Are you looking to record an demo/ep/lp? Or better yet, have you already recorded your material and still need somebody to mix edit or master it? I can help bring your tracks to life. I offer recording, editing, mixing, and mastering services and my focus is to work with you to create a recording that you and your fans can enjoy.
My name is Nathanael. I started out as a student of guitar and drums before I expanded my repertoire to performing on stages. I very quickly also took up providing live sound, mixing, and recording services. With a vast range of experience working with multiple different styles of music, I have a passion for making sure underground artists are able to provide their fans with the quality of music they deserve. I focus on making sure that the creation you hear in your head is captured and brought to life in the way you envisioned.
A lot of musicians are stuck in the stone age thinking that the methods of the bands we grew up with throughout the 80-early 2000s will work now. They don't, I know because I have been there and spent years struggling to "figure it out" until it all finally clicked. I want to help you grow your creative process, and help provide guidance on your creative journey. We are in a great age for music where everyone can get something out, so lets make your music stand out from the rest!
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Interview with Nathanael Bohnet
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide Recording, Mixing, and Mastering services
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Devin Townsend, Jens Borgen, Joel Wanasek, Eyal Levi, Billy Decker, Joey Sturgis, Nolly Gutgood, Daniel Bergstrand
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a live room that is capable of recording drums as well as bands in a live scenario. I run mics through my tac scorpion and than into my tascam us 1800. For guitars I usually track DI guitars, but I do have the ability to mic cabs (though at this point in time I do not have an amp that I would consider record worthy)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: -Live Pre Pro (run through each song) -Find tempos (if not already provided) - Record Guitar Scratch Tracks -Have band practice to scratch tracks -Record Drums -Edit Drums -Record Guitars -Edit Guitars -Record Bass -Record Vocals -Add Extra FX and post production (if needed) -Mix and Master a song -Get that mix approved -Mix the rest of the record
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I bring an open mind and motivational drive to help the artist bring out what they need to create what they want to create.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe my strongest skill is my vocal production
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I generally work on a variety of metal and hardcore, as well as Hip Hop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get it right at the source
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Devin Townsend. I feel he has such a way of expressing himself that is unique, and I feel there is a lot I would learn from working alongside him.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to create clear punchy mixes.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working in audio for about 8 years now. I started dabbling in recording in 2010-2011, and started doing sound for live events regularly around 2013. I then started recording live bands as well as my bands in 2014, but didnt really dive head first into it until 2016, in which I went hard into online education and mixing as much as I could to hone my skills.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If we are not counting the computer I would have a set of A7X Monitors, 1 sm 57, 1 sennheiser condesor mic, a focusright 2 channel interface, and a xlr cable.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Practice your stuff. Know it like the back of your hand. You will save yourself a boat load of grief and stress while recording.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style of music do you play? How many people are in your project? How many songs are you looking to record? Do you require Live Drums? How do you want the songs to sound?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It takes a lot longer then you think to setup a live room for recording, I dont just keep things the same.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you tune our drums if we use them? Yes, yes I can
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love bring other peoples songs to live and helping immortalize them.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will make sure you are happy with the end result and that it comes out how you envisioned it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like a combination of both if I can get away with it. I like to mix in the box but I try to use analog pre amps on my drums because I love the warm rich sound that they add to the mix
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, I am new to this platform but I would love to meet more people.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just wrapped up a new Crimson Caliber EP as well as a Rap EP for another local artist called Tokey. I am currently working on some school mixes before recording a local grunge band.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The last two EPs I worked on were alot of fun and I am excited for both of them to drop. For Crimson Caliber I felt I was able to push them to try their best to produce a follow up to their previous ep that would show hoe much they have grown as a unit. For that album I recorded, mixed, and mastered the record. For the Tokey EP, it was just awesome to work on a 6 track rap record. I primarily did vocal production and helped Tokey refine his attack and creativity. I also mixed and mastered the vocals into the beats provided. I also helped setup online distribution for both bands.