Audio Engineering

All the equipment in the world is useless without skilled people to get the best out of it, and at Mixdown Recording Studios we are pleased to have a number of excellent engineers available for your sessions. Efficient and courteous, always professional, our engineers all have a minimum of 5 years experience and offer competitive rates.

Our staff of engineers boast resumes almost as impressive as the artists they have worked with. We are confident that you will be just as impressed with their abilities as our many celebrity clients. We offer qualified engineers.

What is a “Qualified Engineer”? Generally speaking, somebody who has graduated from an accredited audio engineering program or school like I.A.R., 5 Towns College, Full Sail, SAE, Music Conservatories, etc... or a veteran old-school master from “the city”.

The ugly truth is that these days there are a lot of totally incapable “engineers” out there because of the low cost computer based recording gear that has proliferated the industry. Many people opt to engineer their own projects because they own a small project studio at home. That’s fine with us, but you must understand that in a large studio mistakes can be very expensive.

If you have a basic understanding of signal flow, patch bays, Pro-Tools, outboard gear, and general engineering, we encourage you to do you projects yourself in our studio, but please remember that you are responsible for damages done to the studio by you or anyone in your party. In a million dollar facility mistakes can be expensive. There is also a growing trend for people to use novice engineers, and depending on their skill level, this may also work. Just please be careful when using somebody with little or no experience, because not only is your session usually only as good as the engineer, but this can also lead to costly equipment damage (blown speakers, blown headphones, major computer problems, damaged gear, etc... So please use your judgement.

Generally, we can show most capable engineers their way around the room (signal flow, patch bay, routing, etc.) in about 10 minutes. This is great because you can really stretch your recording budget because you are saving on the cost of a professional engineer.

If you would rather opt to save yourself the hassle and use one of our staff engineers, please let us know.