What are you working on at the moment?
Just finished mixing a solo album with Swedish Rocker, Conny Bloom (Electric Boys)
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Depending on the song.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I don't leave the mix until you're satisfied.
What do you like most about your job?
The possibility to work with different styles and genres. To go from, say, Hip Hop to country is really rewarding
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Do you use tape? The answer is mostly no.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I can rescue a bad recording.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you like about the rough? Are you sure you've done all your tuning?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Bounce your mono files in mono!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
ProAcs studio 100 monitors. U 47. Neve 1073 Preamp. Shadow Hills Mastering Comp. And a pro tools rig of course!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started out in post production. Dubbing cartoons into Swedish. But that was 19 years ago. I've been running my own studio "SoundHabits Studios" since 2005.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Billy Momo. The track "Wishing Ain't No Sin" that is beeing played in the trailers for "Better Call Saul" mixed and recorded by me. (and co-produced)
How would you describe your style?
Big mixes with deep low end and hard hitting snares. I come from a hard rock and Hip hop background!
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Foo Fighters, cause Dave Grohl is bad %ss!
Can you share one music production tip?
If it's not right when recording, it wont be right in the mix.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I've done almost everything, but I would say, Pop, Country, Americana/folk, Hip Hop and Jazz/Blues.
What's your strongest skill?
To get the vocals to pop out.
What do you bring to a song?
Clarity, depth and motion.
What's your typical work process?
Get the files, the day before mixing, and a rough. Go through the rough mix with the client, either in person or via Skype/email. Then I mix during the day and send a copy for comments in the afternoon.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is based around my SSL AWS 900 console. And Focal SM9 and Pro Acs monitors.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Great mixers like, Michael Brauer, Manny Marroquin and Tom Elmhirst. Great songs!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and recording