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URM Presents: An Interview With Billy Decker

Unstoppable Recording Machine spends some time with a Nashville-based mixer/engineer/producer who has sold over 25 million RIAA certified albums.

By URM Academy July 19, 2018

Billy Decker

Billy Decker is here to talk about a better way to work. We’re not sure if all the producers in Nashville have it down to this much of a science, but Billy certainly has some amazing ideas that you need to pay attention to.

He’s mixed 14 #1s to date – most recently, Chris Young’s “Losing Sleep.” Decker has mixed for Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean. Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt. He also mixed George Jones’s last album before he died.

“You find a good balance, and all of a sudden you’re happier. You get better at engineering because you keep that passion for it, and all of a sudden the money starts rolling in.” – Billy Decker

Billy’s working space, the cozy 600 square-foot Cabin at Westwood Studios.

In this podcast, you’ll learn about:
– Why you should learn to get great results fast
– The value of templates
– What it’s like to work as a mixer in Nashville
– The importance of customer service
– Incorporating elements from multiple genres
– Chris Lord Alge’s opinion of L2
– How to price your mixes
– Moving to where the work is
– Using “Top Of Mind” strategy to grow your studio
– Staged compression
– And much, much more

Listen to this podcast and check out others here.


URM Academy
URM Academy

Ultimate Recording Machine (URM) Academy is an online audio school created by Joey Sturgis, Joel Wanasek and Eyal Levi, producers who have worked with dozens of this generation's best rock & metal bands. URM also offers Nail The Mix, offering raw multi-tracks from real bands, live-streaming classes, and an exclusive mixing community.

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