About

Meet The Engineer

Adam Lewis began his musical journey at the age of 9, writing and recording Hip-Hop music at home with his older brother. Together they learned how to produce beats which Adam would record over using a 4-track tape recorder and a hand held microphone.

Over the years his love for the music creation process grew, and with the aid of advancements in digital recording, he took to producing and recording with friends and local talent in and around his city. It wasn't long before his talents were noticed, and soon he would be inundated with people wanting to record with him.

This new found demand for Adam's services led to the opening of 'Yard26 Recordings', a commercial studio catering for Urban acts. During his time at Yard26, Adam mixed and mastered thousands of songs for local rappers, singers and producers, many of which were aired on radio and TV.


Online Mixing Service

Following the local success of 'Yard26 Recordings', my aim is for this service to bring the same elements which led to the popularity of Yard26 to the world. In this day and age, particularly in Urban genres, home and project studios have become the norm, and for independent artists on small budgets they make perfect sense - you get to record your music in the comfort of your own space without the restrictions of costly studio time, and, more often than not, an engineer who may not understand your vision. Where this way of working often falls down is in the mixing and mastering stage. If you are an artist recording yourself, or you have a friend helping out, you may not have the time, patience or the skills to take your song to the next level. This is where my service comes in - simply send over your files and have your songs mixed to an industry standard level, by a knowledgeable and experienced engineer who understands your genre and has the skills to take your music from rough to ready.

Why Choose Adam Lewis?

There are many reasons to choose Adam Lewis over others, some of which are listed below, but ultimately you should choose a service which produces great results, while fitting with your budget. See the portfolio and pricing page to see how this service fits.

  • Understanding

    In my view, it is crucial for an engineer to have a deep knowledge and understanding of your genre, not only in terms of how it is supposed to sound, but also the history and cultural relevance of it. Having been involved in the Urban arts for over 15 years, I feel this better equips me to make the hundreds of important decisions necessary when doing a mix.

    Creativity

    It is not enough for me to just balance the elements of your song, smooth things out and send it back to you. Rather, it is my job to use my taste and experience to add something - some spice, some flavour, some feeling. Whether this is achieved through clever effects such as echos and filters, or by cutting, chopping or rearranging elements in the song, I will do what's necessary to make your music sound as good as it possibly can.

  • Attention To Detail

    The mix process is a balance between technical know-how, creative flare and taste. Taking care of the details is essential for all of these elements to come together. Every part of your song will be scrutinised and honed in on, allowing me to iron out any creases and add touches of creativity to bring life and vibe where it may have been lacking.

    Price

    I take full advantage of modern DAW and plug-in technology in order to minimise the cost of music creation. This saving is passed onto you. We now live in a time where "in the box" software processing can compete with much more expensive hardware methods. When you have a mix done by me, you are only paying for my time - my experience, taste and knowledge. Not for expensive hardware or for the overheads of a huge studio facility. This means I am able to price my services very competitively while still producing great results.
    See my pricing page here.