Michael Mechling

Mixing | Mastering | Recording

2 Reviews
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Michael is a mix engineer located in Nashville, TN.

Currently assisting mix engineer Reid Shippen

Currently working out of studios:
• Forty-One Fifteen
• My personal mix suite

I love what I do, and the diversity of music I'm fortunate to work on. I imagine you feel similar about your music, I'd love to hear it and see if I could be a good fit for you!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by PJ North
    by PJ North

    I started working with Michael shortly after moving to Nashville. I was always proud of my music before but Michael produced and mixed all of my projects since 2018 and it changed my entire outlook on how a song of mine should sound. He’s always professional, willing to help with stupid questions I ask, and always delivers the best sound. His ability makes our music sound expensive! I am a firm believer my music career has grown because of Michael and his ability to bring out the best in what we are doing.

  2. Review by Carolyn Miller
    by Carolyn Miller

    I have been working with Michael since 2019 and we have done over 15 songs together. You don’t get a better musical partner/teammate! He works incredibly hard and is a man of his word. Michael is a team player and really cares that his clients are 100% satisfied with the final product. Look no further! He’s your guy.

Interview with Michael Mechling

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

  2. A: I recorded and mixed The BAND CAMINO's VEVO Original performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvHGvjhuVNI

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

  4. A: an EP

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

  6. A: I will tweak until your heart is content

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

  8. A: When can we have a mix back? When do you need it?

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

  10. A: Is the tracked edited and tuned?

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

  12. A: I guess if we're limiting ourselves to analog audio gear: V76 1176 Laptop ATC's U67

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

  14. A: Indie Rock with a heavy dose of Pop/Country

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have three: Forty-One Fifteen is a modern home studio on the east side of Nashville. All outboard gear, great conversion, great mics, smaller rooms: Fortyonefifteen.com The ShoeBox is more your typical commercial Nashville studio, with a ton of vibe. Cage The Elephant just recorded here. Vintage mics and instruments, Neve VR, Burl Convertors, Atomic Instrument Co. speakers. My mix suite at my house is a hybrid: ATC's, Universal Audio REV B, dbx, api, pultec equipment on inserts for Pro Tools, with an analog 2-bus chain (if needed).

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

  18. A: Most of my clients hire me to mix. A large other percentage of my work comes from co-producing projects.

  19. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  20. A: Not yet

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Both, because the argument is moot. Huge advantages to both, I tend to think the combination works pretty well.

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

  24. A: its what I love, and the variety of music

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

  26. A: that its easy

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

  28. A: Lets have a conversation constantly, the more I know you and you me, the better the result

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

  30. A: School, intern / assistant all while freelancing studio and live gigs repeating the post school process.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: BOLD

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

  34. A: Kacey Musgaves, because Kacey Musgraves. Really because its always amazing songs, with amazing musicians tracked at amazing studios, with amazing people the whole way around.

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

  36. A: think less, listen more, and guitars are always green

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Listening

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

  40. A: I typically pickup where the producer left off. This varies widely in genre. For example, with rock music I bring a long of harmonic distortion and aggression that the band/producer wouldn't normally have at their disposal. With pop and country mixes, its a lot of the same plus maybe some production elements that the producer missed or ways to make sections hit a lot harder etc.

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

  42. A: Setup the song, mix the song

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

  44. A: Reid Shippen Vance Powell Michael Brauer


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  • Obsidian Comp
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  • Urei LA3A’s
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