Ollie is a mix engineer, record producer and musician based in Los Angeles who has worked on sessions with Cold War Kids, Declan Mckenna, Julia Stone (Angus & Julia Stone), Sister, Benjamin Jaffe, Sublime, Emma Louise, Isabella Manfredi, Charley, GODTET and more. He’s toured supporting The Beach Boys, Michael Buble, Ron Sexsmith and Bic Runga.
I'm always looking to enhance the sonic picture that you're painting. I love to add colour, depth, warmth, texture and movement to any song that I work on. I'm always seeking to increase the emotional impact of the music that I’m working on. That is by far the most important part of my job.
I love mixing and producing remotely and i'm always happy to chat about your next project :)
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8 ReviewsEndorse Ollie Brown
Ollie was super professional and communicative, would love to work with him again :)
Great work and communication. Top rating.
Ollie is an amazing artist. I gave him something no one else could figure out / make into a song that I genuinely liked and he nailed it. I highly recommend!!!
Ollie has been assisting me with audio engineering, producing, mixing and mastering on my latest musical forays. He has an excellent ear for vibe and is a very encouraging voice when it comes to exploration and creativity.
Most recently, Ollie and I had been collaborating on a mix during lockdown, which was tough but ultimately productive. Now that the lockdown has over, we are finishing the mixes in person and I'm really happy with the outcome.
Ollie is a fantastic and talented musician/songwriter and this translates into being a great producer. When we worked on demoing some of my songs and also later mixing a live recording I sent to him, he listened to what I was trying express with my songs and he was always happy to make adjustments or check in to make sure he was on the right track. I also really appreciated that he understood the vibe I was going for, and came up with mixing ideas that brought the songs to life in a way I hadn't imaged. 10/10
Ollie did an amazing job recording & mixing 4 tracks for me. He works quickly, knows what he's doing, is humble and has a great energy in the studio. I'm so happy with the sound and clarity of the tracks, it sounds natural and polished. Thanks Ollie!
What a talented genuine human. I have been working with Ollie over the past 5 months on my EP and it has been a highly rewarding experience. His sensitivity, patience and ear have made for a really comfortable creative environment, bringing out the best in the project. I look forward to working with Ollie again and highly recommend him. He's got ya back!
I’ve worked with Ollie on a number of different occasions over the past few years and he has always been absolutely phenomenal to work with. His versatility, flexibility and overall sensititivity in nailing the perfect soundscape for the project has been an invaluable asset to have in the studio. Having him onboard has always been such an incredible advantage. I would highly recommend Ollie for any project in the future.
Interview with Ollie Brown
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The song always comes first. People say recording is like taking a snapshot in time. Like a photograph but I like to think of it like painting on canvas. It's all about layers and textures, adding and removing at times. It must be exciting!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie Rock, Alt Rock, Singer/songriter, Folk, Folk Rock, Alt Country, Acoustic, Indie Pop
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Your vision. Life, Excitement, warmth, edge.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with a combination of Analog and digital gear. I love the warm round sound of tubes and tape saturation!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Peter Katis, Ethan Johns, Tchad Blake, Michael Brauer, The War On Drugs, The National, Ryan Adams, Tame Impala, Frightened Rabbit, Ray Lamontagne, Laura Marling, Blake Mills, Dawes
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I engineer, produce, mix and play guitar, drums, keys on most EP's and Albums that I'm working on. I usually work with Independent musicians, singer/songwriters and indie bands to help them achieve their sonic goals.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaborating with like-minded people to create something that's worth putting out into the world.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a conversation and make sure you're on the same page.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Seeing the bigger picture