Sol Ater Studio

Mixing and mastering

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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

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. 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).

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: How have you miked your instruments? What mics have you been using?

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Don't trig your kick drum. Use a good kick drum, a good mic and place it well.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: Extreme metal

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: Balance, punch and cohesion

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. 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

  15. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  16. A: Pytten from Grieghallen studio, that organic 70's Rock sound, Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: Producing Metal albums (tracking, mixing, mastering)

Woebegone Obscured - Deathscape MMXIV

I was the recording, mixing and mastering engineer in this production

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