Looking to stand out from the crowd? I'm a mix and mastering engineer who is able to help take your indie projects to the next level. Delivering musical, dynamic, and punchy records is what it's all about for me.
Once I get your multi-track I'll be able to transform it into a punchy tune that you will be forever proud of. My career as an engineer at a commercial studio has shown me what it takes to bring the sound you need for your records at an affordable cost.
Now that you have a killer mix, you are ready to bring it up to the next level and finally know for sure that it is finished and will sound incredible no matter where you hear it. This is where I will come in, using the highest tools available, you will be forever happy.
Known as the “audio wizard” by fellow peers, Yanni Caldas has had the pleasure of crafting his mark across multiple forms of media that range from the iconic television shows American Pickers, Homicide Hunters, Snapped, eTalk, The Aquarium, TSN, The Zoo, to the record-breaking musical acts Arkells, Joey Landreth, Phil X, Six60, Northern Lights, Tulip, Marty Martino, Cassidy Taylor, Greta Van Fleet, Face The Lion, Havens, Adrian X, Christee Palace, Nailah Keleta-Mae, Icielani, and many more.
Yanni’s proficiency and professionalism have flourished beyond that of the average industry personnel. His passion for music and sound combined with his talent for tailoring his work to the client's vision is what makes Yanni Caldas’ work so desirable.
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Interview with AmnesiaSound
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The satisfaction of seeing a happy client.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That everything I do is not as creative as the songwriting and production. It's another piece of the puzzle to bring together your hard work!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always try to find out what your goals with the song are and how you feel about the whole project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The most common thing that I believe will help you is to ask more questions, don't worry as much about the gear being used, and don't be afraid to accept that a project is done instead of trying to find something to change. I'll always keep the best interest of you and the song in mind :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never stop being you :)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Honestly, everything. Sometimes I am mastering hip-hop, other times I'm mixing a rock tune, other times I may be recording strings. Whatever the project needs, I'll do it!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: If you want me to change something I will. I am completely open to experimenting to find what best suits the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring on that extra 20% that your song needs for you to finally think that it is finished.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually, I'll either listen to the song a few times or chat with the client about what their goals are with the song and their vision. From there I'll get straight to work and keep on looking at the magic and seeing what I can do to bring your art to the next level
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Computer: MacMini 2018 Software: ProTools 2020, Logic X Gear: SSL Fusion Mic Preamp: Neve 511's Microphones: Soyuz 013, DPA D:FACTO, Slate ML1, Aston Starlight, Rode NTG5, LOM MikroUSI, Wasophone Rocket, Shure Sm57 Interface: UA Apollo 8, Zoom F6 Synths: Modular, Custom Korg Minilogue XD Speakers: Focals, Mixcubes, and Barefoots Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT1770, Audio Technica ATXM50
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm able to do anything that you need to bring your art to the next level. Any style, and quality of the recording, and any level of experience. Whether it's mixing to bring your tracks together, mastering your killer beat, or even recording a live orchestra, I'll help bring it to the next level!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always end up with what they are looking for. I don't consider a project finished until the client is 110% happy with what I did.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love analog because of how unpredictable it can be. Something about it's imperfectness is very musical to me and adds a beautiful character to the music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As generic as it may seem, Hans Zimmer is an inspiration to me not because of the music and his style but how for every scene he scores he always writes the music that best suits that scene.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ölafur Arnolds, he has a very detailed writing style and I love his use of having everything either be an analog synth or a live player, I find that really inspiring and it would be great to learn a few things from him.