Interview With Mix Engineer Joe Carrell

2010 Dec 08, 2010

I’m always trying to learn and grow as an audio engineer and producer, and hopefully you are too. The best way to learn is to listen to, watch, interact with, and read up on people who are more experienced than you and are willing to teach you. Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with Nashville based mix engineer Joe Carrell ( and picked his brain on the art of mixing music.

Joe Knows His Stuff

Joe is a successful and creative professional mix engineer who has worked with a ton of top talent acts. If you follow contemporary Christian music at all then you’ll recognize some of his clients: The Newsboys, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Bebo Norman, Plus One, Rebecca St. James, and the list goes on!

How To Improve Your Mixes

In the interview we covered a bunch of useful topics for the up and coming mix engineer. Here are a few of the points Joe dives into with me:

  • How to approach mixing and mix workflow
  • The dangers of recording too hot
  • Saving time with mix templates
  • Clearing up your mix with proper EQ technique
  • Tasteful use of effects on the master fader
  • The use of saturation plugins
  • Simple and affordable acoustic treatment alternatives

Joe Carrell Interview | Runtime 48:54
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