Experienced mixer with a tasteful collection of outboard to get unique sounds and a dynamic mix that serves the song.
Springtone Sound is a professional recording facility run by producer, engineer and drummer Oskar Glasbergen. We believe that creativity flows most freely when musicians feel at home, and that a comfortable recording environment will ultimately result in the best productions.
We specialize in producing and capturing sounds that are allowed an edge, from soulful reggae to straight up rock ‘n’ roll. Whether you are a touring band ready to record an album, a singer songwriter working on a new single, or a producer looking to add live drums to an existing song.. we got you. A vintage horn section? Guitar re-amps? We got you.
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Interview with Springtone Sound
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog for sound and fun, digital for workflow.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to work on music every day, being creative, and making something that will exist forever.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to get out of your single/EP/album?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just ask!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Vintage Oktava ML19 ribbon mic, RFZ V740 mic pre, RME Madiface Pro interface, JoeMeek SC2 stereo comp, Sennheiser HD25 headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing drums in a band in high school (17 years ago). Never stopped making music, just more focussed on the production side right now. I've been running my current studio setup for about 7 years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't do anything without a reason, but sometimes "I want to see what happens when I do this..." is a great reason.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do a lot of reggae, but I love the occasional gritty punk/rock record.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Drum production.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Dynamics. What needs to happen to make the chorus pop? What do we do to make the second verse as fresh and interesting as the first? I focus on the structure of the song as a whole, bearing in mind the attention span of the average listener.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a hybrid setup, most of the mixing happens in the box for workflow, but all original shaping of sound happens in the analog domain. I couldn't do without analog compression, eq or tape delays, spring reverbs.. that's where the magic is.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: It's a long list, but Jacquire King, Quincy Jones, and Lee "Scratch" Perry are on it.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full band recording and mixing, producing / songwriting, drum recording to spec.