Ocean Studios

Producer/Mixing Engineer

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Hey! I'm Chris and I’ll be mixing your music at Ocean Studios with Pro Tools Studio using analog hardware and plugins. I am an experienced mixer with low rates and I can deliver radio ready final mixes! Contact me today to get started and let’s finish up your song, ep or album so you can release it. I can’t wait to hear your song!

A little about me: I love to mix hard rock music and I've taken countless music classes at college and performed many years live. I've sat under experienced engineer Jordan Valeriote (Mixed the band Silverstein) mixing rock and metal songs.
I'm always working on my craft whether it's mixing for clients, asking questions from other engineers or producers and taking classes to get better at my craft.
Have a listen to my portfolio and if you like what you hear I hope you'll give me a chance to mix your next hard rock or metal song and turn it into a killer rock song!

Contact me today and I'd love to hear your song and get started on it. Rock on!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

16 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Joshua R.
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    Such a great mix. It is so great how the team at Ocean Studios took this song to the next level. It is always so great working with Ocean Studios. They go above and beyond to try to have the right mix for the song. They have definitely brought out the best.

  2. Review by Joshua R.
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    Such a great team to work with. Ocean Studios always brings things to a new level and really tries their best to go above and beyond to make it happen. We are so grateful for the heart and energy they put into each project. Once again, they have brought out the best in another Mawcore song!

  3. Review by Joshua R.
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    It's always a pleasure to work with Ocean Studios. We are so grateful they have poured their hears into another one of Mawcore's songs. We are blessed to work together, with them, to shape these songs into the best version of themselves.

  4. Review by Benjamin H.
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    Chris was fantastic to work with! He was extremely patient and very understanding throughout all of my revisions. My recordings came back very crisp and bright as though they were recorded in a studio. Chris was very professional throughout this process and I look forward to doing business with him in the future! God bless Ocean Studios!!

  5. Review by Joshua R.
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    Ocean Studios has hit it out of the park. Definitely appreciate the attention to detail that they put into each song they work on. They put their heart into the process and it shows. We are blessed by their willingness to get it right. They rock

  6. Review by Matt Novitsky
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    From the initial discussions of the approach to mixing to the finished product, it was a true pleasure to work with Chris. I really felt like Chris wanted to make our vision his vision. Our band had several revisions throughout this process and Chris was more than willing to make these happen so that we had a song that we were 100% satisfied with in every area. Chris listens to what you want and does his best to make it happen. He also sticks to his deadlines and communicates very well.

  7. Review by Joshua R.
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    Another track so well crafted by the wonderful mixing talent of Ocean Studios. Mawcore so very much appreciates the attention to detail and the over the top personal attention applied to each track. We are definitely looking forward to doing more tracks together.

  8. Review by Joshua R.
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    Another rocking mix. Our band, Mawcore, is so grateful to get to work with Ocean Studios. They truly pour out their hearts into every mix. They treat it as if it was their own song and more. they definitely listen to our vision and really try to make it happen, which they have consistently done! We are blessed to get to work with them.

  9. Review by Joshua R.
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    Ocean Studios rocks! They always go above and beyond to get the mixes right, within reason. They are always a pleasure to work with, even when it's a difficult trial and error situation. Mawcore is blessed with the privilege to get to work with Ocean Studios

  10. Review by Joshua R.
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    Ocean Studios really pays attention to the song and really works to make the mix fit the song. Such a great ear and awesome to work with.

  11. Review by Joshua R.
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    Top notch! Ocean Studios is very good at what they do. It is a total pleasure to work with them. They make the whole process a joy. We are super grateful for their "get it right" focus. What a blessing!

  12. Review by Marcello G.
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    Chris did an amazing job mixing a challenging song for us. His patience and willingness to help are out the charts. He is humble guy that will listen to your inputs and do his best to match your expectations. Our band is from Brazil, which means that the vocals are in Portuguese. That makes vocal editing especially difficult. Yet, he was able to deliver a nice job. The overall result was a solid mix, with great tones and well-balanced ambiance and EQ. Great guy to work with!

  13. Review by Taylor N.
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    Chris is awesome, and was more than generous with the bonuses I got with my mixing lessons! I highly recommend Ocean Studios.

  14. Review by Joshua R.
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    Truly a pleasure to work with Chris. He is very concerned about the details and getting it right. He delivers the goods and we are very grateful for his awesome work.

  15. Review by Aaron Graves
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    Great guy, that does amazing work!

  16. Review by Casey Price
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    Ocean Studios was a blast to work with. They really helped elevate our song, "These Moments" to the next level and really helped us craft and finish a song that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

Interview with Ocean Studios

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

  2. A: We are really pumped that we got to record the drums for DAV's album War Zone that released on 6/5/19. Also, we just mixed a song for Forsaken Hero called "These Moments" and that'll released 6/19/21. You can check'm out on Spotify or Apple Music! We have many more projects that we’ve been working on that we can’t wait to share in the coming months. Tons of cool artist and bands are killing it in the studio!

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

  4. A: Currently we are mixing rock and metal songs at Ocean Studios for clients and recording and mixing music for our band Emerald Escape. We released our first single in 2019 and we hope to release 2 more by the end of the year.

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

  6. A: Definitely! We highly recommend Lori Peters the former drummer of Skillet because she's an amazing drummer and she works out of our studio.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Our studio is setup to mix hybrid with analog and digital. We have many mixing templates that we use as starting points that include analog gear and plugins. We use these as tool to shape and enhance the vision of our clients songs.

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

  10. A: Our promise to our clients is that we will deliver professional sounding mixes and we want them to be 100% happy with the mix before they sign off on the final mix.

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

  12. A: We love mixing hard rock and metal songs and delivering radio ready final mixes to our clients.

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

  14. A: When will my mix be ready? Turn around times are generally 7 days after we’ve discussed the clients vision for the song and received all stems or multitracks and the job has been funded. We’re willing to discuss a delivery date that works best for any of our clients and will do our best to work with their schedule.

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

  16. A: That it's easy to get a professional mix. Most times producers spend more time on songs than what they charge too.

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

  18. A: Our advice would be to organize and name the tracks before sending them. Having all of the multi-tracks named and ready for importing will make the process even more inspiring for the producer so they can just jump right in to finish your song. 🤘

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

  20. A: I started out as a Fedex Driver and worked in Healthcare for many years and during those times while I was working I was always working on my craft writing, mixing and producing songs on the weekends. I've had the privilege to study under Jordan Valeriote who's mixed Silverstein, Auras and other well known bands. I've also had the honor to work with Skillet’s producer and grammy drummer Lori Peters who's the former drummer of Skillet.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Our style is to push the most out of each instrument and vocal to where you can feel it but still allowing a balanced hard rock mix that can be played on all devices.

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

  24. A: Three Days Grace because I love how they mix their tight guitars, vocals and how catchy the songs are from start to finish.

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

  26. A: Rock, Hardrock, and Metal Songs.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Our strongest skill is being creative with an Artist or Bands song and bringing the best out of a song when mixing!

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

  30. A: We bring songwriting, mixing and producing experience to a song and having done that with our own music and other clients as well. We are able to serve the song from multiple angles to deliver a killer final mix!

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

  32. A: After importing tracks into a Pro Tools session we exam all of the tracks to determine if they’re ready for mixing and if we find anything that needs editing/tuned we let the client know so they have the option of having them edited before mixing. Next, we begin mixing and after it is roughly 85% mixed we automate the rest of the mix to get it rocking! Next, we listen on a couple different devices and revise and send the final mix to the client. A usual timeframe is 7 days to deliver but can be longer if there are more than 35 tracks. We will communicate the timeframe upfront and keep you update throughout the process.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: We have a treated control room where all the mixing happens and we use high end professional analog gear along with plugins to deliver radio ready mixes.

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

  36. A: Mix rock, hardrock, and metal songs for clients.

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

  38. A: Is your song ready to be mixed? Is there any editing needed? What is your vision for each song being mixed? Do you have any further questions I didn't answer for you in my SoundBetter interview?

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

  40. A: Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and Silverstein inspire my mixes.

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

  42. A: Piano, Guitar, Universal Audio Apollo x8p, iMac and SM7.

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

  44. A: Don't be afraid to take low end out of all of your tracks because it'll help you control the low end of your mix.

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Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions on most songs. Most mixes can be completed in 7 business days but please contact us to confirm dates.

GenresSounds Like
  • Three Days Grace
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Silverstein
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo x8p
  • API 3124
  • Distressor
  • Plugins: U.A.
  • Klux
  • Fabfilter
  • Slate Digital
  • Avid Pro Tools and Joey Sturgis plugins
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  • Emerald Escape's debut single "Kill The Pain"Mar 19, 2020

    Checkout Emerald Escape's debut single "Kill The Pain" at:


    Spotify and Youtube


    Drums by Lori Peters former drummer of Skillet & rec. at Ocean Studios.