Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to work with many great mixers (even Multi-Grammy Award Winning Mixers) in the business. Chris Steinmetz is a magician of sound. He takes the tracks he is given and builds the song to a level far beyond my expectations. At the core he understands the mechanics of what a great recording should sound like. It’s all about the passion of the performance and Chris understands how to showcase that depth.
The best producer I have ever worked with hands down. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative.
Yo, just got the new mix … wow wow wow wow wow, that’s all I can say.
Chris is a highly skilled recording engineer who has worked with some of the most famous names in the business. His recording knowledge as well as his production experience was a perfect match for the $100,000 production of “Hotel LaFayette” we did. He is wonderful at both mixing and mastering, and a great guy to work with. He has my highest recommendation!
I’ve known Chris for about ten years having worked closely with him as a tech at Chicago Trax for about three years. During that period, I got to watch him close up as he worked on numerous projects by artists like Mickey Hart on his groundbreaking “Planet Drum” DVD, Billy Corgan on the soundtrack for the film “Stigmata”, R. Kelly, Soul asylum, and many others. Having been quite familiar with his exceptional mixing skills and creativity for years, he was, naturally, my first choice when it was time to mix my debut CD “Eyes of the City”.
Without exception, Chris was able to take each song far beyond what I’d envisioned; often causing me to look at my own compositions in an entirely different light. He brings to the table an uncanny ability to add subtle things that can make a good song great which comes from years of making great records. Another added benefit of working with Chris was in knowing that my project was being mixed on the same gear and was being treated no differently than all of the major label projects that he works on.
All in all, with the help of Chris, I was able to deliver a self-produced CD with a major label sound at a very reasonable price. Thanks a million Chris for allowing me to experiment and for going the extra mile so many times in helping me realize this dream of mine; I can’t wait for the opportunity to work with you again on my next one!
Chris is a super accomplished audio engineer and producer. I trust his judgement, experience and knowledge to the nth degree. He has the ability to find and enhance the essence of a recording, and negotiate the fine line with finicky artists with patience and in the end he makes sure you get the results you’re looking for.
I’ve put out three albums to date and no one has ever captured that live energy, raw power and voice I have on stage. As a result, I’m currently recording my entire 4th album with Chris as Producer and Engineer. So far, I feel like the recordings I’m creating now are worlds away from my previous work. I’m looking forward to the best album I’ve ever made, thanks to Chris’s fantastic ears and superior knowledge of getting the best out of everything on which he makes his mark.