Iain Harper

Mix Engineer

11 Reviews (1 Verified)
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Having the best possible sonic presentation of your song is absolutely key in displaying your artistry to the world. I can make your music the best version of itself. Whether you want a fresh 'ground up' remodelling of your song, an enhanced version of your rough mix or just want a bit of polish and coherency, I can take your song to the next level

I have mixed tracks from Chaka Khan, Frank McComb, Kendra Foster, Leon Ware, Stephen Emmer, Zoe Kypri, Ruby Francis, Caine Casket, Stefan Mahendra, Mali Ama, Jay Alexzander and many more.

I highly recommend reading SoundBetter's Guide to Hiring a Sound Engineer if you are new to the idea of hiring someone to mix your music. It has some great tips on what to do!

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

11 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Cheska Cruz
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    It was amazing working with Iain! It being my very first job on SoundBetter ever, it was very smooth, easy and quick. Iain is very talented, with a bright future, I'm really hoping we can work together again!

  2. Review by Carlie Mahnke
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    Working with Iain was a breeze! He was clear in communication and expectation. He was patient, he gave me plenty of time to complete the job and do it right. I hope to work together again:)

  3. Review by Madeline Mondrala
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    Iain was great to work with! I really enjoyed our collaboration.

  4. Review by Shormey
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    working with Iain was a breeze! he was really response and really clear about what he wanted. the whole process was super easy and fun!

  5. Review by J. Aaron Boykin
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    Another awesome collaboration! This is my second time working with Iain and just as thrilled as I was the first time. Very clear, concise vision and easy to partner with. He brings so much great material to the table that it makes working with him a lot of fun – truly a joy to work partner with. I highly recommend working with him if you are considering it!

  6. Review by J. Aaron Boykin
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    My experience with Iain was one of the best experiences I've had on this website! It's rare that you get someone who's clear, communicates effectively and leaves space for collaboration. Because of that and (his talented production!), we ended up with an awesome track! Was such a pleasure to work with him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

  7. Review by Reggie B
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    Great Track! It was easy to get into and see the vision. Enjoyed working with him and looking forward to working again!

  8. Review by Maddi St John
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    beyond 5 star review, he's an amazing producer and I love every project we work on together. Always looking forward to the next one with him.

  9. Review by Maddi St John
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    Iain is an amazing producer and collaborator! He's a pro when it comes to building out a track to quickly inspire a writer. I felt like I was given direction and creative freedom to write what I wanted to and together we ended up with a great record. I absolutely will be working with him again!

  10. Review by Paul White
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    Iain was a pleasure to work with. His track sounded amazing. Communication was quick, very professional and his direction was insightful. I would definitely work with Iain again

  11. Review by Abbassi l.

    We worked with Iain, he mixed our song exactly as we requested. The result is incredible. a talented engineer who showcases your music. he is attentive and very professional. We highly recommend him and we will work together again.. Excellent choice

Interview with Iain Harper

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both, Analog for the hands-on, tactile experience & Digital for the precision and workflow.

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

  4. A: Artists that inspire me are: D'Angelo, Prince, Frank Ocean, Stevie Wonder, Anderson .Paak, John Mayer, Ariana Grande, Rosalía, Kanye West. There are so many more! Some of my favourite mixers are: Tom Elmhirst, Jaycen Joshua, Serban Ghenea, Manny Marroquin, Russell Elevado, Jon Castelli & John Kercy

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

  6. A: - Do you have any reference mixes you'd like me to use? - What do you feel your current mix is missing? - Is this a single or is it part of a larger project (Album/EP) and if so, what do the other songs sound like?

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

  8. A: I am most comfortable with Hip Hop, R&B, Pop & Funk/Soul.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I use Logic X on an iMac. I mix almost entirely in the box, I prefer the flexibility, speed and consistency that it allows for. On occasion I'll use guitar pedals and other fx as outboard gear with a reamp box.

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

  12. A: Once I get the audio files imported into Logic I like to colour-code and organise things so that I can easily identify different tracks. Next is usually editing, so pitch & time correction, checking phase, removing any pops or clicks etc. but the less of that I have to do the better! Before I really start mixing I'll be listening to the rough mix a few times to understand the song. I'll start mixing the vocals first then bring in whatever instruments are most important to the song, often times it's drums then bass, sometimes it's the guitar or keys. I switch between a variety of speakers and headphones throughout the mixing process to evaluate how it will sound in different situations. I also A/B with the rough mix very often throughout to make sure I haven't lost sight of how the artist knows the song to sound.

Zoe Kypri x Jay Wilcox - Maze

I was the Mixing & Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited Revisions.
Turnaround Time: 3 days on average, depending on track count and length of track.

GenresSounds Like
  • D'Angelo
  • Frank Ocean
  • Ariana Grande
Gear Highlights
  • UA Apollo Twin X
  • Audeze LCD-MX4
  • KRK VXT6
  • Avalon AD2055 EQ
  • Avalon U5
  • Townsend Labs Sphere L22
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