Lance Sumner

Mixing, Noise removal

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I'm the go to for not only a great mix but I pay attention to what others overlook. Being a musician and composer myself with music used around the world i know the true struggle of making it and impressing "the higher-ups". I have been known to specialize in amazing drum sounds having been an engineer and studio drummer for Warner Brothers Records

Mixing music and giving others that incredible feeling of unparalleled excitement when hearing their music how it was envisioned is why i love what i do. I'm able to mix, master, re-amp guitars, replace drum parts (either with my personal drum kits or 100's of others), remove pops, clicks and/ or background noise for podcasts or music, light vocal tuning and i feel the most important is I can do what YOU want. I have certifications in Protools, logic, Waves, Melodyne and Autotune. I have worked as an engineer at Henson, EastWest, OceanWay, Warner Music Group and to this day as a composer for Universal Music Group.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by sid.gupta1115
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    Lance's work on my audio restoration tracks was quick and easy. Super easy to communicate with would definitely recommend

  2. Review by Logan Steeves
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    Lance will have your song sounding better than you could have imagined. He took our vision and not only brought it to life, but also improved it. Super happy to have had the pleasure of working with him, and look forward to future projects.

Interview with Lance Sumner

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: A band called Daysick. I was the mix/master engineer. They were completely blown away by the mixes I presented to them and that made me feel incredible I was able to do that for them

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My own 3rd album

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. Analog is emulated well now anyways and it takes up no space

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

  10. A: I won’t be done until you’re happy

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

  12. A: Making people’s music sound better than they imagined

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can you make it sound like “blank”. I answer honestly about it depending on the recording itself and musicianship

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it’s easy and you can take any recording and make it like the million dollar budget albums

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Who’s your favorite bands, what do you want your sounds to emulate, are you ok with feedback

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Make sure you get along with each other. The process of putting a mix together to the individuals vision helps a lot when get along well and can communicate through the process

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

  22. A: MacBook Pro, Scarlet interface, line 6 amp emulator, guitar, drum set

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

  24. A: Started at age 16 and went to college for this profession. I was then picked up by such studios and companies such as Ocean Studios, East West, Henson, Warner Brothers, Universal Music Group. I have been doing this almost 16 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Pop Punk mixed with orchestral pieces

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

  28. A: State Champs. They are my favorite music group

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

  30. A: While doing EQ it is always more beneficial to subtract what you don’t need than add what you need

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

  32. A: Rock/Pop Punk

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Bringing drums to life

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

  36. A: I was gifted with a great ear and being a composer myself I understand how the whole song comes together

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

  38. A: Start with drums, add bass, guitars, vocals and then any extras

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: 2 KRK gen 4 Rokit 5’s, personally custom built 10” Sony subwoofer, personally made acoustic diffusers, tube preamps, tube compressor, waves mercury bundle, reference boom box.

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

  42. A: Chris Lord-Alge, Doug McKeen, State Champs

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

  44. A: Rock/Pop punk

  45. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  46. A: A band called Daysick. I was the mix/master engineer. They were completely blown away by the mixes I presented to them and that made me feel incredible I was able to do that for them

  47. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  48. A: My own 3rd album

  49. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  50. A: No

  51. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  52. A: Digital. Analog is emulated well now anyways and it takes up no space

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

  54. A: I won’t be done until you’re happy

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

  56. A: Making people’s music sound better than they imagined

  57. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  58. A: Can you make it sound like “blank”. I answer honestly about it depending on the recording itself and musicianship

  59. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  60. A: That it’s easy and you can take any recording and make it like the million dollar budget albums

  61. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  62. A: Who’s your favorite bands, what do you want your sounds to emulate, are you ok with feedback

  63. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  64. A: Make sure you get along with each other. The process of putting a mix together to the individuals vision helps a lot when get along well and can communicate through the process

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

  66. A: MacBook Pro, Scarlet interface, line 6 amp emulator, guitar, drum set

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

  68. A: Started at age 16 and went to college for this profession. I was then picked up by such studios and companies such as Ocean Studios, East West, Henson, Warner Brothers, Universal Music Group. I have been doing this almost 16 years.

  69. Q: How would you describe your style?

  70. A: Pop Punk mixed with orchestral pieces

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

  72. A: State Champs. They are my favorite music group

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

  74. A: While doing EQ it is always more beneficial to subtract what you don’t need than add what you need

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

  76. A: Rock/Pop Punk

  77. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  78. A: Bringing drums to life

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

  80. A: I was gifted with a great ear and being a composer myself I understand how the whole song comes together

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

  82. A: Start with drums, add bass, guitars, vocals and then any extras

  83. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  84. A: 2 KRK gen 4 Rokit 5’s, personally custom built 10” Sony subwoofer, personally made acoustic diffusers, tube preamps, tube compressor, waves mercury bundle, reference boom box.

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

  86. A: Chris Lord-Alge, Doug McKeen, State Champs

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

  88. A: Rock/Pop punk

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Terms Of Service

I can generally mix 3 tracks per day with clean up and final tuning next day. Additional costs will be a discussion based on project type and depth of said project. Noise removal completed same day

GenresSounds Like
  • State Champs
  • Angels & Airwaves
  • Issues
Gear Highlights
  • Personally Custom built 10" sub
  • KRK G4 5"
  • Rack mount Budda amplification
  • Waves Mercury
  • Celemony Melodyne
  • Steven Slate Trigger
  • Line 6 rack mount prototype amp and cab emulator
  • Personally built sound diffusurs
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First track mixed for free with 5 or more songs