Dean James Barratt is a sought-after Mix Engineer based out of The Dairy Studios in London. His recent credits include Shy FX, Joy Crookes, Ray Black, James Vickery, Rag n Bone Man, Craig David, Jess Glynne, and lots more. Dean talks to Sam Inglis about his personal road to becoming a freelance Mix Engineer, what defines that role, tips on making it, and what keeps clients coming back for more.
00:00 - Introduction
00:31 - Career Beginnings
07:24 - Going Freelance
11:15 - Personality
12:17 - Working In A Team
13:39 - Challenges Of Being Freelance
15:39 - Not Limiting Yourself
17:43 - Make Yourself Employable
20:46 - Ending
Dean James Barratt - Biog
Dean James Barratt is a sought-after Mix Engineer based out of The Dairy Studios in London. His recent credits include Shy FX, Joy Crookes, Ray Black, James Vickery, Rag n Bone Man, Craig David, Jess Glynne, and lots more.
Dean has a strong love of reggae and dub breaks and has been a part of the club and bass music scene, mixing for the likes of Skream, Benga, MistaJam and Ministry of Sound.
Film & TV credits include work on Human Planet, Midnights Children, Blindsight and The Namesake. He’s also recorded and mixed the soundtracks for the Games Enslaved and Heavenly Sword.
Editor In Chief Sam Inglis has been with Sound On Sound magazine for more than 20 years. He is a recording engineer, producer, songwriter and folk musician who studies the traditional songs of England and Scotland, and the author of two books: Neil Young's Harvest (Bloomsbury, 2003) and Teach Yourself Songwriting (Hodder, 2006).
This podcast was originally recorded for SOS by Paul MacDonald.
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