Hi, I'm Lightning and welcome to my studio "LTG Sound Studio". I’m a guitar player, music composer, mixer. I’ve been produced in Japan and working as a music composer/mixer for japanese major recording label such as Nippon Crown. I had the opportunity to perform all over the world and learn from renown sound engineer.
As a guitar player, I will create for you powerful melodies that will touch people's heart.
As a mixer, I will bring your song to the next level.
Here all the services I provide to make your project STAND OUT!
✅ Recording | Guitars, Bass, Vocals (If needed)
✅ Audio Production | Audio Cleaning, Edition, Mixing and Mastering (I master tracks only if I work on the mix)
✅ Music Composition | (Mainly Pop, Rock, Electro Rock music)
✅ Promotion | I will talk about your project on my social media
I would be very excited to work with you and offer a service that is reliable and professional.
Let's make a project together
Send me a note through the contact button above.
4 ReviewsEndorse Sebastien Fontaine
Lightning was very attentive and listened to every feedback I provided in order to have a result that would fit my wish. Thank you very much for your patience!!
Lightning is very attentive, he immediately understood my world, I really enjoyed working with him, I recommend!! =)
Great job, top mixing quality ! I recomand
Such a nice producer and mixer. Great understanding , that was good to work with him !
Interview with Sebastien Fontaine
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Question : How much? Answer : Let's talk about what you want before
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My pedalboard, my guitars , my 1176, my computer and Audio Interface.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: 1.Prepare you session and make everything clear before mixing. 2.Move fader and try to get a good bounce before starting EQ, there is no need to touch everything. 3.Don't over compress your tracks, specially if it comes from a VST, they are already compressed. Same for electric guitar. If they are saturated , that means they are already compressed. Otherwise you will lose all the width
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am forever a Pro Tools user. I monitor through a pair of Focal Shape Twin Monitors. For tracking, I use a Neve 1073. For recording guitar, I have the Headrush Gigboard and my pedalboard. I have a bunch of Free the tone pedals, Strymon and TC-Electronic. I mix with UAD/Slate Digital plugins.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am very proud of my work for the Japanese artist called "LeChat". She has been a major artist and I did all the production and mixing for the whole album called " Nouvelle Lune". The album was released through NIPPON CROWN label.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on my new album. I'm working as a mixer for a French Youtuber. I'm working as a composer for a hip hop artist who wants to put guitar on his production.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It's not about analog and digital anymore. it's about good music and production.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to listen to your vision and to do my best to reach it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: As a musician,I like to create melodies that touch people's heart. As a mixer, I like to start mixing a song from scratch and take it to the next level,
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think they can mix because they own a suite of plugins or because they have seen some "tips" on YouTube from random people. But it's not like this at all. It's It's all about gain staging, Eq and compression.It needs some work to understand how it works.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is, if you love music and you are a true artist, do your best in the creative process, I'll do my best in the mixing or composing process.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: As a musician, I've been the first French visual kei artist produced in Japan by a record label. Then I start touring and performing all over the world. I have released a mini-album and several singles. I'm working on a new album. As a mixer, music composer, I've been working for the massive Japanese record label "NIPPON CROWN"
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As a musician, very powerful and poetic melodies. As a mixer, I'm trying to recreate a SSL sound in the box.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with any artist who are really involved in their project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on rock, metal, pop, acoustic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: As a musician and mixer, I can identify what elements are important and not important. Then, it's easy to take the song where it needs to go.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a musician, I can have a different vision than a non-musician. I don't want to put too much of my feelings on it and listen to the artists carefully.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I mix for a client, I start to listen the rough. I need to get a clear picture of where I want to to go before touching any faders. Then I start dealing with drums and create the magic around the drums.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a musician, I am inspired by legendary Japanese artists such as "X Japan", "Luna Sea" and "L'arc en Ciel" As a mixer, I am very inspired by Chris Lord-Algre and his brother Tom. I also like the work of Tony Maserati, Joe Barresi, Eric Westfall, Steve Pretage, and Steve, Slate.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the time , I work as mixer and music composer. I primarily work on rock, pop, electro rock or acoustic singer records.