John Cole

Mixing Engineer and Producer

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Professional Producer and Sound Engineer able to provide you with high quality mixing services that adhere to industry standards.

Being a freelance Audio Engineer and a Live Sound Engineer I have had the experience of mixing audio in an assortment of environments, varying from music festivals to post production studios. Mixing music in a studio is what I love doing the most, therefore I'm here to offer my services.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Audio Production, SAE Institute.
C2 Proficiency - Cambridge English: Proficiency.

I'm able to provide you with both analog and digital signal flow, with the combination of the two being my usual work flow. Here's a detailed list of my equipment:

Tascam M35
Tascam 38 1/2" Reel to Reel
Custom-made Passive Analog Summing Buss
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
ProTools 10.3.7. Native
Waves Plug In Bundle
Fab Filter
Izotope Ozone

Alesis M1 Active 520


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Interview with John Cole

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I prefer to use both. We have long passed the time when digital equipment sounded bad and only remains the bad reputation that follows it from that period. Both are great for different things and both sound good. There are some sounds that you can't achieve digitally that you can in analog domain and vice versa.

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

  4. A: I love everything about it! Meeting new people, working with them, discovering new music, new gear... Sound Engineering is the only thing I can imagine myself doing.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I'd like to think of it as "underground". A little bit of lo-fi, 90's garage music - recording in a basement on a 4 track, but higher in quality.

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

  8. A: "Can you do it faster?" No, just like your playing, mixing is a creative process as well, and it takes time to make it as best as possible

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

  10. A: The biggest misconception generally in this business is that we are some kind of wizards who can make anything sound amazing! The truth is quite different ... The quality of the mix is equal to the quality of the musicians playing and the quality of the recording, as well. However, that doesn't mean I don't have a couple of tricks up my sleeve!

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

  12. A: It's Rock/ Alternative Rock mostly, but I do encounter Pop and Rap/Hip Hop often, too.

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

  14. A: Practice daily and get good! The better you are at your instrument the better the music will be.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Bringing out the good parts of something and removing the bad.

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

  18. A: An unbiased, objective opinion that is only there to serve the song.

Terms Of Service

I'm offering up to 10 revisions free of charge, typical turn-around time is 2-5 days, additional cost includes real Tape Saturation (contact for more information).

GenresSounds Like
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Nirvana
  • Foo Fighters
Gear Highlights
  • Tascam M35
  • Tascam 38
  • Waves Bundle
  • Fab Filter
  • Izotope Ozone.
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