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
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 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).
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How have you miked your instruments? What mics have you been using?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't trig your kick drum. Use a good kick drum, a good mic and place it well.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: 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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Extreme metal
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Balance, punch and cohesion
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pytten from Grieghallen studio, that organic 70's Rock sound, Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing Metal albums (tracking, mixing, mastering)