Travis Ference

Pop Mixer

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Grammy nominated engineer & mixer with over a billion streams and more than a decade of experience. Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande, Shoshana Bean, Lo-Fang. Multiple #1's and multiplatinum records.

Travis is able to offer a range of services in the engineering realm, but specializes in mixing. He has worked as a staff engineer at Capitol Studios in Hollywood as well as chief engineer for Alex Da Kid's label KIDinaKORNER. He currently works independently and operates his own studio. Travis' time working in the pop world combined with his time in the more traditional recording atmosphere of Capitol has made him very prepared for the ever changing hybrid style of production that has become the norm in today's music industry.

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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Travis Ference
  • Cameron Lister (2)
  • Corey Britz
  • Fred Figglehorn
  • Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Lo-Fang
  • Eagles Of Death Metal
  • Bush
  • LEADR
  • Corey Britz
  • Cola Boyy
  • Skylar Grey
  • Le Switch
  • Natalie Cole
  • Ksm (9)
  • Randy Newman
  • Nick Carter (2)
  • Various
  • Shoshana Bean
  • Lo-Fang
  • Skylar Grey Featuring X Ambassadors
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Skylar Grey
  • Beat Bugs*
  • Various
  • Alex Da Kid Featuring X Ambassadors, Elle King, Wiz Khalifa
  • John Mayer
  • Eminem
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kirin J Callinan
  • Various
  • Bush
  • Taylor Swift
  • Skylar Grey
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Eminem

72 Reviews - 17 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Rory D.
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    Travis provided some very detailed and thoughtful notes about a song mix and production. His insight as a second set of ears was invaluable!

  2. Review by Younghoon Kang
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    Travis is a really good man, and he's the best!
    He exactly knew what I wanted!

  3. Review by Amy Collins
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    Travis is world class! He goes above and beyond, even mixing when he was unwell. The end result is always a fantastic mix. I recommend working with Travis, and will definitely be working with him again.

  4. Review by tokionine
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    Very Satisfied! Thank you!

  5. Review by Amy C.
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    Travis’s mixes are top quality and it’s always a pleasure to work with him!

  6. Review by Jamie
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    Travis was great to work with, he initially gave great feedback notes on song/mix where I could go and fix things before he did the master.

    He was willing to send multiple versions of the master after feedback, in a matter of days, perfecting the final product, which I'm very happy with.

  7. Review by Andrew H.
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    Travis was awesome. Turned around a fantastic mix. We're ready to work with him again!

  8. Review by Amy C.
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    Travis is a very talented mix engineer! His communication is excellent and he delivered exactly what I’d asked for. He is also very quick in his delivery. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.

  9. Review by Andrew H
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    Travis was prompt and communicative. He helped elevate the sound and turned around a great mix. Will definitely be working with him again.

  10. Review by Caroline Hamel
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    Travis's mixes absolutely delighted me. Really appreciate the respectful collaboration that took place between us. Very grateful for this experience. Thanks again Travis

  11. Review by Eric Lorenzo Rios
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    Travis was able to make my mix sound at a high level. Great communication and easy to work with. I will one hundred percent be reaching out again.

  12. Review by Lasse Mellberg
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    Travis did a Perfect job! I messed up on my end with some guitar tracks, they were not on grid and Travis had the patience needed to still get everything done really fast. And amazing sound again!

  13. Review by Riti
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    Always a pleasure working with Travis!
    He knows what he's doing and will always go the extra mile to help make the mix what exactly what YOU want it to be.

  14. Review by Jakub H.
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    Travis worked for us as a mastering engineer for one track of ours. Great chilled friendly approach, the result is great as well.

  15. Review by Aimee
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    Travis was so easy to communicate with. He was attentive and professional. He took my song to the next level.

  16. Review by Sadie Aliza
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    I loved working with Travis. He was quick, professional and easy to communicate with. I’m so happy with the track he mixed for me, cheers to many more!

  17. Review by Shannon
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    Great working with Travis, as always! Very happy with the mix he created. Very talented!

  18. Review by Shannon
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    Second time working with Travis, he's fantastic! Very professional and highly skilled mixing engineer. He delivered a super high quality mix, and sticks to deadlines. Communication is easy. Will definitely be hiring him again!

  19. Review by Kriskaos
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    Has been a great experience work with Travis. He is very professional and gave me calm and security about my work with a fantastic job. Thanks!

  20. Review by Cael
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    Travis is a quintessential piece in my mixes and my music. From mixing mu tracks to educating me step by step on what's going on in them my mixing knowledge, sound, and ability has increased 10 fold working with him. I've probably done 15+ tracks with him and he's my go to.

Interview with Travis Ference

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

  2. A: Definitely! If I can't get your mix into my schedule then you need to check with Martin Cooke and Cameron Lister to see if they can do it. If I was making a record I'd hire them to engineer and mix it in a heart beat. Corey Britz is a spectacular all round musician and producer, he can probably do any job in this business. Nik Hughes is one of the best drummers and percussionists I know and is my first call.

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

  4. A: That I might be too expensive. If the project is inspiring to me I want to do it. Music is why we all got into this business. If I'm enjoy your music then I want to be involved and we can find a price that will work for everybody.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: I think my strongest skill is to support the artist's vision. If I'm mixing I want to be sure the mix reflects their rough mix but taken to the highest level possible. If I'm working in a room recording an artist I want to be sure that I do what ever I need to do to keep their creative flow uninterrupted and effortless.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: My first contact with a client typical involves discussion on the music, deadlines, and budgets. I think it's important to get to the point of whether I'm the right person for the job musically and if everyone's schedules line up to meet any deadlines.

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

  10. A: I love music. Getting to listen to music all day and being part of the creative process is what makes me tick.

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

  12. A: Mixing is the most common type of work I do for my clients. I also do a lot of editing and tuning for various engineers and producers around Los Angeles.

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

  14. A: Lo-Fang. Engineering and mixing both his debut album and follow up EP were amazing experiences. I grew a lot musically during those sessions. It changed not only the way I approach a mix or a recording, but also how I listen to music.

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

  16. A: Don't write off the use of filters to just clean up sub frequencies or create DJ style effects. A lot of interesting things can be done with some creative filtering both as an insert or in parallel. Try experimenting with filtering something you wouldn't normally filter, or changing resonance settings.

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

  18. A: I spend most of my time working on pop music. I look at pop in a very broad sense. Whether it be alternative or indie or something that sounds like Top 40 radio. It's got hooks and the artist wants to appeal to the masses, it's pop in my book.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: The studio is a well treated control room ideal for mixing and a single live room large enough to easily accommodate a drum session. We have a great analog front end made of up Neve and API mic pres, various compressors, and a vintage Sound Workshop 34B console. The studio is Pro Tools based and includes an impressive plug in collection for in the box and hybrid mixing.

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Terms Of Service

All mixes include unlimited revisions, industry standard alternate mixes & basic stems. Mixes are done on 1st come 1st serve basis. Typical turn-around time is 7-10 days. Revisions done with in 48 hrs

GenresSounds Like
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Taylor Swift
  • Justin Bieber
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD
  • UAD Plug Ins
  • Smart C1
  • Distressors
  • Aurora Audio GT24
  • Aurora Audio GTQ2
  • BAE 1073s
  • Purple MC77
  • 6176s
  • API 550As
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