Mike Hillier

Additional Info

  • Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Unique Notes: Mixing: Pro Tools or Logic sessions. 16/24-bit 44.1/48kHz stems. Mastering: all formats accepted, 24-bit/48kHz advised. Format conversion and noise reduction available.
  • Musical Genres: Rock, Indie, Alternative, Folk
  • Favorite Equipment : UAD 2. I don't think I could go back to working without this. So many of the plug-ins on this system have replaced my native alternatives.
  • Services: Mixing, Mastering
  • Audio Mixing Price: £180 - £600
  • Audio Mastering Price: £32 - £45

 

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Biography

Mike cut his teeth at Metropolis Studios, London, where he worked with artists as diverse as Eminem, Rihanna and Scott Walker. This gave him access to a wide range of equipment and expertise, right through from tracking to mastering. At Metropolis, Mike worked closely with Crispin Murray to facilitate the live-to-vinyl series in conjunction with Channel 4.

Since leaving Metropolis Mike has worked sessions at various London studios, including Sphere, Britannia Row, IceWind and his own Green Room.
Mike is a contributor to various audio industry magazines, and works as Pro Tools Editor for Music Tech Magazine and is a regular contributor to Pro Sound News Europe.

Mike is also the co-founder of the audio-industry based meet-up #SonicMeet.

Partial Equipment list

  • Monitoring:
    • ATC SCM25
    • sE Munro Eggs
  • Console:
    • SSL AWS948
  • Convertors:
    • Lynx Aurora 16
    • Avid HD I/O x3
  • Preamps/EQ:
    • Neve 1081 x2
    • Universal Audio LA-610 mkII
    • Classic API VP28 x2
    • Millenia x2
    • Calrec preamps/EQ x4
    • Telefunken V76 x2
    • API 560b
  • Compressors:
    • Teletronix LA-2A
    • Hairball Audio 1176 Rev D
    • SSL X-Rack Stereo Buss Compressor
  • Toys:
    • MoogerFooger MF-101 Filter
    • MoogerFooger MF-104z Delay
    • MoogerFooger MF-105m MIDI MuRF
    • TB Audio TBDD500 Dimension D
    • Abstract Data Kicker
  • Software:
    • Pro Tools HD 9, 10 and 11
    • Logic Pro 9
    • Ableton Live 8
    • Max/MSP/Jitter 6
    • UAD 2 with all plug-ins
    • Native Instruments Komplete
    • iZotope RX2
    • IK Multimedia Amplitube CS and T-RackS CS with all add-ons
    • FXpansion BFD 2 with all add ons
    • Large misc. selection of plug-ins

Partial list of clients and artists:

  • Bo Ningen
  • Catherine AD
  • Charlatans
  • Digital Lo-Fi
  • Four Tet
  • Gabby Young & Other Animals
  • Mauna Loa
  • Wire

Testimonials:

"Mike is one of my go-to guys for mastering services. His high level of understanding and ability to produce professional results, consistently, is unparalleled. As an engineer I need to know the mastering engineer will look after and care for the work as much as I have - and Mike does exactly that"

- Joe Dickinson, Recording and Mix Engineer