I will mix your music based on your personal preferences, and will deliver professional reliable mixes quickly. specializing in Hip Hop, R&B, Blues and Rock
Whether you're an experienced Artist/Producer or just starting out, my services will get your tracks ready to be heard by the world. I will mix your tracks with industry standard plug-ins from Universal Audio, waves and more, to get you the sound you're after.
I studied with The Abbey Road Institute - London, and have been producing playing and mixing music for six years. my background is in hip hop and blues and the sonic textures I like to achieve, are heavily influenced from artists like James Brown, Steely Dan and J Dilla. I also have a wide knowledge in electric guitar tones.
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1 ReviewsEndorse Jonnie Berlevy
We asked Jonnie to compose, mix, master and deliver an opening theme tune and stings for break bumpers for a series we made for Sky. He did exactly what we asked, to the letter, on time, and on budget, and everyone loved the results. He's original, authentic, and we'd recommend Jonnie without hesitation. SP. Executive Producer, Storyvault Films.
Interview with Jonnie Berlevy
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud to have recorded Sitar player Anoushka Shankar, it was my first role as an engineer for TV.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on an instrumental Hip Hop album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, but there are a lot of great engineers out there.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love digital for the accessibility and convenience, being able to have plugins is so useful. However I think when producing music, it is essential to have analog gear and live playing. Vinyl sounds better.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will give them a final product they will be pleased with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The satisfaction when the mix is done.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Often customers ask about vocal recording techniques. I try and guide them as well as possible, based on the microphone they are using.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That everything is finished after the recording process alone.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What there references are and what sort of bands they're into.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try and keep work as organised as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, Music, speakers, MPC and Drums
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied songwriting and performance in college, then sound engineering and music production. I graduated Abbey Road Institute in 2019 and have been working ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Balanced and warm.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with some UK MC's Like BVA and Leaf Dog, as they remain true to classic Hip Hop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always highpass nearly everything in the mix to get rid of unnecessary rumble.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, R&B and Blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My Strongest skill is being organised and managing my sessions professionally.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring tonal balance and vibrance to a song. Fitting every element in the correct frequency range, the best I can.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When mixing I try to take out everything that's wrong with the sound using only subtractive EQ, minimal compression and essential FX processing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Studio has essentially two halves, a mixing side and a production side. All the mixing is taken care of on the computer in Pro Tools or Logic Pro X, with my monitors, headphones and UA interface. The other side is for sample based beat making, with my MPC2000Xl, Turntable and Moog Voyager.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my most inspiring engineers are Dave Cooley, Bob Power Gary Katz and Geoff Emerick.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Receiving raw stems, and putting them into Pro Tools to mix and master.