Hear the Difference
oCTO - indie
Octo was mixed by Baltimore legend Chris Freeland (Wye Oak). The chorus of this analog mix boasts a powerful low-end heft, as well as a fantastic cascade of lead vocals. In the master, I hoped to transport you right in the middle of these voices, so you could feel them swirl around your head. Listen to the separation in the guitar parts—the way the upbeats contrast against those thunderous downbeat stabs. Notice the beautiful lead guitar line in the right speaker. These are the little details that focusing on the big picture helped bring out.
You're gonna change - americana (live)
No challenge is as rewarding as the live concert—to secure a balance between a “you are there” vibe and a record-release sound is a puzzle I love to take on. In this before & after comparison, listen to the excitement of the drums, the clarity of the vocal, the separation of the harmonic instruments, and the cohesive groove of the live performance. I’m living proud to be a part of this song’s journey.
Smoke Your Ganja - edm
Morphous had a specific ask for this dubstep banger: he wanted the bass to sit just right. Notice how the bass is full and thick, yet doesn’t get in the way of the powerful, knocking kick. Listen to the space around the high-hat and woodblock percussion. All of this was achieved at club-system delivery specifications—which are quite loud indeed!
Mixing & Mastering
Millions More - indie rock
Pete Mancini recorded this epic protest song in quarantine lockdown, and he came to us knowing exactly what he wanted: a sound that evoked classic 90s Oasis, with a modern American twist. Pete, being one of the scrappiest guys working today, got amazing sounds on his own—and you can hear that in his producer’s rough. So our job was simple; we took the great tracks he recorded, and executed his sonic vision.
Another Friday Night News Dump - Americana
Leland Sundries is a band with attitude—you won’t find a note or a lyric out of place in a song like this; everything is intentional, from the exasperated misery of the melody’s delivery, to the Byrd-like instrumentation. In this mix/master, we aimed to honor the heritage of this arrangement while making sure the tune cut and competed on streaming platforms. Listen to the separation of the instruments and the all-around fullness of the track.