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As a creative person I strive to make others prosper through my work and finding the path from head to speaker.
I have a bachelors degree in sound design from Sonic College, Denmark. During my study I specialised in mixing and mastering music.
- Dani Esco
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Interview with Christoffer I. T. Platou
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I got a call from a producer saying he needed a mix in 24 hours, it's for a swedish rapper (Einár). I rushed to the studio and mixed the track, after a couple speedy revisions the song was finally approved and we made it with 6 hours to spare!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Alongside mixing for clients I'm working on a self-produced EP - Currently in the mixing stage...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: We live in a day and age where our software can replicate "reality" so precise that most professionals can't even hear the difference. That opens a lot of doors for a guy like me, not having had his own studio for 20 years to hoard analog gear. But the feeling of those knobs and the sound of analog compression just can't be beaten - So analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction - Unlimited revisions. And if you still feel it's not getting there, you can call off the project anytime at no cost.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: After seeing my clients accumulating 2.000.000+ plays - Seeing my clients succeed! I love to prosper with my clients.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: "How should I send my stems?" A: "– 24bit – .wav – same sampling rate as your recording’s sampling rate (no conversion!) – no dithering – make sure no track is clipping/distorting"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing is just knowing your presets. Of course there are some presets that are universal, but 95% of the time you have to take the incoming signal in to account - And this is where experience comes in to play. Knowing your compressors and knowing your EQ's is crucial for a professional sounding mix - And that's what I've been doing for the past 6 years-
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are you 100% satisfied with your recordings?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'd advice all my future customers to be honest and not spare my feelings - If you've got ideas, let me know!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a teen producing music and suddenly found myself enjoying mixing my music more than creating it. I started enjoying it so much that I had to take my self serious and get a degree in sound design. Now I'm a freelancer in the best field in the world - Audio!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Defined - My style is not necessarily aggressive, but I always make sure that elements pop out of the speakers.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Don Toliver, he seems like such a creative and open-minded person. Oh, and I love his music!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban; Trap, Hip Hop, Rap, R&B. But over the last couple of years I've been working on mixing hard rock and metal.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I receive sessions, I usually spend a good 30 minutes setting up the mix in busses and groups while listening to either provided or hand-picked reference tracks and having a cup of coffee. Once everything's set up it's time to work; I usually work from the bottom up meaning I start with kick and bass and end up in vocals, that way I'm sure the vocals will always end on top, while the instruments still get their place in the mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work primarily ITB with my trusty Focal Shape Twins and Beyerdynamics DT 770 Pro for monitoring. I mix in Pro Tools 12, starting with the Softube Console 1 and then usually with various UAD and Waves plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mike Dean, most definitely - He shaped the sound of our time! (i.e. Travis Scott and Don Toliver)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common work is mix- and mastering.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am an expert in killing off that demo sound. Taking what's important in a song and putting it on a piedestal in the mix. Creating the room to breathe and the energy to live that the song deserves. All in all battleharden the track to compete with what you hear on the radio.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to my clients needs and making sure we're both on the same side of the project.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There is no time wasted when producing music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dani Esco, been working with the guy for years. He's a go-getter and a juggernaut when it comes to getting it done! https://soundbetter.com/profiles/92876-dani-esco-%F0%9F%94%A5
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook, Focal Shape Twin, Apollo Twin X, Softube Console 1, Sony C-100