20 years of experience as an audio pro, produced over 100 records, produced and mixed Gold and Platinum hit albums.. Here to let you all know that I mix records. If you recorded a song and need a great mix, I'm your man. You want me. Buy all means ask for a quote, you'll be surprised. I'll also do pitches, since I haven't lost one yet!
Started an obsession with sound as a child.. Made the obvious career choices as a teenager... Working in music and audio since the mid-nineties... Mixed my first number one hit record in 2002... Took a small break from the studio from 2005 till 2008 to tour the world in a rock band... Back in the studio since then... Born and raised in Amsterdam, NL now living in Belgrade Serbia... Producing mostly Serbian bands and mixing tracks from all over the world.
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Interview with Gaspard Music
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: any good sound is inspiring ranging from Glen Johns to Steve Albini to Daft Punk...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a simple but High quality 3 room studio set up. starting with a neumann mic, a Tubetech Channel, A mac and Adam monitors.. recently update with a Toft 16ATB analog mixing console. and I built two new recording rooms, one for drums ( I own a vintage Ludwig rocker kit) and one for amps and /or vocals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: aint no such thing.. I do whatever it takes to make something sound great
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In Serbia, I produce bands, which means I do preproduction with them ( joining them at rehearsals etc.) then record, produce the session and mix it.. mastering is something I am learning but usually i still prefer to send it to one of my mastering buddies. for the rest of the world I mix ( and remix) tracks send to me online..
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: If i didn't write the song I will advice about the arrangement, the performance ( both instrumental and vocal) and the sound.. basically all the things a hands on producer would do.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: never stop listening to the whole song.. and always listen to a final mix in a room nextdoor to the studio wth the doors open.. while doing something like the dishes.. this way you'll have enough distance to hear it like a regular listener instead of hyperfocused in the sweetspot of your mixing room..
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Grohl.. no need for explanation ;-)
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started an obsession with sound as a child.. Made the obvious career choices as a teenager... Working in music and audio since the mid-nineties... Mixed my first number one hit record in 2002... Took a small break from the studio from 2005 till 2008 to tour the world in a rock band... Back in the studio since then...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: neumann, tubetech, MOTU8282, Mac, Adams
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: listen to their reel..
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what would you like to sound like?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: mixing is only the last 5% of the job.. the song, preformance and recording are far more important!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: can you fix it in the mix? my answer being: yes i can fix it but I can't make you a better singer/performer/songwriter
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: working with music all day long.. my mother used to tell me: "If you do what you love, you'll never have to work a day in your life"
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's more flexible and by now it also sounds great.. analog is groovy but not very handy.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: don't know.. I'll look into it...
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 6 different albums.. an indie rock band ( production) a gypsy punk band ( playing bass and producing), two different indie pop debut albums ( producing) a female pop singer ( mixing) a gangster rapper ( mixing)..
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Worldly savages because of this: https://soundcloud.com/worldlysavages/erik-the-worldly-savages-culture-is-not-your-friend
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am best at making a fully rounded but natural sounding mix. check this out: https://soundcloud.com/gaspard-dela-nuit/gaspardmusic-mixreel-2014 or for a wider variety of material I worked on over some 20 years: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC2c0aYfLBfKaVcALjDZRdh0xAuQzoP31
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on all sorts of music as you can hear on my mixreel.. lately I produce a lot of indie rock but when I make music by myself it's usually old fashioned 70ies funk and soul. I also mix a Lot of HipHop and Trap music coming from the Dutch hiphop scene.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to make the best possible mix of the material you give me. and I have never in my life missed a deadline.