My name is Ted Teske. I am a mixing and mastering engineer located in Los Anageles. Over the past 10 years i've worked with the likes of Chuck Inglish, Do or Die, Jeremih, Rick Ross, and more. My mix style is a mix between analog and digital. Using vintage analog gear to create a warm and colorful sound: http://www.iagmastering.com
IAG Mastering specializes in online mixing and mastering as well as post-sound mixing for film. Our company was built on the foundation of being interactive and not hiding from our customers. We like to talk with each client to get a good understanding of their overall direction prior to moving forward.
- The IAG Team
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
Interview with TNT808
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I work on the music and re-recording mixing on Railroad to Hell and Patient Zero - two horror movies that dropped last year. I also got the chance to work with one of my favorite Chicago artists before he died: Johnny P of Do or Die.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working w/ a rap artist in LA on mastering his EP that released on June 16th
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mixed By Ali
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A mix between both - because analog provides a warm, vintage, and colorful sound that plug-ins can't match.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will work with you one-on-one until the vision and sound is met.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I take pride in putting out quality records and/or playing a role in them.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What are your rates? I am willing to work with you.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Engineering and producing are two different concepts.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your overall vision for the track?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always ask for a sample! :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My PRE-73 pre-amp Aston Mic Mackie Interface Rugged - that's why
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a certified audio engineer and system engineer at Walk Disney Studios and Marvel Studios in Burbank CA.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Analog and Digital (50/50).
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drake. Inspiration for the culture.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do NOT over-compress. Start lightly with the threshold and gain to get a clean sound. Use a De-Esser after EQ to clean up high-end frequencies.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and/or Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing vocals
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 16 years of experience in both hip hop and pop as well as receiving multiple nominations and awards over the past 10 years.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Online Skype and/or FaceTime prior to work - gather the clients vision for the song
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic X Pultec EQ Warm Audio Golden Age Audio PRE-73 Neuman TL 102 Aston Origin SM7B sm57
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dr. Dre Mixed by Ali Jay-Z The Alchemist
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering - Logic X - SSL Console - Analog gear: Warm Audio, Golden Audio, Neve 1073