“A great sound system will only get you as far as the engineers’ ability to mix.”
Brian Goddard is an audio engineer born in New York and raised in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. At a young age, he was introduced to audio engineering through his brother’s company, Mas Production and Studio 420. The moment he saw his brother working with clients, such as Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men and Brandy, he instantly felt compelled to start his own career in music. He began as an intern at a local studio, learning the ins and outs of the business while receiving hands-on experience as an audio engineer. After Brian graduated from high school, he was eager to further his education and expand his musical knowledge. He attended the Clive Davis Institute at NYU as well as the Berklee College of Music where he had the opportunity to study recording arts and the business of music. While in New York, Brian applied his skills in post-production and recording by working at various studios around the city. He also contributed to the completion of the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio located in Queens.
After jump-starting his career on the East Coast, he decided it was time for new challenges and opportunities. In 2015, he made the move to Los Angeles, CA to join his longtime friend Stan Greene, CEO of Arketek Music, as an assistant mixing engineer. This gave him the opportunity to invest the knowledge he learned over the years.
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Brian is amazing at what he does, got my track sounding the way it supposed to when you’re competing with the big league. It was quick & professional & I would recommend him to anyone for mixing & mastering
Brian is one of the most efficient and also flexible engineers I have ever worked with. Rarely do I find an engineer who knows exactly how to mix my voice and I thank SoundBetter for giving me a lifer.
Interview with Brian Goddard
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice for a customer is to hire for quality an engineer puts into a song, and timeliness of when they will respond to you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on mostly hip-hop music, but I have done a mixture of alternative, pop, jazz music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is the patience and focus I have for music. Each song I work on, I work on them with a sense of urgency.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring certain sounds to a song that the client didn’t even know they needed. I like to emphasize the better features of a song be it drums or more of the vocals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always like to start off by organizing and color coordinating each song I receive. I'll also A/B check the reference mix and pro tool session to make sure I have all the files before I get started mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up include Pro Tools Orion 32 Dangerous D box Tannoy Barefoot speakers Stam Audio SA 2A Compressor Stam Audio 1073MPA.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is mixing and mastering their music. I also help them record their songs.