Audeze sits down with Grammy nominated mixer Tyler Scott

May 14, 2024

Tyler Scott is a Grammy nominated mixer based out of Los Angeles, CA. After starting his career working with legendary mixer Tony Maserati (also an Audeze Artist), Tyler has become a sought after sound engineer in his own right working with some of the industry’s most exciting talent! 

Tyler Scott wearing Audeze LCD-X headphones in the studio
"This new level of resolution in both imaging and clarity has allowed me to get to the finish line quicker and with more accuracy in both my stereo and immersive work."  - Tyler Scott 
Here's our chat with Tyler:
Can you pick out any highlights from your work that you're particularly proud of?

Baby Rose - Through and Through - Mixer (Album)

JoJo - trying not to think about it - Mixer (Album)

Chloe x Halle - Ungodly Hour (Chrome Edition) - Mixer (Wonder What She Thinks of Me, Overwhelmed, Hazy, 80/20)

88rising - Head In The Clouds II - Mixer (Album)

How would you define your main role on most of the projects you work on these days?

Most of my work is comprised of mixing. With the rise of immersive audio over the past year, I have taken the time to learn and ensure accurate translation to the end user - achieving the optimum playback experience. In addition to my stereo and immersive mixing work, I have been mastering more and more to accommodate clients needs and timelines.

How did you get started in music? What kind of music did you listen to while growing up and how has that progressed?

My first entry into music was through playing drums at church starting in fourth grade. Once middle school came around I joined my schools Jazz band. This is when my love for Jazz sparked. I continued playing in big bands and small groups all the way through my time at Berklee College of Music. Around my freshmen year of high school is when my engineering interest began. I would record my band practices and make demos in the basement with my friends on the weekends. This ultimately lead me to studying in Berklee’s Music Production and Engineering program.

Can you name any factors that influenced the course of your musical life? Heroes, role models, moments, interactions, etc?

I have been blessed to come across some amazing people over the years. We had an amazing group of band teachers throughout the city in Fort Wayne, IN that all poured into me. I owe a big shoutout to my mentor, Tony Maserati, for taking me under his wing once I moved out to LA. I was with him for about five years really learning the art of mixing.

Can you briefly describe a moment of frustration from your past work, and what you may have done to overcome the obstacles? Would you approach it differently now?

One time I was traveling overseas to work on a project. At the last minute I was nudged from my spot on the studio sofa at around 3am to record a vocal. I got everything setup and ready, then the artist stepped up to record, and everything went haywire! In my head I am freaking out (only for about 5 seconds really) then I quickly patched in another mic chain and proceeded with the session. Ever since then I always have a backup chain patched and ready to go just in case.

Is there any gear you find yourself turning to most when working on a project? What are some of your favorite tools/instruments recently?

My mixing setup it pretty simple so the things I rely on the most are the PMC speakers and Lynx converter at the studio, and my Grace M903 DAC that I use while traveling and at home with headphones.

Do you have any words of wisdom for people who might aspire toward a similar path for their own careers?

Absolutely! This industry can be tough at times so always stay grounded and remember the why behind what you do. Keep a positive attitude and always look to how you can serve your client’s better. Also for my young engineers, invest in the best monitoring you can afford early on. This will become the lens you evaluate your entire sonic world through.

How long have you been working with headphones, and how do you typically use them in your workflow?

I got my first pair of “good” headphones over a decade ago and they have become vital to my workflow. There has not been one single mix that has left my desk without at a minimum being QC’d through them. Most of the time I am doing about 40-50% of my mixes on headphones. We have moved into a headphone/earbud centric world so translation to this format is critical for the end user. Additionally, being able to travel with a trusted source that is uncolored by the surrounding acoustical environment is crucial for me to deliver the consistent results that my clients have come to expect.

How have your Audeze headphones affected your work?

This new level of resolution in both imaging and clarity has allowed me to get to the finish line quicker and with more accuracy in both my stereo and immersive work. They have also been a great help when mixing in new environments as they provide a trusted reference that I can rely on to translate out in the market.

Can you tell us what you've been working on with them recently?

I have been fortunate enough to mix a number of great projects this year since diving in with the LCD-X’s. Here are a few for you to check out.

Tkay Maidza - “Sweet Justice”

Shay Lia - “Facets"

Camille Parker - “Heartless”

Audeze LCD-X headphones laying on a table in the studio