Andrei Sora

Producer & engineer

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Andrei Sora on SoundBetter

I'm a producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist based in London, UK. I specialize in pop, indie, and alternative genres.

I'm a one-stop shop solution for all of those voice notes on your phone that are just begging to be made into full songs!

► Production - If those voice notes lead to a song that needs a full production, I can take that song idea and make it into a radio-ready track! (Mixing and mastering are included in all my productions, but I can, of course, provide the stems so you can do these processes externally, should you want to!)

► Mixing - If those voice notes have already led to a production that's just not hitting hard enough and isn't polished enough, I can take the stems and provide a clean, deep, and wide mix.

► Mastering - If all of the above processes are done but you just need that extra power, polish, and volume, then I can take your mix and master it so it competes on the market.

Would love to have a chat and discuss your project in more detail. Please drop a line using the contact button and let's start making music!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

71 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Baffin Records
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    Andrei took our bare-bones demo and created a modern, dynamic, lush, radio-ready track that we are proud to release into the world. Andrei will be our first stop for a Producer next time around. Great communication, high quality work...done very quickly!

  2. Review by Ashley W.
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    Andrei is hands down the best producer I have ever worked with. His work is near perfect every time, and he is communicative, kind and an extremely hard worker. I would recommend him to anyone needing a producer!

  3. Review by ALEJ
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    Once again another successful track with Andrei. We decided to take a different route and try doing a ballad this time around. It was so much fun and now we are almost done with this album!

  4. Review by LMN
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    Incredible. Andrei has been so encouraging and patient with me, and his work is absolutely amazing. So fast and goes beyond what's asked! It's been such a privilege getting to work with someone of his skill set, and would 100% refer him to any friend wanting to release music.

  5. Review by ALEJ
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    Once again, Andrei never disappoints! We worked on a more mellow but catchy pop ballad this time and it turned out great! If you ever need someone to help create Pop perfection. Andrei is your guy!

  6. Review by Max
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    We worked with Andrei to produce a song written by my daughter who is 14. Andrei is extremely professional and used to working with younger artists which was one of the reasons we selected for this project. He always delivered on time and to very high standards. He was respectful and a pleasure to work with making it such a great experience. We are very happy with the end result. Thank you Andrei!

  7. Review by ALEJ
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    Once again! Another successful track with Andrei! We’ve been on an amazing streak of creating songs that seem to get better than the last! Can’t wait to see what more we can do!

  8. Review by ALEJ
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    Andrei and I got together once again to create a track that was definitely one of my favorites so far! It just gets better every time we work together! PLEASE SELECT HIM AS YOUR PRODUCER HE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!

  9. Review by Ashley W.
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    Andrei is an incredible gifted producer and musician, and working with him is always smooth, seamless, and of course enjoyable! Would highly recommend for any production you need; You will not be disappointed!

  10. Review by ALEJ
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    WOW! JUST WOW! Me and Andrei once again worked on another collaboration and helped me create probably the BEST SONG OF MY ENTRIE DISCOGRAPHY! I am just astonished! I can’t stress this enough, PLEASE WORK WITH HIM YOU WONT REGRET IT!

  11. Review by Georgez
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    Andrei is stellar! His worth ethic is unreal which is why it was such a pleasure working with him. From an artists perspective its really important to be able to add input into the work and Andrei doesn't fail to do that at all; so it really feels like an open conversation about the song rather than a one way street (splitting the artist and the producer)

    Not to mention his talent is extraordinary to say the least - working with him on my debut song was truly amazing!

  12. Review by Ellie W.
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    Andrei has been an absolute pleasure to work with and the results exceeded my expectations. I am so pleased with what he did for the song and can't wait for it to be released. He approached everything with great musicality and attention to detail and brought out the emotion and drama of the song beautifully. I highly recommend him! (and that is coming from someone who has worked with a LOT of producers and has very high standards)

  13. Review by ALEJ
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    Once again, me and Andrei outdid ourselves with another amazing track! He took my vision and completely had his own spin on it that made both of our creative ideas work on this one! I cannot stress enough to NOT HESITATE TO WORK WITH HIM!

  14. Review by INTENSIA
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    Andrei is a very kind, high professional, dedicated, creative expert putting all his talent, heart and efforts in the songs he contributes to. A pleasure to work with. I'm so glad to have met him!

  15. Review by Ashley W.
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    Andrei continues to provide outstanding content and production on the tracks I give him. Professional, beyond excellent production quality and service. Would always highly recommend.

  16. Review by robd42
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    I just finished another song with Andrei. Very pleased with the results and will be releasing it soon. I can once again confirm that Andrei is a pleasure to work with, very creative, collaborative, hard working and obviously very gifted musically and able to turn my rough demo into a fully fledged song. As the words of one of his own songs goes, Andrei is "Better Than Advertised" and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.

  17. Review by ALEJ
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    Once again, working with Andrei was an absolute blast! This was definitely my favorite track we’ve worked on so far! If you’re looking for someone to work with on pop perfection, don’t hesitate to select Andrei!!!

  18. Review by ally c.
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    This is my second time working with Andrei, and he consistently delivers quality production. He brought life to my track and is a great collaborator who knows how to steer an idea in the right direction. 100% recommend!

  19. Review by Ashley W.
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    Andrei is always a pleasure to work with. He is incredibly professional, talented, and communicates and delivers a well above average project consistently. He has an incredible ear for musicality and will breathe life into your project. Highly recommend.

  20. Review by robd42
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    I have used Andrei multiple times to produce and mix my songs and plan to continue doing so.

    Andrei is a wonderful producer who helped me get the maximum potential out of this particular song. Then through great collaboration, professional attitude and hard work we raised it's standard even higher. On this occasion Andrei´s brilliant guitar skills were crucial in achieving perfect acoustic guitar tracks.

Interview with Andrei Sora

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

  2. A: James Rozzi (https://soundbetter.com/profiles/333645-james-rozzi), Mikhel (https://soundbetter.com/profiles/201898-mikhel) - fantastic singers!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital. Perfect recall every time, portability of equipment, ability to work remotely, and travel. The pandemic also made it practically a necessity!

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

  6. A: That I'll go all in, regardless of scope, and make music that both the artist and myself can be proud of.

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

  8. A: Listen to their reel, have a long chat before committing to a project, and make sure they're the right fit for your creative vision.

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

  10. A: Laptop, mouse, Reaper, FabFilter Total Bundle, & a bicycle generator to power everything :)

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

  12. A: My 20 year journey hasn't been the most straightforward, constantly bouncing between being a musician and an academic. I hold a BA from UNMB, a master's degree from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from the University of Surrey, all in music. However, the process reinforced my view that 'writing about music is like dancing about architecture', and with this realization came the freedom to DO music rather than philosophize about it.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Emotional, alternating between vulnerable sparseness and intense wall-of-sound sections.

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

  16. A: Parallel vocal effect trick: take a vocal line, lower the formant value (us something like Soundtoys' Little AlterBoy), add a 'side-chain' effect (something like Cableguys' VolumeShaper), and add a long-decaying reverb to it (something like Valhalla's VintageVerb). Instant lushness!

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

  18. A: I bring my expertise as a producer, engineer, and instrumentalist. I've been making music for almost 20 years and have explored a slew of styles, from candy pop to heavy metal. In addition, I also hold multiple degrees in Music (PhD, Mst, BA), which also gives me an edge.

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

  20. A: If it's a production, I take the vocal melodies and come up with a chord progression that complements both it and the narrative presented in the lyrics. I then start shaping the drums until the kick and snare hit just right, after which I switch to bass and textural elements. When the instrumental production is 90% there, I go back to the vocals and polish them, adding effects and automation to help them sit in the mix and project the emotion of the lyrics.

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

  22. A: Ian Kirkpatrick, FINNEAS, Jaycen Joshua, or Serban Ghenea are pop producers and engineers I admire, but I also find inspiration in the work of legends such as Chris Lord-Alge, Andy Wallace, and Andrew Scheps.

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

  24. A: Electric Tuxedo. I was just starting to feel comfortable as a producer, and the experience of working on radio-friendly pop productions pushed my skills to new heights. I'm especially proud of a track called 'Better Than Advertised' (feat. J Rozzi), as I also wrote and played guitar on it.

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

  26. A: That it's an easy job. Fun & fulfilling? 100%. But it's no walk in the park!

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

  28. A: Bruno Mars, as I'd learn a lot from his way of writing and producing songs. Billie Eilish because her voice and attitude speak to me in a way other artists in her niche don't. Twenty One Pilots because they're my favorite act at the moment and would love to be part of any of their future projects.

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

  30. A: Pop, synth pop, electro pop, alternative pop, and, occasionally, alternative rock.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Knowing how everything fits musically and using that knowledge to enhance the emotional narrative presented by the lyrics. And patience :)

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

  34. A: Can you record guitars? My answer is always yes, as that's where my expertise as an instrumentalist is.

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

  36. A: An exciting project called Rocco And Rei. But hush hush for now!

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

  38. A: How does the song fit into your catalogue, what's its role in your larger body of work?

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

  40. A: The fact that it makes every morning exciting.

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

  42. A: Production, mixing, and mastering, more often than not as a package.

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Electric Tuxedo feat. J Rozzi - Better Than Advertised

I was the producer, mixing & mastering engineer in this production

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Turnaround times are usually 1 day for mastering, 2 days for mixing, and 7-10 days for full productions (including mixing and mastering).
Revisions: 1 major, 3-5 minor.

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