Tim Biesta

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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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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    Tim is extremely professional and did a great job of communicating and understanding what I wanted with my track. It goes beyond the track itself, you can tell that Tim takes the time and invests himself in the project and takes pride in his work.

Interview with Tim Biesta

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

  2. A: It is 50/50 between mixing and mastering.

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

  4. 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

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: I think having clear communication with the artist/client is at least 50% of what makes a mix/master good.

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

  8. A: It varies a lot. But what I'm most comfortable with is Hip-Hop, Electronic, EDM, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Ambient and Classical Piano.

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

  10. A: If I could ever mix or master a Bon Iver or Jonsi song, I could die happy :)

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: To serve the song as best I can!

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. A: I'm not happy until you are!

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. 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.

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Gear Highlights
  • Antelope Audio
  • Yamaha NS-10
  • Dynaudio BM5
  • Auratone Mixcubes
  • Roland Space Echo
  • Strymon Pedals
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