Hello, I'm an audio engineer specializing in mixing and recording with 10+ years of experience working in professional recording studios around the U.S. such as Blackbird Studios and Starstruck. I'm always looking for new bands and artists to work with. Maybe your next big single will be mixed by me!
I can offer a competitive mix & radio ready master with a decent turnaround time. With 15 years of Pro Tools experience, I mix in the box using Waves, McDSP, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance, PSP Audioware, UAD, Soundtoys, and many more plugins. I’m efficient at drum editing (including phase alignment) and vocal editing and tuning. I graduated from The Blackbird Academy in Nashville, TN in 2015 and started working out of Starstruck Studios assisting, recording, and mixing artists and bands. I’ve recorded bands and artists such as Caleb Adams, Lawless Hearts, Fall to June, Mindset Evolution, Walker County, and Caroline Kole to name a few. I look forward to taking your songs to the next level.
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Interview with Jordan Childers
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Daniel Robert Ford
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was mixing a song for a pop-rock band and it gave me new challenges that helped me improve my style as a mixing engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A pop-rock mix by a really cool band
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital is easier for recalls, but nothing beats the sound of analog gear.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to keep your vision and notes in mind while mixing to make your dream come to life.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to take an artist/band’s vision and turn it into reality.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is my rate per song? For editing, vocal tuning, and mixing I charge $400.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I can’t polish a turd
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Tempo, key of the song, reference songs
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Label your audio tracks and include the sample rate and tempo in the session name.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A MacBook Pro, Universal Audio Apollo Twin interface, Sennheiser HD650 headphones, Slate VMS ML-1 microphone, and a solar power generator.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a beat maker and songwriter then started learning how to record and mix my songs. That lead to recording other artists and bands. 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Professional heavy hitting in your face mix
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: A Day to Remember. Love their sound and songs!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always check the phase on your drums. Phase is everything to making the snare and kick powerful and loud.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop-rock and heavy rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and editing drums
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A competitive mix and master with powerful guitars, in your face vocals, and a well balanced low end to make the bass and drums cut through.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Coloring and organizing tracks, guitar reamping (if DIs are included), drum and vocal editing and tuning, balancing levels, then start mixing drums and bass, then guitars, keys/strings, and vocals last. Then work on rebalancing again and automation. Finally working the mix buss
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools 2019.3 with Waves, McDSP, Fabfilter, Plugin Alliance, UAD, Soundtoys, IK Multimedia, Overloud, Bias FX
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Michael Brauer, Chris Lord-Alge, Bob Clearmountain, Tchad Blake
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, editing and phase aligning drums, editing and tuning vocals