Hard-hitting mix and mastering for Black, Death and Doom Metal!
Mixing, mastering and on-site recording specialized in Extreme Metal (Black/Doom/Death Metal), but experienced with Rock, Jazz, Blues, Punk, (Dark) Folk and Ambient as well. I have years of experienced and worked on albums released by Candlelight Records, Solitude Productions, Duplicate Records, Aesthetic Death, and more.
I just recorded, mixed and mastered Horned Almighty 'To Fathom the Master's Grand Design' out via Scarlet Records and Strange Aeons Records. Check it out to hear my latest work: https://strangeaeonsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/to-fathom-the-masters-grand-design
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Interview with Sol Ater Studio
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Balance, weight, and punch
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Check out the band's previous material to get an idea of their sound 2. Listen to the material to mix or master 3. Make a first mix or master and send to the band 4. Get feedback, make adjustment, send a revised version and repeat until we're statisifed (within reasonable limits)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac + Logic Pro X + Audient ID14 + Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. Monitoring on Dynaudio BM5A, Yamaha HS50M, Sennheiser HD600, Beyer Dynamic DT770 and Superlux HD681B.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pytten from Grieghallen studio, the 70's heavy rock sound (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing Metal albums (tracking, mixing, mastering)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Extreme metal
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Natural-sounding but powerful sound
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Emperor, because of their complex sound. It would be a very exciting challenge to make their orchestrations sound powerful, clear and intelligible without loosing agression.