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.
Interviewer: Sam Inglis - Biog
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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