Jesse Ray Ernster: Mixing Remote, Teamwork, and Living the California Dream - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 9

Published on:

2nd Dec 2020

Jesse Ray Ernster: Mixing Remote, Teamwork, and Living the California Dream

Our guest this week is Grammy nominated mixer Jesse Ray Ernster. Jesse has made a splash since his arrival in Los Angeles with quick chart success engineering for Kanye West and mixing for Burna Boy. We have a great chat about his career so far, his unique path to success, the importance of keeping the art and the team first, and using systems to increase your efficiency.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Recording Kanye and traveling the safari
  • Building momentum
  • Having a clear vision of your goals and knowing what drives you
  • Setting yourself apart when applying for gigs
  • Mixing via remote control from the beach
  • Waking up early
  • Sending out 100 emails a day
  • Living the California dream
  • Session flow difference between commercial and home studios

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Guest: Jesse Ray Ernster

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

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About the Podcast

Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Interviews highlighting successful careers in music and breaking down the steps it took to achieve their goals.
I do not believe the people who have thriving careers and fulfilling lives in music can look back and attribute it all to “luck”. At some point in their career they committed themselves to a goal and took steps to achieve that goal. That's what Progressions is here to highlight. We will set you up for success by bringing you an array of interviews with guests from all parts of the industry. By focusing on identifying significant steps and turning points in their careers we hope to inspire you to set big goals for yourself and by doing so design the music career that you've always dreamed of.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.