Gerard Hairston

Mixing and Mastering Engineer

316 Reviews (301 Verified)
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.

316 Reviews - 57 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Yroms K.

    Gerard was really comprehensive, and patient. He is really a true professional. We really enjoyed working with him

  2. Review by Brent Flanagan

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

  3. Review by Sophie
    by Sophie

    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.

  4. Review by Brent
    by Brent

    Gerard is the best mix engineer! I no longer search for others! Thanks Gerard!

  5. Review by Craig J.

    I initially came to Gerard for mastering but after he listened to my song, he determined that the mix was lacking. I ended up allowing Gerard to remix and master the song which ultimately was the best decision. He is an expert and I trust his ability to get it right. Awesome work!!!

  6. Review by Dean A.

    Second time with Gerard and his work is always great. He is patient and quick to get back, it is very pleasant working with him.

  7. Review by Tyrone
    by Tyrone

    Mannnnn Gerard is a legend for a reason I had a vision of gospel and hip.hop blending perfectly and instantly Gerard delivers. Dont know how he gets the bass to slam but still every vocal to cut through im always dumbfounded its always a blessing and honor to work with him cant go wrong thanks man

  8. Review by Craig J.

    Gerard is a pro and it's well-documented. His track record speaks for itself and he deserves all of his acknowledgements.

  9. Review by vsrujan

    Truly an amazing talent! Highly recommend.

  10. Review by Marga J.

    This is my 4th time working with Gerard on the master of my song. He really knows how an RnB/Soul-influenced track should sound. I didn’t even need to ask for a revision. If you make the same kind of music, Gerard is the go-to engineer for it.

  11. Review by Terryl J.

    Gerard was a pleasure to work with. He took the time to understand and complete all of my revisions, even when I thought I may be asking too much of him. Turnaround time was great. I'm grateful that he accepted my project.

  12. Review by Brent Flanagan

    Stop looking for mixing engineers use Gerard! He's not only the best one on here he's incredibly reasonable and easy to communicate with.

  13. Review by Christine C.

    Very professional, maintained prompt communication, and provided quality results.

  14. Review by Brent Flanagan

    Gerard is my favorite mix engineer on sound better. I’ve used many but he’s become the only one that I use now.

  15. Review by SmashHarry

    Amazing work from Gerard again! It's the 2nd time working with him and once again he did a great job on my 50 track mix. He worked quickly on the track and was happy to make all the tweaks on the mix to my specs. Needed stems bounced too, which he was cool to do for me. He's now my 'go to' mix n mastering engineer. Highly recommend him!

  16. Review by KELAJAY

    Gerard is awesome, to work with. Respond right away, a true musical professional! He will work on projects as many time as you need until you're satisfied and project is complete! Furthermore his turn around time is quick..I highly recommend working with him...he is a true gem!

  17. Review by Charles P.

    First let me say I have been mixing my own music for some time now. I’m not great but I thought I was decent. I wanted to hear what my music sounded like being mixed by a professional engineer. Mr. Gerald Hairston did an excellent job on mixing my song. Very professional and responded very quickly. Not only that he interpreted any changes I requested the first go around. I hope to work with him again.

  18. Review by ARUN S.

    Gerard was a amazing engineer to work with, prompt and super fast return. A master at work, would highly recommend.

  19. Review by Nevz N.

    very particular in his approach to getting to the final product.

  20. Review by Marga J.

    This is my 3rd time working with Gerard and I'm very sure this won't be the last. He doesn't fail to do his magic all the time! Efficient and very easy to deal with.

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

"Don't Go" By Lavoyce

I was the Mixing and Mastering engineer in this production

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    "Don't Go" By Lavoyce
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    "So Much Love" By Lavoyce
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    "Father I Stretch" by Gospel Superstar Kim Burrell
Terms Of Service

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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  • Korean pop star aliJan 09, 2020

    I recently mixed songs on the new album for Korean pop star Ali.

  • New christian/gospel group GraceAug 06, 2016

    Mixed two songs on the new Christian/Gospel group "Grace" on Dream/Capitol Records out in late August.

  • Grammy nominationNov 15, 2015

    New Kim Burrell CD nominated for a Grammy.