Mark Milbourne

Mark, Maria and MaisyWelcome to

About myself, I’m a Guitarist, Sound Engineer, Skiier, and Software Engineer who currently lives in Northern California.  I immigrated here from Australia in 2001.  I’m into Audio engineering at the moment.  You’ll find some of my latest mixes as I learn how to use Reaper and Waves plugins.

I currently work for Certify Inc, through multiple mergers and acquisitions, where my product, Tallie, that I lead, architected and designed for the last 7 years was sold in late 2016.

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Unicorn Rodeo – Maybe

Thank you to the Unicorn Rodeo guys for providing their tracks on the Cambridge site.  The 27 guitar tracks was a real challenge.  Hopefully I got the fullness of the guitars in the mix that they were after.  Check it out;

I listened to the above on my phone speaker and I didn’t like how the reverb pushed everything into the background.  Here’s another version mixed with less reverb.

And here’s another brickwall limited hard to see what that sounds like on my phone.

Edit #4.

I wasn’t happy with the mixes above.  I made a bunch of modifications from new things I’ve learned.  Here’s that version;

Edit #5

It seemed like it needed some sparkle

Marks Coffee Cab Mix – Spectre Sound Studio

Glenn Fricker from was gracious in sharing the multi tracks from the video he made about the Coffee Custom Cabs LUNGO.  This is the video where he demos what the cabinet sounds like:

Here is my version of the mix;

Edit #1:

Tried using some of the Tracks compressors in it.

Jonah Smith – Recorded at Sunset Studios

Thank you to Warren Huart for access to another set of quality multitracks to learn from.  This time its a song from America’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist Jonah Smith.  I don’t actually know the name of the song, so let’s call it “Again”.  Apparently this was a one take recording.


Here’s a link to Jonah’s website.

Here’s the same track mastered.


Warren Huart Xmas Tracks – Chase, Gone

I’m subscribed to Warren Huart’s “Produce like a Pro” email list.  This xmas he gave us tracks to a song called “Gone” from a band called Chase.  This is Warrens mix;

Here’s my fist cut at mixing the song;

Then I decided what would it sound like if I pushed everything a little too big, Kinda “Five Finger death Punch”;

Interesting huh.

Waves Mixing Comp 2017

Here’s my entry for the waves mixing competition.

For more information on the competition check it out here: Waves Comp

The subject matter isn’t to my taste, but after hearing the tracks a couple of hundred times I stopped hearing the words.

Here’s the master of the same track.

My Review of Roku 2 XS Streaming Player

Originally submitted at Roku

Adds an enhanced remote for playing games, plus extra connectivity options.

Loving my Roku

By Mark Milbourne from Walnut Creek on 12/22/2011


5out of 5

Pros: Reliability, High quality picture, Easy to use, Easy to set up, Built in Wi-Fi

Best Uses: Primary TV, Holiday Home, Living room

Describe Yourself: Netflix fan, Power User, Early adopter, Technophile

I love that its so small. I have it sitting right next to my TV and no-one notices it.

It’d be awesome if you could connect to a SlingBox with the RoKu.