I'm a Finland based mastering engineer specialized in a variety of pop music. My work has been heard on countless Spotify playlists (ex. multiple listings on Finland Top 50 Viral). I want to help YOU to get better sounding music that will translate greatly to your listeners. Besides that, I'm obsessed of giving you a great experience.
Mastering is all about making your music sound better and more balanced. Whether you’re listening to music with Apple earbuds or high-end speakers, you can be sure that your song will kick ass.
Besides amazing sound, one benefit of working with a mastering engineer is that you'll get a second pair of ears. It is super important when you're working with a project so closely. You might do the recording, production, mixing, and when it comes time for mastering, you're just blind. It is like staring at a grey wall for an extended period. It will turn white at some point.
I have worked for years to learn to manipulate stereo files and developed my ears to know how things should sound. I'm here to help YOU with your music. To bring out the emotion, to balance things that your songs are more enjoyable to listen to and
My previous work has been heard on multiple big Spotify playlists on Finland and I'm recognized from my great communication and customer service. It is not only once that I've got feedback from my client that they really felt that I care about them and their music. But that is what I want to do: make great music with YOU without forgetting the human interaction.
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Heikki Vihersalo is a true dyed-in-the-wool professional on mixing and mastering.
Heikki is my top choice when I want my songs to stay on the top lists on Spotify for a long time. Nowadays, competition in the music fields is fierce, so I don't feel like anyone else can give as great value as vproaudio can.
Heikki has superb expertise, and insane desire to get the song as good as it can. What more I can say? Heikki has excellent service and quality. 10/10.
Excellent and flexible service! Heikki is easy to work with and he genuinely cares about my music. Truly a great place to get your songs mixed and mastered!
Pop master was what we wanted and Heikki delivered! He's a good guy with great ear and skill set!
Heikki has excellent work ethics and attitude. I can genuinely say that while working with vproaudio, my music's quality has improved remarkably. To me, it is super important that the song is polished to the smallest detail, and Heikki has the same passion for making great music as I.
Heikki is understanding and reliable professional, so the result is always as good as you would expect.
Interview with Heikki Vihersalo
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: BOTH! There is something you still cannot get with pure digital but you get pretty damn close. I could work completely ITB, but I do have a chance to bring a little bit of that analog favor, so why wouldn't I?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to be the guy who you can trust and the one that will help you no matter what to get the best possible results.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Loud and wide! I like it when things sound huge and I tend to push things to its limits. I'm not afraid to do drastic changes if the song needs it. I'm also a big fan of raw emotion and dirty sounds. Clean and surgical doesn't suit my style.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do mastering for all genres. However, I don't mix any other genres than pop(ish) or hip-hop(ish) music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My job is to enhance the good parts of a song and bury the bad. And that is what I'm really good at. I know how things should sound and I'm not afraid to push things to its limits if needed.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ed Sheeran no questions asked. Great performer, amazing songwriter... One of my favorite artists of all time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Emotion and amazing performance is THE key to a great song! I would take a bad recording with good performance over bad performance every time. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to work FAST! But I also want to get as much as emotion out of the song as I can. The typical workflow is the following: first I get the files and the song from the client. Next, what I like to do is to have a chat with the artist. Just to get an understanding of what the artist is looking for. The third step is to actually start mixing or mastering. From there every project is different. Communication with the artist is the key.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a hybrid setup but most of my work is in the box. If needed I have few Pultec clones that I can use to bring warmth to a song but everything else is completely ITB. Great monitoring is my most important tool.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really love hard-hitting drums and well-produced vocals. CLA and Serban Ghenea are the top engineers who have done all of my favorite records.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work with a lot of producers and other mixing engineers by mastering their music. My main goal is to make peoples work sound better and more balanced. Another side of my business is helping artists to sound amazing by mixing their music.