Charles Yingling

Analog Mixing & Mastering

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Grammy Award winning engineer (Willie Nelson) with over two decades of experience as a recording engineer and mixer. TOP CREDITS: Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Megan Moroney, Cody Johnson, Kenny Rogers. My specialty is audiophile analog mixing & mastering @ The Blueroom Studios.

Starting my career with producers Brent Maher (Tina Turner, Sly & The Family Stone, Ray Charles, The Judds) and Fred Foster (Kris Kristofferson, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton), I've learned from the best. I've worked in Nashville since 2002 originally on analog tape recording various Americana, rock, and country artists. I work fast and efficient. See playlists and more credits below!

Spotify Playlists:

Americana / Country
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/604oICOYtvLLPviic2mSyu?si=9a69deea5de54226

Rock / Alternative
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0bAvY8cYmKK414IUpLHqks?si=f752fccdf68e43fc

Full Credits:
https://credits.muso.ai/profile/661651a0-d5b5-4af8-b3f7-08dcd2dfd9a7

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Charles Yingling
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Joe Robinson
  • Joe Robinson
  • Jason Eady
  • Jason Eady
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Jason Eady
  • Jason Eady
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • SHEL
  • SHEL
  • Anya Marina
  • Keith Sykes
  • Keith Sykes
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Mike Plume
  • Mike Plume Band
  • Mike Plume
  • Mike Plume Band
  • Mike Plume
  • Mike Plume Band
  • Mike Plume
  • Mike Plume Band
  • Mike Plume
  • Mike Plume Band
  • Mike Plume
  • Mike Plume Band
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Mark Selby
  • Mark Selby
  • Wynonna
  • Wynonna
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kieran Kane
  • Tom Fuller
  • Mark Selby
  • Mark Selby
  • Mark Selby
  • Mark Selby
  • Keni Thomas
  • Keni Thomas
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kevin Welch
  • Fats Kaplin
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kevin Welch
  • Fats Kaplin
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kevin Welch
  • Fats Kaplin
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kevin Welch
  • Fats Kaplin
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Ray Price
  • Merle Haggard
  • Willie Nelson
  • Ray Price
  • Merle Haggard
  • Willie Nelson
  • Wynonna Judd
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kevin Welch
  • Fats Kaplin
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kevin Welch
  • Fats Kaplin
  • Willie Nelson
  • Keni Thomas
  • Tom Astor
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kevin Welch
  • Shannon LaBrie
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Mark Selby
  • Mark Selby
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Flight Attendant
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Carly Moffa
  • Shannon LaBrie
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Johnny Reid
  • Johnny Reid
  • Dayna Bee
  • Dayna Bee
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Michael Logen
  • Michael Logen
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Carly Moffa
  • SHEL
  • SHEL
  • SHEL
  • Charleene Closshey
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Attendant
  • Kieran Kane
  • Rayna Gellert
  • Kieran Kane
  • Rayna Gellert
  • Dayna Bee
  • Dayna Bee
  • The Wailin' Canes
  • The Wailin' Canes
  • SHEL
  • SHEL
  • Kieran Kane
  • Rayna Gellert
  • Kieran Kane
  • Rayna Gellert
Discogs verified credits for Charles Yingling
  • Various
  • Gareth Dunlop, Kim Richey
  • SHEL (2)
  • Michael Logen
  • Mark Otis Selby*
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Attendant
  • SHEL (2)
  • Tia Sillers
  • Mark Otis Selby*
  • Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin
  • Kane*, Welch*, Kaplin*
  • SHEL (2)
  • Kieran Kane
  • SHEL (2)
  • Mark Selby
  • Keith Sykes
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
  • Fabian Anderhub
  • Kieran Kane / Rayna Gellert
  • Joe Robinson (4)
  • Derek Piotr
  • Joe Robinson (4)
  • Rayna Gellert & Kieran Kane
  • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch with Fats Kaplin
  • Tia Sillers
  • Mark Otis Selby*
  • Billy Montana
  • Willie Nelson
  • Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin
  • Johnny Reid
  • Willie Nelson / Merle Haggard / Ray Price
  • Kane*, Welch*, Kaplin*
  • Mark Selby
  • Fats Kaplin
  • SHEL (2)
  • Kieran Kane
  • Polly Pry
  • Go Jane Go
  • Jamie O'Hara
  • SHEL (2)
  • Mark Selby
  • Various
  • Gareth Dunlop, Kim Richey
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • SHEL (2)
  • Keith Sykes
  • Michael Logen
  • Benny Hester
  • SHEL (2)
  • Anya Marina
  • Rayna Gellert
  • Greg Owens & The Whiskey Weather
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert
  • Fabian Anderhub
  • Kieran Kane / Rayna Gellert
  • Joe Robinson (4)
  • Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley
  • Derek Piotr
  • Joe Robinson (4)
  • Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
  • Mark Selby
  • Various

44 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jay DellIsola
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    Charles is amazing! He did an great job with the mixing on our acoustic track. He's a solid communicator and can bring out the best in a production. We were very happy with the track we received and his turn around time was super-quick but still at a very high quality!

  2. Review by Avrom G.
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    Great job mixing and mastering a pair of country songs. Beautiful sound, well balanced detailed mix. Quick turnaround. Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Hervé A.
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    I couldn't have more pleased with Charles! I got a very prompt reply to accept the mastering of my single and the job was done within 2 days. Meanwhile, he provided me with some great recording advice for the next one. I hope I'll get to work with him again.

  4. Review by Neeki B.
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    Wonderful to work with!

  5. Review by Shaun
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    Great job evaluating my mix and offering solid recommendations to improve it.

  6. Review by Scot S.
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    Loved the master of the single I mixed with Charles. Lots of headroom and dynamics.

  7. Review by Scot S.
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    Enjoyed working with Charles. Great tones on the Trident board, beautiful mix with lots of dynamics and up front vocals to tell the story. Highly recommend!

  8. Review by Arttu S.
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    We were truly honored to get the chance to work with a master like Mr. Yingling and he provided us with a great mix and quality service. As a small band he listened to our wishes and made our track sound better than we hoped. Hope to work with him again for sure.

  9. Review by Jeff N.
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    Charles mixed and mastered two of my folk/rock songs. He was very patient and timely with revision requests and he also suggested some of his own ideas, which I really appreciated. The whole collaboration process was a complete pleasure. Couldn't be happier with the results and will be back for more in the future!

  10. Review by Brooke C.
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    Charles did a great job once again with mixing my song. Very professional, great to work with and attention to detail

  11. Review by Micky
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    Charles was super professional and worked very quickly! Thanks so much

  12. Review by Jeff N.
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    I had a fantastic experience working with Charles on mixing my song. He was incredibly patient, attentive to my ideas, and showed genuine care in creating the mix. It's evident that he put his heart into making the song the best it could be. I just hired him to do another one. I highly recommend Charles for his professionalism and dedication to his craft.

  13. Review by Fred Scamps
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    Charles is an absolutely brilliant sound engineer; he has enhanced my music with a very fine aesthetic sense. I hope to work with him again soon.

  14. Review by fufu
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    Charles is a stellar mixing engineer with great knowledge and equipments for analog sounds. He can handle mix in variety of genres and super nice to work with. I'm happy to work with him for my live session and having a satisfying result!

  15. Review by Phillip H.
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    Excellent mixing engineer. He's extremely gifted and flexible with feedback and will adapt to whatever you request sound-wise.

  16. Review by Charley H.
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    Charles has delivered another amazing, dynamic, warm and clean mix. This song was not easy. I gave him over 50 tracks and he did a great job editing the song. He has a great ear and instinct. He also listens and communicates well, so it makes it easy to work with him. I will definitely be working with him again.

  17. Review by Vincent B.
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    Charles again really did a great Job, remastering 3 rock tracks. So great to work with someone who really understands sound! Real pro.

  18. Review by Vincent B.
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    Charles has a great mastering instinct. He really took my mix to a higher level and gave it the great analog edge it needed while preserving the shine of it. Awesome.

  19. Review by Charley H.
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    Another killer mix from Charles! He delivered a very warm sounding analog mix with a quick turnaround time. It was easy to work with him and he is very patient with the edits. I will definitely be having him mix more of my songs.

  20. Review by Brooke C.
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    Charles has once again done a terrific job. Excellent communication, fast turn around, super efficient, good listener!

Interview with Charles Yingling

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

  2. A: A Tribute To The Judds. 30 Artists crammed into one album we had to get done in a few months. It was an ultimate feat! Engineer / Mixing

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

  4. A: I promise to deliver the most competitive yet musical product beyond your expectations.

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

  6. A: The first 10 seconds of pulling up a new mix or master.

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

  8. A: Probably that as a mixer I can fix everything in the mix. I try to explain and work with customers about the recording process as well so they get the best product in the end.

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

  10. A: I usually ask for small details like their recording process, what they are expecting out of the job, and any musical references they are trying to hit.

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

  12. A: Don’t be afraid to ask anything.

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

  14. A: Acoustic Guitar, megaphone, congas, tambos, kick drum

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

  16. A: I've been recording, mixing, and mastering for 20 years. I started as a graduate at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, then ended up in Nashville TN working for producer/engineers like Brent Maher & Fred Foster.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Organic yet aggressive gearing everything towards the most dynamics possible.

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

  20. A: Rock / Americana / Country. Anything with a groove.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: I'm able to mix or master a song at a very high quality and super fast. (20 years experience with artists like Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, Kenny Rogers, and producers like Fred Foster and Brent Maher) I don't waste time on things in the studio that aren't important to the song itself.

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

  24. A: I like to concentrate on the song as the most inspiring part of the recording, so vocals are the most important part of the mix or master for me.

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

  26. A: Mixing and mastering... I like to receive files and get to work right away on the console.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I operate a 1978 Trident TSM console for mixing and mastering services. I also have Otari MTR90 Tape machine for any tape needs. Racks of outboard gear as well.

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

  30. A: High resolution analog mixing and mastering

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

  32. A: Liam St John’s 2024 Album (Big Loud Records)

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

  34. A: Joe Robinson

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Both, because both are amazing tools!

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

  38. A: Don't waste time on things that don't matter to the listener.

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

  40. A: Any producer that can make records with live musicians.

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I typically can turn a song around in a week, but I can also expedite if I’m available! Please keep revisions within reason and always provide any music references in advance.

GenresSounds Like
  • Willie Nelson
  • Jamey Johnson
  • John Prine
Gear Highlights
  • Trident TSM 1978 Console
  • Otari MTR90 MkIII
  • IZ RADAR Nyquist Converters
  • Apogee Symphony Converters
  • DBX VU Vintage Compressors
  • FATSO tape emulators
  • Steinberg Wavelab
  • Fabfilter
  • UA
  • Soundtoys
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