Sean Spence

Experienced Mix Engineer

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35 Reviews (26 Verified)
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Sean, a producer/engineer with a wide variety of technical and artistic skills, owns Blue Grotto Sound, a recording studio in Nashville. His experience of 19 years ranges from music recording, production and arrangement to television post production, film sound design and live music engineering.

My main focus is engineering - I studied audio engineering in South Africa where I graduated top of my class. I soon found a job as a post-production engineer working on TV and radio commercials, TV shows, event audio, corporate videos etc. During this time, I started working with bands and artists and fell into music production.

Fast-forward 19 years and here I am in Nashville as owner of an award-winning studio, working on all things audio related - music engineering and production, post-production audio, podcasts and audiobooks.

I love all things audio and always aim to bring excellence to each and every project no matter the style or budget.

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35 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by linda
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    Sean has a real flare and special ear. I love his arrangement of my music. He has a lot of know in the industry and can take your song “live”. He is pleasant to work with and I have been very pleased with what he has done with my songs.

  2. Review by linda
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    My song was nearly finished when I chose Sean to produce my first song. The entire process for me felt like I was “going out on a limb” however I trusted my intuition. Obviously Sean does as well. From the beginning I heard horns in the song and when Sean suggested horns I clicked with him. It was a great process for me and Sean was great to work with. He took my song to a whole new height. I’m very pleased

  3. Review by James U.
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    Sean worked really hard to dial in the perfect mix for my track. He took my suggestions really well and applied them with his own expertise, and the result was great. Thanks Sean!

  4. Review by DeShane S.
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    Professional and reliable as always. Did an EP with Sean years ago. Been working with him ever since!

  5. Review by Sammie Bank
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    Sean was an absolute pleasure to work with! Very kind and professional, and clear on the vision/direction for the song. I so enjoyed working with him, and hope to do it again soon!

  6. Review by Jessie Lynn Toups
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    Sean was really clear about what he needed and even pointed out unique sections in the song that I needed to sing just like the demo. Super awesome to work with. Can't wait for the next project.

  7. Review by DeShane S.
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    The quality of Sean's mix is outer-space. He has the sound and a perfect work structure. Working with Sean is always easy, fun and on schedule. So smooth

  8. Review by Kate Thomas
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    Sean is a brilliant Producer very communicative and gives great guidance yet lets you explore creatively!

  9. Review by DeShane S.
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    Been working with Sean from the start. He's tone and taste is at another level. So there's gonna be a lot more reviews from me on his page. Cause unless his schedule is unavailable, I won't leave my songs in anyone else's hand

  10. Review by sid.gupta1115
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    Sean mixed and mastered my album and I couldnt be happier with it. He got the sensibility of the songs and it was easy to communicate my idea to him. Would definitely work with Sean again

  11. Review by sid.gupta1115
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    Sean elevated my mix beyond what I thought was possible. He understood the emotion of my songs, was super easy to communicate with and would definitely work with him again.

  12. Review by thefuzz60
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    Sean did a wonderful job mixing and mastering our song. We would recommend him to anyone! Thanks Sean!!

  13. Review by thefuzz60
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    Sean does a great job! It is always a pleasure to work with him on our projects!

  14. Review by thefuzz60
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    We are very pleased with Sean's work. His creativity has made the songs in our last project better than we expected. We recommend Sean for anyone who is looking to polish up their tracks. Awesome mixing engineer!

  15. Review by thefuzz60
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    Sean is quite professional and easy to work with. We are very happy with the product he has provided. Looking forward to more projects with Sean!

  16. Review by DeShane S.
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    Wish I had ears like Sean's. He brought out grooves in songs that I didn't even see it there. and the mixes always sound so ear-candy and tight. Period.

  17. Review by DeShane S.
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    Sean gets it. Even before you can name it!
    It ain't my first time working with Sean, and won't be the last either

  18. Review by Terminus Horns
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    Always great working with Sean! Great communication and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  19. Review by Terminus Horns
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    Great communication, easy to work with, and we look forward to making more music with Sean in the future.

  20. Review by DeShane S.
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    Sean has a sound that just ties everything together! Meanwhile, he is detailed and understanding. What more do I need to say?

Interview with Sean Spence

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

  2. A: I work in the musical hub that is Nashville, so I get everything from full band recordings to pop production sessions, to mixing. I would say my most common type of work is full production from demo stage, all the way through to mix and master.

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Terms Of Service

Turn-around time is usually within 5-7 days.
Flexible schedule.
Up to 3 revisions per track/project.
Mixes include vocal up/down & instrumental versions in MP3 & WAV

Gear Highlights
  • SSL Nucleus Controller
  • UA 2-1176
  • Apogee Symphony
  • Protools HD2 10
  • Cubase 7.5
  • Neumann M149 Tube
  • sE Electronics RNR1 Ribbon Mic
  • AKG C414
  • Shure SM7
  • API 3124+
  • Great River MP-2NV
  • UA 4-710d
  • Joemeek VC2
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