Remote mixing and mastering - Specialized in Extreme Metal (Black/Doom/Death Metal), but experienced with Rock, Jazz, Blues, Punk, Folk, and Ambient music as well.

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Interview with Sol Ater Studio

Tell us about your studio setup.
Mac + Logic Pro X + Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 - Monitoring on Yamaha HS50M, Dali Suite 2.5 and Beyer Dynamic DT770 - Mix is all in the box except for guitar re-amping if necessary (through Engl Savage 120, Powerball, GSP 1101, AMT B1, or other things).
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How have you miked your instruments? What mics have you been using?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Don't trig your kick drum. Use a good kick drum, a good mic and place it well.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be scared of reverb. It's easy to mess things up with it, but used correctly, it takes things to a new level.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Extreme metal
What do you bring to a song?
Balance, punch and cohesion
What's your typical work process?
1. Listen to band's previous stuff 2. Listen to track 3. Group tracks 4. Do panning and levels 5. Clean up tracks with editing and substractive eq 6. Sculpt sound
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Pytten from Grieghallen studio, that organic 70's Rock sound, Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Producing Metal albums (tracking, mixing, mastering)