Alan Evans

Mixing, Mastering Engineer

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Major label touring artist and engineer with over 30 years of studio experience on both sides of the glass. This gives me the unique ability to understand that the artist's vision and music always comes first!!

Greetings, I'm Alan Evans – a versatile recording, mixing (in stereo and Atmos), and mastering engineer, as well as a seasoned musician and producer based in Western Massachusetts. My musical journey began at the age of 11 in Buffalo, NY, where I initially pursued a career as a gigging musician. Notably, I honed my skills while touring globally with my band Soulive, allowing me to record and mix our albums for prestigious labels such as Blue Note Records, Concord Records, and Stax Records. With a career spanning since the mid-80s, I've cultivated extensive experience working with diverse artists and musical genres. As both a musician and songwriter, I bring a unique perspective to the engineering process. Above all, my unwavering focus is on realizing the artist's vision and enhancing their music. My commitment is to ensure your comfort throughout the entire creative journey – from inception to completion.

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Interview with Alan Evans

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

  2. A: I recently produced, recorded and mixed a beautiful album for my good friend Oteil Burbridge, the bassist for Dead and Company. We recorded it at an amazing studio in Iceland with some incredible musicians. I'm super proud of the album because it really captures the vibe we had over in Iceland while being one of the most beautifully feeling albums I've ever worked on.

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

  4. A: Matt Boudreau

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

  6. A: The thing I love most about my job is that I'm learning something new everyday.

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

  8. A: A great recording, mix and production starts before you hit record. When you spend time working on the song and arrangement, the rest usually falls into place.

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

  10. A: Funk and soul music.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Listening.

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

  14. A: I bring an understanding as a songwriter and musician myself to a song. The song comes first and I always honor the artist's vision!!

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have a great mix and mastering setup at home. My primary recording and mixing DAW is Pro Tools but I also work with LUNA, Studio One (mostly for Atmos) and I master with WaveLab Pro.

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

  18. A: That is an ever changing list of people but I would say

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

  20. A: I do a lot of recording, mixing and mastering for my clients.

Alan Evans Trio

I was the Recording, mixing, masering engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • Quincy Jones
  • Soulive
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