McGowan Soundworks, located in Culver City, California, features 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos monitoring that has been tuned by Dolby Labs, 2 Pro Tools HDX systems, a Mac Mini Dolby Atmos RMU, dual Lexicon PCM96 Surround reverbs, and a diverse collection of plug-ins to accommodate a variety different projects. Our studio offers a balanced, quiet, cool, and comfortable environment to bring your project to completion.




  • 3x PMC IB2 LCR Main Monitors
  • 8x PMC Wafer1 Surround/Height Channels
  • 2x PMC TwoTwo.Sub2 Subwoofers
  • Classe & Crown Amplification


  • Avid S3 + Dock

Pro Tools

  • 3.2 GHz 16-Core HDX|3 Playback Rig
    • 1 HD IO Digital
    • 1 Sync HD
    • 2 UAD Octo Card
  • 3.33 GHz 6-Core HDX|2 Print Rig
    • 1 Sync HD
    • 1 UAD Octo Card
  • 3.2 GHz 6-Core Mac Mini Dolby Atmos RMU
    • Focusrite RedNet Dante Card
    • Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite
    • 3x Digilink Cards (128 channels from each PT Rig)
    • 1x Dante Card
    • 1x Dante Option Card
    • SPQ Speaker Management Card
  • Antelope Trinity Master Clock


  • 2 Lexicon PCM96 Surround Reverbs


A variety of plug-ins are available from the following developers:

  • Audio Ease
  • Avid
  • Boz Digital Labs
  • Celemony
  • Dolby Labs
  • Eventide
  • Exponential Audio
  • FabFilter
  • Focusrite
  • iZotope
  • Kush Audio
  • Lexicon
  • LiquidSonics
  • NUGEN Audio
  • PerfectSurround
  • Plugin Alliance
  • PSP
  • ReFuse Software
  • Serato
  • Softube
  • Sonnox
  • Soundtoys
  • The Cargo Cult
  • Universal Audio
  • Valhalla DSP
  • Waves

A complete plug-in list can be found here.

Mix Prep

Below you’ll find a link to a guide to preparing cues for mixing. This process involves a lot of specific details that if done correctly, can save a lot of time and confusion during the mixing process.

Even if you aren’t hiring me to mix your project, feel free to use this guide as most other mixers that I know will likely want things delivered to them in a similar fashion.

Prepping Cues
For Mixing