Berlin based Producer and Mastering Engineer.
I am a minimalist, perfectionist and I absolutely love what I do.
Check out my work at www.idanaltman.com and feel free to write me if you have any questions.
I am a jazz trained musician, arranger and songwriter and I have a highly minimalist approach to music production which means that I do not use a lot of microphones and processors. I find that working in this way simplifies the process and enables me to achieve a natural and well defined sound.
My mastering workflow starts with listening to the material and comparing it to a reference track provided by the artist. This helps me to understand the artist´s taste and conclude if there is anything that could be improved in the mix. I then communicate this to the artist or mixing engineer and once the adjustments are made, I start mastering the tracks. I find that working in this way helps the artist get the most out of the mastering process while learning more about the process, and improving the quality of their mixes and productions over time.
I have also been teaching music production in the past 4 years teaching at dBs Music, Abbey Road Institute and hosting workshops for Spinnup, Gigmit, Noize Fabrik and many others. I have learned to incorporate my teaching abilities with my studio work which means that I always make sure that you understand what I'm doing, why I chose a certain technique and what are the alternatives. I find that working in this way does not only get you the desired results, but will also help you develop your production skills on the long term.
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- Dangerous source
- Focusrite ISA Preamps
- Vermona Retroverb
- Sansamp PSA 1
- Nord Electro 4d
- Hohner Pianet T
- Korg MS20 mini
- Acidlab Drumatrix
- a lot of guitars
- Oktavamod microphones
- Pro tools 11
- Yamaha NS10
- Tannoy System 1000
Reviews of Idan Altman
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!
Very nice experiences working with Idan, he is professional, productive and take care of your goals.
I really appreciate working with Idan. Excellent track. Highly recommend!
Really nice vibe and agile workflow with Idan. The recordings were improved a lot while keeping their originality. Thanks Idan!!
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.
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 :)
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Great enthusiasm and a hard working engineer with a wide range of skills. Highly recommended!
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!
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.
He has very good skills on ProTools and is a very nice and polite guy to work with ! highly recommendable !