I can't speak highly enough of Cole Mize, but I'll give it my best shot.
I came to him with 7 songs I needed mixed, with zero confidence in how I produced them. I've always liked my writing, but my delivery and recording needed serious work. However, I was done trying to figure it out, I just had to get these songs on Spotify. So I decided to see what a mix could do.
Cole took my otherwise bland and flat recordings and gave them life. If I play back the originals against his final mixes the difference is unbelievable. Every time I got a track back from Cole I was blown away at the result, and genuinely amazed to discover what was possible with a good mixing engineer. But it wasn't just the quality of his mixes that made working with Cole such a rewarding experience. It was his creativity, his effort, and above all, his participation and service.
When I gave Cole a track, I merely told him the overall vibe and mood I was going for and explained the lyrics to him so he could get a sense of the meaning. From there he went wild with his own imagination to realize my ideas. He added a ton of ear candy, various effects and tricks, and even symbolic and meaningful touches that brought my vision to life. I was seriously impressed with the level of detail and effort he put into each track. There was no doubt in my mind that he not only took my project seriously, but was honestly invested in the full realization of my work. It always felt like my project was just as much his as it was mine, and the end result does not feel to me like an album I made and had a guy mix, it feels like an album me and Cole made together, 50/50. That's how he is.
I can be a pretty timid guy in a professional setting, I don't like complaining or asking for much, but throughout the entire process I always felt like I could be totally candid with Cole and really communicate what I wanted. He took every request and concern with friendliness, care, and a sense of humor. He has a patience, a charisma, a charm, a compassion, and a vibe that made the insecurity-provoking task of realizing my music one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of my life. That's what I valued most about Cole. His talent is undeniable, but it's his personality that makes him the best.
I cannot recommend Cole highly enough!