Chris Frymire

Mixing, Mastering, Live Sound

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Modern Minstrel Mixing & Mastering has been providing professional Live sound, recording, mixing and mastering services since 1979. Specializing in acoustic based folk/blues/world music, but I love all styles of music!

Live Sound: FOH, MONs, recording, festival production services
Live Recording: 26 tracks of Metric Halo MIO to go!
Studio Mixing
Mastering

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

AllMusic verified credits for Chris Frymire
  • Eliza Gilkyson
  • Archie Fisher
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  • Dale Watson
  • Dean Magraw
  • Eric Kamau Grávátt
  • Danny Schmidt
  • Carrie Elkin
  • Dave Ray
  • Dale Watson
  • Dale Watson & His Lonestars
  • Claudia Schmidt
  • Michael Johnson
  • Butch Thompson
  • Pat Donohue
  • Paul Geremia
  • Robin Williams
  • Linda Williams
  • Greg Brown
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  • Bill Staines
  • Robin & Linda Williams
  • Robin & Linda Williams
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  • Hoven Droven
  • John Williams
  • Bill Staines
  • Väsen
  • Paul Geremia
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  • Guy Davis
  • Chuck Brodsky
  • Chuck Brodsky
  • "Spider" John Koerner
  • "Spider" John Koerner
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  • Guy Davis
  • Guy Davis
  • Greg Brown
  • Koerner, Ray & Glover
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  • Anne Heaton

Interview with Chris Frymire

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

  2. A: Satisfaction with my work and a fair price.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: Listening to new music, the job is "professional listener" after all.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: That perfection is more important than "vibe/feel/soul" and the message. Music is an emotional communication method, if the song doesn't connect with the listeners, it doesn't matter how pristine the mix is.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Listen to my previous work, come on down to a show and hear me mix!

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Metric Halo 2882 (firewire buss powered), Mac Laptop, KSM 44, Earthworks M30, MDRv6 headphones.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: Since 1979, stage hand, touring sound engineer, house sound engineer, record company exec, mastering, recording, mixing.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Laid back, but professional.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Get it right at the source, then don't mess it up.

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

  18. A: Americana, roots, folk, world, jazz, ethnic.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Live FOH Mixing

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: Metric Halo interfaces/converters (ULN8, 2882(x3), ULN-2), DP, Peak, Myriad, Triumph, DDP-Creator, + JBL, Auratone, Polk, B&W Monitoring, Halfler and McIntosh amplification. Lots of mics and assorted outboard gear. My house live setup is MIdas L3000, Klark Tech EQs, TC Electronic and Lexicon verbs, EV mains and mons. My touring/portable choices are Venue or Midas console, l'acoustics or d&b mains.

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

  24. A: Live FOH soundmixing, remote recording, Mastering

Gear Highlights
  • Metric Halo interfaces
  • ULN-8
  • ULN-2
  • 2882 (x2)
  • JBL
  • Auratone
  • Polk monitors. tons of other goodies
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