Aggressive, clear and powerful mixes for heavy music that retain a certain level of organic character.
Thousands of hours of mixing metal, punk and hardcore have taught me how to create mixes in which in each element is as loud and aggressive as the next, without becoming overwhelming or muddy. My style is a blend of modern fullness and clarity, with an organic realness that is lacking from so many current productions, rooted in an understanding of an analog-workflow and an attention to detail.
I'm looking to expand my existing workload with remote mixing and mastering jobs. I take every job very seriously and put a lot of work and care into it—if it's going to have my name on it, it's going to sound the best it possibly can.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
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Interview with Wyatt Oberholzer
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, analog sounds great for many applications, particularly clipping the right mic pre's when recording drums, recording hot to tape, etc., but the convenience and flexibility of digital is undeniable—analog sound, digital workflow.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: There's no such thing as an unimportant project to me. Everything I work on gets my full attention and if it's going to have my name on it, it's going to be my best work.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I try to find a line between big, full and modern, while still also retaining a fairly natural and organic sound.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Selecting and tuning drums is a severely overlooked step in production—I spend hours getting sounds right at the source, because no amount of compression, EQ, saturation or whatever can fix it if it sounds like shit going in.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hardcore, Metal, Punk (and the thousands of related sub-genres)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I prefer to track bands live, or at least partially live, rather than multi-tracking to a click. I think it ends up stifling the energy of aggressive music, and most bands seem to really enjoy the process a lot more that way. It's a lot less stress and pressure on everyone, and it's a more organic way of creating music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A lot of the work I do is projects that I see start to finish. A band will come in and track with me, I'll mix the record, and about 85% of the time I end up mastering the record too.