Steve Haines (Iris Audio)

Electronic Music Production

3 Reviews (3 Verified)
Steve Haines (Iris Audio) on SoundBetter

Bespoke electonic music production and engineering services. Artists I work with have releases on Anjunabeats, Armada Music, Enhanced, UV, Zerothree, Perfecto Records, Vandit, Cold Harbour and many other highly respected record labels. Several Beatport top 10 chart placings.

I have over a decade of experience and I can provide mixing, mastering and bespoke production/engineering services specialising in electronic music.
Covering styles, from Melodic House and Techno to Progressive House and Trance.

I work with several new and established artists who regularily release on well known record labels and receive support from many highly respected DJ’s within the scene. Many tracks have reached high chart placings in both the Progressive and trance sections on Beatport.

I can work with you to develop your ideas into a fully finished release ready track. With a flexible approach I can work on a project from the ground up, or help finish a track which you have already started. Maybe you just need help with the final stages of your project.

Mixing and mastering services available, including full mix down and stem mastering.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

Endorse Steve Haines (Iris Audio)
  1. Review by Andre S.

    very good mix and master engineer

  2. Review by Dia H.
    by Dia H.

    Awesome experience working with Steve, creativity on point

  3. Review by Ben J.
    by Ben J.

    Steve is a joy to work with. Top quality work, understood what I was looking for perfectly and had great communication. Would 100% recommend for any mixing/mastering needs!

Interview with Steve Haines (Iris Audio)

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Acoustically treated studio, with an in the box set up which enables me to work fast and efficiently, with the benefit of being portable. The centre of my studio is my Macbook Pro. I have an Ableton Push 2 as my primary controller, plus a Native Instruments M32 keyboard. I use Dynaudio LYD 48 monitors, and I use a Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface. I use a wide range of software, from Softube, Arturia, Sound Toys, Fabfilter, UAD, Native Instruments and Izotope.

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

  4. A: Sasha, Guy J, Lane 8, , Yotto, Eric Prydz, Jody Wisternoff

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

  6. A: Primarily within the Progressive House genre, but I also can cover Trance, House and Techno.

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

  8. A: Track engineering: - Client sends me 2 or 3 reference tracks a long with an outline of what sort of track they would like to do. - I spend some time, preparing an Ableton project, looking at some potential sounds and ideas which may be useful. - I then have a creative session with the client, either in my studio, or on Skype, I will put down ideas and they contribute with their own ideas and thoughts. - If the client would like a track to be ghost produced, I do not have a creative session with them, I go ahead and get ideas down, and email rough clips to the client to approve. - Once the client is happy with the initial version of the track, I will then go ahead with the fine tuning of the track, including further work on the sounds, and getting the track mixed and mastered. This involves them coming to me with their ideas, then I work on a project with them, usually via a remote session with Skype for a creative session, then I will get the track finished, mixed and mastered.

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

  10. A: I do a lot of track engineering and production work for my clients.


Terms Of Service

If there is any additional work required, this will require an extra fee.
Once the work is done, I send audio files as agreed to clients, but I do not send full Ableton project files.

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live 12
  • Dynaudio Monitoring
  • Beyerdynamic 1990 Pro Headphones
  • Univeral Audio Apollo Twin
  • Native Instruments Komplete 11
  • Arturia V-Collection 6
  • UAD Plugins
  • Soundtoys Plugins
  • Izotope Plugins
  • Fabfilter Plugins
  • U-he Synths
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  • Support from Hernan CattaneoApr 14, 2020

    Hernan Cattaneo played another track mastered by Iris Audio, this time in Uraguay.