May 09, 2023
Jacob “Biz” Morris is a two time Grammy winning engineer. He has been the head engineer for Reach Records for about 10 years and has been working in the music industry for over 15 years.
Recording and mixing the viral hit song Coming In Hot with Andy Mineo and Lecrae.
I am the mixing & mastering engineer for a lot of artists. My main role is to make sure the quality is pleasing to all parties involved.
I grew up listening to hiphop and pop music. I always loved picking apart songs and trying to figure out how they were created. At the age of 12 I got to be around a recording studio and see the process. From there, I knew I wanted to be an engineer and set off making connections and learning the craft. After high school (2008) I decided to head to audio school to continue growing the skills that helped do what I do today.
Carlton Lynn is one of the biggest influences. When I met him in 2011 he humbly let me shadow him and learn from him. If it wasn’t for him I would not be mixing like I do today.
I think the times I get frustrated is when rooms don’t translate. I'm invested to making my mixing rooms really good because if they aren’t, you will work twice as long. If I had to build a new room I wouldn’t think twice to making it the best room possible. So If I am traveling, I want the best sounding headphones with me to work on.
Pick one thing to focus on, work on it, and be the best at it you can be. Many times I have engineers around me that (for good reasons) try to do too much and get drained. If you want to be a recording engineer, be the best recording engineer. If you want to be the best mixing engineer, be the best mixing engineer. If you want to be a touring manager, be the best TM. You can’t be great at all things.
I've had a few headphones and custom in ears I use from time to time...
Since incorporating Audeze (MM-500) Headphones into my workflow, I have noticed an undeniable consistency in many facets of my operations. All of my team like these headphones and are able to present a consistent sound because of this. With the Audeze Headphones, I can be confident the sound will be quality even on the go, whether working from home, in the studio, or in another state. I have no doubt that once I am finished with a mix on these headphones, I can send the final product to my clients right away.
Church Clothes 4 by Lecrae
As I Am by 1kPhew
New Hollywood by WHATUPRG
New music by Thad Cockrell