Jake Rye: Creating Wide Mixes With Character

Master Your Mix Podcast

Jan 25 2023 • 1 hr 13 mins

Jake Rye is a Michigan-based producer and mixing engineer with over 16 years of experience working within the indie/alt rock genres.  Since 2006 Jake has produced and or mixed over 2000 songs with both indie and label artists alike garnering respect as a person who not only delivers the highest level of complimentary work but also the highest level of care for the process and the people involved.


  • Mixing based on feel, rather than technical “rules”
  • Using saturation in your mixes
  • Jake’s go-to mics for recording
  • Driving preamps
  • The importance of consistency with your gainstaging
  • How to achieve wide mixes
  • Using mid-side compression to help with width
  • How he sets up his system for tracking and mixing
  • A simple trick to use during tracking that ensures each instrument will have clarity in the mix
  • How he structures his tracking process to encourage efficiency and creativity
  • Building relationships with clients vs. treating them as clients
  • Knowing when you aren’t the right person for a project
  • How he handles new projects and sets expectations early

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