The rise of the remote mix engineer: technology, expertise, star

Mark Thorley

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Emerging technology is facilitating collaboration and peer-production across a wide variety of industries. In the music industry, one example of this is in the use of a remote mix engineer–contracted to work on a recording made by another engineer in a different location and time domain because of the value in their specialised expertise. This article examines the rise of the remote mix engineer in the contemporary music industry. It does this by examining the technology, methods of working, expertise and the concept of stardom using two contrasting examples–one a world-renowned mix engineer with several decades of experience and a high profile client list, the other being a younger and less experienced mix engineer with a different range of clients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-313
Number of pages13
JournalCreative Industries Journal
Issue number3
Early online date10 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2019


  • Music mixing
  • music production
  • remote mixing
  • remote working
  • sound production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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