Idan Altman

Indie,Alternative,Ambient,Jazz

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I am a minimalist, perfectionist and I'll do whatever it takes to make sure you're satisfied. Check out my work at idanaltman.com and I'd love to chat with you via skype / whatsapp if you have any questions.

My goal is to make honest sounding music that represents the artist and not the technology. I want to make something unique that  will survive the test of time and I would love to work with anyone who feels the same way. My favourite records were produced with limited technology and were simply a product of great musicians having fun without worrying too much about mistakes. That is why I don't use a lot of microphones and processors and focus mainly on performance.

As a producer I will help you with your arrangement, structure and play different instruments if necessary (I am a jazz trained multi instrumentalist specialising in guitars and synths) . I focus on getting the right sound right from the start instead of fixing it in the mix and I ask a lot of questions to make sure that you are involved as much as possible throughout the whole process because its all about how you want your song to be like.

I work for a fixed fee and do not ask for shares of copyright / royalties which means that you own 100% of the production (work for hire)

Send me a note through the contact button above.

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91 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Anthony Dann
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    Idan is a great musician and a very pleasant person to work with. It was a pleasure to see a song become alive with great instrumentation and live recorded instruments, reflecting the lyrics and tone of the song in the best way. Thank you, Idan! It was magical :)

  2. Review by Mike S.
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    Highly experienced musician and engineer who puts every effort into delivering a first class result for you. Definitely recommended!

  3. Review by Mara
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    Idan is a very talented, passionate musician. He has an good eye for what the artist wants and needs. These are only a few of the many reasons why I decided to work on the Songs for my Album with him :)!

  4. Review by Rizos R.
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    Second song second hit! Awesome again.
    Really Happy with Idan thanks again :))

  5. Review by Rizos R.
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    Our first time working together, and incredible sound and feeling. Idan has an enormous talent as musician, and I also like how he undrestood me. Really easy to deal with, and professional behaviour.
    Thanks man!

  6. Review by Jacqui K.
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    What a pleasure it was working with Idan. We created some good music together!
    I really enjoyed the process, the quality of work he produced and the patience he had with me. He is kind, gentle, hardworking and talented.
    What a joy and pleasure it was!!

  7. Review by Matt G.
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    Idan is a super nice, patient, and reliable producer/session musician with a tonne of talent and a dedicated approach. Highly recommended!!!!

  8. Review by Christian H.
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    Idan did a fantastic job of producing my song for me. He plays real instruments, and he plays them real well :)

  9. Review by Sandra S.
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    Idan is excellent and quite attentive. He has a beautiful sound too. Very talented and quick with his services. I look forward to working with him again in the future! =)

  10. Review by River S.
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    Absolutely amazing guitar playing. Completely nailed the vibe I wanted and got it to me super fast. Highly recommend.

  11. Review by Garrett P.
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    Second round working with Idan and better than ever! This man is phenomenally talented and a cool dude to boot! Thanks for everything Idan!

  12. Review by Marc J.
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    2nd gig with Idan. Always a pleasure with this man. :)

  13. Review by Isaac J.
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    Idan was fantastic , mix was perfect and communication was great. A true professional. Will definitely work again with Idan.

  14. Review by Ken C.
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    Yet again, Idan brought the care and attention to our track that took it from an idea to an amazing song. He's so SO talented! He's also kind, responsive and someone I can now call a friend. Hire him, you'll be REALLY happy you did.

  15. Review by Garrett P.
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    Idan is THE B E S T. And what I mean by THE B E S T is that I was so inspired by the one track he produced me, that I decided to undergo an EP under his direction/production. He is one of those people who feels like a (VERY TALENTED) old friend, and that's what you need and want when making meaningful work. THANK YOU IDAN - for your incredible instrumentation, mixing + mastering skills, and also for dealing with my many requests. From one perfectionist to another - you made the track gold!

  16. Review by Ken C.
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    Yet again, Idan has produced a stellar track for us!! His care and attention to detail continuously blows us away! His enthusiasm is infectious, and every time we work with him, we feel like HE'S really the one pushing for the song to be great. To top it all off, his ideas and direction add soooo much, drawing out the real soul of the song!

  17. Review by Ken C.
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    Idan is one of the more talented, dedicated and thoughtful people we've encountered in this business. Every detail was tended to. Every request or revision was implemented with such grace and care. He saw our vision through and guided us at every step. We couldn't be happier! And, we're about to start another project with him soon!

  18. Review by Michael
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    Perfect! From our detailed Skype call at the beginning - to the fact Idan never grew impatient with my changes (and always implemented them perfectly) - I always felt heard, and that my satisfaction was top priority. Additionally, Idan's musical knowledge & depth extended my source material to new heights and I'm so excited to work more with him!

  19. Review by Carly M.
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    Idan = an incredibly talented, good person. It was so wonderful working with him! I came to his studio for three days & I'm so happy with what came out of it. He listens, is unpretentious (super important, in my book), is highly skilled, & was just overall awesome. I learned a lot, had fun, & will definitely work with him again. Highly recommend.

  20. Review by Mike S.
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    Idan provided a top of the range production, mixing and mastering service. I couldn't have asked for more! A fantastic musician with a great set of ears! Highly recommended.

  21. Review by Dawan G.
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    Hey I’ve enjoyed working with Idan. He’s really not only been a great help to my project but also a mentor. I’ve been able to use the knowledge he’s shared and also how to maximize my understanding of theory while in creation. He kept an open line of communication with me even on late and early mornings. I look forward to working together again.

  22. Review by Philippe Q.
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    I'm currently working on my songs with Idan, it's a fantastic experience. Idan is a true professional and a true gentleman with great listening skills and great courtesy. I also recommend visiting this site and appreciate the sound quality of his achievements and his talent as a producer is quite exceptional.

  23. Review by Birahny L.
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    Idan is an incredibly talented musician and producer. He is very professional and accommodating to the needs of the client. Highly recommend Idan to anyone!

  24. Review by Troy S.
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    a prince among men

  25. Review by Orla H.
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    Thanks Idan for all your work on the songs. I love them.

  26. Review by Richard J.
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    Idan was great to work with and quickly created a quality sounding track i'm very happy with. Looking forward to working on more music together.

  27. Review by Le B.
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    Everything is cool as usual, highly recommend :D

  28. Review by Orla H.
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    I found Idan through soundbetter & now half way through my album. I can't praise Idan enough for his work on my album. I'm so happy with the results. His professional approach on each edit and mix of every track. I am so appreciative of all your efforts.Thank you Idan

  29. Review by River S.
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    Great communication and prompt delivery again. Easy back and forth to achieve the best result, I couldn't be more happy with the way the track turned out!

  30. Review by River S.
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    Super friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the end result. Looking forward to more work.

  31. Review by Evie
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    The fact that I keep working with Idan must tell you something about how great he is! Once you work with him once, you won't stop! He's just that awesome!! :)

  32. Review by Evie
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    Idan, is a life saver! Super prompt, super talented and super nice! I love working with him and will continue to! :)

  33. Review by Timothy W.
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    Idan gave me great feedback on my mixes and brought in some ideas before mastering the tracks exactly to my wishes.
    Allthough he was busy he found the time to finish the job qickly! Definite Recommendation

  34. Review by Evie
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    Idan is awesome! He understood what I needed and got me an incredible track that I'm really proud of.
    He sent me the finished track the next day! I recommend Idan if you want a knowledgable, professional producer with an incredible ability to understand what will add to your project. I will definitely be working with him again! :)

  35. Review by Jason O.
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    Fantastic guy to work with, he made sure everything sounded great in the end!

  36. Review by Le B.
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    Idan is professional producer, super excellent. He understands my concept and provided exactly what I was looking for. also he accepted all my asking easily. really appreciate his sincere effort. Highly recommend, thumb up!

  37. Review by Louis Torre
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    Idan is amazing! I gave him a reference track and crafted an instrumental with the exact same vibe and accomplished everything I asked for and then some! Amazing job & I will definitely continue to work with him in the future!

  38. Review by Shu Y.
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    Very nice experiences working with Idan, he is professional, productive and take care of your goals.

  39. Review by Michael N.
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    I really appreciate working with Idan. Excellent track. Highly recommend!

  40. Review by Esteban L.
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    Really nice vibe and agile workflow with Idan. The recordings were improved a lot while keeping their originality. Thanks Idan!!

  41. Review by Orla H.
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    I am so happy with the work Idan did on my track. Not only was the end result exactly what I wanted, but his professional approach to prompt communication and the time frame in which the song was finished, has been really impressive. I will definitely work with Idan again in the future. I highly recommend him as a producer.

  42. Review by Carly M.
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    Idan = an incredibly talented, good person. It was so wonderful working with him! I came to his studio for three days and I'm so happy with what came out of it. He listens, is unpretentious (super important, in my book), is highly skilled, and was just overall awesome. I learned a lot, had fun, and will definitely work with him again. Highly recommend.

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  77. Review by Polina Borissova
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    Idan is a hero - he does everything so quickly, understands within seconds what we want. And every musician (so far) who listened to our recordings first said - "wow, really good recorded, where did you do that?" and are astonished when we tell them it's been in his living room. :)
    I can highly recommend Idan-such a pleasure and fun to work with

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    Have had great experiences working with Idan. He has a great ear, creative mind, and big heart

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    Mastering my tracks with Idan has not only helped my music sound its absolute best, but has taught me a lot about mixing on my own. Idan knows his stuff, has great equipment and a wonderful ear, and is professional and personable as well. Excellent :)

  80. Review by Pete M.
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    Idan has mastered a few of my projects and every time it was a great learning experience! His work flow is very smooth, and he keeps no secrets, so you can always leave with not only a great mix/master but some new eq skills to boot!

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    I worked with Idan on a lot of my projects, especially mixing and mastering.
    He is full of knowledge, with a lot of passion for music and super nice.
    The working flow is great, Idan is very fast and knows how to focus on the problems made at the recording part.
    I definitely recommend!

  82. Review by Gianmarco M.
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    Had a chance to work with Idan after producing my EP in London. We worked on the mixing of my songs in his lovely studio in Kreuzberg and I felt at total ease collaborating with him. His hands on yet down to earth approach adds up to his professional mixing and mastering skills.
    It was a pleasure working with him!
    Marco Mestichella

  83. Review by Alexey Kochetkov
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    I work with Idan already 2-3 years and always amazed by how fast and proffesional this guy works. Also very flexible and good understanding of music. I am always happy when I have another mixing session with Idan!

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    Idan is a highly skilled industry professional. When mastering, he wants to make your wishes come true and realizes them. I did several projects with him in different styles (acoustic piano-pop to dance) and I always was superhappy with the final master. In other cases I could have done the mastering by myself, but Idan puts the dot on the i!

  85. Review by Michael Glucksmann
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    Idan is a true knight of devotion to music. Weather it was mixing, recording or producing different projects, he always had a professional attitude, top level engineering skills and service all in a reasonable fee. Apart from the fact that he is a music enthusiast that has a lot to offer as a producer and music collaborator.

  86. Review by Rich Millin
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    I have worked with Idan on various projects over the past few years, from workshops, to recording, mixing to mastering. He is a consummate professional, great fun to work with and the results are ALWAYS impeccable. Highly recommended.

  87. Review by Simon Hagström Rennerstedt
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    Idan is a fantastic music producer and engineer. I've had the pleasure to work with him on several projects during my time in Berlin and he's really the guy who knows everything about recording, production, mixing and mastering. Highly recommended!

  88. Review by Ainsley Adams
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    Great enthusiasm and a hard working engineer with a wide range of skills. Highly recommended!

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    He's always up for something new and has a good knowledge about all aspects of recording and mixing and most importantly an open ear for what you like. Definitely recommend him!

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    Very professional attitude towards every project, great knowledge of pro tools,very fast and smooth to work with and a overall great guy,would definitely recommend.

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    He has very good skills on ProTools and is a very nice and polite guy to work with ! highly recommendable !

Interview with Idan Altman

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

  2. A: What inspired to write your song? What are you listening to at the moment? How do you visualise your track sounding at the end of the process?

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both - Analog for capturing and shaping the sound coming in and digital for keeping what I've captured under control.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: That they get what they want, not what I want

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: I don't have to shave

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Does analog sound better, No its just more fun to use :)

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: Its not as technical as people think it is and expensive gear is overrated.

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

  14. A: Listen to my work and let your ears decide www.idanaltman.com

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Minimal

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

  18. A: If you really love music and are looking for a different, non mainstream sound, I'd love to work with you :)

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

  20. A: Start from the melody and build your way up

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

  22. A: Dream Pop, Ambient, Indie Folk, Rock, Experimental, Lo-Fi and Jazz

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Listening

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

  26. A: The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Jim O'rourke, Sparklehorse, Stereolab, Pink Floyd

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

  28. A: Music production (arranging, playing, recording ,mixing etc)

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Work For Hire. Production prices include mixing and mastering and are calculated for 10 hours of work. Mixing prices include mastering and an unlimited amount of revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Beatles
Gear Highlights
  • Dangerous source
  • Focusrite ISA Preamps
  • Moogerfoogers
  • Vermona Retroverb
  • Sansamp PSA 1
  • Nord Electro 4d
  • DSI Tetra
  • Hohner Pianet T
  • Korg MS20 mini
  • Acidlab Drumatrix
  • a lot of guitars
  • Oktavamod mics
  • Pro tools 11
  • Yamaha NS10
  • Tannoy System 1000
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SoundBetter Deal

Ep production (4 songs or more) - 260$ per song, Album Production (7 songs or more) - 220$ per song, Ep Mixing and Mastering (4 songs or more) - 130$ per song, Album Mixing and Mastering (7 songs or more) 110$ per song