatever style your band plays. Dax is fast and never rushes. He is also a great guy to be around, very present with his job and you. Highly, highly recommended!

  25. Review by Dominic Towner
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    Our recording work with Dax at Puzzle Factory Studios was the best choice we made, the knowledge, professionalism & enthusiasm Dax has, together with the ability to work with people made our recordings polished & perfect. His skill as a musician definitely contributes to his amazing ability as an engineer & producer. Our next project will definitely have Dax overseeing the total recording, engineering & production process.

  26. Review by Noel Macdonald
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    Dax has always done a great job of mixing any of my projects. He delivered a real punch in the mixes. Complete focus, excellent balance and super quality reverbs. He was easy to work with and I'd recommend him for anything from album/single work, advertising jingles and TV/Film assignments. His new Puzzle Factory studio is testament to his commitment to creating an environment for the best possible outcome.
    Noel Macdonald - Platinum Record Producer & Executive Creative Director

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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Pricing: Mixing £400/track (on average), Recording £400/day, Mastering £80/track