Dom Morley: How to Get Your Vocals to Sit Right in the Mix

Master Your Mix Podcast

Jan 18 2023 • 59 mins

Dom Morley is a British sound engineer and record producer.

He started his career in the late 1990s at DEP International Studios in Birmingham before moving to London in 1999 to take a position at Metropolis Studios. Here he worked his way up through the ranks, engineering for such producers as Tony Visconti, Phil Spector and Mark Ronson. It was his work with Ronson on the Amy Winehouse Back to Black album that won him the Record Of The Year Grammy Award in 2008.

Since then Morley has become a freelance engineer and producer working recently with such artists as Sting, Adele, Grinderman, Kate Walsh, The Police, Colin MacIntyre and Jeff Beck. He produced the Mull Historical Society album City Awakenings.


  • Moving up the ranks quickly as an intern
  • The small details that create a great experience for your clients so that they come back time and time again
  • Being the “fifth member” of the band
  • The most expensive mistake you can make in the studio
  • Establishing your creative vision in order to make the production process easier
  • How to set up a mix around the vocals
  • How he sets up his vocal effects to keep the mix exciting
  • Why it’s a good idea to record singers in the control room with you
  • Committing to sounds in the recording stage
  • What he does to ensure mixes translate across multiple playback systems

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