Massive drums - in your face vocals - aggressive guitars - growling bass. That's what you'll get when you work with Frederik Dinesen!
Hi my name is Frederik Dinesen. I'm a freelance recording and mixing engineer.
I've worked with a bunch of artists who have gained over 30.000 streams on Spotify.
My mission is to take you and your music to the highest level possible. This means I will make sure that every detail in the recording and mixing process is at its best that it can be.
Struggling with a guitar solo or a drum fill? Fine, we will not continue before it's recorded perfectly. That's my promise to you that everything will be recorded to a high standard and thereby acheiving a much better mix and end result
My expertise is in the heavy and rock genres, but I can also do some organic pop. You can expect a clean mix but also where everything is aggressive, punchy and upfront without sounding harsh for your fans.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and feel free to read my interview as well
I look forward to be working with you! :)
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I was very pleased with the outcome of my single “husk mig” that i recorded with Frederik Dinesen. He even suggested to play the drums himself, althoug his only job was to Record and mix the Song. He is a Young engineer but has the knowledge and skill that potentially matches more Experience producers. The Song that we recorded was one of his first, but the level of producing is High. He is very engaged and determined.
When working with Frederik Dinesen on various musical projects, I have met a professional person who treats everything with care and respect. And do not get me started on his skills in the recording phase, he can get the most dull snare to sound like a cannon! - You can't get anyone better at this price point, before you will need to pay $$$ for a industry professional!!!!
Interview with Frederik Dinesen
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm very proud of two of my projects. The first production I did with my band, which was my first time recording and mixing a "real world" project. It came out great, and I recieved great feedback on the sound. The other project was a pop project I recorded and mixed for a friend where Jacob Hansen (one of my idols) was the mastering engineer. He praised my work and told me that I did great and he can't wait to see what I'll deliver in the future.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because I haven't tried analog. From the internet's perspective digital is a lot more flexible and stable.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The thing that it's about the number one thing I love the most, MUSIC.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That doing music isn't a real job. Well if we arent doing this as a professional job, then what are you going to listen to on Spotify?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of sound they want, because nothing is worse than a client leaving with a sound that they don't want. I also ask them if they have a deadline for the project. It all depends on how much info they send me in the first place. Typically I would ask them to send a demo of their song or something they've released before, if they haven't already.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my drumset, a michrophone pack, my speakers and a pair of headphones. That's all I ever need haha
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started this audio thing when my band was about to go to the studio for the second time. I knew it was expensive to do, but I figured "why not do it by ourselves?". Turned out that it wasn't that easy. But after trial and error and a few investments in education, I've now become confident that I can do this.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: That's a tough one. If I had to choose a big band I would choose Rammstein, that would be a lot of fun. But otherwise I would love to work with some of the upcoming bands here in Denmark or any artist who's ambitious about their music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and heavy. But sometimes I also work on more soft genres like "radio" pop. But I mainly prefer heavy music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Oh that's a tough one. Music maybe? Haha. No for real I think that I bring a pretty great package when working with me from start to finish during recording to mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'll bring a professional sounding production. And if we record together I'll bring in ideas to your song in form of vocal lines, guitar riffs or synthesizers. Otherwise I'll make sure that your song stands strong where every element can be heard.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup is very minimal. I've got an eight input interface (enough to get a great drum sound), a pair of headphones and a pair of speakers. For recording I have a collection of mics to get the job done and two rooms. One for instruments and mixing and one for vocals. It's no so much about the gear, it's more about the music and how you use the gear and room to capture it
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on four things. Two pop projects with a full production. I'm also recording my bands next release and I'm also going to mix a death metal single from a band in Finland, so that's exciting!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No I don't know anyone. But i've once used it to look for a mastering engineer, and there're a lot of great engineers
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver you a professional result, as well as help you if you have any questions about the music industry, regarding releasing music and so forth.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "What's your prize?" ;)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would say find a provider who you like the sound of. And if you've found someone who you think can do the job, but arent quite sure, well hit up the person and tell them that you want a specific sound like Metallica's Black Album. And I'm sure that they will reach out to you and tell you if they're the right fit.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: PUNCHY, HEAVY AND CLEAN!!!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get everything right at the source! What I mean about that is, if your song doesn't stand up to the music that are being released today you'll never get through the noise. But as a production tip, it means that if the recording already sounds bad, the mix will also sound bad.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends. If it's recording I will start setting mics up before the bands comes in and listen to the song if the band has sent me a demo. When the band comes in we'll set up the drums. Get them in tune, get mics on them and then record some stellar takes on them. Then take guitar and bass in the same way, and record everything perfectly tight. And at last record vocals perfeclty in tune and tight. My mixing method reminds of the recording session. First I'll setup the tracks, get an overview and make everything ready. Then I'll get a rough balance, and thereafter do the heavy lifting like EQ and compression. When done mixing, I'll check the mix on a few sound systems to make sure that it translates to the real world.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of the upcoming bands in Denmark inspire me to pursue my dreams. As well as the mentor (Jordan Valeriote) that I've learned everything from, regarding music production.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing jobs - but I also love doing recording sessions with great people and great music!