Andy Bradfield

Mixer, Producer, Engineer

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Worked with Mick Jagger, Sting, Eric Clapton, Spice Girls, David Bowie, Tom Jones, David Gray and many more. London based mixer and producer.

Andy is a Grammy & 4 time Latin Grammy nominated mixer

"I love meeting new artists, and hearing new music and I like to work closely with the artist, even if it's not always possible to be in the same place these day's, to realise their vision.

I have worked on some huge productions (Moulin Rouge, Rufus Wainwright, Craig Armstrong) and many smaller one's and everything in between and they all bring unique challenges to the mix.

The process for me is the same on any project: attention to detail, and giving the song an identity so it can live up to all the hard work that went into it.

I trained at the famous Olympic & Townhouse Studios in London, before going freelance.
I want you to have the best possible mix for your project - please get in touch and let's see what we can do together"

Please can you supply a rough mix along with parts ready for the mix. Please contact me if I can help with this.

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Credits

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  • Craig Armstrong
  • Scott Fraser
  • Craig Armstrong
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  • Gary Moore
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  • Miguel Bosé
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor
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  • Cleopatre La Derniere Reine D'egypte
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  • Europe
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Mundy
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Tom Jones
  • Tom Jones
  • Easy Virtue Orchestra
  • Easy Virtue Orchestra
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Will Young
  • Leona Naess
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Jack Savoretti
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • David Gray
  • Spice Girls
  • Spice Girls
  • Danny Elfman
  • Miguel Bosé
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Marc Almond
  • Temposhark
  • Howard Shore
  • Mick Jagger
  • Josh Groban
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  • David Gray
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  • Ben Watt
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  • Star Academy 3
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  • Martine McCutcheon
  • Martine McCutcheon
  • Appleton
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  • Louise
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  • Bond
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  • Beth Orton
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  • Craig Armstrong
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  • Boyzone
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  • Björk
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  • Julia Fordham
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  • Tim Rice
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17 Reviews

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  1. Review by Wayne Wilkins
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    Andy is one of the most brilliant mixer/producers I have had the pleasure of working with. He approaches his work from a 'feeling' music first perspective which is what sets him apart from most people doing what he does. I have personally seen Andy deal with the most challenging situations in the studio along with all the different characters one comes across from time to time with absolute ease. Andy lives breathes and sleeps music and you will be in a very safe, skilled pair of hands and ears both for your mix and vision for the whole project. Wonderful Wonderful person. Wayne Wilkins

  2. Review by Paul Broucek
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    I first worked with Andy during the Lord of the Rings and quickly found a musical partner who shares my love of art and technology. Andy's mixes are always simply rich, dimensional, and exciting. . .pristinely clear yet never sterile. In layman' terms, this guy is the shit! We are all lucky to have Andy impart his magic on our projects.

  3. Review by Simon Franglen
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    I first worked with Andy on 'Moulin Rouge'. It was a high intensity project, as we battled against time and changing edits to finish the songs ahead of the film dubb. Locked in 'The Village' for months, Andy continually made every mix shine, despite the pressure and the constant changes that were required. I highly recommend him, he's spectacularly great.

  4. Review by Amber Donoso
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    Amazing Mixer! Extremely friendly and very good at what he does. A pleasure to work with!

  5. Review by Miguel Bosé
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    ANDY BRADFIELD IS IN MY CAREER SINCE 2007 AS A RECORDING AND MIX ENGINEER. I COULDN’T CONCEIVE MY FUTURE WITHOUT HIM. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST AND EXTREMELY VERSATILE. THANKS ANDY.

  6. Review by George Stiles
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    Andy rises to every challenge you hurl under his wheels - and you don't even feel the bumps. We worked together on a massive cast-album combining live orchestra, multiple pre-records and boat-laods of vocals. Andy gathered them all together into a thrilling and fantastic whole. Nothing is too much trouble, plus he's simply ace to eat ready meals with, warmed over the mixing desk.

  7. Review by Anton Monsted
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    I have worked with Andy on various projects over the past twenty years, including "William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet", "Moulin Rouge", and "The Great Gatsby". He brings enthusiasm, professionalism, intelligence, and his amazing ears to everything he touches. I would say that working with Andy on the music mix of our precious work is one of the things I look forward to most. He makes music shine.

  8. Review by Jon Cohen
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    Andy is just awesome. Brilliant mixes every time, technical mastery of every aspect and an incredible guy to work with. Totally positive vibes combined with insane talent.

  9. Review by James Young
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    Andy is one of the good guys... a consummate pro, workaholic, perfectionist and a beautiful human being... and that shines through his work. Can't speak highly enough of the man, and his talent.

  10. Review by Mads Hauge
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    Great guy, great mixes! Throw anything in and Andy makes it work. Super duper

  11. Review by Tris P.
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    The Main Man - brilliant with artists and a world beating and conquering sound across all genres

  12. Review by Neil Davidge
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    Only five stars...? I want to add a sixth for him being not only one of the finest mix engineers on the planet and turning my chaotic sessions into masterpieces but for being such a lovely human being at the same time. When seemingly under fire much of the time, it makes life so much more bearable to be working with people you like.

  13. Review by Scott Fraser
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    Andy is our "go to" mixer for film work and album projects for myself and Craig Armstrong. He really brings something special to every project. Brilliant feel for mixing Orchestral and Electronic soundtracks and albums. His input has been invaluable on film projects such as Oliver Stone's "Snowden", Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", Thomas Vinterberg's "Far from the Madding Crowd" and many more!

  14. Review by Robin Millar
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    simply the best

  15. Review by Robin Millar
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    simply the best

  16. Review by Walter
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    Excellent work by Andy who mixed many of my soundtracks, including the music for the Award Winning feature documentary 'Ronaldo'. The music was recorded at Abbey Road and mixed by Andy in surround for delivery to the dubbing theatre. Andy also delivered a top-notch stereo mix for the soundtrack release on CD/iTunes, etc. Truly 5-Star work from a top guy!

  17. Review by marius de vries
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    100%!

Interview with Andy Bradfield

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Moulin Rouge - as it was a very bold production, and was technically & artistically very challenging! Mixer & Some recoding Rufus Wainwright Want 1 & 2 - Huge productions being honed in the mix, but 2 great pieces of work - Mixer The Space between us - Crag Armstrong - amazing fun to work on, great music from Craig, and very well received album which has just had a re-release! Recorded & Mixed Sucker Punch - Sountrack - mixed

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: 1979, The Brothers Osborne, Marillion, Craig Armstrong & Guy Garvey

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

  6. A: It's easy, and anyone can do it.... Experience, along with monitoring and equipment and all the other key ingredients, and understanding how to get something finished and beyond expectation is what I strive for

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: Stevie Wonder - always been an influence, amazing song's, play's everything, and made some incredible music Julia Michaels - classic modern pop song's with a twist

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

  10. A: Rock, Pop, Soundtrack, Orchestral

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: Pro Tools HDX2 system, and UAD Octo Card - Outboard (Although lot of great ITB stuff too!) Bricasti M7, Lexicon + TC outboard reverbs - 1176, LA2a, La3a, DBX, Avalon, Neve, Drawmer & Yamaha Outboard

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: The Beatles, because of the early experimentation in recording which still endures today, The Rolling Stones for the raw vibe and proof that you can endure! Stevie Wonder for being able to do it all, Julia Michaels for amazing modern pop records, Fleetwood mac for timeless pop, Craig Armstrong & Rufus Wainwright for daring to be different

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: A fresh perspective - there has been more than a few times people have said "Oh you featured THAT guitar" and I say "I can turn it down if you hate it" and the reply goes something along the line's of "Oh that was a really tricky part and we didn't think it was any good, but it works better than we thought!" Me: it's amazing - I would never have known! = Fresh perspective and no preconceptions can be a good thing!

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

  18. A: Mixing Mostly - Stereo + 5.1 if it's a Soundtrack/ Sometimes Additional Production (if requested and only with approval of client) recording, Production Although mixing sometimes involves a little editing if required - which is fine

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Digital - Analog front end! I grew up on Analog desk's and tape at Olympic Studios in London. I spent a few years doing Tape/Board when i first was a freelance engineer & Producer. I started also using Pro Tools alongside for editing until it took over! The limitations of analog tape & the restrictions of an analog board, plus the advances in digital technology have leap frogged what is possible in the analog domain for me. I get better results faster working in Pro Tools than i ever dreamed of on a desk. I Still have faders! it's control surface so I still have the "Feel" from the analog board. In the pre DAW era 48 tracks was usually the MAX # of Tape tracks - now an average pop production is 80/90 tracks and can be 200+ this is just not funny - even on a 72 channel desk! Sure record through great pre's or a board - no brainer - mix on one? you won't thank me when the recall won't sound the same though!

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

  22. A: I will work my absolute hardest to make your work amazing - and work with you to that end.

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

  24. A: I get to listen to music and work with amazing people all over the world

  25. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  26. A: How Long Will it take? - depends on the track and what's needed - typically a day a mix + some revisions (The "day might be split if it's a big track to give me some brain space!) What's your go to "X or Y" - I use what feel's and sound's right - there is never a right/wrong answer! how does it feel?

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: Be Bold! and don't be afraid to ask me :)

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

  30. A: Talk to me! For me this is the most important part of the process - as we are all spread out over the world these day's - ideally a Skype or video chat is great - or a straight phone call, as i think its very hard to put the creative process down on paper sometimes! When I speak to a client it's much easier for me to understand what he project or mix is and how to get it to the next level.

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

  32. A: Pro Tools, Mac, Monitor's, Rupert Neve 5024 Pre, Aston Spirit I could do everything with that :) maybe only 1 at a time - but hey it's a desert island i have to enjoy it too ;)

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

  34. A: I started age 16 at Olympic studios in London, and worked my way up from a Tape Op to Engineer to Freelance Engineer then Mixer, Producer

  35. Q: How would you describe your style?

  36. A: Classic big board mixing in the modern age

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

  38. A: Make sure you listen quietly, and don't be afraid to cut thing's to hear what's going on around parts

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: Listening, Making big production's seem effortless (When they are anything but!) Getting what you want out of the production

  41. Q: What's your typical work process?

  42. A: Important to get a ruff mix, and talk to the client first. Important to know what is expected (Even if it's just make it great!) Once I have done that I will usually listen a few times and make some notes. Then I will start to look at the multitrack and lay it out how it makes sense to me For very big tracks i will some times do this in stages (going through a few tracks at once, then going back to wok on them later) as that helps to keep the flow going.

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Terms Of Service

1 day's mixing, includes free "Mastered" Version (ISRC + Parts extra) 3 revisions per track Typical turnaround 10 days for a single song - can be accommodating if time is short!

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