Julian Dreyer

Mixing and Recording Engineer

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I am the Grammy award winning producer/chief engineer of Echo Mountain Recording and have worked with the Avett brothers, Steep canyon Rangers, Mandolin Orange/Watchhouse, Charles Wesley Godwin, The Steel Woods, and many others. I have a natural aesthetic but I love to get heavy and psychedelic. www.juliandreyer.com www.echomountain.net

I have 18 years of experience tracking and mixing all styles of music including rock, bluegrass, country, jazz and classical orchestral music. I work at Echo Mountain Recording for tracking and production projects. I have my own mix room for mixing projects which is a hybrid digital/analog system consisting of a Pro Tools system with UA converters that is summed through a Dangerous 2 Bus. I have 2 Grammy nominations and 1 Grammy award for recording and mixing the best children's music album in 2017. I work across all styles of music and have worked on a long list of audiobooks for major publishers including Simon & Shuster, Penguin Randomhouse, Scholastic, and Audible.

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Julian Dreyer
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Asheville Symphony
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Asheville Symphony
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Asheville Symphony
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Casey Kristofferson
  • Rachael Kilgour
  • The Steel Woods
  • Kishi Bashi
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Beth Snapp
  • Parker Millsap
  • Chuck Lichtenberger
  • Monster Truck
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Steve Martin
  • Edda Glass
  • Max Hatt
  • White Denim
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Steve Martin
  • Edie Brickell
  • Widespread Panic
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Town Mountain
  • Zac Brown
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Cardinal Sons
  • Cardinal Sons
  • Monster Truck
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Acoustic Syndicate
  • Dawes
  • Ponderosa
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Zac Brown
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Zac Brown
  • Zac Brown Band
  • G. Love
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Steve Martin
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Steve Martin
  • Toubab Krewe
  • Band of Horses
  • Day of Fire
  • Chatham County Line
  • Electric Owls
  • Electric Owls
  • Electric Owls
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Polvo
  • Samantha Crain
  • Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers
  • Samantha Crain
  • Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers
  • The Parlor Mob
  • Amy Ray
  • Chatham County Line
  • William Jackson
  • Zac Brown
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Tyler Ramsey
  • Band of Horses
  • Band of Horses
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Stephaniesid
  • Stephaniesid
  • Stephaniesid
  • Stephaniesid
  • Angi West
  • Chris Jamison
  • Eliza Lynn
  • Eliza Lynn
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Barrett Smith
  • Shannon Whitworth
  • Fareed Haque
  • Garaj Mahal
  • The Broadcast
  • Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
  • Fireside Collective
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Kev Rowe
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Eleanor Underhill
  • E Normus Trio
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Rayna Gellert
  • Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
  • Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Amythyst Kiah
Discogs verified credits for Julian Dreyer
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Empire Strikes Brass
  • Various, Daniel Meyer (11), Asheville Symphony Orchestra
  • Chris Jamison (3)
  • GFE*
  • Aaron Price (3)
  • Rick Harrington (2) With Emily Truncellito
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo*
  • G-Love*
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo*
  • Adam Strange (3)
  • G-Love*
  • Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
  • Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
  • Jon Stickley Trio
  • The Get Right Band
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Rising Appalachia
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Jon Stickley Trio
  • Various, Daniel Meyer (11), Asheville Symphony Orchestra
  • Kingdom Kome (2)
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • Parker Millsap
  • Firecracker Jazz Band
  • Josh Blake
  • Andrew Marlin
  • Kate Rhudy
  • Watchhouse
  • Stephaniesǐd
  • Firecracker Jazz Band
  • Chris Jamison (3)
  • Band Of Horses
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Josh Phillips Folk Festival
  • GFE*
  • Aaron Price (3)
  • Rick Harrington (2) With Emily Truncellito
  • Tyler Ramsey
  • The Parlor Mob
  • Amy Ray
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo*
  • Polvo
  • Samantha Crain
  • G-Love*
  • The Reason (2)
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo*
  • Adam Strange (3)
  • Band Of Horses
  • Band Of Horses
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Chatham County Line
  • G-Love*
  • K's Choice
  • Chatham County Line
  • Steve Martin (2) And The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • New Beard
  • Shannon Whitworth, Barrett Smith
  • Josh Phillips Folk Festival
  • Daniel Bernard Roumain & Laurelyn Dossett
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Ponderosa
  • Rayna Gellert
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Honeycutters
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Acoustic Syndicate
  • Red Honey
  • Monster Truck (2)
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Dawes (2)
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
  • Jon Stickley Trio
  • Town Mountain
  • The Get Right Band
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield
  • Steve Martin (2) & Edie Brickell
  • Widespread Panic
  • Rising Appalachia
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Good Old War
  • Max Hatt / Edda Glass
  • Various, Daniel Meyer (11), Asheville Symphony Orchestra
  • White Denim
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
  • The Resonant Rogues
  • Jon Stickley Trio
  • Steve Martin (2) And The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown
  • Monster Truck (2)
  • Parker Millsap
  • The Steel Woods
  • The Resonant Rogues
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Rising Appalachia
  • Firecracker Jazz Band
  • Fireside Collective
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Tennessee Champagne
  • Ian Herchenroder
  • Sarah Asher
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Rising Appalachia
  • Andrew Marlin
  • Kate Rhudy
  • Watchhouse
  • Charles Wesley Godwin
  • Band Of Horses

Interview with Julian Dreyer

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

  2. A: Steep canyon Rangers with Boys II Men and the asheville symphony. Tracking and Mixing Engineer. It was such a great mixing of genres and a pleasure to be a part of and mix

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

  4. A: Fiona Apple. She seems so creative but also is a next level musician

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Rendering the artist's vision without ego. I am a good communicator as well.

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

  8. A: I think that I am pretty intuitive so I do my best to follow the song where it wants to go instead of forcing something on it. I have been around art in various forms my whole life so my goal is always to make and enhance good art.

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

  10. A: As a mix engineer, I usually talk with the client about what they are trying to achieve and their desired aesthetic and then do a pass of the mix. After the first pass of the mix I will make sure we are on the right track and then we go back and for until the client is happy which is on average 1-3 revisions.

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

  12. A: Beck, Nigel Godrich, T bone Burnett, Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Tchad Blake

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: both

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

  16. A: That I will always be doing my best to make your music sound to others the way it sounds in your head

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

  18. A: Creative Collaboration

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

  20. A: That everything can be fixed in the mix

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

  22. A: coles 4038, Supro Royal Reverb, echoplex, sm7, and a fender rhodes

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

  24. A: 4 years in live sound and then the last 17 years working at Echo Mountain Recording.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I try to stay out of the way of the art, but left to my own devises, then it usually goes to a psychedelic place.

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

  28. A: I am a Tracking and Mixing engineer and Producer.

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

  30. A: Country, southern Rock, contemporary classical, hip hop, Indie Rock

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

  32. A: Josh Blake

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

  34. A: Don't Be a Dick

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

  36. A: All Kinds. As I type this I am working on a Hip Hop record, a Country Record, a southern rock record, a contemporary classical record,

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Echo Mountain has 2tracking rooms with a Neve 8068 in one room and a 1978 API 3288 in the other, and a smaller over dub suite with Neve and Helios mic pres. I have my own mix room that is a hybrid digital/analog system consisting of a Pro Tools System Summed through a Dangerous 2 Bus. I can also mix in Logic if needed but Pro Tools is my preference. Asheville has an incredible wealth of musical talent to draw from and I can help you find musicians if needed.

Gear Highlights
  • https://www.echomountain.net/church-gear-list
  • https://www.echomountain.net/api-gear
  • https://www.echomountain.net/b-room-gear
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