Brent Kolatalo

Grammy Mixing & Production

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Grammy nominated Mix Engineer/Producer.Worked on 41 Platinum and Gold albums. Unlimited free revisions. 20+ years experience.

I work with unsigned artists wanting to get a major label sound for a fraction of the cost. Every client gets their music mixed through a SSL mix console and a variety of analog outboard gear that I use to mix on grammy winning records.

A great mix engineer shouldn’t just provide you with a technical process. The best mix engineer’s are able to see the vision of the artist and bring sonic depth and clarity to a song that wasn’t there before. And most importantly, the final mix should inspire.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Brent Kolatalo
  • Mr. Rain
  • Genevieve Stokes
  • Genevieve Stokes
  • Eminem
  • Ella Henderson
  • Taylor Swift
  • Rick Ross
  • Rick Ross
  • Rick Ross
  • Rick Ross
  • The Score
  • K. Michelle
  • Belly
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lady Gaga
  • The Score
  • V. Rose
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • J. Cole
  • John Legend
  • Jay-Z
  • Pusha T
  • Eminem
  • Eminem
  • Kanye West
  • 2 Chainz
  • 2 Chainz
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Rick Ross
  • Mario
  • San Quinn
  • Balance
  • Cristian Alexanda
  • Miggs
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • E.P.
  • D&A
  • Jeannie Ortega
  • Skidmore Fountain
  • Wade O. Brown
  • Cuban Link
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Janet Jackson
  • Man on Earth
  • Amadeus
  • Kanye West
  • Jin
  • Pope
  • Pope
  • Loretta
  • Loretta
  • Johnny Socko
  • Des Rocs
  • Des Rocs
  • Des Rocs
  • Before Sunday
  • Kid Pharaoh
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Small Town Sleeper
  • Notar
  • V. Rose
  • Rain
  • Brian Wrightson
  • Brian Wrightson
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Brian Wrightson

621 Reviews - 179 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tyler L.
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    A true professional with an incredible ear. He will go the extra mile to make sure you are satisfied.

  2. Review by Kenneth S.
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    Handles revisions well and communicates well until it sounds how you envisioned!

  3. Review by Kenneth S.
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    Efficient and always makes everything sound great

  4. Review by Jeff M.
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    Brent is a talent that not only meets but exceeds the high praise and numerous accolades he has received. I had worked with a few other mixing engineers on this and we weren’t able to quite achieve our desired vision with them. Brent was able to do so on pretty much the first pass with little to no direction. His ability to seamlessly blend each element of the song created a sophisticated sound that effortlessly captured and conveyed the vibes we wanted. Ten outta Ten would recommend!!!

  5. Review by Sarantos
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    Pleasure to work with, great work! Will definitely use again.

  6. Review by Christian P.
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    Brent did an incredible job at elevating our sound to a more commercial level.

  7. Review by Ryan V.
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    I had such a great experience working with Brent I immediately asked if he was available to mix more songs. Brent has a great sonic ear and also a great feel for dynamics and what works with the groove of songs.

    Also Brent is very easy to communicate with and doesn't have an ego or a bad attitude like a lot of folks seem to in the "industry" as the cool kids call it. It's been nothing but easy communication and great mixes.

    Highly recommended!

  8. Review by pzamynd
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    Incredible mixing always

  9. Review by Ryan V.
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    I had high hopes that Brent would deliver a good mix, I got back an amazing mix instead. Brent is a really easy guy to communicate and work with, he's got a great attitude to match the great sound.

    Brent also seems to really take time with each song and make it the best it can be, adding effects and small yet huge intricate details that really make the songs stand out. The quality is definitely radio-ready that he produces.

    I've already requested Brent to mix more songs, 5/5 for sure!

  10. Review by Tasha Baxter
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    1 down, 4 more to go. Look no further, Brent is your man. A keen ear, a lovely disposition and damn, does he know and love his craft! Time efficient, professional and delivers 110% to your vision. Excited to have him take this super special project over the finish line for me <3

  11. Review by Cal
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    Brent came through strong again with a great mix! I love working with him! I'm already getting the next one ready for him.

  12. Review by Kenneth S.
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    10/10

  13. Review by Kenneth S.
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    He always gets the job done and does it right!!!

  14. Review by Calligraphy "Sincere" LaSound
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    Love working with Brent! He hit out of the park on the 1st swing. Looking forward to working with him a lot more!

  15. Review by Rory D.
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    I can't say enough how much I respect and appreciate Brent's talents. He continues to produce top notch mixes!

  16. Review by Ravieshwar S.
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    Brent gave the most comprehensive and thoughtful review of all the soundchecks. Really appreciate it!!

  17. Review by Mina A.
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    Brent delivered another fantastic, timely and professional mix for me as he has done many times in the past. The best!

  18. Review by Rory D.
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    As always, Brent did a fantastic job turning out a stellar mix. He brought size, depth and emotion to what thought was already a good original mix. Amazing work!

  19. Review by Kenneth S.
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    Makes everything sound so good!

  20. Review by Kenneth S.
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    Very patient and good work as always.

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Gear Highlights
  • SSL AWS 900+ Mixing Console
  • Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo Compressor
  • Manley Vari-MU Stereo
  • Sontec MEP 250
  • and every plug-in known to man
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