A&R 101: Tracy Williamson – “The Role of a Mix Engineer”

  • Ok Artists, here we go: For those of us who may be finishing a CD or one in the future, it’s a good idea to study the role of a Mix Engineer.
  •  Let’s try this out, ask the desired engineer if you may sit in on a session to check out the vibe prior to booking. Now, some engineers may shy away from this, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
  • Let’s do some research and/or ask to hear other projects that the engineer has already mixed. It’s very important to ask in a non-threatening way.
  • Prior to mixing, submit examples of the style/sound you’re going for to the engineer. Allow them time to become familiar with where you’re headed with the project.
  • If you can, try to pick a radio single or a few options prior to mixing. Mix those song options first, so they are ready to be serviced to radio. Remember most Radio singles are under 5 mins. or less.
  • The Mix Engineer helps to blend and pull together IMPORTANT elements of your project, so let’s make sure we value the engineer’s role and skills.



Tracy Y. Williamson served as Marketing, A&R and Label Director for Tyscot Records. She has also been featured on WGN TV’s People to People, TBN, The Word Network, MTV, Chicago Public Radio and in Ebony Magazine as one of the Top 30 Leaders of the Future.

As a songwriter and producer, Tracy has produced for DeAndre Patterson, The Rance Allen Group, Rodnie Bryant and Bishop Leonard Scott, and has written for Shirley Murdock, The Rance Allen Group, The Chicago Mass Choir, DeAndre Patterson and Rodnie Bryant.

In 2007, Tracy launched TRE7 Entertainment, a premier A&R, Marketing and Promotions Company. TRE7, specializes in developing and propelling Gospel music. TRE7 also provides the essential tools for the driven and aspiring artist. Tracy can also be seen monthly on YouTube encouraging the body to Walk into their Destiny.

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