Caleb Fankhauser

Mixing | Mastering | Editing

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Im here to help you release your music at its fullest potential, my sound is your sound. Everyone's music is different, and I pride myself on being flexible and never imprinting my own sound on a mix, only enhancing yours. Free revisions, lets make some hits.

With experience across the musical spectrum from Hip Hop and Pop to Avant-Garde and Classical, I have the tools to bring the best out of your project, and make your music sound exactly as you hear it in your head. Radio Ready Delivery. Unlimited Revisions.

-Mixing averaging $150 per song

-Mastering $50 per song

Lets make some music

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Interview with Caleb Fankhauser

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I don't think it really matters. Both have their pro's and con's but you can get excellent results out of either. The best tool you have is the ability to use whatever is in front of you and know what to do with it (some subtle saturation on things doesnt hurt either).

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: I love getting to be one of the first people to fall in love with a new song.

  5. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  6. A: I would love to work with Hiatus Kaiyote, I love their music and think could learn a lot from working with them.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: Whatever project were working on together is just as important to me as any project I've ever done with anyone else. No one is getting short changed, rushed through, or half-assed.

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Assuming basics are met (computer, interface, power conditioner, etc) 1: Pair of PMC Monitors 2: RND Centerpiece 3: API 2500 4: Pultec MEQ 5: Empirical Labs Fatso

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: Ive been recording and mixing for about 8 years. I worked in live sound for 5 before I left that world to pursue the studio world full time.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Don't try to overcrowd your song. A lot of the time, your instinct is going to be to fill every inch of space with a new sound or part, but sometimes what the song needs most is a little bit of space.

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: I work a lot in indie, pop, and hip-hop although Ive done work on some folk and classical leaning projects.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: The biggest thing I think I bring to a song is an enormous amount of care for what Im doing. I treat all my clients music as if it were my own, and stay flexible to make sure that I can provide whatever the song needs to shine.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: Typically when I get mixing work, I like to listen to the rough mix a few times to get a feel for what the artist is looking for, then any reference tracks they've recommended. After I have a good idea of what sound were going for Ill start chipping away at the mix and shape it into what is most effective. I like many small moves as opposed to a few broad big ones, but if the song needs some big swings I'm not afraid to take them.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I work in a few places. A lot of my mixing is done in my home studio which is a treated room with a mac studio, Apollo interface and PMC Speakers. I also record and mix at a studio in Kansas City with Apogee Symphony conversion, Barefoot MiniMains, Rupert Neve Centerpiece summing console, and a ton of outboard gear.

  23. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  24. A: Im a big fan of Andrew Scheps, Tony Maserati, Al Schmitt, Manny Marroquin, and love the sound of Vulfpecs records.

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. A: Most commonly I mix for my clients, although I also offer recording services.

Got Me Thinkin -Leeson Bryce

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited Revisions (within reason, project by project basis)

Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8p
  • PMC Result6 monitors
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