Hi! My name is Kristofer I'm a mixing and mastering engineer in Gothenburg, Sweden. For me music has to be a trip. A song must deliver a story that draws the listeners attention to it. I will help you achieve that. Please listen to my soundcloud playlist.

I have a broad taste in music but tend to seek out more "indie" alternative sounding bands. I love bands like Arcade Fire, Wilco, Faist, Tame Impala, Beck, Radiohead. But also really dig more modern stuff like M.I.A, Haim, Caribou.

In my young years I remember listening to Beatles White Album on my parents old gramophone. It was a crucial experience (so was hearing Smells Like Teen Spirit for the first time) I couldn't believe my ears. The sound, songs and the feeling was incredible. From that moment I wanted to do music my self.

My studio is located next to the Gothenburg harbor which creates a wonderful vibe with a view over the water. I recently bought a legendary Harrison 4032 mixing console that's famous for being used in the making of Michael Jackson and Abba records. It really shines in the trackings stage. I work mostly hybrid and use analog processing like 1176s, DBXs, Kush Audio Fatso, LA3A, SSL compressors and spring reverbs.

Digitally I use Avid and Lynx converters and Pro Tools HD 11 with a ton of plugins UAD, Waves, Fabfilter, iZotope, Melodyne, Slate, Massey plugins, and so on. I also have Logic X and Studio One.

When it´s time for mastering I work at Svenska Grammofonstudion one of Swedens finest recording facilities. (See my profile picture.)

Send me a note through the contact button above.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Harrison 4032 Console
  • Otari MTR90 16ch
  • Pro Tools HD
  • 1176s
  • LA3A
  • DBX160s
  • Fatso
  • Pultec
  • Too many plugins.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Usually up to 3 revisions per song delivered in 2-3 days. Please contact me for more details.

Reviews of Kristofer Göransson

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar6 months agoby

    I think Kristofer is a very good and talented mixing engineer. He knows how to use his ear as an excellent tool and he can form your track into the way you want it. You get a very good balance between a clean and a fat mix while working with Kristofer and It's definitely worth the price!

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby

    i have been fortunate enough to work with Kristofer in so many situations; as a musician on stage, instrumentalist and backup vocalist on my record, mixing and mastering of my work.

    He is professional, critical and always positive with great attention to your needs, wishes and questions.

    Without one of the best I've worked with.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    I've worked with Kristofer mostly in respects of his abilities as a mixing engineer, but also as a recording engineer/producer. Always a calm, professional and creative athmosphere in the studio while recording, always very responsive to ideas/feedback during both recording and mixing. Great vibes, good times!

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Interview with Kristofer Göransson

What type of music do you usually work on?
Mixing most often indie pop, jazz, rock. In mastering it varies more.
What do you bring to a song?
My goal is that the song reaches it's fullest potential so it will present itself to the listener the best way it can.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My setup now circulates around a beautiful vintage Harrison 4032 console. I have a strong digital arsenal of plugins and the DAW is Pro Tools HD. I mix hybrid inserting outboard gear and the settings rarely changes. Most of the the stuff happens In The Box and then I brush broad strokes with the analog goodness. Let it do the heavy lifting.
What's your typical work process?
After talking with the artist I hopefully have a clear picture how to approach the song. We´ll also discuss the exporting process so everything´s in order. After that it's about setting up Pro Tools the way I want it, patching in the outboards "och så vidare". After listening to the song and the files I work through the tracks checking for things that might need some repair work and editing. If not done before some pitching or time editing. The prep work for me is extremely important. After a couple of hours I'll send a first, maybe a final, mix of the song to the artist. :)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A big hero is Nigel Goodrich. Marc Ronson is another one. Think Tchad Blake is a amazing mixer. There is so many great people out there. Of course Geoff Emerick and the Beatles is a big source of inspiration and so is Michael B Tretow who made all the Abba records.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I work with really talented artists and bands but sometimes also project that needs a lot of love and care. I don't hesitate to get my hands dirty adding synths, percussion and even vocals. My goal is that whatever comes to me will sound amazing when it´s done. Sometimes doing the song more radio friendly is required, if that´s the goal, for example shorten that 3 minute melodica intro. Of course all this is discussed pre mixing.
Can you share one music production tip?
One I used recently is audio to midi with Melodyne! Cool if you want to change the color of live strings, vocals or give more fattness to a bass. Try it!
What's your strongest skill?
The key to the song is the vocals and I always pay most attention to them. I always try to make the vocals sound amazing.