Hire me if you want impactful, cutting-edge, unique and professional mixes and productions. If you want to push boundaries, blend styles, or just get that professional sheen on your mixes and masters, work with me and we will realize your vision for your music.
Hi, I'm a producer, mix engineer, and mastering engineer from Austin, TX. My passion is creating music that pushes boundaries and makes people feel incredible. I have years of experience working in all types of genres and styles and I have a master's degree in Music Production from Berklee College of Music where I was named Outstanding Graduate Student. I am genuinely interested in working with all types of artists, but I'm really excited to work with artists who are interested in making something unique, left-field, and genre-bending. Let's see what we can make together!
Some of my favorite genres: Electronic, House, Post-Punk, Ambient, Jazz Fusion, Experimental Rock, Art Pop, Doom Metal
Some of my favorite bands: Radiohead, Stereolab, Animal Collective, Talking Heads, Black Midi
Some of my favorite artists: Charli XCX, Freddie Gibbs, Bjork, Angel Olsen, Four Tet
Some of my favorite producers: Nigel Godrich, A.G. Cook, Dan Carey, John Congleton, Danny L. Harle
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
5 ReviewsEndorse Jared Marxuach
Jared programmed drums for me. He's really talented, and I appreciated his openness to my vision for the song.
Jared mixed a song for me, and the process was fruitful and seamless. He has a beautiful ear, and was able to take my notes and get the most out of my track. I will be having my whole album mixed by him, and if you are serious about how your track sounds, you should consider Jared being your guy.
It's not often you come across someone who is so eager to help make your vision a reality while simultaneously acquiring the exact skills required to follow through with a fantastic result. Jared is more than proficient in all fields of the music creation universe, but his best skill is his communication abilities. Through conversation he will pick up on exactly what you are looking for and use everything in his arsenal to create something specifically curated to your desire. Jared collaborated with me, as well as mixed and mastered, my single "Be Well" and I am beyond happy with the result.
Jared is a fantastic musician, producer, engineer, and collaborator. He worked with me on producing my single "Blood Moon"; throughout the process he simultaneously respected my vision and transformed the song for the better. He not only provided valuable feedback throughout the recording process of the song's elements I had already written, but also offered up wonderfully creative compositional elements of his own. All of that is not even to mention how great he made the song sound in mixing and mastering. Jared managed to maintain and elevate the song's essence—can't recommend him enough.
I hired Jared to produce my album “Oxy Mountain.” He was responsible for all of the technical aspects of the production process from recording to mixing and mastering. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Jared has all the best traits you would want in an engineer and a producer. He knows exactly where to fit in the mix, both as an instrumentalist and a creative partner. He’s got a knack for honing in on that sound you always wanted. In my case, I didn’t know what sound I wanted, but he helped me find it.
Jared is just a cool dude overall and I will never use another producer.
Interview with Jared Marxuach
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of my band's new EP. We're called Glasshealer and the EP is called "But The Weight Of Comfort Pulled Me Back Down". I co-produced, mixed and mastered the EP as well as co-wrote the songs. We aimed high and made a sprawling piece of work that touches on so many of our influences. I'm proud of our execution and it's uniqueness.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm actually working on a solo electronic project as well as some remixes for an artist whose album I produced.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ernesto Grey is the best film composer I've ever met.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I love the flexibility of digital but some quirks about analog are just too fun. I'm a huge proponent of hybrid setups.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to make your music sound amazing. I promise to be open-minded and available for you and to keep you clued in every step of the way.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love witnessing artists hear their music in a way that they haven't before. I've worked with a lot of new artists who've never put out music and it always a treat to see them be amazed by their own songs.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My customers tend to ask me how the mixes sound so good. I know that sounds like bragging but I really do feel confident in my mixing abilities. I really think the key is to not get too tied up in the microscopic aspects of mixing.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think there's this old school belief that producers walk into a session and just start calling shots. That's not me. I'll tell you my opinion but I am here to collaborate and do what's best for the artist's vision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your favorite artists? Who is your desired audience? Do you want to make something that turns heads?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific about what you're looking for and make sure you work with someone who wants to realize YOUR vision, not theirs.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I think I would be satisfied with just a Digitakt and some headphones. That would keep me plenty entertained.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I worked at a recording studio in college as an assistant audio engineer and then started a career in film sound. During that time I realized that music was where my heart was and I went back to school to get my Masters in Music Production from Berklee College of Music where I was named Outstanding Graduate Student. Since then, I've been working in studios, producing music for artists, and playing in a band. I've been doing audio production for almost a decade now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I really love toeing the line between experimental and catchy. I want to make music that pulls audiences in but also challenges them. I try to do that in all of my work.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would die to work with Caroline Polachek. She's one of my favorite vocalists and has a beautiful taste in production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Zoom out. If you're too focused on the EQ of one track, you'll lose yourself in serving the bigger picture of the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked in many styles but mostly I've worked in the indie rock/pop realm. I am extremely comfortable in the electronic/programmed realm as well. I've also recorded and mixed jazz combos and would love to work more in these styles. It doesn't matter what type of music you make, let's talk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Probably my mixing. I really pride myself on being able to make demos sound like records in a short period of time.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring professional tools and the skills necessary to use them. I pride myself on my sense of groove and my knowledge of different styles. Don't be surprised if Latin percussion ends up in your song (with your permission of course). I love to play around with unique effects so that my mixes don't sound like anyone else's.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always start with just chatting with the artist. I love to get a sense of what people like and don't like before diving into the specifics. From there I make informed decisions about the direction of the song and employ my production toolkit to make it happen. I am very receptive to feedback and I strive to work within the artist's vision while elevating the music to heights that they never dreamed of.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a full service recording studio with all kinds of mics and outboard gear. Some gear highlights are: AKG C414, Nuemann KM184, UA 1176LN compressors, Avalon 2022 preamps, Neve 1073 preamps, tons of synths, Pro Tools, Ableton, iZotope music production suite, Slate Digital suite, Soundtoys suite, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by producers such as Nigel Godrich, Dan Carey, and A.G. Cook as they strike the balance of pushing boundaries and connecting with audiences through their work with Radiohead, black midi, and Charli XCX among others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the work I do is either full production of songs/albums or mixing and mastering. I occasionally work as a session drummer and bassist.