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On Deck

Mic Pre / EQ / Dynamics

API 512c pair
API 560
Avalon u5 pair
BAE 1073
Blonder-Tongue Audio Baton
Chandler Ltd1 pair
Chandler Germanium Compressor pair
Chandler TG channel mkII
Chandler Germanium Preamp pair
Chandler Germanium Eq pair
Dangerous Compressor
Dbx 120xp
Dbx 160vu
Éclair Evil Twin
Empirical Labs Distressor pair
Empirical Labs Der-Esser
Focusrite ISI 131
Harrison Eq32
Inward Connections Brute
Inward Connections Nitro
Kush UBK Fatso pair
Little Labs VOG
Moog MKPE parametric
Moog Ladder Filter
Spl Transient Designer 4
Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor
Rupert Neve PII Channel
Rupert Neve 542 Tape Emulator pair
Thermionic Culture Rooster
Universal Audio 6176
Universal Audio 1176 pair


AKG D112
AKG C451 pair
Audio-Technica 4060
Beyerdynamic MC740
ELectrovoice RE-20
Heil Pr30
Heil Pr40
Mojave MA200 pair
Mojave MA100 pair
Neumann fet47
Neumann km184
Placid Copperphone
Royer 122 pair
Royer SF-12
Royer SF-24
SE Reflexion Filter
Shure Green Bullet
Shure SM7
Shure SM57
Shure SM81
Yamaha SubKick

Software / Midi

Ableton Live 9
Avid HDX
MaxMSP 6
Protools HD


BBE 442
Bricasti M7
Dolby 360
Evantide H9 Max
Fender ’63 tube reverb
Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
Lexicon PCM96
Little Labs Redeye
Little Labs PCP
Moog Analog Delay
OTO Biscuit
Roland 201 Space Echo
Studio Technologies AN-2
T.C M3000


Caroline Kilobyte
Chandler Little Devil
Chandler Gav19T
Chandler Germanium Drive
Death By Audio Interstellar Drive
Death By Audio Robot
Death by Audio Octave Clang
Devi Ever Truly Beautiful Disaster
Devi Ever ShoeGazer
Devi Ever Torns Peaker
Dr. Scientist Reverberator
Dwarfcraft Synth Mangler
Earthquaker Devices Disaster Transport SR
Earthquaker Rainbow Machine
Earthquaker Aftermath
Earhquaker Arpanoid
Earthquaker Avalanche Run
Earthquaker Bit Commander
Earthquaker Disaster Transport
Earthquaker Hummingbird
Earthquaker Rainbow Machine
Earthquaker Spacial Delivery
Electro-Harmonix Freeze
EH Holy Stain
EH Memory Man
EH Super Ego
EH SmallStone
EH QTron
Fender Blues Jr
HiWatt Custom 50
Ibanez Tube Screamer
JHS orange peel
JHS lime aid
JHS superbolt
JHS Colour Box
JHS Twin Twelve
Marshall Shredmaster
Marshall 1960
Meris OttoBit
Montreal Assembly­ - Count to Five
Moog Murf
MXR Carbon Copy
Orange TH100
Pigtronix Mothership
Red Panda Particle
Strymon Big Sky
Strymon Timeline
Strymon Mobius
Strymon El Capistan
Strymon Flint
ZVex Super Hard-On
Zvex Mastotron
ZVex Tremolo Probe
ZVex Wooly Mammoth


AKG K701 headphones
Ayre V5
Auratone Soundcubes
ProAc Studio 100
Recoil Stabilizers
Studer ½” monitor
Yamaha NS-10
Yamaha SW100 Sub


Los Angeles based recording engineer, mixer, and producer.

Ethan Mates

Ethan Mates started making records in the late 90's in New York City , part of the last generation of engineers raised on 2" tape and big consoles. He has made records everywhere from AIR London to a garden shed in East LA, and mixed for artists ranging from Tupac to Mandy Moore to Linkin Park.

Ethan began his musical career at age 3 studying the violin, adding piano and later guitar while still in elementary school. He continued to study musical performance and theory while in high school, including time at the Manhattan School of Music, performances at Carnegie Hall, and jazz guitar studies with guitar legend Mark Elf. His parents bought him a cassette 4 track as a birthday present in jr. high so he could record his bands, and he and a friend quickly built a "studio" in the basement, made mostly of wrestling mats and radio shack microphones.

Following a brief stint at NYU studying sound design and electronic music, Ethan was offered a job working for producer Ric Wake as a second engineer at his NYC Dream Factory complex. One of the few engineers at time who was able to use traditional analog techniques as well as the then brand-new Protools technology,he moved up the ladder and became a staff engineer.

Ethan remained there until 2000, when a few trips for projects in Los Angeles convinced him to relocate and go freelance. Since then, He has recorded and mixed artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Pussycat Dolls, Black Eyed Peas, Tupac, Korn, Redman, Lionel Richie, Staind, The Doors, Carrie Underwood, Stone Temple Pilots, Jadakiss, Sting, and many more. He also composes and produces original music for numerous tv shows and movies, including much of MTVs reality programming, and is always on the prowl for upcoming bands in the LA area.