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I’m an audio engineer that specializes in mixing POP music, and giving artists a unique sonic identity. Based in Nashville, TN, I have been blessed to have had experience working in some of the world’s most famous recording studios; alongside some of the most brilliant artists, players, writers, producers, and engineers working in the industry today. I know how important your songs are to you, and my promise is that I will do everything in my power to ensure that you can release them with confidence!
I’d be more than happy to answer any questions. I look forward to helping you bring your vision to life!
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Excellent mix with a fast turnaround time! Friendly and willing to work with you! Oh yea and Neve 1073 preamps...yea that's a no brainer. I'll definitely be using his ears again!
Excellent mix with a fast turnaround time! Friendly and willing to work with you! Oh yea and Neve 1073 preamps...yea that's no brainer. I'll definitely be using his ears again!
Andy is hands down the most talented engineer I've worked with to date. As a new artist i bounced around from producer to producer, engineer to engineer, and got lackluster results. Meeting Andy in Nashville without a doubt took my tracks to the next level. He and his team are responsible for the sonics on my next release. from the first rough i knew he was my permanent go to. If youre serious about your craft take the time to seek out the right engineer. Im based in LA now and working with Andy halfway across the country was a breeze. Prompt reliable. Extremely Artist friendly. Generous rates
Andy Godbout has an incredible ear for detail, creativity, and authenticity. In response to the endorsement from Soul Case, Andy is also my go-to for mixing/mastering because the turnover is quick without the sacrifice in quality. On top of his audio engineering skills, he takes the time to communicate with clients effectively and understand their vision for projects. His mixes sound insanely natural, no matter the genre. I highly recommend Andy Godbout for ALL audio needs.
Andy is our go to mix/master engineer and always delivers a superb product. He focuses on the music and really works to bring the artists sonic vision to life. He’s recorded with us extensively at Dark Horse Studios and we will continue working with him for all our releases. His dedication and technical knowledge are outstanding.
Interview with Andy Godbout
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Creating music and constantly improving my craft.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to clients is that you will feel confident releasing your music!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Up In The Air." You can find it on this page! This song was written, produced, recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered in a 24 hour time window, as a 24 hour challenge with my closest friends. My role mixing and mastering.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! Harris Owens (Producer) and Andrew Tullos (Songwriter).
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the process. Getting a song I'm working on stuck in my head when I step away, and forcing down a meal to get back to it. I get addicted to my work.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people are under the impression that expensive gear and software will give you the best sound. This is not true unless you truly have an actual understanding of signal processing. Someone with knowledge can easily acquire a more professional sound with even just a couple of stock plugins than someone who is inexperienced and uses the most expensive gear and software on the market.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There are no shortcuts. Do anything to learn as much as you can about every aspect of the production process. Surround yourself and collaborate with as many other talented and experienced people as you can with an open mind.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Paying attention to details as well as fixing problems.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing I always do is LISTEN intently to what has been given to me and detailed take notes, no matter what my role is on the production. I need to become emotionally attached before I can do anything to a song and I always do my best to understand the artist's vision. If I am doing a mix, I organize the tracks and get them into my mixing template. The rest honestly varies depending on what it is I am working on, but I tend to like a "top-down" approach meaning that I like to approach the more big picture things first and tackle the more specific and detailed aspects of the project after.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Ellie Goulding, Foo Fighters, Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Paramore, Tycho, John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, The Revivalists, Bahamas. In terms of music producers/engineers, Dave Pensado, Chris Lord Alge (of course), Jimmy Douglas, Tony Maserati, Rick Rubin
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Although I love analog and still incorporate analog gear into my workflow, you cant beat the convenience of working in a digital domain.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: "What kind of emotions are you trying to convey with this song?" or "can you think of any other artists or songs that you want to sound like?"
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: There is no "one size fits all" in this line of work, and it will be well worth your time doing research and asking as many questions as you can to ensure that someone is the right person for you to be working with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Universal Audio interface, Beyerdyamic DT 770 Pro headphones, a Neumann U87, and a generator.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started producing music 10 years ago, but I began to take it very seriously about 5 years ago. At this time I moved to Nashville to get a degree in audio engineering at Belmont University.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: "Clean." Thats what people tend to say.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work in Pop genres.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel that what I bring to a song is many many subtle and precise moves that eventually yield a cleaner and more polished product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My current studio setup consists of a couple of different monitoring systems including a pair of JBL 308P MKII's, a pair of Behringer Truth B1030A's, and a handful of different headphones by Beyerdynamic, Sony, and Audio-Technica. I use a Universal Audio Apollo audio interface. For most of my work I run Pro Tools along with many amazing sounding plugins by Universal Audio, Waves, Slate, Fabfilter, Softube, and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering records.