Boulevard Sound is a boutique Mixing & Mastering service based in Los Angeles. Our goal is to provide you with a radio-ready product at an affordable price.
Our Founder and Senior Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Anton Khabbaz, has over 5 years experience working in the music industry. He attended Icon Collective, a prestigious Music School located in Los Angeles, where he learned and perfected his craft in Audio Engineering and Music Production; taught by world-class industry leading professionals. Icon Collective was also home to artists such as NGHTMRE, Jauz , Dillon Francis, San Holo & many more. Aside from Boulevard Sound, Anton produces music under the artist name 'Dreamsuite', which has reached over a 250,000 audience on his Spotify alone. Anton's great passion for music is what drove him to create Boulevard Sound. He wanted to have a service that allows Independent and Major Label Artists/Musicians to have access to world-class Mixing and Mastering at an affordable price, without sacrificing quality. Every product coming from Boulevard Sound is treated with the utmost care and detail it deserves. Coming from a musical background, Anton has developed a great ear throughout time and approaches every Mix and Master not only from a technical perspective but an artistic perspective. Giving you a unique and high-quality product that will stand out from the rest.
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Anton is a legend who’s eager to learn and constantly looking to improve. He spends countless hours honing his craft, and it shows. If you’re looking for quality in post production, Anton is your man.
Anton took my breath away with the result of my last track. I'm somewhat particular on how I want my music to sound and Anton was very flexible and determined to get it to sound exactly how I wanted. I've worked with him three times now and I can't see myself going to anyone else for mixing and mastering help. Boulevard sound is amazing!
I recently did a Master with Boulevard Sound. The service was super reliable and responses were fast. Looking forward to more projects in the future!
Anton is a true professional. He is efficient, incredibly creative, and has an excellent ear for good music. 10/10.
Interview with Boulevard Sound
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently Mastered a song for 'Midnight Kids' that was released on RCA Records, and I was extremely proud of how it turned out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently in the process of wrapping up a Mix and Master I am doing for this upcoming DJ Duo 'Niiko and Swae'.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, they work beautifully together. I think each serves a different purpose and offer unique characteristic to a mix or master.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to offer my clients a product that exceeds their expectations and give them the satisfaction they deserve.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like having the opportunity to do what I love the most as a job.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people think that Mixing or Mastering a track is going to turn a bad song into a good song. But that has nothing to do with Mixing and Mastering. What you make is completely reliant on your creative process. My job is simply to clean up and polish your product, not change it entirely.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How do you want your product to sound like? What are some reference tracks you would like me to listen to? Are you going for more loudness or dynamics?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please make sure nothing is clipping in the project you send and everything is organized and final. I have had clients in the past send me their mix or master and go back and forth replacing stems here and there and things just start to get messy.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Charger, Headphones, Portable Audio Interface, and a Microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I grew up in a musical background so I have always had a musical ear. I began producing in 2014 and have been doing it ever since. After attending Music School and learning the backbone of Audio Engineering, I began to practice Mixing and Mastering in my own free time and helping friends out with their projects. I now feel at a proficient level to start doing it as a part-time job.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say my style is Dynamic and Colorful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: LANY. They are my favorite band in the world.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always trust your ear when making music, and don't be afraid to take risks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on everything. I don't set any limits for the type of music I work on. I love it all!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am not necessarily stronger in one skill than the other, but I find that I do Mastering more than I do mixing. But I am well experienced in both fields.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the great love and passion I have for music to every project I work on. I don't see Mixing and Mastering as only a technical process. I really love to get creative with my work and approach things from an artistic mindset.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start by loading the Pre-Mix Stems or 2 Track Pre-Master into an Ableton session. I then listen to the Rough Mix/Master Reference and get a feel for what the client envisions for the record. I then proceed to gain staging and simple EQ cleaning. After I do that, I begin diving into the Mix or Master in depth and work on it till the client is happy and satisfied with the end product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is basically my MacBook Pro 15", and Apollo MKII Twin Duo, and a pair of Yamaha HS8's on Iso Acoustic Stands all inside a treated studio. It's a simple setup. I believe its not the gear or studio that makes a good mix, it's about having a great ear and knowing your gear and studio well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am heavily inspired by a lot of "Left Field Pop", such as LANY , Whethan, and Jeremy Zucker.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly do Mixing and Mastering for clients. But I am also well versed in Vocal Tuning/Comping if clients need it.