Producer Dustin Kirkendall explains how hiring a mix engineer can be a cost-effective tool for indie artists on a budget. Listen to before and after examples to get an idea of how a mix engineer can enhance your recording project without the expense of a producer.

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About The Author

Dustin Ryan

Dustin is a Producer / Audio Engineer / Touring Musician.  He has lived in Nashville and worked in the music industry for the last 7 years.  In that time he has been under the direct tutelage of industry greats like; Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Madona); Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Bo Bice); David Z (Prince, Johny Lang, Elvis Costelo); and many others.  After working in studios around town, including a six month stint at Blackbird Studios, he has now opened his own, "Pop Gun Studios" in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tn.  For a free consultation with Dustin you can email him directly at