Over 5 Years of experience and specialization in Analog and Digital Mastering.
My Speciality is Mastering on Analog and Digital Mastering Equipment.
I do also Mixdown and Postproduction.
- Filmscore SFX and Jingles
- Stems Mix/ Master
- Mastering (Analog, Digital)
- Beat, Instrumentals and Jingle Production
- SPL Qure Mastering EQ
- SPL Tube Vitalizer
- Manley Elop+
- UAD Ampex Tape
- UAD Manly Massive Passive EQ
- UAD Shadowhills Mastering Compressor
- UAD Precission Mastering Suite
- UAD SSL-Bus Compressor
- Waves Mastering Suite
- Izotope Mastering Suite
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Interview with Michael Ihde
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: sadly i dont have something to present! but im proud i won the mastering competition in my school.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: improoving my skills and my studio
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: white sea studios
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: analog because it sounds better but digital because you can save and recall everything. so it depends!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: if they dont like my workt they dont have to pay
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: whats possible dispite im not a magician its a bit like magic ;)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: can you make it louder? yes i can overcompress it but this is not the solution!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: i dont improve your bad mixdown and im not a magician
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can i make a demo for you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: to be open to critique and not to be shy to let me try to do the best.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Manley Massive Passige Eq, SPL Iron and ...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I begann my study as audioengineer in 2008 and completed in 2010. i then startet to specialize my skills in mastering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: im working very technical and try to get the best comparable sound to a competitive charts hit.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Maitre Gims. Because i Like his Style of Music
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it Simple! Less is More!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: HipHop, Pop, RnB and Electronic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Warmth, Pressure, Transparency and Loudness
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Analyzing the Content and if it's ok hear and feel what i can do. then process it and if its done send a demo to the customer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Gearlist (Analog): - SPL Qure Mastering EQ - SPL Tube Vitalizer - Manley Elop+ Plugins - UAD Ampex Tape - UAD Manly Massive Passive EQ - UAD Shadowhills Mastering Compressor - UAD Precission Mastering Suite - UAD SSL-Bus Compressor - Waves Mastering Suite - Izotope Mastering Suite
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dan Sutter (Echochamber Mastering Engineer).
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.