Gerard Hairston

Mixing and Mastering Engineer

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Gerard Hairston on SoundBetter

2x Grammy winning Multi- Gold and Platinum Engineer. Destiny's Child, Erykah Badu, LLCool J, Kirk Franklin, many more. Over 20yrs experience.

I will mix and master your song. Pricing depends on Track count and length of song. Package prices for multiple songs. When you contact me send an example of your music and tell me a little about your project, how many tracks there are in your songs and the length. That way I can give you a fair price and start out on that right foot. You can do revisions until you are happy with reason. I use Protools and Logic Pro X. You will find my price reasonable and I strive to make every client love their mix and have a great experience working together.

I also now offer real time online session mixing for a small additional fee. This is great for final tweaks. It's like being in the studio together.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

334 Reviews - 64 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Enrique S.
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    Really professional sounding master, he made my mix clearer, crispier, and punchier.

  2. Review by Tyrone
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    Gerard is truly a legendary engineer. I had a project i was not happy with and new exactly who to take it to. The project had an instrumental that was not mixed well, and I couldn't get the stems but somehow Gerard figured out how to bring out the best! Thankful for his expertise and partnership.

  3. Review by Selah Poitier
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    WOW! What an honor it has been to work with such a heavyweight in the industry. Some of the songs and recording artists he has mixed, I've been super inspired by along my musical journey.

    I've FINALLY found my “sound” as an artist, and it takes a truly special engineer to understand that and bring “your sound” out to the world.

    My entire team and I have been floored by his amazing ears and great interpretation of my first official studio single.

  4. Review by Logan B.
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    A great experience working with Gerard, a very professional mix and master with great attention to detail. Gerard also listened to all of my ideas for the mix and implemented them perfectly. A very fast turn around on the mix and master, plus any changes I wanted to make to the song. An incredible quality and sound on the final mix and master, so it was a very positive experience throughout it all.

  5. Review by Mia Alpha Music
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    Great Job done as usual.

  6. Review by Brittany H.
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    Gerard’s the man! Excellent and timely work. Very professional.

  7. Review by Terryl J.
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    2nd time working with Gerard and he never disappoints. He listens and understands the vision. I appreciate him. Thank you Gerard.

  8. Review by Jaylon R.
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    Gerard is amazing! He’s quick and attentive to your project!

  9. Review by Tyrone
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    Gerard is a legendary engineer. The attention to detail is a gift every second seems like the acoustics is always perfect. Of all the engineers I have worked with hands down his mixes are beyond any engineer I have worked with. Once you worked with Gerard youll never need to work with anyone again.

  10. Review by Alan H.
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    Once again, Gerard displayed professionalism and patience while working on a project for me. He turned my unpolished tracks that needed much help into a masterpiece. His expertise is second to none

  11. Review by SmashHarry
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    Great working with Gerard again! He always hits the mark with his mixing sound. Did a great job mixing my latest track Flow. He's my go to guy for mixing and mastering :) *****

  12. Review by Brent Flanagan
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    Best of the best! Covers all frequency spectrums so well. I’ve worked with many engineers some of which have been far more expensive but couldn’t even get close to the same quality of mix. Gerard is fair, communicates well, and a super easy person to deal with. Thanks again!

  13. Review by evan s.
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    Mr Gerard is an amazing Mixing Engineer in the world!!!!

  14. Review by Brent Flanagan
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    I keep coming back for great mixes! Gerard’s work is phenomenal!

  15. Review by Nevz N.
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    this guy has brought my ideas to life and great explanations on the process as well , wouldn't hesitate to utilize him on future projects

  16. Review by Brent
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    Gerard is the most experienced and well versed mix engineer I've ever worked with. He knows how to make your sound polished and covers all frequency spectrums like a master! Thanks

  17. Review by Yroms K.
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    Gerard was really comprehensive, and patient. He is really a true professional. We really enjoyed working with him

  18. Review by Brent Flanagan
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    Gerard’s mixing skills tend to all genres of music. Give him a try! He’s the best on soundbetter!

  19. Review by Sophie
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    Gerard has so many great reviews that this feels like a drop in the ocean but I couldn't not write one. I'm so happy with the work he's done. This was the first song I've had professionally mixed and mastered and he's really made the song come to life, it sounds like a real song now! I had a few revisions and he's been very helpful and patient making the final tweaks for me. Definitely recommend him to anyone.

  20. Review by Brent
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    Gerard is the best mix engineer! I no longer search for others! Thanks Gerard!

Interview with Gerard Hairston

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

  2. A: Listen to client's ref mix, import it into my setup and get a level mix to get a perspective to start from.

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

  4. A: One of the best recordings I have ever worked on is "A Piece of My Passion" By Gospel Artist Juanita Bynum. A Great project. The orchestra, band and singers were amazing. All recorded on a Neve. It was so much fun to Mix. It went almost double Platinum.

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

  6. A: A new pop Artist named Lavoyce and a few new artist that are about to be released on Major and independent labels

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

  8. A: Love Jam and Lewis, Dark Child, Babyface/LA, David Foster

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

  10. A: Demi Lavoyce

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

  12. A: Can make something out of nothing.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Analog if you can get it. Digital is pretty close these days. If you have never really heard Analog, you don't know what you are missing

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

  16. A: What mixes by an Artist do you like or want your sound to be similar to?

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

  18. A: Gospel, RnB, Pop, Dance

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Listening

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

  22. A: Feel and Dynamics

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a Protools/Logic based studio With an assortment of hardware

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

  26. A: Mixing and Production

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

  28. A: Know what you are looking for. Have your track well organized.

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

  30. A: My laptop, Logic Pro X, NS10s, My API pre's, and Apollo

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

  32. A: Started as a musician, got a degree in music. Toured as a musician, later got into engineering and broadcast. I owned a major studio for 2o years

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: I like to make you feel the emotion in the song when I mix.

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

  36. A: Stevie Wonder. Do I really have to say why?

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

  38. A: Get other people to tell you what they think of your song. The Song is "Always" King!

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

  40. A: I will give you the best I can get out of your production

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

  42. A: Love Music

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

  44. A: What is most important when I mix. My answer is always - The Song

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typical turn- around time is 4 - 7days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Erykah Badu
  • Kim Burrell
Gear Highlights
  • Protools HDX
  • UAD Octo's
  • Yamaha NS10m
  • Tannoy Ellipse
  • KRK
  • API
  • Focurite
  • Dangerous Mix Bus
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  • Grammy nominationNov 15, 2015

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