IN THE STUDIO

Billy Decker

 

Founded: 2000

Owner: Billy Decker

 

Areas of expertise:  Mixing, digital editing, audio production, Dark Rum, Nag Champa. 

Awards, Recognition & Endorsments

RIAA CERTIFIED MIXER

 

Billy has sold over 25 million

RIAA certified albums. 

Billy Decker was born on August 28th, 1967 and raised in Nebraska.  He got a BS in criminal justice at the University of Nebraska and then went on to be Salutatorian at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in 1992. In 1994, Decker moved to Nashville where he’s been working ever since. He was the first engineer in Music City to mix a Billboard Country Chart #1 exclusively in Pro Tools. He’s mixed 8 #1s to date - most recently, Parmalee’s "Carolina".Billy Decker has mixed for Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean. Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt. Decker also mixed George Jones’s last album before he died. Billy Decker made history in July of 2014 when Sam Hunt became the most added new artist of all time. Decker works in a unique way. “I mix really fast. Most of my mixes are finished in between two and three-and-a-half hours. To be able to do this, I use a lot of templates in Pro Tools. Instead of spending two hours EQing a kick drum, I can do it in 30 seconds, because I’ve set up templates for the album that outline all the basic parameters for each instrument. Then, I can focus on fine-tuning and bringing levels up and down—working on the entire mix, rather than focusing on individual adjustments. It’s a good way to work. It’s real fast, efficient, and, most importantly, it’s fun.

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Billy Decker

Mixer / Engineer / producer