I love to get the most out of your project. But ! Without losing its soul. I`m a purist. In Recording and Mixing , I try to get the most out of the Song / Project , without bringing to much taste of mine into it, so I could keep the original idea of the Artist, but adding or bringing up its strength ! Peace and Love Dennis Calvin
I`m an Recording Studio owner (Electric Soul Studios est.2011) a Recording / Mixing and Mastering Artist and Music Producer. Also I'm an active musician , playing Guitar, Bass and Drums , Singing & writing my own Music. My Band is called Earthgaze. Its an Alternative Rock music Project.
Mixing/Recording GEAR: API 2500+, Solid State Logic The Bus+, Solid State Logic G Bus Compressor - IGS Audio Tubecore Vari Mu Mastering Compressor , DBX 166 Dual Mono Compressor, Neve - Heritage Audio - Warm Audio - SSL and SPL Pre Amps.
Some Guitar Amps and Cabs , Bass Amps and Cabs, Drumset, Cymbals, Some cool Snare Drums etc are also always ready to be used in my studio for recording.
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Interview with DennisCalvin
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A good punchy, warm & silky tube-sound
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't know , sometimes im not very patient , but that depends on so many factors hahaha !
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SSL G-4000 E - Gretsch Catalina Club Drumset - Mesa Boogie Mark 5 - Hopf Saturn Guitar - Höfner Bass
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin I like the music and artists ! They have a very nice sound !
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don`t sit to long on a mix. Usually it should be finished in 3 to 5 hours.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A good Fantasy - a very musical background (I am an active artist too, writing my own music with my band Earthgaze) I play Guitar , Bass and Drums. I am a Singer and Songwriter. So I have quite a lot experience of how it is to be an artist, to rehearse , to perform etc. Thats very important to understand the clients wishes and visions
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: . I try to figure out its strength.. Its emotional message
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the work to do. Recording for example is a complex process , first I meet my clients , listening to them in Rehearsal (if possible) So I could get an Idea , what sound they need , what mics in need to use etc ! Mixing: Listening to the clients Roughmix, to get an Idea , to understand the clients vision ! Then I start with the project, I guess after 30 minutes , i have a basic set up for each track, then after typically 3-5 hours the first version of the Song is finished !
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Soundcraft Sapphyre 36 Channel Analogue Console. Solid State Logic G-Bus Compressor IGS Audio Tubecore Vari Mu Mastering Compressor DBX 166 Dual Mono Compressor Soundcraft Sapphyre PreAmps Neve , SSL , Heritage Audio , Warm Audio PreAmps Steinberg Cubase 10 Pro with Waves Bundles
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Warren Huart , Butch Vig , Dave Grohl , John Lennon , Paul McCartney
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It was a Band from Sweden , we created a vintage Sound. used only vintage equipment. Only 5 Mics for the Drums etc. It was a very nice project. We've worked for 13 Days on it. I loved it. I was the creative producer and recording engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An Alternative Rock Band
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both , both have their special attributes. I guess a mixture is the ideal of both worlds
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creativeness , you hear what you've done !
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you have autotune , yes , sad but true
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of artist are you ? Do you want to be a professional ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure what you want from me, if you want to record with me , be prepared , work own your tracks in the rehearsal room with your bandmates. being prepared is essential for a good recording. If you want a good mix from me , give me an Idea with a rough mix !
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years now
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Puristic / Artistic
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock / Alternative Rock / Indie
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording Rock / Alternative Bands in my own Studio (Electric Soul Studios). Mixing / Mastering Rock / Alternative Bands Being a creative Producer