I am a perfectionist and I'll do whatever it takes to make sure you're satisfied.
I have been producing and writing music for over 10 years.
I have worked with many independent artists and also produce music for TV advertisement.
I work mostly with commercial music including pop, electronic and rock.
As a producer I will help you with your arrangement, structure and play different instruments if necessary. I can make a full production around a song idea.
If you're in Oslo then you are welcome to come round to my studio to record! If not, I can work remotely and still produce that radio-ready sound for your song(s).
All work is done from my top of the range studio in Oslo, meaning that artists will get radio quality recordings and mixes.
I will mix and master your songs whether we have collaborated on them or they are fully recorded elsewhere.
I include mixing and mastering in every project I work on, using top of the range plugins and equipment.
I work for a fixed fee and do not ask for shares of copyright / royalties which means that you own 100% of the production (work for hire)
Remember that I am here to help you as your success is my success!
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Kevin Abadie
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mainly mixing and production/arrangement for your tracks.
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: 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'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: 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 strongest skill?
A: Mixing fast and guitar playing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Everything from pop to rock
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sidechain and parallel compression are our best friends.
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: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop, rock
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: 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 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: 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'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 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 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'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: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because we live in 2018 and digital has become more than good enough !
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: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on a pop song production that is aimed for a TV commercial.
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.