Hi, I'm Lee, an East London based Mixing and Recording Engineer. I have previously worked with Grammy Award winning producer Markus Dravs and am currently working for Mobo Award winning singer and producer FKA twigs in London.
I will record or mix your project to an Industry standard, ready for radio, clubs or wherever you require! At my self built studio I have facilities for recording, writing, production and mixing. I'm open to any project and always welcome a challenge!
I mostly work with Electronic and Hip Hop music, but I have a history of working with Rock, EDM, RnB.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
Reviews (13)Endorse Lee Avant Studios
Lee's mix was great. His communication was excellent and he was happy to work with me until the track sounded just how I wanted.
I was very surprised at how complete this is now!
Lee is a great professional at what he does. He's responsive and transparent with all revisions. First time working with Lee, but certainly won't be the last!
Lee is very serious and dedicated to his job!
He'll never skimp on revisions and always keep a good mood in all the situations!
This guy is generous, and it feels in his work!
Lee is one of the most profound mixing engineers I've ever met. His knowledge and love for music shows in every mix he did for me. He went far and beyond my wishes for mix, and understood my vision. I can't wait to work with him again! Great job, my man!
Lee is by far the best engineer I've ever worked with. He skilfully grasped the emotion and aesthetic I was going for to make a clean and powerful mix, while also executing my vision that went beyond what I expected. Adding effects and textures that really took the song to the next level. He loves what he does and I plan complete my EP with him.
The thing I loved most about working with Lee was his love of music. I was a bit nervous presenting my work at first, but when I did my project with so much appreciation and enthusiasm. His wealth of knowledge and love for sound put me at ease. Lee Is patient, willing to hear your thoughts no matter how abstract, and work WITH YOU towards the goal
great mix for affordable price!
Lee worked with me to produce a song I had written for my wedding day so it was really important to me that it sounded perfect! Starting with only piano and vocal Lee brought my music to life by adding bass and percussion (which he played himself) and tweaking my vocals to produce a really fantastic finished piece. He was a pleasure to work with and was always very enthusiastic and meticulous.
Lee is great fun to work with in the studio and always professional. He is dedicated to his craft and versatile. Lee delivers to an extremely high standard in a comfortable and professional environment.
Lee was good fun and great to work with in the studio. He always worked hard and made the most out of every recording session. An example of his work:
Professional, approachable and friendly throughout. A pleasure to work with Lee in the studio!
Interview with Lee Avant Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently worked on a song that was used on a very successful Underwear advertisement campaign. It was a delight hearing my song on TV every now and again, even If I was sick of hearing it!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have worked with Sefi Carmel and can tell you that he is an excellent film composer. And Jonny Cork who is an amazing House Producer as well as a talented Sound Designer!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both.. I feel that both sides have Pros and Cons and we should accept both as the top forms of recording Audio nowadays.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that all my customers leave happy and with no regrets!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 'How do I know when its ready to mix' I always tell people that they should be 100% happy with their recording before submitting it for a mix. Some things such as source recordings cannot be fixed (to an extent) in mix and so should be dealt with before handing over to me!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How involved would you like to be? Are there any songs which you draw inspiration for your track/album?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please feel free to be as honest as possible! I am a friendly guy and will help you get what you want even if you are not sure how to describe it in 'audio pro' terminology.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Macbook, my Yam monitors, an SM57, Midi Keyboard and probably some kind of water container.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to describe my style as extreme. I like songs to express the extremes of their respective styles and emotions. That applies to all genres from RnB to Metal!!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Tom Morello, as he is one of my favourite musicians. He also is one of the most innovative guitarists of all time and manages to get some insane sounds from the most basic setups. Most of them sounding like anything but a guitar.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic and Hip Hop mainly. The occasional Rock song too!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like building relationships, and seeing peoples success after working with me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Producers enjoy what we do, that doesn't mean we want to do it for free
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working my craft for 6 years now, and have been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest names in the industry and I am only getting started!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is being able to translate a clients idea, and understand them. I feel a human touch can work wonders in the studio.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can give your song a real edge when it comes up against other songs in a similar genre. Whether that is taking an idea in the song and bringing to the forefront or simply emphasising different aspects off the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to communicate a plan thoroughly with the client before even starting a mix. I feel this makes everything run much smoother. Walking people through a mix also helps them, in my opinion, understand the process and makes them feel less alienated.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home based Studio, Self built from scratch complete with Spacious live room and Control/Mixing area.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: FKA twigs' next LP
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: EQ... Less is more
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tom Morello, Trent reznor, Flume, Liam Howlett to name a few!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly produce for hip hop, electronic or rock artists. Often I like to merge these genres together.