I'm a recording/mixing engineer and musician based in LA.
Since I began my career in the late 90s, technology has vastly changed the recording industry. I was fortunate to get my start at the end of the analog era, which taught me vital technical skills and instilled a deep respect for tradition and experimentation. With ever-expanding technology and possibilities, my experience and approach merges the perspectives of eras past and present.
For me, there is an inherent intrigue to the process of recording. It can be a rewarding collaboration that can be susceptible to mood and energy, time and place and have infinitely unpredictable outcomes. Everyone has their own process and an engineer should be a facilitator who adapts to the needs of the music and the musician by using a knowledge of equipment and space to create the best sound.
It can be difficult to maintain perspective while recording your own music and that's what I hope to provide!
photo by Jason Quigley
“Graeme is one of the best recording engineers that I have ever worked with. Technically smart, honest, great ears and musically gifted. He’s carried me through several album and film scoring projects. I highly recommend him for any recording project.”
- Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat)
"Graeme has taste and the ears and technical dexterity to express it. His touch will truly improve any record that he's a part of."
- Tim Kinsella (Joan Of Arc, Cap'n Jazz)
“I always mixed my own records - it was difficult to relinquish control. I found that once I handed a record over to Graeme to mix, what a relief it was. He’s mixed a lot of songs for me - some decent recordings, as well as several that were awful, full of unwanted noise, and just downright messy. What I’ve come to find, with G, is that he’s really just an extension of the process. Without really having to discuss it, he gets it there. He’s a trustworthy guy to hand things over to, and can push it as far as it can go, with care. Whether it’s mixing a large group of recordings that seemingly have no connection to each other, and making it all feel like one thing, or taking a session and just making it better, I’m always way pleased!”
- Michael Nau (Cotton Jones, Page France)
“Graeme Gibson mixed three of my records in seemingly the same session. One Act Plays, Sordid Tales and Fruitvale. I don’t know exactly how he did it. Then he took a photo of me at 4am when we were all done and I looked like death. I believe I asked him to erase the photo it was that bad. So, he mixed three records and then was taking photos of the artist. So that’s something to think about.”
- Sonny Smith (Sonny & The Sunsets)