Darren Carikas / Ghost Machine Studios

Mixing, Mastering, Production.

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I am a producer, mix engineer, and musician based in London. I specialise in remote mixing and mastering, as well as production for all genres from pop to hip hop to rock and metal.

The mixing studio is based on a high-end Pro Tools HD and SSL summing setup.
With this hybrid setup I am able to get the best of both analog and digital worlds.

I am able to work to any budget in order to fulfil you needs for a professional mix and master.
If your budget permits large format vintage SSL 4000e console mixing is available.

Communication is the key, I work with email to ensure all needs are met and offer unlimited revisions - I strive to make sure you are 100% happy with the end result.

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

58 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Andrei M.
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    Extremely happy with the work Darren has done mixing our song! He listened to our feedback and it sounds awesome! Thanks Darren!

  2. Review by Charlie R.
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    Darren did a great job mixing and mastering a song of mine to make it sound clean, professional, and fantastic! Great communication, fast turnaround, and quality work - can't wait to work together again! Highly recommended to all. Thank you Darren! A+++

  3. Review by Jerry Y.
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    Darren was given a challenging project with lots of sounds and many parts. He turned my music into a masterpiece worthy of the big name labels. I cannot say enough great things of Darren's skill, intuition, and attention to detail. And, he knows how to deal with technical issues , and doesn't complain. Darren will embrace your music and make it his own. I will always go with him for ALL future projects. He is an A-Class producer and mixer/masterer. Thanks Darren!

  4. Review by Mr B.
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    Extremely happy with Darren's work. He has a talent for knowing what you are trying to communicate and can deliver prompt adjustments. The project ended up sounding better than I ever could have imagined. I am very pleased.

  5. Review by Hermit D.
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    He works everything through the eyes of customers with great flexibility. It's really great working with such a person.

  6. Review by Jonathan W.
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    Darren worked his magic on a track of mine that initially had a dull and lifeless mix, and he breathed fresh air into it and turned it into a monster. Would 100% recommend and will definitely work with him again!

  7. Review by Matthew L.
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    Perfection as always!

  8. Review by James R.
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    Amazing work as always very happy with the results it too a little longer than i expected however it was worth it thanks so much!

  9. Review by James R.
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    I love the work that has been done on all my songs. Very easy process and worth the wait and the money always satisfied! Thanks for the great work.

  10. Review by James R.
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    Amazing as always! He always gets the job done well, and will fix anything that i think needs fixing. 100% worth it, no doubts no questions i will be back again thanks a lot great job!!!

  11. Review by James R.
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    Another job well done, every song that gets mixed keeps sounding better and gets easier to complete. I am always impressed with their work, that is why i always keep coming back thanks so much! well done.

  12. Review by j
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    AMAZING. Darren made the song just how I wanted it. Super skilled engineer and was able to match the vibe I was seeking, which is the hardest part of working with a remote engineer. 5 stars.

  13. Review by James R.
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    Darren always does a good job, he does wonders with what he is given. Never has been a bad experience, thanks so much for everything!

  14. Review by James R.
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    Darren is a very patient man, very hard working and talented. I appreciate all the time and effort he puts in to make my songs sound amazing! thanks a lot my man!

  15. Review by James R.
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    Always amazing how a good mix can take a song to the next level thanks for the great work! will be back soon

  16. Review by Matthew L.
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    Great work as always!

  17. Review by Mesh S.
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    Great work! I loved it and Darren was very patient with me and delivered the track on time.

    This won't be the last time for sure for me!

    Thanks Darren.

  18. Review by James R.
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    Amazing job again good mixing really brings the full potential of a song out thanks darren will be back again soon

  19. Review by 黄恺灵
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    Super patient and professional! Don't hesitate to work with Darren if you want poppy (pop), punchy or groovy stuffs!

  20. Review by Matthew L.
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    Darren is awesome. He was extremely patient with us, and really worked with us as much as possible to give us the outcome we wanted. I highly recommend him to help bring your tracks to the next level. I will definitely be working with Darren again!

Interview with Darren Carikas / Ghost Machine Studios

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

  2. A: I am quite diverse in the work I take on. Projects vary from pop and hip-hop to rock and metal often.

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

  4. A: Recording, mixing and producing.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Linkin Park
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Foo Fighters
Gear Highlights
  • SSL SIGMA
  • SSL G BUS COMPRESSOR
  • AVID C24 Console
  • WA Pultec EQ x 2
  • Fractal Axe FX 2.
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