EP 96: Mixing Metal & Making It A Career (with Jack Hartley)

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Jack Hartley is an Australian producer and audio engineer who works from Interim Recording Studios in the heart of the Adelaide CBD.

With over 15 years of experience as a musician/songwriter, Jack’s toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Japan. On the audio front, Jack’s a chameleon of the many sub-genres of heavy music, having worked with a number of acts – including Truth Corroded, Hidden Intent, Relapse, Werewolves, Shatter Brain, and many more.


– Getting started with finding clients

– How to make your audio skills feel second-nature to you

– Branding your studio – Should you use your name or make up a business name?

– The power of having mentors

– The difference between running your studio as a business vs a hobby

– EQing low-tunes guitars

– Mixing screaming vocals: How to use compression to control your dynamics

– How to track vocals without burning out a singer

– Jack’s technique for tracking kick drums so that you end up with cleaner sounding room tracks and better sounding kicks

– Using automation on drums

– Dealing with egos in the studio


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