WHAT I DO
I’m a Mix Engineer, a Recording Engineer and Music Producer.
For a decade and a half I’ve been helping musicians record and mix their music. Although I use these labels loosely, I specialize in melodic Pop and creatively driven Rock. As a mix engineer I work mostly out of my studio in San Diego. As a recording engineer and producer I still travel, having done projects all over the world.
Every project is different and requires a unique perspective. Because of this, I avoid the cookie-cutter “template” approach. I provide expert guidance and a lifetime of musical experience to turn your unique vision into reality, knowing that success relies on artistic honesty, satisfaction and fulfillment.
My name is Christian Cummings and I have devoted my life to music. Growing up in Southern California, I followed my family trajectory of a life in the arts. At age 13 I assisted on my first recording session, at age 15 I played my first gig in Hollywood, and at age 17 I recorded my first single. While touring the US in my 20s I managed to get a BA in Communication from San Diego State University, and shortly thereafter began my career in music production.
Now based in San Diego, I primarily work as a Mix Engineer and Music Producer.
I’m also keenly interested in emerging immersive mix formats, such as Dolby Atmos Music, Sony 360 Reality Audio, and Ambisonics.
I’ve acted as recording engineer, producer and mix engineer on hundreds of projects. I believe in supporting and developing artists, not just locally here in San Diego, but all around the world. Focusing on the battle against mediocrity is critical. I believe that artists can achieve anything with enough persistence, focus, honesty and grit.
CREDITS, PEOPLE & PLACES
Isabella “Machine” Summers (Florence + The Machine), Tiësto/Icona Pop, Ace Frehley (KISS), Ken Andrews (Failure), Unwritten Law, As I Lay Dying, Bruce Dickinson, Brent Kutzle (One Republic), Prayers, Cavetown, Dead Feather Moon, The Magnettes (Sweden), Benesser (Sweden), Wicked Aura (Singapore), James TW (UK), Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.), Cage The Elephant, Danna Paola (Mexico), Halford, Jessie & Joy, Vazquez Sounds (Mexico), BENNIE BECCA (Japan), Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Durand Jones & The Indications, Alice Merton, Steve Grand, Black Lips, Matthew Vasquez, Bastille / Dan Smith, J Roddy Walston and The Business
Producer/Engineer/Artist Ken Andrews (Beck, Paramore)
Producer Matt Squire (Panic At The Disco, The Used)
Producer/Engineer Steve Churchyard (The Eagles, INXS, Amiee Mann, The Pretenders, Sex Pistols)
Trey Vittetoe (Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez)
Producer/Engineer/Mixer Mark Endert (Fiona Apple, Madonna, Maroon 5)
EastWest (Los Angeles)
Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 (Los Angeles)
Different Fur (San Francisco)
Studio Trilogy (San Francisco)
Svenska Grammofon Studion (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Avatar/Power Station (New York)
Planet Studios (Montreal)
Signature Sound (San Diego)
Neil deGrasse Tyson – Cosmos
Guy Fieri – Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Adam Richman – Man vs Food
Viacom Networks (MTV, VH1)
Here’s a quick sampling of my work.
It’s not comprehensive by any stretch, but designed to show the spectrum of my creative musical interests.
* Out of respect for the artists the examples are purposefully short.
Tiesto/Icona Pop, (*VP)
Vazquez Sounds, (*P, E, M, AM)
The Magnettes, (*M)
James TW (Live), (*E, M)
Dan Smith (Bastille) (Live) (*E, M)
Suzy S. (Garage Rock), (*P, E, M)
TFM (Indie/Noise Rock), (*P, E, M, AM)
Bennesser (Rock, Prog Metal)
The Mullroys (Americana, Rock) (*P, E, M)
First Wave Hello (Alt, Space Rock, Synth Pop) (*P, E, M)
Lighterburns (Pop-Punk) (*P, E, M)
Tailgunner (Alt-Rock) (*P, E, M, *AM)
Helen Earth Band (Indie, Math Rock) (*P, E, M)
*KEY: P=Producer, E=Engineer, M=Mixer, VP=Vocal Production, AM=Additional Music