Devin Taylor

Metal Mixing/Production

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Put your finished track on a Spotify playlist beside anyone else and it will compete. I focus on metalcore/hard rock and other sub-genres of metal (death, black, tech) I work tirelessly to bring you productions you're happy with.

I have an audio engineering university degree, and certificate from APRA (studio in Calgary), and have 12 years experience. I've won Nailthemix twice and make top 20 very often.

I'm able to mix, master, produce, record, and edit...
I'll mix your tracks to an industry standard quality
I'll master to industry standard loudness (up to -4 LUFS)
I can add atmosphere, solo's, or entire sections to your tracks with synths, guitars, samples and more.
I have the ability to record guitar/bass/acoustic drums. I can play guitar very well.
I can edit your vocals with Melodyne.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Devin Taylor

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

  2. A: What You Love Will Leave You by The Reset. I was the producer/engineer and helped write parts. It's a Djenty prog metal album with lots of atmospheric layers. It was fun to get all the technical guitar parts nailed. I love how diverse it is. It's the most beautiful thing you've ever heard at one point, and the most disgustingly heavy the next.

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

  4. A: I promise to bring your vision to an industry standard in the allotted time frame.

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

  6. A: Zakk Cervini, Dave Otero, Spiritbox, Bad Omens, Architects, The Faceless, Meshuggah, Tchad Blake, Serban Ghenea, Rick Rubin, Rich Costey, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Noisia.

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

  8. A: A 8 track progressive metal album for my band The Reset.

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

  10. A: I don't know anyone yet!

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Digital, for ease, and price.

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

  14. A: I just like making things sound sonically great.

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

  16. A: That I can polish turds. I mean... I can, but it's still a turd.

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

  18. A: I generally get to know them more as people, and what their tastes are to understand what they need. I can adapt and emulate styles pretty easily.

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

  20. A: Make sure your stems are as perfect as you can make them. Clean takes, good performance, etc. Make sure the stems all start at the same point and are lined up.

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

  22. A: Computer, Guitar, Axe-FX, Monitors, Audio Interface.

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

  24. A: I started producing electronic music in 2011. I did that for 3-4 years before going to the Academy of Production and Recording Arts in Calgary in 2014. I branched out to other genre's of music, like rock and metal. I then went to the University of Lethbridge in 2016 and met many people to work with. I continued producing electronic music under Fountane, collaborating, as well as producing and engineering a big pop/rock concept album with some of the songs having 200 tracks, and doing mix/mastering work for other peoples albums, singles, and EP's.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My name embodies my style. There's a brand of power boat called Fountain. At my family cottage, my dad would pronounce Fountain boats like "Fountayne" just for fun. I was young, and thought that's what they were actually called for a long time. Fountain's can have up to 3000 horse power, and their sound was loud, deep, and powerful, which is what I hope my music is, whether that's emotionally powerful and deep when it needs to be, or sonically.

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

  28. A: Skrillex. He has been my idol for years. His innovation in EDM in 2010, the fact he was in a metal band before that, and now being a massive pop producer, and great mixer. Versatility. Nicest guy.

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

  30. A: The source sounds matter a lot. Make them sound great at the start, then they will sound amazing at the end.

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

  32. A: Metal and electronically produced music (dubstep/house/dnb), but also Indie, pop and rock

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Mixing

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

  36. A: A wide skillset. I can probably do anything you want me to.

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

  38. A: Very organized. For mixing I usually follow the same path I have followed in the past to keep myself organized and from missing anything. For production, it's more adaptive to what is required.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: In the box in terms of processing. Barefoot monitors, and Audeze Headphones in an Acoustically treated space. UAD audio interface, Tube Opto 8 preamp, Axe FX III, 6/7/8 string Strandberg guitars, Minimoog Voyager, Arturia Matrix Brute, Korg MS-20 Mini, Yahama Stage Custom Advantage Nouveu Kit, Roland TD-12 E-Kit, Randall Tube Amp, Roland Keyboard, Rode/Sennheiser/AKG/Shure Microphones.

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

  42. A: Mixing and recording

Fly Away by Oskar

I was the Producer/Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Re-amping included in Mix fee.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bad Omens
  • Spiritbox
  • Architects
Gear Highlights
  • Barefoot Footprint 01's
  • Audeze LCD-X Headphones
  • Axe-FX III
  • Minimoog Voyager
  • Arturia Matrix Brute
  • Korg MS-20 Mini
  • Yamaha Acoustic kit
  • Roland TD-12 E-Kit
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