Hi I'm Jonas! i'm a producer, songwriter, track maker and multi instrumentalist from Gothenburg, Sweden. I’ve been writing, recording albums and producing for 17 years. I write and produce from modern pop to heavy rock or metal and everything in between. I’m available for session work like bass/guitar/keys or drum programming.
My focus is primarily on music production and songwriting. I’m all-rounded and open minded for many styles of music. I can work with an acapella, a rough demo or start from scratch together with the client.
I'd like to think that I'm able to put a vibe to the song that I'm making and it's important that the song turns out musical no matter the genre.
If you're interested in working together with me, message me and we'll get to work! :)
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Interview with Jonas Ekdahl
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tove Lo, The Weeknd, OneRepublic. They’re amazing artists and who also are great songwriters.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I’m diverse and a hard worker with a lot of discipline and patience and won’t settle until I feel confident with my work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use UAD Apollo 8, (or twin when I travel), Logic pro X and a ton of different plug ins. Software synths like Serum, Omnisphere, addictive Keys/drums, Spitfire Audio, Slate ANA, GGD, U-he etc.. Guitars: Caparison custom Horus, Fender Telecaster Baja, Ibanez RG550. Acoustic guitars: Takamine 6/12 string, nylon guitars. Bass guitars: Ibanez SG 5 string.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I’ve been co-producing the last 4 album with my band Evergrey and I’m very proud of that. I’m also proud of the single ’Blood money’ by artist Ana Galeli. I wrote it together with Ana and produced it and played all instruments on the song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished co-producing and mixing an upcoming single for a Croation artist called ToMa. And now I’m working on a project together 3 other Swedish producers and songwriters and it’s confidential at the moment.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Krysta Youngs, Niklas Myrbäck, Jakob Herrmann.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital- it’s easier and doesn’t take up as much space in the room and it’s so much easier to carry with you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A power plant for having my Mac mini and Apollo running, a pair of Focal SM9 monitors and a Neumann U87.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been recording albums, writing and producing for over 17 years. I recorded my first album in 2003
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic, melodic with a vibe.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There are no rules, if it sounds good- it is good!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly modern pop, but since I’m a metal drummer I do a lot of rock/metal as well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: How I start varies depending on the song. I’d like to know what kind of song/production or sound the artist is looking for and work towards those guide lines and at the same create a vibe/emotion that fits the song. I’ll send bounces during the process to get feedback and input from the artist so that we both are satisfied with how the song/production/recording/mix is turning out.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite songwriter is Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Tove Lo, Ilya, Savan Kotecha. Producers: Max Martin, Oscar Holter, Ryan Tedder, Ilya, Oak Felder, Terry Date, Matt Lange,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, songwriting, beats, tracks, realistic drum programming, bass & electric/acoustic guitar recording, bass & guitar re-amping, mixing
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I’ll do my best on every project I work on and I treat every client with respect.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I’d like to say that I contribute with putting a vibe to the song.