Adrian Bushby

Mix engineer interview

Adrian Bushby is a double Grammy award winning British producer, engineer and mixer. Mike Exeter visited Adrian at his private studio in London to talk about how his working methods have evolved.

Adrian started his recording career when he was just 16, working as a runner at the famous Trident studios. Exposed at that early age to legendary engineers and producers such as Alan Moulder, Flood and Spike Stent he was able to learn from some of the UK's best. In the early '90's Adrian worked with many leading artists and went freelance to work on projects with New Order, Placebo, Feeder, and Maximo Park.

Having won his first Grammy back in 2008 for recording the Foo Fighters Adrian went on to win a second in 2011 for Muse’s multi-platinum album ‘Resistance’. We have attached a discog further down the page but what we were interested in finding out is how Adrian works on a mix, how he goes about a mixing session and how he deals with making decisions.

Adrian Bushby at the SSL mixing desk

We hope that you enjoy this interview and we'd like to thank Adrian for his time and to Mike Exeter for asking the questions!

Adrian Bushby in his mix studio

Adrian Bushby Discography

Muse The 2nd Law / Album / Ad-Production & Eng
Band Of Skulls Wanderluster / Single / Mix
POLICA Wandering Star / Single / Mix
The Heavy What Makes A Good Man? & Curse Me Good / Singles / Mix
LULS Young & Swing Low / Singles / Mix
Skunk Anansie Black Traffic / Album / Mix
The Enemy Streets In The Sky / Album / Mix
The Rapture Children / Single / Mix
Just Jack Forthcoming Singles / Mix
Crystal Fighters Earth Island & Champion Sound / Singles / Mix
Hooray For Earth No Love / Single / Mix
Alex Winston Choice Notes / Single / Mix
Cast Of Cheers Human Elevator & Winter / Singles / Mix
The Subways We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time & It’s A Party / Singles / Mix
The Rapture How Deep Is Your Love? / Single – Mix
Two Door Cinema Club Undercover Martyn / Single / Mix
Clement Marfo & The Frontline Forthcoming Single / Mix
Bluejuice Company / Album / Mix
Evaline There There / Single / Mix
Get People Rain Tears / EP / Mix
Morning Parade On Your Shoulders / Single / Mix
Art Vs Science The Experiment / Album / Mix
Karvel Get Happy & End Of The Night / Mix
Two Door Cinema Club I Can Talk / Single / Mix
Vision of Trees No Flag & Sometimes It Kills / Singles / Mix
The Good Natured Be My Animal / Single / Mix
Band of Skulls Fires / Single / Mix
Muse Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) / Single / Eng
Muse Resistance / No.1 Album / Eng
Everything Everything Man Alive / Album / Mix
The Kooks Sway / Single / Mix
Duncan Lloyd Seeing Double / Album / Mix
Air Traffic Come On / Single / Mix
Feeder Silent Cry / Album / Mix
Red Light Company Fine Fascination / Co-prod & Mix
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace/ Album / Eng
Foo Fighters Band on the Run / Radio 1 anniversary/ Prod & Mix
Good Shoes Small Town Girl / Single / Mix
Willie Mason We Can Be Strong / Single / Mix
Funeral For a Friend Tales Don’t Tell Themselves / Album / Eng
Cathy Davey Forthcoming Album / Mix
Maximo Park Our Earthly Pleasures / Album / Eng & Mix
The Coral Forthcoming Tracks / Mix
Jamie T Calm Down Dearest/ Single no.9 / Mix
Super Jimenez Forthcoming Singles / Prod & Mix
Ben Kweller Ben Kweller / Album / Mix
Maccabees Latchmere / Single / Mix
The Feeling Fill My Little World / Single / Mix
Gomez How We Operate / Album / Eng & Mix
Depeche Mode Precious / Single Mix
Feeder Pushing the Senses / Album & Singles / Eng & Mix
Cherry Falls Winter Winter / Album & Singles / Prod & Mix
Dashboard Confessional A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar / (No 2 US) Album / Eng & Mix
Skin Faithless / Single /Add Prod & Mix
Feeder Comfort in Sound / Album & Singles / Mix
Will Young Anything Is Possible / No 1 Single / Mix
Kylie More More More / Single / Mix
New Order Get Ready / Album & Singles / Mix
Starsailor Love Is Here / Album / Eng
Starsailor Good Souls / Single / Mix
Doves The Man Who Told Everything / Single / Eng & Mix
Smashing Pumpkins Perfect / Single / Mix & Eng
Placebo Without You I’m Nothing / Album / Eng & Mix
Spice Girls Spice World / Album / Eng
Spice Girls Spice / Album / Eng & Mix
U2 The Real Thing / Single & 12” Remix / Mix & Eng
U2 Mysterious Ways / 12” / Mix & Eng
Human League Stay With Me / 12” / Mix & Eng
Massive Attack Just Be Thankful / 12” / Mix & Eng
New Order Republic / Album / Eng
New Order World / 12” / Mix & Eng
New Order Touched By the Hand of God / 12” / Mix & Eng
Neneh Cherry Money Talks / 12” / Mix & Eng
Jamiroquai Return of the Space Cowboy / Single / Eng
My Bloody Valentine Loveless / Album / Eng