Hi, music has been my passion from my youth days. I see music as storytelling. My job as a mixer is to make your story shine. I ve started in 1993 in Jacobs studios UK. After working there as trainee assistant with many big name sessions and producers, I gradually shifted my work to freelancing in UK and latter throughout Europe and Scandinavia.
I mix music and its there where I can bring most value to the table. In my approach I expose the emotional story of the music and make it engaging to the listener. For me its the analogy of telling a story. It has to be told wholeheartedly to engage a listener. So its like that with music for me. I take about 2/3 days on a track and revisions are included in price. I am not among fastest mixers but for me its not about quantity but rather quality. Normally after initial discussion, I get to a stage where it start to sound good to my ears and its then we have some bouncing back and forth with discussion, then I get onto final tweaks. You end up with any desired format of final mix file.
My credits include
- After many years of being around in big studios
- small setups
- my own studio with full blown analogue desk
- hybrid setups...etc I ve now landed with great room
- great speakers and PT setup with D Command
- and couldn be happier..
Terms of Service
revisions included in price
Reviews of Zed Smon
I have known Zed for over twenty years and we have worked on many projects together. As a Producer/Engineer/Mixer I rate him as highly as anyone I have worked with (Rich Costey, Mark "Spike" Stent, Atticus Ross, Steve Fitmaurice). He is a fabulous human being with a cracking sense of humour and it's always a pleasure to be in a studio with him.
Zed is an extremely intuitive guy when it comes to producing as well as mixing. When working with him, you can tell he's a musician by heart and moreover he's got years worth of knowledge and experience. He's a creative guy who knows how to push boundaries and how to get the best out of an artist and his work.
I worked with Zed Smon on four albums with Kent. It was a true pleasure both on a creative and personal level. Zed is a great producer and mixing engineer who brings out the best from the artist and also a wonderful person who apart from his talent brings a positive vibe and energy to the studio.
Zed is a great guy with a lot of experience and skills! Just the fact that he produced 3 of the biggest albums in Sweden ever (with band Kent, "Isola" "Hagnesta Hill" and "Vapen & Ammunition") says it all! Been working with Zed this spring with my band www.wcbae.com and Zed's knowledge along with the "easy going" communication is nothing but great!
Nowadays, when most of the music production is based behind a computer, producers are rarely worth the name and are more of a computer software experts... For me, Zed is a producer with a Big P: first a musician, a great human being, a psychiatrist, a friend and an amazing magician between the analog source and the digital sound.
My expiriance working with Zed is, that he is never satisfated only with OK , he wants from music to be better, the best and great ... as an artist in the recording studio I always felt comfortable and save ... He knows absolutly how to make music shine...that's whay I like working with Zed
"Zed Smon" is simply the nicest person on the planet to work with, who will bring out the best in you and help you reach your goals as a recording artist. He has worked on an international level in the biggest studios and has now his own place. As a studio- manager I have hired his services for many Top high profile recordings.