Darrell Thorp

Mixing Engineer-Rock, Pop, Alt

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10 x Grammy Award Winning (Beck, Radiohead, Molotov, Swithfoot, Foo Fighters) 3 Time TEC Award Winning (Radiohead, Beck) Los Angeles based recording and mix engineer with 26 years experience working with all level of clients. Several number top 10 albums and radio chart toping mixes.

Darrell Thorp has had 26 years experience working in world class commercial studios in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, London, Paris and many other locations through his career. Along with working in first class recording studios adding to his discography with recording and mixing for Artist Beck ”Sea Change”, “Morning Phase”, “Colors”,Foo Fighters “Concrete And Gold” & "Medicine at Midnight", Dream Widow Self Titled, Twenty One Pilots “Trench”, Foster the People, Reba Mcentire, Barry Gibb, many many more.

Including album and record engineering and mixing Darrell has been busy behind the scenes with video productions. Recording and mixing on the acclaimed TV series From The Basement featuring Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Foster The People, Beck etc...

Darrell is also working with PureMix as a Mentor/Instructor 2 mixing tutorials and a tracking start to finish series with "Produce like a Pro"

"I love to mix.  And I am happy to work with you on your project taking your music to the next level. So many of my clients are always thanking me for making their sonic vision come to reality.  I strive to work a record that sounds FINAL."

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Darrell Thorp
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Jade Bird
  • Barry Gibb
  • Halsey
  • Deafheaven
  • Deafheaven
  • Halsey
  • Foo Fighters
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Zero Brothers
  • Camila
  • Chris Shiflett
  • Chris Shiflett
  • Randy Rogers
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Randy Rogers
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Metric
  • Phillip Phillips
  • Idina Menzel
  • Dan Mangan
  • Dan Mangan
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foo Fighters
  • Foo Fighters
  • Roger Waters
  • Eliot Bronson
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Foster the People
  • Cheap Trick
  • James Supercave
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Future Elevators
  • Future Elevators
  • Unloved
  • M83
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • Wheeler Walker, Jr.
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Beverley Knight
  • HONEYHONEY
  • HONEYHONEY
  • Anderson East
  • Chris Isaak
  • Nate Ruess
  • Julia Holter
  • Third Day
  • Molotov
  • Skating Polly
  • Lili Haydn
  • Beck
  • Kan Wakan
  • Kan Wakan
  • Anastacia
  • Spain
  • Foster the People
  • Atoms for Peace
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Nite Jewel
  • Chris Mann
  • Thurston Moore
  • Sara Lov
  • Stephen Malkmus
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Stephen Malkmus
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Drive A
  • Drive A
  • Radiohead
  • Yoav
  • Yoav
  • Jamie Lidell
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Dead Snares
  • Dead Snares
  • Dead Snares
  • Dead Snares
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • The Secret Sisters
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Holly Conlan
  • Switchfoot
  • Hyperstory
  • Other Lives
  • Other Lives
  • Sara Lov
  • Filter
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • Priscilla Ahn
  • The Stiletto Formal
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Radiohead
  • Thom Yorke
  • Thom Yorke
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Sara Lov
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Ray Charles
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Air
  • Air
  • Radiohead
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Thom Yorke
  • Beck
  • Andy Stochansky
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • Paul McCartney
  • P!nk
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Snow & Voices
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Ray Charles
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • Andy Stochansky
  • Travis
  • Ryan Cabrera
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • Radiohead
  • Big Dismal
  • Masanori Sasaji
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • Radiohead
  • OutKast
  • Jay-Z
  • Jay-Z
  • Headstrong
  • Jacintha
  • The Wallflowers
  • Beck
  • Filter
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Eden Atwood
  • Jason Falkner
  • Jason Falkner
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Clint Black
  • Terry Evans
  • Nate Dogg
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Elton John
  • Elton John
  • Glenn Close
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • Travis
  • P!nk
  • Richard Marx
  • Richard Marx
  • Brian Setzer
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Burning Rain
  • Blue Plate Special
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Monifah
  • Beck
  • Travis
  • Kimon Kirk
  • Barry Gibb
  • Cheshires
  • Sabrina Pirzada
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Travis
  • Anderson East
  • Reba McEntire
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis
  • Kiev
  • Kiev
  • Brent Cobb
  • August Eve
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Sanders Bohlke
  • Beverley Knight
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Beverley Knight
  • Noel
  • Noel
  • Travis
  • DJ Supreme
  • Shaheed
  • Travis
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Beck
  • Christian Lopez Band
  • Duquette Johnston
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Preston Lovinggood
  • Travis
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Travis
  • Julie Mintz
  • Travis
  • Tim & Adam
  • Beverley Knight
  • Sabrina Pirzada
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Dolly Parton
  • Barry Gibb
  • Jason Isbell
  • Barry Gibb

63 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ken McLarin
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    Darrell is wonderful to work with, a true pro with a keen ear and fun to work with! Can't recommend him highly enough, such a great dude!

  2. Review by William
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    Darrell is the man! His mix is big, clear and punchy. Exactly what I wanted for this song. Absolutely PERFECT! There is a reason he is a 10 x Grammy engineer. Thank you Darrell!

  3. Review by Evans H.
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    One of the best in the world ! A fantastic result and communication ..Darrell took the song to another level.

  4. Review by Alexander
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    Mixing with Darrell was awesome! He was patient and saw the mix through to the end. The song maybe was not the easiest, but we got it to where it needed to be. Everything sounds very professional and balanced, wouldn't hesitate to work with Darrell again

  5. Review by David
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    Darrell always does a stellar job!!! Great guy to work with and I look forward to the next mix!

  6. Review by Jared H.
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    ...always killer!

  7. Review by Jason T.
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    He really takes your mix to the next next next level! Incredible ear and brings such huge dynamics to your song! He also is an incredible human! Super easy to work with and he is almost a mind reader of what you want. Super talented and very thankful for this amazing dude! Legend 🤘🔥

  8. Review by William H.
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    This was my second project with Darrell and all I can say is Darrell is the man! There is a reason he has 10 grammies. Professional and the best mix. Period!

  9. Review by Crevans R.
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    Darrell is a very nice guy and communicates really well and is very responsive. Unfortunately, our styles did fit and we will be going in a different direction. He was very professional and only charged a small portion for the mix.

  10. Review by Spencer A.
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    he's the man!!! a sonic wizard for sure

  11. Review by William
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    There is a reason why Darrell has 10 Grammys and is so sought after. His mix was the final finishing touch for my song and added dimension, clarity, detail, and emotion to the song. Yes, he has magic faders. :-) Thank you!

  12. Review by Roxanne Zahav
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    I couldn't be happier! Absolutely perfect! He created the gorgeous, full sound I was looking for and there's so much careful attention to detail. I am really grateful for his talent and look forward to more projects with him in the future.

  13. Review by Nian T.
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    Darrell is an absolute pleasure to work with, wonderful! mix!

  14. Review by Eric S.
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    Darrell is a genius mixing engineer. Your dreams will come true with him moving the faders. I'll be coming back for more.

  15. Review by Sanny Veloo
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    If you want your songs to inspire you like never before, and fill you with inspiration and motivation along your music journey, get them mixed by Darrell. I feel so blessed to have had my tracks mixed by this man! A true genius and wizard! He gets it, he loves rock, and he will do all he can to be sure that you are happy with your mix!!!

  16. Review by David U.
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    Another amazing mix from Darrell. I'm a big fan of his work. I will definitely work with him again.

  17. Review by David U.
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    Darrell took our song to the next level. He understood our vision and delivered absolutely amazing mix. Communication was smooth and easy and the delivery was so fast that I wonder if he ever sleeps. I will definitely work with him again.

  18. Review by David
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    Woot! Another stellar mix from Darrell! Superb! Always able to bring out the magic gems! And great guy to work with! Highly recommended!

  19. Review by Sivan L.
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    Darrell is an exceptional person. I loved that i had the oppurtunity to work with him and learned so much in the process.

  20. Review by David
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    Darrell always delivers! Can guarantee a stellar mix when working with him; and takes the time to tweak certain things to your liking, at the end. Great working with him again as always. Great guy! I look forward to the next song!

Interview with Darrell Thorp

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

  2. A: All the amazing projects I have been so honored to be apart of its one project that I am most proud of. Dead Snares "Speak the Language". I Co-Produced, Engineered and Mixed the album with my very good friend Jeffrey Cain. Jeffrey is one of the Best human beings on planet earth. I love to hang, create and laugh with him. Sonically its some of my best work, Musically its an amazing journey.

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

  4. A: HMMMMMM... I can't Say... AHHHH. This year has been a great year for me engineering and mixing some really cool projects BUT... I can't disclose the dirty details as it will ruin release plans.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: BOTH.... BOTH... Why not both. Printing mixes to half inch. Cutting basic tracks to 2inch 16 track then dumping to pro tools editing and overdubs. DONE... 15ips CCIR, 30 IPS AES its all fun. Both are such a great tool, we don't have to choose one over the other. Analog has a thing, digital has a thing. But with todays world of working you can utilize both on a project and achieve amazing results. AND ITS FUN!!!

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

  8. A: I love to the freedom to create and be inspired by music. I get to work on really good songs all the time. So good they are stuck in my HEED for days on end. Its very rewarding to see a track that has not clarity or life become LIFE after a few hours of compression, eq, balance, effects.

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

  10. A: What is your vision for you project ? Do you want me to try and mix the way IM inspired or is there a certain direction the artist is looking for ?

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

  12. A: Start with one song. See If you are both on the same page before committing to an entire album. I see allot of people hire someone and then realize a song or two into the project "this is not the right direction". And that can be taste or skill level but usually I feel its taste. Better to start out slow and

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Depending on my availability when booking myself for a mix I can give a time frame of when I can deliver mixes to clients. Usually within a week. I am happy to do 5 recalls per song.

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