WITH OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS ON SPOTIFY, Jim Verschueren is a top International Mix & Master Engineer specialized in the Commercial Music Scene for over 5 years. He studied Audio Engineering in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic Music Production in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Music Business in London, United Kingdom.
'I'm specialized in Co-Producing, Mix and Master EDM with Commercial Pop Music influences. Choosing the right sound will make your track more Commercial and let it stand out in Streaming Service Playlists and Radio. I'm Mixing Analogue in a State of the Art Recording Studio in Amsterdam (*See Gearhighlights) which brings your Electronic Dance Production or On the Road Recordings the analogue feeling like Top Chart tracks. I believe bedroom producers can take their Productions to the next level by investing in an analogue Mix and Master done by Music Professionals.' - Jim Verschueren.
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Interview with Jim Verschueren
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: On your next project?! :) THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Its my passion, I'm living for it.. So I don't see it as my job ha!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro - Native Instruments Kontrol S61 - Universal Audio Apollo Twin Audio Interface - Neumann U67 - Beyerdynamic DT 770.. Btw, do they have power on a desert island?!..
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I Studied 4 years Audio Engineering, 1 year Electronic Music Production, 1 year Music Business. After those years I started as an employee in a Recording Studio. Within a few months a DJ asked me to go on tour with him to be his personal Co-Producer and Engineer in Recording Studios around the world.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rihanna! She has an amazing commercial voice for Electronic Dance Music tracks.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to the musical idea of the clients production, what was the inspiration for producing the track? I want to know the feeling of the writers so I can understand what sound I should bring in to add my value as a Mix and Master Engineer.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A good cook never gives his receipts away ;)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm a big fan of Logic Pro X for Production. For Recording, Mixing and Mastering I use the latest ProTools DAW. I'm using the conversion of D.A.D. and CraneSong Hedd. I'm mixing on a Solid State Logic Duality Delta or Matrix2. My reference are PMC Speakers, made in England. On the road I'm always using the Beyerdynamic DDT 770 Pro Headphones, love them!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I believe a combination of both brings the best in todays world!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find an Engineer which feels trusted to your needs and takes the time for you. Music is about sharing Passion, not about making fast Money..
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Work on -3db in your DAW!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Commercial Pop Songs with Electronic Dance Music influences.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It's my intention to increase the emotion and feeling of a song by sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm Co-Producing, Mix and Master tracks for my international clients.