Sol Ater Studio

Metal Mix & Mastering

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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:

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Interview with Sol Ater Studio

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

  2. A: Balance, weight, and punch

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

  4. 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)

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. 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.

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

  8. A: Pytten from Grieghallen studio, the 70's heavy rock sound (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc)

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

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

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

  12. A: Extreme metal

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Natural-sounding but powerful sound

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. 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.

Terms Of Service

MIX: delivered as 24bit .wav files VINYL/TAPE MASTERING: delivered as 2 files (side A and B) in 24 bit .wav + PDF track list CD MASTERING: delivered as DDP file or individual tracks in 16bit/44.1khz

Gear Highlights
  • Dynaudio BM5A
  • Sennheiser HD600
  • Audient ID14
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
  • Mindprint DI-Port
  • Beyerdynamic DT-700
  • Shure SM7B
  • Oktava MK-012
  • B&O BM4
  • Oktava MK-220
  • etc
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