Zolton

Mixing Engineer

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Professional mixing engineer and producer. Represented on a global publishing/syncing deal as a songwriter.

Mixing is all about elevating a song by adding the 10-20% of polish it needs to reach its full potential. There are thousands of mixers out there. So why use me? Well, for starters, I’m a creative mixer. I don’t just add a little EQ and compression and call it done. I take the time required to finesse a mix. I’ll pull things in and out and make sure that every decision is made for the betterment of the song.

As I was transitioning from producing music to mixing, I sought the mentorship of Australia's own venerated mixing legend, David Hemming, who instilled a less-is-more mantra when it comes to shaping sound.

Having further refined my skills in the art of mixing via the Berklee Online School of Music, I enjoy working on music from all genres - from pop, rock, and 80s styled synth-wave, to singer-songwriter and folk-acoustic. I haven't mixed death metal yet. But hey, I’m always up for a challenge!

Testimonials
'Working with Zolton is awesome. He knows how to communicate and his mixes are really great' - Adam 'Yukon' Harr (mastering Bruno Mars & Justin Bieber)
'Zolton is very talented and a pleasure to work with.' - Nicolas Essig (engineer Daft Punk & Paul McCartney)
'Zolton is a complete pleasure to work with.' - Dave Way (mixer Macy Gray)
'Zolton’s production and songwriting is top notch.' - Mark Needham (mixer The Killers & Imagine Dragons)

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29 Reviews

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  1. Review by Yoed Nir
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    Working with Zolton was an absolute pleasure. Great communication and stellar artistry. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Jarrett Johnson
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    A real pleasure working with Zolton. The freedom he allows me to create is so refreshing. I hope to work much more with him in the future! :-)

  3. Review by Vinzenz Benjamin
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    Great to work with Zolton again. Instructions were clear and communication was flawless. Loved the song!

  4. Review by Jarrett Johnson
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    Working with Zolton is fantastic! He allows me to be creative and gives me a blank canvas to work with. So much fun and excited to work with him again!

  5. Review by Michael Arrom
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    As always, it’s really a pleasure to work with Zolton! His songs are always super creative and enjoyable to work on

  6. Review by Vinzenz Benjamin
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    Zolton was really great to work with. His instructions were clear and left me some room for creativity at the same time. Great music too!

  7. Review by Neil Taylor
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    Zolton was a pleasure to work with. He just let me do what i do & his music fitted me like a glove.He definitely chose the right player for this track.

  8. Review by Dave Way
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    Zolton is a complete pleasure to work with. We’ve done two great tracks and I hope there will be lots more!

    Thanks Zolton!

  9. Review by Hangsvart
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    I've recorded throat singing Kargyraa for Zolton, and it has been a very interesting project. His song has a great quality sound and production. It was in a style that I'm not used to, how ever I loved it and loved to work on it.

  10. Review by Dave Way
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    Zolton had a great track for me to mix and let me take a few liberties. Fun was had! Thank you Zolton!

    Dave

  11. Review by Yoad Nevo
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    Zolton was a pleasure to work with. Absolute professional and made my job very easy! The track was awesome too! Would love to work with him again!

  12. Review by Michael Arrom
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    So much fun, I love working on projects with Zolton. His music is great as always! He's super nice and super communicative

  13. Review by Dylan Wissing
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    Excellent first project with Zolton. Cool song and production, very clear instructions, and a pleasure to work with. Thanks, Zolton!

  14. Review by Michael Arrom
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    No surprises here, just a truly great guy to work with!! I always love working on these projects!

  15. Review by Michael Arrom
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    Another awesome project with Zolton! Really great guy, really great music, and the assignments are always super enjoyable. Definitely recommend!!!

  16. Review by Darrell Nutt
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    Zolton was a dream to work with. I liked the song so much that I heard the drum part in 2 ways. So, I recorded both and gave him two versions. A great song and an easy guy to work with! I hope to do more work together!

  17. Review by Yukon
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    Zolton was super easy to work with. Knows what he wants and communicates it beautifully! Music is super groovy!!

  18. Review by David Mohacsi
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    Great experience working with Zolton! Clean files and clear communication. Hope to work with him again in the future!

  19. Review by Michael Arrom
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    As always, it was a pleasure working with Zolton! Great music, great guy, super communicative. I'm always excited to work on these projects

  20. Review by Hugo Lee
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    Zolton was great to work with! Clear, polite and prompt communication throughout, and a wonderful track to play sax over!

  21. Review by Dissa
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    Very easy and enjoyable to work with! Knew exactly what he wanted. Communicates well and is very friendly!

  22. Review by Matt Dougherty
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    Great time working with Zolton, cool track and very professional and thorough with notes and direction! Would gladly do more work again in the future!

  23. Review by David Pettit
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    Zolton makes great music and is very easy to work with. Would highly recommend!

  24. Review by Michael Arrom
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    I love working with Zolton! These projects are super creative and quite rewarding/enjoyable to work on. Not that I don't get excited about work in general... but I just get really excited when opening these sessions!

  25. Review by Michael Arrom
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    Another awesome project with Zolton! Kind and professional as always. Really cool music too, I had a blast recording this song. I recommend 10/10!

  26. Review by Nicolas Essig
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    Zolton is very talented and a pleasure to work with. he know what he wants and is great at communicating it!
    thank you!

    nico

  27. Review by Rioux V
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    an absolute pleasure to work! i hope that we can work together again soon! Thank you for the opportunity!

  28. Review by Michael Arrom
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    It was a pleasure to work with Zolton! He's incredibly professional and communicative; very friendly as well. The music is excellent! As a pianist, I honestly couldn't ask for anything more. I look forward to working with Zolton again soon!

  29. Review by Matt Sim
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    It's always a pleasure and honor to work with someone across the world. Zolton was very professional and we had a great time working on the song. Love the communications between us that yields a great mix! His music and production were spot on and very well crafted. Looking forward to collab with him down the road!

Interview with Zolton

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: I've met some incredible talent through Soundbetter, many of whom I've worked with regularly. I love the keyboard and piano chops of Michael Arrom. The guy is super creative, awesome to work with and always sends through inspiring parts. Vinzenz Benjamin is a phenomenal bass-player. And I'm in awe of Jarrett Johnson's vocal skills. He is truly world class and I highly recommend his services.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I have a dedicated mixing studio in inner-city Sydney with good room treatment and quality monitors (Dynaudio BM5s and Supercube 5s along with an Avantone grot for mono checks). I mix fully in the box and keep across the latest releases in plugin land to make sure I'm always using the best available options.

  5. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  6. A: I've been lucky enough to have some of the world's best mixing engineers work their magic on my own music over the years. Bob Clearmountain was one and he continues to inspire, especially with his creative approach to shaping a mix. Tony Hoffer is another brilliant mixer who has worked on my music and has always been happy to share his thoughts on his approach to creating great music. And the legend that is David Kershenbaum co-produced a song with me a couple of years back and that was both a fascinating and inspiring experience, witnessing his attention to detail and his almost incessant perfectionism. It was easy to understand why he's been so successful for so long.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: I mix music across a variety of genres. Because of my experience as a producer/songwriter, I'm able to input creatively where needed on songs, but I'm equally happy taking what's sent through to me and just polishing it up to sound awesome. Generally I'll spend time at the outset checking and fixing any timing and tuning issues and making sure everything is lined up perfectly. Then I'll get stuck into the fun part of pulling all the pieces together to create the final mix.

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Terms Of Service

Turnaround time is 2-5 days per song, 2 weeks for an EP, and 2-3 weeks for an album. Faster turnarounds are available for an additional fee (schedule permitting).

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Maroon 5
  • The Killers
Gear Highlights
  • I mix in the box using DynAudio BM5 and Supercube 5 monitors and a curated selection of premium plugins.
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