20+ years of experience producing and mixing audio.
Guitars, tape recorders, and drum machines are the toys I remember growing up with. Those toys would become passions that helped shape my career. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, I spent most of my time at recording studios, record labels, movie sets and music venues around Los Angeles. My experience is diverse, having recorded everything from vocals, drums, guitars, even on-set dialogue, foley, and field recordings for sound effects. Much of my mixing and mastering work can be heard on TV and online in trailers/promos for Disney, Warner Bros, Freeform, ABC, Marvel, and more.
Whether you need mixing/mastering to a professional standard, sound design, drum programming, or just about any kind of songwriting or production help...I can work with you to make your project the best it can be. Let's talk!
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6 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Trevor Field
Trevor is a VERY cool and trustworthy person with a very calm and easy to work with demeanor. (Which for me is the most important thing) He is also VERY skilled in what he does so this combination is why I continue to choose to work with him for recording and for mixing/mastering. As a vocalist he knows how to work with me to get the best take. I can tell he has had a lot of experiences working with vocalists because he was patient and new just the right tips and tricks to say to encourage me.
I hired Trevor to do sound design/mix audio on a 10 episode web series. Trevor was given a very short window to deliver the final product, and honestly, I could not be more impressed with what he came up with in that tight timeframe. It was extremely high quality across the board. Trevor is an amazing collaborator as he has a very sharp point of view that is creative, flexible, and very attuned to the type of project he's working on. He brought so many wonderful ideas, and his personality is very easy to work with. Will definitely be hiring him for more projects in the future! Very talented!!!
Trevor is a one-of-a-kind talent. As a mixer, his ear for detail and balance is impressive, but more impressive is his ability to sculpt raw tracks into fully-realized pieces of art. I've worked with Trevor as a session musician on numerous projects over the years, and each time he blew me away with the quality and clarity of his recordings. Relying on his years of experience as a guitar player and producer, he has somehow incorporated all of that musicality into his mixes, breathing life into each song. Trevor is also one of most kind humans I know... an invaluable quality in this industry!
Trevor is outstanding at what he does. I am so impressed. I have worked with Trevor for years on many hip hop productions. The studio has always been Trevor’s element. He has a natural ear for what needs to be put in place as well as adjustments to make a production reach its full potential. He’s brought the best out of me because he is a master at not only sound but also skill development. He pushed me to take my skills to the next level as a writer and performer. I once told him he reminds me of a younger version of super producer Rick Ruben. Every serious artist should work with Trevor.
Since 6 stars isn’t an option, I’ll settle for 5. Where do I even begin? Trevor is a true master of his craft! Not only is he a consummate professional, but he is genuine, which is hard to find nowadays. He’s not going to tell you what you want to hear but rather he will make honest suggestions that he believes will make your track the best that it can be. His creativity, fluidity, and overall passion for what he does is a testament to who he is as a person. His ear for music is on another level because the man knows sound, and that’s something that should never go unnoticed!
Trevor is a phenomenal collaborator and musician. My team and I approached him for putting together a few limited release singles and he brought so much to the table. He was flexible, supportive, and insightful, helping us find our sound and create some amazing songs. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Interview with Trevor Field
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and sound design. If source tracks aren't up to par, I will offer to re-record or re-design certain elements. A common example of that would be drum replacement.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first full length album, on which I wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed. Because it's when you've taken your first steps that you gain the most ground.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A pop/rock song, an ambient/electronic song, a hip-hop song, and a television promo.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because they compliment each other like nothing else can.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Open, honest communication, and revisions until you're happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The feeling of joy and accomplishment when I've worked with someone to create or elevate a piece of art to a place that couldn't be reached on our own.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you fix this? My answer is usually yes, sometimes no. If no, I'll suggest an alternative.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That there are hard and fast rules for mixing, or that there is a single "right" or "best" way to mix a song. The best mix isn't always what I personally think sounds best - it's what the client thinks delivers their artistic expression best.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the emotional goal for your song/project? What influenced your song/project? What do you like the most about what you have? What do you feel is lacking? Can I hear your rough mix and any reference tracks for how you'd like your song to sound?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Apollo Twin, some headphones, Shure SM7, and a Martin acoustic guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar and recording music over 20 years ago. Graduated from Berklee College of Music. Worked at major and indie labels, recording and post production studios. I'm happy to have had a pretty wide range of experience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The song is king. So my style follows suit with what the song or client calls for.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Brandi Carlile, because she is magic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Pop, Indie, Electronic, Singer-Songwriter
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Collaboration with clients.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My knowledge, musical taste, and creativity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to you. Listen to your demo/rough mix. Listen to reference tracks. Mix or produce what's needed. Revise until you're happy with the final product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools, Logic, Reason. Monitoring by Focal, Mackie, Avantone. Outboard gear by UA, Avalon, API. I have acoustic and electric guitars, a vintage Rhodes, and way too many plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lianne La Havas, Common, Phantogram, Billie Eilish, Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, A Tribe Called Quest, Thrice, Coldplay, Trentemoller, Daft Punk, and many many many more.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please have neatly organized files, tracks, etc, and a fairly clear idea of what you need or want. Reach out if you have any questions!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have intent. It's essential to art & creativity. Make sure there is a purpose for every element in your song - from the lyrics and melody, to the reverb and the kick drum (or lack thereof!). The listener can always hear when intention is inconsistent or when purpose is missing.