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haywire studio

mixing &



Davis Hay

I specialize in Rock, Metal, and Punk. Distribution-specific mastering; 48-hour turn-around. I'd be thrilled to take your recordings to the next level.


A graduate of the 2011 Recording Arts program at Powersound Recording Studios in Edmonton, I've been working on metal music ever since - recording, mixing, and mastering for all the bands I've performed in. In May 2019, I started offering a professional mixing and mastering service.

I'd best describe my style as an homage to old-school metal, I love to make use of analog-style plugins to create saturated soundscapes that would feel at home in the 80s and 90s.

What is Distribution Specific Mastering?
It is the process of creating multiple masters of your music to ensure that you have optimal versions for different distribution platforms.
Since streaming platforms normalize audio to quieter levels, there is no reason to submit a louder/more compressed master to them. You can submit a less compressed master that has more dynamics!

I also offer track editing, time alignment, vocal comping, etc. I'm also open to working in other genres besides metal and rock, I've worked with several country artists. Vocal and DI recordings for guitar and bass are also available.





$75 per song avg

Mixing is the next stage after all tracks are edited, bounced and ready to mix.


$50 per song avg

Mastering is the final stage where your song is polished and brought up to optimal loudness.


Engineer fee $30/hr. Contact me for more details.


$20 per track avg

Time alignment, etc.

Hire me on SoundBetter and save 15%!

Bounced multitracks for mixdown in WAV/AIFF format only.

32-bit float is preferred, and up to 192khz files are accepted.

Edited and ready-to-mix tracks are preferred. Editing services are available.

Notes detailing anything you think is important. The more information you provide at the start, the better the results.

A reference track, if you want your recording to sound similar to one of your favourites.

Sophist - Piercing the Nervecenter (Music Video)(Grindcore/Black Metal/Death Metal)

Sophist - Piercing the Nervecenter (Music Video)(Grindcore/Black Metal/Death Metal)

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Davis Hay / HayWire Studio
2011 Graduate of the Recording Arts Program @ Powersound Recording Studios
Please contact me if you have any questions!
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Status: Accepting Projects
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