Maximilian at Mad Max Records

Professional Vocalist

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Maximilian at Mad Max Records on SoundBetter

Vocalist, recording artist and owner of Mad Max Records Sweden. Former member of >20 bands (various genres). Do not hesitate to get in touch for a slamming top-notch vocal delivery! I'm familiar with a wide variety of vocal techniques. I'm a multi-instrumentalist as well and got a bachelor's degree in sound engineering from MU, Sundsvall.

I'm one of those fellows who can come up with an endless amount of songs. I'm very open to ideas and feedback and will not stop until you are satisfied with the end result. Please see my list of services on this page. Check out my vocal samples on here if you want to.

Kind regards,
Max

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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Swedish

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Andreas Stergios
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    Total professional! Great vocalist and musician easy to work with.
    I would have no hesitation in giving Maximilian my highest recommendation. Looking forward to working with him again.

  2. Review by Josh Tyrrell
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    Another excellent project to mix from Max. Always a pleasure to work with.

  3. Review by Josh Tyrrell
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    An excellent artist, the track was really well produced and this made the mixing process really straightforward. I hope to work with Max again in the future.

  4. Review by Adam Stanley
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    Glad to be hired so soon again by Max and once again it was smooth sailing, Max liked my first draft so all was well. I’m enjoying working with him and it seems like a good fit in terms of styles. Thanks again Max!

  5. Review by Adam Stanley
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    Max was great, easy to work with and open to ideas. Great writer too! I’m looking forward to working with him again.

Interview with Maximilian at Mad Max Records

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

  2. A: Sting, Paramore, Skid Row, The Goo Goo Dolls, Richard Ashcroft (vocalist from The Verve) and Bryan Adams. I tend to really enjoy their arrangements and creative choices.

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

  4. A: A song called "Free Man" that will be released next year. I'm particularly proud of it because I went from "random humming" to lyrics to guitar afterwhich I came up with the rest of the song whilst recording it in segments (spread out over 2 weeks) and it turned into one of my best songs ever. It taught me this: "Have some trust in your own creativity and put trust in the process per ce" (patience is key).

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

  6. A: Josh Tyrrell. He's a pure mixing genius.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, depending on the end goal.

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

  10. A: It's among the things that give me the most meaning in life.

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

  12. A: Where do we begin? Answer: Whatever works.

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

  14. A: What sort of sound they're going for. It's important to bring out the best in each individual song, meaning no instrument alone should overpower the other instruments in the song.

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

  16. A: My 10 + song album that will hit stores (Sweden) and all streaming-services in May, 2022.

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

  18. A: It will achieve the sound you want no matter what!

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

  20. A: That I keep within a specific genre. I listen to all kinds of music and I really mean all kinds of music. For an album or for PR-purposes I tend to narrow it down and apply some boundaries as to which styles I stick to at the given moment. However, I'm really comfortable in other genres as well.

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

  22. A: Take a leap! You'll be surprised by what I can do. Especially in terms of vocals.

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

  24. A: My iMac, soundcard/mixer, d:Facto DPA mic, guitar and mixing headphones.

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

  26. A: Since 2008, although I seriously began around 2020-2021 really going all in this time!

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Radiofriendly, dynamic and I tend to add in some natural hoarseness to my vocals (probably a habit I picked up when I was deep in "the grunge-trenches" whilst growing up.

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

  30. A: If you love what you do then you will become more than good at it. Add in a lot of time and training and you're set. For me personally i find it helpful to write or begin working or recording melodies that have a proper "hook" to them.

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

  32. A: Pop, rock, indie rock, alternative rock, heavy metal.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Perseverance, "thinking outside the box", surprising the listener with dynamical changes in regards to my vocal delivery and pitch-perfection. I very rarely use auto-tune. If I do then it's because of creative purposes.

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

  36. A: Lots of creativity, simplicity, energy (when acquired) and most of all, feeling.

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

  38. A: I tend to sit 4-8h straight. I enjoy "marathon recording sessions", it's not something I plan, it just happens since I enjoy it so much. I tend to pay very close attention to detail.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: It got the sufficient gear to "do the job" so to speak. I built my own studio. Calculated the resonance and echo in the room (a very large room in my own basement), put up soundproofing, acoustic hangers, floor underlays and built a vocal booth. After that I started to gather up all the necessary gear.

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

  42. A: All sort of styles. When people view my playslist (what I listen to) they're often surprised that it includes such a variety of genres. I really enjoy a wide and full sort of sound without too much crisp. I don't like over-produced tracks. Less is more.

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

  44. A: Producing and recording music for lesser known bands and solo artists.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Myles Kennedy
  • Bryan Adams
  • grungemaster
Gear Highlights
  • DPA 4018VL Linear Vocal Microphone
  • Lewitt LCT 540S
  • variout VST:s and DAW's
  • Taylor GS mini-e
  • Vintage V4 Bass and my Roland e-piano.
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    Got a radio interview coming up (on my single-release).