This week’s guest is Nashville based mixing engineer Billy Decker. Billy is most known for mixing a lot of hits, and mixing them fast. His credits include 16 Billboard #1's and artists such as Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, and Cassadee Pope. In the studio he works very quickly, finishing mixes in about an hour. He’s written a book about his process called "Template Mixing and Mastering" and has also done a course for Pro Mix Academy on the same topic. We chat about the “how” and “why” of working fast, the importance of superior customer service, and the advantages of specializing.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
The "Why" for working fast
Mixing with Templates
How specializing can work in your favor
Understanding your pricing and your hourly
Being a signed songwriter and then becoming an engineer
Choosing a "great hang" or superior customer service over raw engineering ability
Nashville songwriting demo studios
Producers now vs producer 20 years ago
Delivering quality from home studios
Using drum samples
The importance of having interests outside the studio
Taking the time to save templates for everything you do
Learn More About Billy Decker...
Check out his book "Template Mixing and Mastering" HERE