Cecil Decker

Rap/Pop Producer & Engineer

4 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Cecil and I tell stories with sound. My focus is helping your song say ~exactly~ what you want—whether it’s in massive club speakers, an intimate house show, or streaming from your phone.

Music is the art of storytelling through sound. My job is to listen to your story, hear your vision, and bring that into the world. I can turn demos into full productions, elevate recordings through mixing, and add the final polish with mastering.

For over 10 years, I have recorded and mixed everything from bedroom vocalists and electronic musicians to live bands and symphony orchestra. With dozens of projects shipped, I’ve worked in film, games, and installation art.

I am also an arts educator specialized in teaching music software. I love helping new & established artists learn more about the production/mixing process through private lessons.

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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Chris Songco
    by Chris Songco

    I've worked with Cecil several times over the last 4 years. Whether for a single or a full body of work, he has been a joy to work with. He asks the right preliminary questions to make sure that the story/aura of your EP or song is captured and clearly talks you through the mixing/mastering process all the way to product send out.

    I have had 1 EP and 4 singles mastered with him and am excited to collaborate with him again on future projects.

  2. Review by Sulfur
    by Sulfur

    I've been fortunate enough to work with Cecil for many years, with him mixing and mastering multiple releases of mine and providing immeasurably important feedback and guidance along the way. He's never not met a deadline we've set with a polished product that I'm pleased with and excited by. His wealth of knowledge is invaluable as is his patience for students and aptitude for teaching. The only negative I've found in working with him is that once I had, I felt compelled to pull older material I'd mixed myself before working with him down--and I can hardly blame him for being that excellent.

  3. Review by Mikal kHill
    by Mikal kHill

    I've worked with Cecil on almost every release I've put out in the past decade. He is the *only* engineer whose judgement I will sometimes defer to over my own, because his skillset is so broad and his ear is so refined. He hears what I am looking for and finds it and hones it.

  4. Review by int eighty
    by int eighty

    Cecil has engineered numerous projects for me, ranging from video to narration to music. Cecil is consistent, punctual, and responsive. I have always received helpful input from Cecil, and likewise, Cecil has always been receptive to feedback. Cecil's aptitude and professionalism are both paramount, and it is always a pleasure to have Cecil involved on a project.

Interview with Cecil Decker

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: Using sound design and production to create impactful stories. The melody and harmony convey a lot of feeling, but the tone and timbre of the music push things to the next level.

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

  4. A: Attention to detail. Even the most minimal production deserves care and affection when crafting the sound.

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

  6. A: SOPHIE, clipping., Remi Wolf, RZA, Charli XCX, Phoebe Bridgers, Merzbow, JPEGMAFIA, Dälek, El-P, Kero Kero Bonito, Organized Noize, Missy Elliot

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

  8. A: Production: a remix album for a hip-hop collective, and an album of my own indie pop/rap material. Mixing: a full-length album project for a NYC hip-hop artist.

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

  10. A: Have a conversation with a producer or engineer about music; what you've been listening to, the first album you bought, etc. This kind of dialogue helps build a shared language that will make collaboration much easier.

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

  12. A: My career started in 2010, when I began running live sound and doing freelance production & mixing for local artists. In 2015 my career as a teaching artist began, leading classes, workshops, and private lessons on every kind of arts technology. These days I primarily do remote production & engineering for clients across North America.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I'm very flexible in terms of genre, moving between ambient to hip-hop or indie folk to hyperpop.

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

  16. A: Layering. Layering layering layering. Vocals, drums, basses, leads—anything and everything can be layered for deeper, richer sounds.

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

  18. A: Hip-Hop, Pop, Digital Fusion, Ambient/Experimental

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

  20. A: Mixing multi-track recordings. Mastering singles, EPs, and albums.

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Terms Of Service

Ref mix + 3 free revisions. Includes final WAV prints of the main mix, a-cappella, and instrumental. Turnaround varies based on track count, etc. Expedited delivery available for an additional fee.

GenresSounds Like
  • Claud
  • Remi Wolf
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools
  • Waves Bundle
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