I will take your songs to a industry standard for a fraction of the price.
Hi I am a audio engineer out of Brunswick, MD who has been not only mixing my own music since I was 16 but all of my friends and other various artists and with a firm grasp on audio and how to compete with the pros I will take your songs to an industry level with unlimited revisions and a one week turn around time.
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5 ReviewsEndorse Sean Wyckoff
Sean did a great job mixing and mastering a Hip Hop collaboration track for me recently. He was really friendly, communicated well and got it done really quickly! Thanks Sean
Sean is timely and efficient. Very communicative and understands what it takes for a good quality mix, salute.
Sean is timely and good at what he does! He got me exactly what I needed in a short amount of time!
We hired Mr. Wyckoff originally to write, compose and record a theme song for our youth group based on our youth group name and other information provided and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Mr. Wyckoff was extremely easy to work with during both phases of the project. He was very quick with revisions and always stayed in contact with us during the entire project. We are so pleased with the end result we will soon be using Mr. Wyckoff for several more projects including providing a soundbed and voiceover work for several commercials we are shooting as well as another custom song.
Sean does excellent work. His experience is evident in his mixes. He communicates very well with, and is very receptive to the needs of those he works with. He is consistently open to doing revisions and gives a full effort towards getting songs to a professional standard.
Interview with Sean Wyckoff
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Probably a mix I did for the platform "IndieAmplfy". It was a contest and though I didn't win I think it came out great and really pushed me and showed me that I can do really great work on music outside of hip-hop.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I am working on a album with a good friend of mine Alcott and mixing another of his as well while in the begging stages of starting a non-profit to help youth find a creative outlet.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: None on SoundBetter specifically but outside of this platform would do what I can to find anyone the right person for the job if in fact it is not me.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like both although I really prefer analog and am actively working on growing my collection of gear. I just love the feeling of twisting a knob and pushing buttons and actually use my hand to mold sound in a way.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that no matter the situation or how long it takes I will do whatever it takes to get the project perfect for you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to be apart of beautiful music and art. Seeing something grow, mold, and be made into a final product just thrills me every time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Why you? And truthfully I answer " Well their are many great people you can go to to get the job done and some may even be better but the attention to detail I provide I believe is unmatched and then at the price point my mixing costs I use mainly outboard gear to get my mixes done and truthfully thats something you typically would spend well over what I charge for.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy lol. now don't get me wrong you can defiantly push random buttons and sometimes get things to sound decent but most mixing engineers I know of spent a-lot of time working and perfecting what we do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the goal for the project we would be working on?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be very specific and detailed about what you want for the project. The more when know the vision the better we can bring it to life and also don't be afraid to call out things you don't like we would rather give you what you want then not.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Blue Ella headphones, Neumann u87, Warm Audio Tone Beats, Apollo Twin, Waves Tune
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been mixing and recording for about 6 years now. My dad used to run a label out in Colorado and so had a little knowledge when I started for myself but just started being a artist myself and slowly over the years found a real love and appreciation for the art in taking audio and making it sound good.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Umm id probably say outgoing I kind of have a strong personality and I feel it really shows at times.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Again Andy Mineo but also The 1975, Tech N9ne, and Kendrick
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: perfect reverb every- single time 60,000/bpm = reverb time. then if you wish dived that by 2 and that gives you your pre delay. Play with multiplying and dividing by 2 to get the reverb you are looking for.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I really on work on hip-hop/pop music although would love to branch out into more rock genres
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Probably my attention to detail. I spend hours really making sure every little detail is right and to the best of my human ability.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I would like to think that I bring a strong ear to each song I work on and am able to take already great songs and just take them a little higher through various techniques or even just writing or arrangement.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Well typically I always start with editing and arrangement making sure that before I even start mixing what I am working with is one nice and clean audio but two I have a good feel for the song and the direction I hear the mix going. After all of that I pull every single fader down except the vocals and slowly bring up the snare, bass, and kick and then get that to sound as good as possible so that I have a solid skeleton to then build everything else around. From that point I mix all vocals and then slowly start mixing and adding elements back to the track using eq, compression, and panning until I have a final product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: So I have a home studio set up and do a-lot of my mixing out the box through various outboard gear. to start I have chained together a Behringer ADA8200 and a U-PHORIA UMC1820 as my interface. to record I run everything through a WA Tone Beast and then most importantly I mix everything using my WA EQP-WA eq, Wa76 compressor, BBD-320 Dimension, and Stam Audio compressor for my master bus. I also mix on a pair of Kali audio monitors and a some Blue Ella headphones in a completely treated room
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Definitely Andy Mineo and how creative he is with everything from the songwriting to production to art he is just A1 but honestly I try to find inspiration from everything and everyone in some way.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically do mixing and mastering for hip-hop/pop artists