AVID Certified Professional Mixing Engineer with 10+ years experience. I have mixed for artists such as Jadakiss, Bilal, Jhene Aiko, Pete Rock, Skyzoo, Joell Ortiz, Torae, and many more! It is one thing to work with an artist, but its another thing to continue working with them, which is what I strive for!
I have been working in the industry for a little over 10 years, getting my first internship with Sound Association in Manhattan. Through that studio I worked under producer !llmind and engineered sessions that he had with a handful of artists such as Hoodie Allen, FatherDude, Dave East and Smokey Robotic. Starting in early 2015, I also began engineering freelance at a studio/label in Brooklyn called Roseville Music Group, which is also owned by !llmind. Here I continued to network and started engineering with artists such as Jared Evan, Joell Ortiz, Emilio Rojas, King Zeus, Torae, and Skyzoo. I am the credited mixing Engineer for Skyzoo's album "Music For My Friends", and will be the credited mix engineer and mastering engineer for rapper Torae's album, "Entitled". Since those albums, I have engineered a majority of projects coming from these artists, and have picked up a plethora of industry level clients, ranging from Pete Rock, to Jhene Aiko! Generally I can have a 1st draft mix/master back to you within 48 hours.
"Brian's greatest qualities are not only his ears, but his willingness to work with the artist/producer and makes sure both parties are happy with the final product" -FatherDude
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92 Reviews - 16 Repeat ClientsEndorse Brian Temme
Always a pleasure to work with Brian fast response, quick turnaround and great mix and master.
always enjoy working with Brian, have worked together multiple times and he never disappoints.
This producer definitely put a sour taste in my mouth. I never got my final wav. file after waiting a year and he never kept any of his promises on time it would be delevered. It took very long to get anything back.
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Very good job! Good quality! Great Guy! He made my track ready for release! Only good things to say!
5 star quality work , high grade and professional.
This is my second project with Brian. As with the previous project, Brian is the consummate professional. His turn around was consistent with his promise-by date, his work was flawless, he completed several revisions that I requested -- I have no complaints. Outstanding experience. 1st rate talent, very good final product.
I am satisfied with the end result, although it took some time, but He was really patient.
Got my song sounding just as I wanted
Quality work ! Highly recommended!
Nailed the vision and sound for my song I was after on the first instance, showing his understanding straight away. Took a while to get the final back though unfortunately otherwise great working with Brian
Comme d'habitude un superbe travail. Rapide et soigné. C'est la première fois que je collabore avec Brian Temme pour le master d'une chanson soul. Précédemment il avait fait le master de morceaux rap. Je suis conquis et le recommande chaudement.
Incredible quality 10/10 for the sound!
Absolute awesome guy to work with, very easy to talk to, Quick to get your work done, affordable and amazing quality sent back.
Brian was amazing. He took the time and care to read all of my feedback/notes on the mixes (that were sometimes super overlong and detailed) and figure out exactly what I was asking for and deliver it on every track. In the end, I wound up with my fav project I've ever put together. If you're looking for someone who will really work to help you achieve your vision, and give you super polished sounding mixes at a very fair price - Brian is that dude. Can't wait to work with him again.
Brian did a fantastic job of mixing my song! I had a tight deadline and he delivered a beautifully mixed track in one day. His mix was so clear and dynamic that it completely enhanced the song. I usually have to ask engineers for a million and one revisions after receiving an initial mix; however, after receiving Brian's mix, I asked for one minor adjustment, which he applied immediately. If you're looking for a truly positive and professional experience, look no further.
Perfect results , professional and precise.
The attention to detail Brian gave to my recording is nothing short of amazing. Very happy with the final product and hope to work with him again.
Great quality and service!
Amazing mix! And amazing working with Brian! His execution is top notch with his talents. I will be working with him for sure in the future and would recommend anyone new to SoundBetter to give him try.
Always a pleasure to work with this guys the best in the business!
Brian was easy to work with and was able to make whatever changes I asked of him! He was able to bring the low end out in my songs better than I could have and create a great overall mix!
Luckily I had no strict deadline for my project though, because he was consistently not punctual with the dates he told me I would be receiving updates/files on.
Interview with Brian Temme
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My favorite project was most likely the Skyzoo album. I was the lead mix engineer for the entire album and was a really fun album to work on. A lot of cool features that I got to mix as well. The concept of the album was also really interesting to me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I am working on rapper Torae's album, a project for Skyzoo, and a handful of individual tracks for various artists.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No there is not. But this site is definitely a great platform for both artists and producers/engineers. I would definitely recommend this site to my clients.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: For mixing, digital. For tracking, analog. There are more and more companies that are coming out with emulator plug ins that achieve very accurate sounds of their hardware counterparts. But at the same time, it is nice tracking a little hot on an SSL board and getting the nice color of the board in the performance.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You wont leave the job feeling unhappy about any part of your project. This is why I allow unlimited revisions. You are paying for a project; you should be happy with it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love taking new jobs and constantly hearing new music from either up and coming musicians, or already well established musicians. It is definitely enjoyable and rewarding to be able to a stamp on music that is brought to me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When I am in studio with a client, I often get a question or input saying "Can you do this?" (describing some special effect). My answer is yes. As far as customers and clients I am not able to get into the studio with, I will often get asked what my turnaround time is. And it depends on what the track count is, but generally 24-48 hours per track.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I have met a lot of people who tell me that mixing takes about 1-2 hours. On average a mix (not including master) can take me around 5-7 hours.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask the direction they are looking to go in with their project. Any references of what kind of sound they are going in.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who is willing to work WITH you and not FOR you. After all, you are the creator and you should end up being happy with what you created, as should the mixing engineer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Anderson Paak, or Chance the Rapper. The both bring an interesting element of rapping and singing on their tracks and i think its an interesting and cool direction of hip-hop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't only surround yourself with your favorite genre. Listen to all different genres and take in multiple influences. This is what makes your own sound...well...your own sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-hop is my main genre, but I have/am worked on projects in different genres. From singer/songwriter to jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would have to say bringing out of the ordinary effects into the mix and creating interesting textures otherwise not there to the track.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I love attempting to emulate a warm analog tone in a digital environment. Over the years, there are a lot of digital plug ins that have done a great job at achieving the sound of their hardware counterpart. I think the subtle analog tone is important to reaching that classic hip hop sound that a lot of artists search for.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will generally start with drums when mixing hip-hop. Hip-hop is a very rhythmic based genre and the drums provide the underlying foundation of the rhythm of the track. I then finish mixing the instruments, then move to vocals and ensure they properly cut through the mix, since hip-hop is also focused on the lyrics and vocal.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producer !llmind has always been inspiring to me. As far as engineering, Young Guru is very well versed and is a very good person to learn from.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Generally I work in the Hip-Hop genre. A majority of my clients are either rappers, or R&B singers.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I take advantage of multiple monitors and actually built a custom desk in order get a wider stereo image from my monitors. I run my audio through my Presonus Studio 192 audio interface at 192kHz/24 bits. The converters on the interface give me a clear sound from my monitors. I run Yamaha HS8s, M-Audio BX5As, and MixCubes.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off interning while I was in college and networked a tremendous amount with artists coming into the studio. While I interned I ended up running sessions and taking on mixing jobs. I then became a common referral from studios for mixing jobs, so in October of 2015 I registered myself as an official business. That all started about 5 years ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't have a distinct style. I think it is more important to be versatile and adapt to your potential clients style. I mean, I will still have my own flavor, but I am not going to mix a jazz record the same way I would an EDM song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tough question. And also dependent on if there are any other people on the island with me. I would say a guitar, some form of power source, my computer, Neuman U87, and an Apollo Duo.