Top 20 Mixing & Mastering for your project. Hey, I’m Ian Carter and I've been mixing and mastering music for over 20 years, from underground artist bedroom projects to major label Top 20 albums. My workflow is a hybrid of valve outboard & cutting-edge DAW software, using powerful UAD plugins and my expertise to achieve excellent results for you.
Cutting my teeth doing vocal sessions with RnB artists back in the day, I built my reputation as a mix engineer alongside being an artist. As the main creator and producer behind Various Production (XL Recordings) - a pioneering dubstep/grime/electronic act of the early 2000s - I was intrinsic to shaping the UK underground beats sound. Always innovating, often hybridising genres, up until the present day with experimental roots band Stick In The Wheel; EAN, my beats artist alias, and the beat tape project GOALS.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great artists, recently including mastering Karine Polwart's UK Top 20 album Scottish Songbook, as well as Jon1st, Olugbenga Adelekan (Metronomy), Ghostpoet, and folk icon Martin Carthy.
I run my own record label with a roster of repeat clients, including music for picture at Nowness, Noods Radio, and previously KPM and National Geographic.
From Major label projects, to underground beats, I understand and care deeply about helping artists produce their music to the highest standard. No project is too small or production too big.
- Mastering for vinyl/digital/CD including DDP authoring
- Stem mastering on request
- Express budget mastering also available, please enquire
- Deals available for larger projects
Drop me a mail and let's chat about your project.
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Ian is a great recording engineer, producer & mix engineer. I have hired him in all of these roles over the last 5 years & he will continue to be my first choice. As well as having excellent technical abilities he has a calm & professional manner & is an excellent communicator. With Ian the job gets done to the highest standard with minimum fuss.
Happy to endorse. I had a project of 12 tracks by different artists to get mastered for a compilation. Ian quickly and efficiently matched these and got them sounding complete and together. They sound great!
Ian really knows his stuff. Whatever sort of music I'm doing, his mixes and masters always sound amazing, he brings them to life so they pop.