De MixMeester offers coaching, production, mixing, and mastering services to DJ's, producers, artists, and labels. Owner Hugo is an experienced DJ/Producer and engineer and just a total musicfreak. Check out my portfolio on my website for more examples. I'd love to add your music to it!
De MixMeester is experienced across the board and focuses on the best way to improve the character, sonic balance, and power of your music. De MixMeester can quickly and solidly process your songs to get the most out of their individual elements and/or collective sound. Feel free to contact De MixMeester if you have any questions.
The posted track always is the latest completed project De MixMeester worked on. The preview starts with the pre-mix as delivered by the client. Then the same part of the song mixed. And off course the final master as delivered to the client.
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The Mixmaster mastered one of my tracks and the sound quality of the track improved enormously. Furthermore it has been a pleasure working with him. Everything was finished in the agreed time and he also listened well to how I wanted the track to sound like.
De MixMeester mastered one of my tracks some time ago, and I was very happy with the result. He has great ears, and he was a pleasure to work with! I will definitely work with him again if I need some professional mastering.
Interview with De MixMeester
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog in production/recording because of character and depth. Digital in mixing/mastering because of logistics and ease of use. Ideally; a choice mix of both. Though, since I was supplied with the full range of UAD-2 powered plug-ins by Universal Audio, I have to say that digital is my main focus atm. It actually sounds so similar to the vintage analog devices that a world class analog sound is possible these days without the actual hardware. Thanks UA!! I'm a fanboy :)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Check: wugi - Midnight Sessions #1 I did the mixing and mastering on this song using the Ampex ATR-102, Fatso Jr., and Pultec EQP-1A plug-ins to warm- and liven-up the sound. The spot on shine and depth that these devices can add to a mix are simply breathtaking. Knowing where, when and how to use all these surgical tools is what I've spent years on honing my skill.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Joop Vonk - Stappenplan Mix & Master | Djanti S. - All Over You Mix & Master | Custom Sample Editing Job | Remodelling and adding to the studio set-up
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your ideas and expectations about the overall sound of the tracks? What reference tracks or artists can I use as a guide? Do you have a deadline? Do you want an extra version specifically for streaming services?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check as many examples as you can, preferably on a good quality system. Compare them and try to focus on the details of the sound, instead of the musical themes. Ask yourself; do I hear the kind of difference that I want for my own project? That's why I use examples with both before and after previews.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Oh man...do you have a week?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll work on your music with the utmost sincerity and to the absolute best of my abilities every time. Together with your input we'll make sure you'll be happy with the result.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm a 17 year experienced audio-engineer. I finished a certified audio-engineering course from 2001 through 2002. Afterwards I was active in live-sound for some years and gradually started producing, mixing and mastering music. Between 2004 and 2008 I attended college at the 'Rockacademy' in Tilburg, The Netherlands. I studied music production, DJ-ing and the music business as a whole. In 2009 I founded my company 'De MixMeester' and started teaching, mixing and mastering professionally.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First audition of supplied mix, analyzing mix and detecting potential issues, determining necessary changes on mixing side if any, starting the mastering session, delivery of example for review, finalizing the project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mastering fixes everything and can polish a turd...lol. Mastering can make a great mix that much better. It can not make a bad mix great.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep your bit-rates up! Record, sample and mix your tracks at at least 24-bit and supply it to the mixing/mastering engineer like that.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds of electronic music. I have worked on pop/rock/metal projects as well. I'm looking to work on as many types of music as I can realy!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and analyzing. Without that it's impossible to achieve the best possible result.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing & Mastering
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Every engineer has his or her own way of working. My signature is not focussed on power alone. Although very important, I tend to focus on texture, depth, stereo-imaging and balancing out the frequency spectrum just as much. Also the use of UAD-2 emulations of vintage tape machines, EQ's, compressors and channel strips.