Benjamin Joly

Mastering Engineer

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I am an experienced mastering engineer for music, used to work on hip-hop, rock, electro and classical music.

I offer professional remote mastering services for all kinds of music, and I'll consider mixing if your project is an interesting challenge!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Interview with Benjamin Joly

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

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  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

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

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  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: They are both tools, and every tool is useful to a task; so, both, depending on what I'm doing.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I can always find a comprise if the budget's low. Mastering shouldn't be a luxury.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

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  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

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  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

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  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

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  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

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  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

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  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: Six years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

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  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

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  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Never have your tracks mixed and mastered by the same person! Part of the mastering process is hearing what went wrong with the mix, and correcting it; hire different people for those different jobs.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

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  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Critical feedback, a professional feeling to it, and the industry standards.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Critical listening of the mix, correcting its weaknesses, if any (that is, 95% of the time), then working on the album's coherence (both level and EQ-wise), then standardizing according to my client's needs.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Small but functional studio, including non-digital effects and different DAWs.

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

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

  44. A: Mastering, occasional recording, mixing when I got time enough.

Terms Of Service

Usual required time for a master is two working days per 3 songs, and six working days per song for a mix. I allow up to three revisions before applying a fee.

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