Laurent Schark

I Arrange, Record, Mix, Master

12 Reviews
Laurent Schark on SoundBetter

With about 20 years of experience in composing, producing, mixing and mastering, and more than 20 years as a radio host and dj, I'm sure to meet your expectations. I'm the coolest producer you can work it and am 100% committed to bring the magic to your music. I have a strong experience in dance music, pop music, and rock.

I have the equipment to record instruments and vocals in the studio. I have a strong experience with recording and directing vocal recording sessions. A good take is always SUPER important. It's always better to do another good take than trying to fix a bad one.

If needed, I can help you with some additional work (instruments, keys, maybe extra recording, structure suggestion). The purpose will be always to make your music shine and stand out.

Mixing usually takes one whole day, something two. Ideally I like to do the mixing with you in the studio. This way, we can go through some creative work together and make sure you leave the studio satisfied.

Once the mixing is done, I NEVER do the mastering on the same day. I "sleep on it" couple of days. Sometimes I go back to the mixing session with a fresh ear to adjust a couple of things.
However, at the end of the mixing session, I'll provide you a rough idea of how the master will sound like.
I have done a lot of mastering for Sony, Universal, Barclays, big independent record labels and artists.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

12 Reviews

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  1. Review by Steve Canneaux
    by Steve Canneaux

    Laurant's mastering is at the highest level, he really gets intune with the sounds and vibes of the track and when it comes back, it's still your track, but sounds a million times better.

  2. Review by Wielki
    by Wielki

    Laurent is one of the best sound engineer I know, a real understanding and professional guy. We've been working together for years, and I can say he is now completely part of my production process. All my masterings are made by him, my clients and I are very satisfied.

  3. Review by Lekno
    by Lekno

    Your mastering skills are Top, will use again, love from Ibiza

  4. Review by Romain Pellegrin

    I called on Laurent Schark's mastering services and it was very well done, I highly recommend!

  5. Review by Romain Pellegrin

    I called on Laurent Schark's mastering services and it was very well done, I highly recommend!

    Romain P

  6. Review by Romain Pellegrin

    I called on Laurent Schark's mastering services and it was very well done, I highly recommend!

    Romain P

  7. Review by Delon
    by Delon

    I work with laurent for 4 years now, and what I have to say is that I clearly find someone with connivance with myself really important to understand my works and wishes each track after another. Never deceived, I found a "signature"

  8. Review by Joris Delacroix
    by Joris Delacroix

    I work with Laurent for more than a year now. He works hard and fast, very involved in every project

  9. Review by Bella Chipperfield
    by Bella Chipperfield

    Laurent is not only a true professional, he has a real understanding and compassion for music that is very hard to come by. 10/10

  10. Review by Mathieu Koss
    by Mathieu Koss

    Worked with Laurent for the Mastering on my collab with Aloe Blacc and he did exactly what i was waiting for this song.

  11. Review by Joan Alasta
    by Joan Alasta

    Laurent is one of the best mix/master engineers in the music industry. Always very available and listening. His work is always perfect.

  12. Review by Dominium Recordings
    by Dominium Recordings

    Laurent is certainly one of the best mixing and mastering engineers, not only because he gets the job done, but always bring more than expected, thanks to his musical background and approach. Highly recommended

Interview with Laurent Schark

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: There're a few. My remixes for Afro Medusa, Oliver Nelson, and my unofficial remix of Daft Punk "Get Lucky". The biggest one, my single "One Of A Kind". The most advanced and personal production I've produced so far.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A lot of things. My own production, my band, my radio show, but thankfully I am extremely organised and work in a stress-free environment.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Klaas, Daniel Duskin

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: The truth is right in the middle as long as you know how to use your gear.

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

  10. A: To be fully committed to they project. Also I don't do 99.99% of satisfaction. It's 100%.

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

  12. A: Spending time with clients while we record, arrange, and mix a song. Seeing them happy when they live the studio. Being able to work with talented artists on difference projects. I'm super super grateful every day.

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

  14. A: Try to be as original as possible. Collaborate a lot. The success of an artist is always the success of a team. Trust your feelings.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: MacBook with a DAW, Adam A7X, Nektar Panorama P6 Keyboard, Neumann Mic, UAD Apollo.

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: 25 years of djing 23 as a host and radio program producer (including a monthly show with more than 3 million listeners, broadcast on more than 40 radios simultaneously). Keyboard player since I learned how to walk. Music production and mixing for about 20 years.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: My style is happy music for happy music. Most of all, emotions. Whatever the genre of music I'm working on, I always try to understand the "spirit", the vision, and always try to be emotionally involved in it to go as deep as possible in the creative process.

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

  22. A: I'd love to work with Marc Ronson. He's a genius and understands the concept of "less is more". He seems to be a super cool guy too ;)

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

  24. A: Try to select only the best parts in your music instead of layering too much. Also good instruments , drums and vocal takes are crucial. Take breaks ! Try to push your originality as far as you can. It ALWAYS pays off.

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

  26. A: Usually rnb-soul, rock, electronic, house, ballads, dance, pop. I sometimes work on hip-hop project but I have to be honest, I know other engineers who are completely dedicated to this genre and betetr than me.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: My 20-year experience and my sensitiveness as I am a musician myself. I can easily understand the emotions in a specific song and the direction. Then, my mixing skills do the rest

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

  30. A: My very original approach to it. I've been working in radios for more than 20 and listen to more than 500 songs a week, to select just a few for my radio show. I have a good sense of what a hit record should sound like (I think ?). Most of all I have zero ego and am super open to organic approach to the music with the client in the studio.

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

  32. A: I usually do all the surgery and fixing as soon as I start the mix, then I do the creative work. A tiny coffee break every 2 hours to refresh the ears.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: 2 pairs or speakers (Yamaha and Adam), Focusrite ISA 828 patched to UAD Apollo sound card (total of 18 CPUs), TASCAM US2400 control surface, plenty of mics, master keyboard fully mapped to a Cubase 10 pro.

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

  36. A: Daft Punk (My biggest inspiration, I sound a lot like them in my production)

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

  38. A: I discuss a lot with the client to understand his/her art before mixing and mastering.

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

  40. A: "Do you think people will like our music ?" - Nobody has the answer, but we're going to do our best to make it as strong as possible.

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

  42. A: It's mainly about mastering, and thinking that 1. It does miracles or 2. It's just pushing a limiter to win the loudness war.

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

  44. A: What are your inspirations ? What's your vision ? Do you have any reference tracks you love ?

Laurent Schark Feat. Darren Ellison - One Of The Kind

I was the composer, arranger, recording, mixing and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn-around time for mixing: 7-10 days max
First mixing revision free - £50 additional revision
Turn-around time for masterin: 2-4 days
First mastering revision free - £25 additional revision

GenresSounds Like
  • Daft Punk
  • Mark Ronson
  • Bruno Mars
Gear Highlights
  • ADAM 7" Speakers
  • UAD
  • Neumann
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