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!
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Interview with Benjamin Joly
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They are both tools, and every tool is useful to a task; so, both, depending on what I'm doing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I can always find a comprise if the budget's low. Mastering shouldn't be a luxury.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Six years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Critical feedback, a professional feeling to it, and the industry standards.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Small but functional studio, including non-digital effects and different DAWs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering, occasional recording, mixing when I got time enough.