Audio Engineer based in Northern New Jersey, specializing in mastering, mixing, and tracking. Mastered for iTunes Certified.
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4 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Vermaas Audio
Happy to work with darren once again, good work, and quick turnaround! thanks darren
Darren Vermaas is a pro and an artist. He brought my project to sounding exactly as I had hoped for. He didn't rush me and made certain I was happy with the result. Extremely capable with his gear. Experienced ears. Well organized. Excellent communicator. Works quickly. Will definitely work with him again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
I Highly recommend Vermaas Audio, as my experience was both professional and interactive. He took my home recording and brought it up to a radio quality master, with a very short turnaround. He answered any questions and was happy to fill my artistic vision for the song. All in all, a great way to get achieve professional quality!
Vermaas Audio delivered fantastic results, with professional high quality mastering. They attended to my project quickly, with great customer service and attention to detail.
Interview with Vermaas Audio
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Deliver professional final masters for replication.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ted Jensen, Bob Ludwig, Greg Calbi, Michael Brauer, Chris/Tom Lord Alge, countless others...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have connections to a number of studios in the greater NYC area, depending upon the project. As well as a Pro Tools based home studio.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Understand the client's goals, listen, do a quick first pass following intuition, listen, polish.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Perspective, quality, efficiency
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to both the client and the material.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop, Folk, Hip-Hop, VO
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't unnecessarily squeeze the life out of your music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic, natural
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're looking for a mastering engineer, make sure you have all of your information ready.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to hear new artists/songs!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Every project is different!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Joshua Stoll. A great tracking and mix engineer whom I've known and worked with for nearly 10 years. Check him out!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mastering is not going to magically fix a bad mix.