Mixing and mastering engineer Luc Tellier has worked with well-established artists such as Simple Plan, Marie-Mai, David Usher, Andréanne A. Malette, Les B.B, Millencolin, to name a few. His unique mixing talent has been called on by bands from around the globe. To this day, he has mixed singles and albums for artists from Canada, the United States, France, England, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Romania, Italy, India, Australia, Turkey, Hong-Kong, Spain, Norway, Slovenia, as well as several other countries. His client roster includes major labels such as Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, and EMI Music. As of today, Tellier’s mixing work includes 21 number 1 radio hits.
In 2010, Luc was invited by his mentor, David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, All Time Low) to his House of Loud studio, in New Jersey where he was given the opportunity to spend some time with Bendeth and benefit from quite a few new tricks. In 2011, Simple Plan’s lead guitarist Jeff Stinco invited Luc to work on a pop remix of their hit song “Jet Lag”. In 2012, Tellier and Marie-Mai co-wrote and mixed a new version of her single “Je cours” to be released in France, on Warner Music France.
The year 2012 also marked the beginning of a collaborative partnership between Tellier and Groupe Dazmo. Ever since, Luc has mixed and mastered music from both movies and series such as VVS Films, Aladdin, Occupation double, Passe‑Partout, Au secours de Béatrice, 5e rang, Nouvelle adresse, Sortez‑moi de moi, Portrait robot, Les parents, 3 célibataires, Banc public, amonst others.
In 2019, Tellier teamed up with Productions Dynamite where he has been providing and ensuring the mixing and mastering of every song produced by the country music production company. Since then, the team has been compiling number 1 hit songs in various country music radio stations.
Mixing is the process which brings out the best elements in a song. My philosophy as a mixer is to bring to life your recorded material and create the exact sound you have in mind. The importance of a good mix is crucial. A bad mix can turn a great song into an unlistenable cacophony, leaving certain key elements buried.
On the other hand, a good mix is what makes people listen to your song over and over again while discovering new details with every new listen. It also enhances the emotional impact of your recorded performance as well as consolidates your creative vision.
The mastering process allows you to perform final adjustments on your stereo mixdowns. Some adjustments are made to improve a particular song’s sonic quality. A good mastering will bring a new perspective to your song or album. When you are in the midst of recording your project, you will concentrate on one song at a time. The result is that your mixes will contain subtle differences: the peak levels will be different; the EQs for each song are different, the width, etc.
As a mastering engineer, I will look at the album as a whole, and try to bring unity. My goal is to achieve a consistent sound and to make it sound consistent on every listening system. I will also match the overall levels so that your mastered songs are as consistent and as “hot” as any major label releases.