Hi there, My name is Will. I have 17 years experience mixing and engineering sessions. My goal is to ensure your mix connects with its audience on a sonic and emotional level. Artists I am influenced by ;The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Ray Lamontagne, The Boss, Ed Sheeran, Daniel Lanois, Blue Rodeo and Genesis.
I have a natural ear for music and have the ability to translate that into great mixes.
I am very influenced by the 70's and 80's and always in pursuit to re-create that vintage, live, glued together sound.
If your looking for someone that can draw out the best of your music and help people to hear it the way you do, then I am your man.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Reviews (7)Endorse Will Massaad
Great engineer. Willing to continue to work until you get what you are wanting. Very reasonable and great response time
Will continues to amaze and inspire me with his wealth of knowledge and wisdom in recording and mixing. There's no substitute for years and years of experience
Will is incredible - I have been working with him for years. He is such an amazing creative partner, listening to my input and always adding his own musical tastes and wisdom. I have learned so much from him and am eager to continue with all of our plans. Always a great experience.
Will was an absolute professional. His attention to detail, love of his craft and years of experience brought a final product of perfection! I was very pleased and it was a pleasure to firstname.lastname@example.org with Mr. Massaad.
Will is imparting his years of musical wisdom helping me understand the genius behind his mixing techniques. Even on day one, I can tell he has really honed his ears for this and can absolutely nail the sound you're looking for. His passion shines through his work and I would recommend anyone who wants quality to contact Will. Super cool dude too!
Will has a great ear, and offers great ideas when producing original music. Will has passion, and is truly dedicated to every project he undertakes. Give him a call!
I have done three recording sessions with Will and all three ran smoothly and the results were excellent
He pays great attention to detail and has a fine sense for what is musical.Bottom line is I'd work with Will anytime and on any project.
Interview with Will Massaad
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am mixing the 2nd album for the Dark Slacks. I was involved in recording, mixing and producing.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I can't make your guitar sound like Eddie Van Halen's. Unless you are Eddy of course:)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Recording engineer to mixing and producing. 19 years of experience.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Daniel Lanois. I respect him as an artist as well as a producer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A mix has to be heard as a living and breathing creation. I order to make this happen you need to create space in a mix. You need to ensure to have the space in order to create dynamic builds and climaxes in your verses and choruses.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: indie/prog rock, R&B, blues and country music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and collaborating with artists. I need to understand the song and the artist in order to recreate what an artist hears in their head.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity and an understanding of what is musical.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Gain staging is an important part of a mix. I start from the ground up. I create a great foundation for the mix to which i can build upon.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Im am set up to record, mix and produce in my studio. I have some great gear but most importantly i have great ears. I am a musician so I am able to rerecord or rewrite guitar, bass and key board parts.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im a huge fan of Daniel Lanois. I love the Beatles and the rolling stones(of course Im 49 years old). I like all genres of music from Metallica to Michael Jackson:)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide high quality mixes. I am a great communicator and am able to collaborate with the artist in an open manner. I am a creative producer that can help your music connect with the audience.