Jari Ypyä

Producing, Mixing & Mastering

12 Reviews (2 Verified)
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I have been interested in recording, mixing, mastering, writing and producing music since beginning of time and have played drums, bass and keyboards in several bands.

I offer unique taste and high quality skills for mixing, mastering and producing.

I have in-depth understanding of how variety of acoustic instruments should sound in order to get a very natural feeling as well as a clear, dynamic and punchy. And of course a little bit of honey for the ears to stand out from the crowd.

In electronic music everything is possible. I write and produce a lot of electronic soundscapes my own. I can easily create the sound of your dreams.

We can be successful, together.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

12 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Howard B.

    Great to work with and not afraid to experiment with ideas to bring your track up a notch! Give him some creative freedom and you won't regret it, super happy with the mix I received and would recommend him to anyone 👌

  2. Review by Markus R.

    Jari has a professional touch with his work ethics: the work quality is fast, but good. It is easy to communicate, and he respects the customer¨s wishes and always has his ways to find the main goal.

  3. Review by Risto Kumpulainen
    by Risto Kumpulainen

    Excellent work with Maanalaiset. Flexible and technically capable guy with good ears and great sense of what the customer really wants.

  4. Review by Juha Harju
    by Juha Harju

    Jari has been my go-to-guy for years. Working with him is so easy. He really understands what I'm after and his work ethic is admirable. The end result is allways exactly what you want, no matter how many hours it takes to get there. I can highly reccomend Jari! -Hurja- Ajattara, Chamber of Unlight, Deathchain, Shade Empire.

  5. Review by Pasi Koskinen
    by Pasi Koskinen

    Hi! I'm Pasi Koskinen the singer and songwriter of BM band AJATTARA. I have done lot of work with Jari and return to him over and over again. Why? Simply because of his knowledge and enthusiasm in every manners what comes to music. Jari Ypyä is true professional and wont never let you down even when everything seems to be impossible!

  6. Review by Viivi Valtonen
    by Viivi Valtonen

    Jari has an amazing skill to find good quality of sound everywhere. As a professional classical musician, I find his ability to get the rich, natural sound out of traditional instruments amazing. He also has his unique style and way of doing things, which can easily be combined with the artist's wishes and visions. In his case, 1+1 makes a three.

  7. Review by Kari Degerman
    by Kari Degerman

    Jari has mastered some of the records i have recorded and mixed and i have to say i am very pleased to work with him. He does , if needed, several versions of the songs until everyone is happy. I recommend!!!

  8. Review by petteri Ruotsalainen
    by petteri Ruotsalainen

    Jari never stops amazing me with his exceptional skills in hearing songs as a whole and working very hard to get the best outcome. Whether it’s arrangements, mixing, mastering or creating soundscapes, the end result is simply brilliant. He's a multi-talented guy with a unique sense of style. Plus he's one lovable dude to work with!

  9. Review by Mika Ruotsalainen
    by Mika Ruotsalainen

    I engineered and mixed Hedelmäpommi's Helevetin pellet EP in 2015. Jari did amazing job with mastering it and band was very happy with the end-result. He is great guy to work with and knows the tricks of the trade. Can warmly recommend him to different styles of music based on what I've heard his other works too.

  10. Review by Markus Laakso, Kuolemanlaakso
    by Markus Laakso, Kuolemanlaakso

    I've been working with Jari on a number of projects, the main ones being Chaosweaver's "Enter the Realm of the Doppelgänger" (2012) and "Puppetmaster of Pandemonium" (2008). When it composing, arranging, producing, mixing or mastering, Jari's skills are unmatched. He's truly a wizard, a mad scientist and one helluva lovable guy mixed in one!

  11. Review by Jaakko Kuusisto
    by Jaakko Kuusisto

    Calm and super-patient guy with a wide variety of knowledge and experience in different music genres. Working with him is easy and he likes to push you gently to do better as an artist.

  12. Review by W. Iivarinen
    by W. Iivarinen

    Jari Ypyä has been my trustworthy mixing and mastering partner with my latest projects as Tytär´s upcoming album, "Synkkyyden ylistys" and W. Iivarinen solo-album, "Melankolia". He has amazing understanding of dynamics and high-end sounds. Total music-enthusiast! Coundn´t be more satisfied of his work with my projects. -W. Iivarinen, musician

Interview with Jari Ypyä

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

  2. A: Usually I bring more to the song artists were even thought about. I have talent to find the most significant excitement from songs which should be brought up. And let's does not forget the most important, the balance, in everything also in life :) Making music also much more 3 dimensional is my real goal.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both are great. I use to master a lot of analog recordings for vinyl digitally! In other site I like to work in the box for electronic music to get all sound spectrums in full amplitude!

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: To understand what technical and creative choises brings your music really alive! Most important, is not make it sound dull and find true highlights of vibes to make it really interesting experience.

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

  8. A: There's no typical work process for me. I work like artist and always change creatively something to get new ideas and develop myself.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I am using mainly digital environment for more creative and rapid development. Digital quality is already really superb, no reason to go analog hassle, at least in mixing and mastering. Some artistic choices are required analog and I am not afraid that either.

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

  12. A: 1.) We have to decide what is this piece of music made for! How do you want your music will emotionally affect on people? Dance? Sing? Laugh? Cry? Wondering? Fear? Shock? Calm down? Run?

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

  14. A: Being creative and make people happy with their music.

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

  16. A: Amon Tobin for unmatched talent and production. Jens Bogren for unbelievable quality production, mixes and mastering. Max Martin is the pop production king. Les Claypool for bass and creativity. Jack Black for everyway talent.

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

  18. A: There's no common type. Every client has their own needs and I am expert to adapt to the requirements!

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

  20. A: I would like to work with talented and crazy artists. They have most challenging ideas!

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

  22. A: I am open for any kind of interesting music which has some real artistic potential.

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

  24. A: Don't sit while mixing, but stand. Exercise you body in good shape, you will surpised that you will hear a lot better!

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

  26. A: Bassmodded AKG k701, RME soundcard, VMS, Laptop full of synths and plugins, Solarpanels for electricity

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

  28. A: I started by Commodore 64 in 1985, for coding basic programs which plays tunes for MOS chip. After that Amiga and soundtrackers. Nowadays things are little bit changed, but I still prefer working with digitally. Especially in year 2017 when digital audio production is really breaking through and I really can do any sound and quality ever needed.

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

  30. A: Keep mind open. Mixer & Produces & Mastering engineer like me may have some very cool ideas that are worth of trying even you were so sure about right production choices in first place.

Ikuinen Elämä from W.Iivarinen

I was the Mixing and Mastering engineering in this production

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Gear Highlights
  • UAD hardware and plugins
  • RME soundcards
  • Dynadio
  • Genelec
  • Avantone
  • Sennheiser
  • AKG
  • Beyerdynamic
  • Slate Digital
  • Soundtoys
  • Elysia
  • Fabfilter
  • Two Notes
  • Apple
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