Hey! I'm a songwriter, producer and mixing artist who specializes in making GREAT pop rock MUSIC.
Here, over the internet, I am happy to HELP YOU in your projects.
WHAT YOU WILL GET when working with me is a good communication with quick answers to everything you ask or need, and a great finished product, ready to be sent out, that is on COMMERCIAL SOUNDING LEVEL.
Mastering of your song will be done, FREE of charge, if you want me too. If not, you'll receive the mixed material.
I mix and master in Pro Tools 11 and Nuendo 8 at my studio called Polaroide Studio in Oslo.
What I need from you are the individual audio tracks of your project, already edited, time and pitch fixed and disable any plugins on all the tracks.
All files in a zipped folder and in .wav
If you have reference songs that you want to join, I'd gladly take them. But remember that we work together here to make your music UNIQUE !
So if you are interested, click the CONTACT button above to work with me, I'd love to discuss your project.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Interview with Kevin Abadie
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Some years ago, as a sound assistent in Studio Ferber, I worked on the recording of a french artist called Sanseverino. It was my first real studio session, where I got the opportunity to step out of the shadow and take part in the recording process. I was proud of me mostly for doing it, because as a beginner, this can be a bit intimidating. I was setting up the microphones, working the cables and the patch bay and got the chance to help the mixing engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on a pop song production that is aimed for a TV commercial.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet but the moment I will, I won't hesitate to recommend that person if he/she is worth it!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because we live in 2018 and digital has become more than good enough !
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always listen what the client has to say and to be honest in my choices and decision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the mixing craft. The creation and development of an idea always amaze me and makes me happy.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is the price ? I usually answer " let's talk about it later, but first let's discuss your project".
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People tend to think that I only do mixing. There is more than that, I can help clients to produce and enhance their projects.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I am always curious to know the clients vision, where he/she wants to take the project and how. I am interested in the feelings and emotion the clients wants to convey. Then when all is said, we can talk business.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would recommend to take time to discuss everything in detail and share a vision before starting to work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Gibson Les Paul 2. Fender American Precision Bass 3. Taylor acoustic guitar 4. Slate ML-2 mic 5. A good computer full of audio programs
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been studying sound-engineering in Paris, France for 3 years. I have worked as sound assistent in 2 of the most renowned music studio of Paris : Studio Davout and Studio Ferber. I also worked in France Television where I learned more about audiovisual. After obtaining my bachelor degree in sound engineering and audiovisual I moved to Oslo, Norway, where I started working as a freelance sound engineer. I did a lot of work with tv commercials as a mixing engineer. Then I created my studio, Polaroide Studio in the city center where I now work with music production and mixing mainly.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop, rock
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artists like Adele and Bruno Mars because they have among the best production that we can find nowadays, so it is a pleasure to mix.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sidechain and parallel compression are our best friends.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Everything from pop to rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing fast and guitar playing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: When composition is needed, I am a long trained guitar and bass player. In addition i am in contact with talented piano player that can help us with some fine melodies too. Then the mixing part will bring out the best of your song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Recording tracks if there is need for production. Then cleaning up the session and start mixing. Over the last year I started working with the "Top-down mixing" technique which allows me to mix faster. Then sending my first mix to the artist and see what needs to be modified until everyone is happy.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In Polaroide Studio, I mix in the box using both Protools and Cubase(/Nuendo) depending on the project. I mix through a PrismSound Orpheus sound interface and Genelec monitors. When it comes to plugins, Waves, Kush Audio, Slate Digital, Klangheim will be the main ones. I track guitars and bass using Fractal Audio products.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by mixers like CLA, Mick Guzauski, Tom Elmhirst and musician/producer like Mick Ronson, Bruno Mars, Adele, Jamiroquai...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mainly mixing and production/arrangement for your tracks.