McGowan Soundworks, Ltd. is a Mixing, Recording, and Music Production company owned by Score Mixer and Producer Phil McGowan. We specialize in Music and Re-Recording Mixing, Music Recording, and Score Production with a focus in Film, Television, and Video Game Music. From the inception of your project through to final client delivery, McGowan Soundworks offers services at any phase of production that will help you see your project through to completion.
Phil McGowan, CAS
President / Mixing & Recording Engineer
Emmy-nominated score mixer and recording engineer/producer Phil McGowan has become a recognized face in the music scoring industry, specializing in recording and mixing music for films, television shows and video games. Over the years, McGowan has collaborated with numerous prolific composers including Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans, Trevor Morris, Jack Wall, Leo Birenberg, Zach Robinson, Anthony Willis, Atli Örvarsson, Nathan Whitehead, Bobby Tahouri, John Paesano, and more.
McGowan is the score mixer on Netflix’s Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated series Ozark, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, and the martial arts comedy-drama series Cobra Kai. Upcoming projects include Netflix & GHD’s horror/thriller Ghost Lab, scheduled to premiere May 26th; Focus Features’ drama feature Blue Bayou, slated to premiere on June 25th and documentary film Cousteau; and Disney+’s documentary film Wolfgang.
Past score mixing credits include HBO Max’s recently released documentary feature Tina; Universal Pictures’ Oscar and Golden Globes-nominated revenge thriller Promising Young Woman, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival; Voltage Pictures’ horror film The Seventh Day; 30 West’s Wild Indian, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival; Netflix’s The White Tiger; Showtime Networks’ Golden Globe-nominated series The Borgias; History Channel’s Vikings; The CW’s Reign; Treyarch/Activision’s video game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War; and many more.
Aside from having an extensive knowledge of audio production and surround mixing techniques, McGowan is also an expert in mixing in various formats from mono to Dolby Atmos, orchestral recording, Pro Tools, complex stemming, working with music to picture, and complex file management. Though McGowan’s work is primarily in the music scoring industry, he also mixes music for records and has touring live sound experience.