REDUCED RATES!!! ALL MIXING/EDITING/TUNING SERVICES: REDUCED RATES!!! I'm looking to get reviews and some momentum on SoundBetter after my studio was shut-down because of COVID-19. Very happy and excited to mix your project for you for a discount in exchange for a review on here. Quick turnaround, professional results! Let's make some music!
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Mixing engineer and session keyboardist (real Hammond B-3/Leslie speaker cabinet, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Acoustic Piano, Clav) specializing in working with songwriters and bands.
My main focus is helping aspiring artists and bands reach the next level. I subscribe to the philosophy that great ears and great communication between artists, producers, and engineers forms the bedrock of great music.
Some of my clients are simply looking for help making professional recordings for music projects that are otherwise ready to go. Others take advantage of much more of what I offer. I'm happy to offer a wide variety of music-related services, including but not limited to:
- mixing services for projects recorded elsewhere.
- vintage keyboard tracks for your song/project.
- help with the songwriting process.
- tracking (recording) for musicians and bands in professionally acoustically treated rooms.
- access to a talent pool of professional session musicians from around the country that can add their playing to your project.
- help with the creation of demos that quickly and efficiently get across your musical ideas.
- professional voice-over recording and mixing services for podcasts and audio books.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
4 ReviewsEndorse Wes Lanich
Wes's mixes are fantastic. He brought a clarity and energy that made our songs absolutely come to life. Wes has a musician's ear, and he was patient and understanding with all of our requests. Highly recommend!
Wes made my recording dreams come true!!! I had a few original songs, and nothing but a phone app to preserve them on. He assisted me with everything from changing a bit of structure, to bringing in other musicians to get that full band sound I wanted. He even plays the piano and does some backround vocals on my final recordings. We had the most fun during this entire experience. Now I have an actual record out in the world and am on Spotify & Youtube!! None of this would have happened without Wes' talent and direction. Worth every single penny!
Wes worked with me on my tunes which were barely skeletons to start and became my first EP. Every step of the process, he was patient, knowledgeable and super fun to work with! I'm so proud to call that album my own, but I know that so much of what went into it was Wes. I'd recommend him regardless of what stage of the process you're in. He's super flexible and easy-going!
Wes Lanich is a finely tuned musician, professional engineer, producer and listener. He is incredibly devoted to the project at hand and loves the work! He co-produced my first record with me, along with playing the B3 and other keyboards. I’d do it all over again, always an enjoyable and magnificent experience!
Interview with Wes Lanich
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I certainly love the sounds and process that the big names bring to the game (Michael Brauer, CLA, Al Schmitt, etc), but I'm also inspired by less well-known mix engineers (many of whom are found here on SoundBetter) who deliver incredibly impressive products to their clients at accessible prices. In general I'm inspired more by people's creative approaches to mixing and recording rather than the individuals themselves. I love how differently everyone approaches this work. It's inspiring to see all the different ways people work.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My spirit revolves around a "whatever needs to be done" philosophy. The song is first and foremost in my mind at all times, so even if I'm hired to mix a track, I won't hesitate tracking keyboards or a guitar part (with the permission of the client) to improve the final product. Whatever needs to be done to bring a track to the next level.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be choosey about what's "big" in a production. In particular, drums usually need to be smaller than you think they need to be. A lot of times people hear "big, huge drum sounds" but they're actually kept fairly under control in the stereo field and the mix. It's important to hear the big picture of a song and think about the elements that actually need to take up the most space and why. Carving out sonic real estate for the important stuff is essential!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Communication is key. I start by hearing the client out in terms of their vision/wishes and what's already been done. I'll ask follow-up questions, use existing reference tracks to determine a path forward, and do whatever is necessary to achieve that vision. Recalls are generally sparsely needed, but I work until the client is happy.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My SSL Sigma Analog Summing Unit is the heart of it all. All tracks head out from Pro Tools to the Sigma where various pieces of analog EQs and compressors are inserted along the way. The mix is constructed and summed in the analog domain (but for the most part saved for easy recall via SSL's Sigma Delta plugins). Monitors are Genelec speakers, Yamaha NS-10s, and Sennheiser HD-600 headphones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing! I love the process of hearing tracks with fresh ears and making sounds work together in new and creative ways. Getting a song to the finish line is my speciality and what I want to do in this world. Anything that needs to be done along that journey (editing, tuning, quantizing, etc) is ultimately the responsibility of the person mixing that song, and it's my pleasure to engage in all that work for my clients.