5 years of music production experience in Ableton Live. I offer Mixing, Production and Mastering. As well as detailed soft-synth sound design, composition, and ad/movie scoring/sound effects.
Hi I’m Caleb!
I have 5 years of music production experience in Ableton Live, focused on EDM with my alias 'WAY LIE'. I am also currently studying an in depth sound production/mixing course that focuses on production for songs/film, analog mixing, recording, digital mixing and live mixing.
I offer Mixing, Production and Mastering. As well as detailed Sound Design, Composition, and Ad/Movie Scoring.
Within the course I am studying we have been given an assessment task of creating short original ad composition of no longer than 30 sec, based on the unreleased Playstation 5. My submission for the assignment is in the file section below!
The single “Moonday Dream” under my electronic music alias 'WAY LIE' has reached 75k streams, and has been officially play-listed in Apple Music's "Today's Chill" :)
I have also released a companion EP named “Moonday Dreaming” and a recent single "Further" available on all streaming platforms!
If you want an idea of the sound quality I can help create for your tracks, check out the links to my music or the sound files below, thanks!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
3 ReviewsEndorse WAY LIE
Easy to work with and very fresh mix
Completely satisfied with this service! WAY LIE showed exceptional patience and all-round professionalism when working closely with me to achieve the sound that I was going for. He was extremely fast in responding to my comments and providing revisions. His service is great value-for-money and I will most certainly be working with him for future projects!
Really clean sounding mixes for my ambient/focus/electronica EP. Present bass and clear top end. Sent in my tracks with a few guidelines and trusted him to get it where it needed to be.
Also great with communication and making sure the track was exactly how I wanted it.
Interview with WAY LIE
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing an electronic based album for a client, working on my own productions, and focusing on my sound production coarse.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, simply because digitally you can process and edit sound in a way that analog can not.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to help people achieve the sound they have imaged for their project.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Some common questions; What do you wish to achieve overall? What vibe or mood are you trying to portray? Is there any technical details small or large that you would like changed or left as they are? Is there any changes you would like, from what I have sent though so far? Feel free to request them as I want to help you achieve the exact result you imagined
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Having a mixer or producer with lots of technical knowledge is important. However, making sure that the person you hire is patient, willing to take constructive criticism, and understands the vision you have for your project is far more important in my opinion. These traits make for a great provider.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: - A durable all purpose microphone - Headphones - A laptop running Ableton Live - Serum - FabFilter Essentials Plug-ins Bundle
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Electronic, chill, controlled complexity.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: An artist that is open to new ideas, the future sound of not just electronic music but all music, and someone who's as interested in music, production, and sound design as myself.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: An idea is more important than any technical perfection.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Sound design
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A refined, clean sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For work such as mixing; 1. Listen though the track before making any edits, figuring out the vibe of the track while taking notes 2. Group each element into; Drums, Sub, Basses, Synths, Samples, and Vocals 3. Rough volume mix of each element, group, sub group and sub sub groups 4. Panning added. From this point onwards till the end of the process, the volume mix is being adjusted 5. Various dynamics effects such as compression and eq are added 6. Effects sends and "on-track" effects such as Reverb, Delay and creative effects (if requested) are added 7. Constantly referring back to overall vibe and balance of the track Among many other small steps, I then reference rendered mixes on different playback systems to then go back for minor adjustments or finally to make sure the mix sounds the best it can on various playback systems.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Bedroom Studio, running the latest MacBook Pro, dual monitor setup and the HyperX Quad-cast Microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: AC Slater, Allday, Barely Alive, Basenji, BENEE, Billie Eilish, Burial, The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Dog Blood, Ed Sheeran, Ekali, Eliminate, Flume, Funkin Matt, Ghastly, The Good Love, Hockey Dad, Jamiroquai, JOYRYDE, Justin Bieber, Khalid, KOAN Sound, La Roux, Leotrix, Louis the Child, Madeon, Mallrat, Marshmello, Medasin, Modestep, Moonboy, Moody Good, Mr. Bill, Mustard, Nasko, Panda Eyes, PEEKABOO, Perto, PhaseOne, The Police, Porter Robinson, Post Malone, Skeggs, Skrillex, Slushii, Tchami, Travis Scott, Troyboi, Virtual Riot, Wafia, The Weeknd, Whethan, Zedd, Zhu, 1788-L
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.