Hi! I'm Tim, based in The Hague, NL and I mix/master records and write music under the name ILIVEHERE.
I actually started out as drummer when I was about 13 and studied Drums at the Rotterdam Conversatory in my late teens. I always loved the recording/studio side of things and quickly realised I wanted to be the one in the control room instead of the one that was tracking. I've spent the last 5 years mastering my craft through working with various artists such as San Holo, Duskus, The Nicholas and Analogue Dear.
I just love making the artists recorded visions even better and I strive to do the same for you!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Tim Biesta
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It is 50/50 between mixing and mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Getting a clear understanding of what the artist/client is looking is where it all starts for me. After that, it all depends on what the project needs. I know it sounds vague but there's no two projects that are the same
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think having clear communication with the artist/client is at least 50% of what makes a mix/master good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It varies a lot. But what I'm most comfortable with is Hip-Hop, Electronic, EDM, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Ambient and Classical Piano.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I could ever mix or master a Bon Iver or Jonsi song, I could die happy :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: To serve the song as best I can!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as drummer when I was about 13 and studied Drums at the Rotterdam Conversatory in my late teens. I always loved the recording/studio side of things and quickly realised I wanted to be the one in the control room instead of the one that was tracking. So over the past 5 years I've spent a lot time recording/mixing and mastering to get where I am today.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The first thing I want to establish is if I am the right fit for the project. My goal is to make the music you've spent hours upon hours on better rather than worse. If I feel like I'm not the right fit, I will tell you and recommend someone who I'd see a better fit for the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love helping artists make their recorded visions come to life. That and the variety of unreleased music I get to hear on a daily basis.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm not happy until you are!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! I don't use any analog eq's/compressors/etc in my workflow but I'm a big fan of using things like a Space Echo, guitar pedals and certain type's of tape/cassette machines to add to a mix.