I specialize in mixing heavy rock drums, bass and guitar to give your mix the punch it needs. I strive to craft powerful, yet authentic and emotional mixes.
I am a young guitarist and mixing engineer with a formal education in audio science and 7+ years of experience.
I'm able to record and mix any genre but I specialize in rock and metal.
I mix primarily in the box. My monitor system has a full range response and my studio is acoustically treated.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Juan van Keulen
Juan was super responsive, he did the job quickly, took into account my requests and made sure that the result was professional and with excellent sound quality.
Juan recorded and mixed my band's first album, the band is called Koba. His work is outstanding, his attention to detail and dedication helped immensely to make it sound the way we imagined it.
Interview with Juan van Keulen
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Steven Wilson, David from MixbusTV, Ethan Winer.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, editing, mastering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I enjoy working in practically every genre, but I find myself working on rock and metal most of the time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: High quality tools are useless if you lack the skill to take advantage of them. Constantly work on improving yourself as a musician/engineer rather than worrying about gear.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Matias Menarguez. He is an outstanding jazz drummer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At the moment I use a pair of JBL LSR305 monitors paired with a Presonus Temblor T8 sub, an Audient iD22 audio interface and a Focusrite 18i20 for extra inputs and outputs. My room is treated with high quality acoustic panels and bass traps. I strive to make the acoustic response of my room better every day, as I think this is the single most important factor of a mixing control room. I mix primarily in the box using Waves, Fabfilter, Soundtoys, etc. (who cares?).
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A great mixer can make a huge difference in your project, but your music will still sound as good as the weakest link in your chain. Weak songs, arrangements and performances won't be saved by a good mixer.