I'm the guy you call when you're stuck and need to get your tracks finished! I help you make the hard decisions to get them sounding a million bucks and competitive. Whether your tracks are 20% or 95% cooked, I finish them!
Initially from Sydney Australia now in LA, I'm an ARIA nominated electronic artist, platinum selling producer, mixer & mastering engineer 25 years in the game. I have worked on records for: Matoma, Alison Wonderland, Sting & Shaggy,
I'm an electronic artist that now helps others finish their records through producing, mixing, mastering and teaching/mentoring.
- Platinum/Gold records for Alison Wonderland, Matoma, The Aston Shuffle
- 5 years Mastering Engineer: Studios 301 (Australia's #1 studio facility)
- 15 years mixing and mastering
- 10 years Instructor: SAE, Live School and Pointblank Music School
- 10+ years electronic music artist: Pocket, Poxymusic
- Clients: EMI, ATLANTIC, UNIVERSAL, MINISTRY OF SOUND, FUTURE CLASSIC, DEFECTED.
I specialise in polishing tracks and making them shine for commercial release.
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- The Crystal Method
- Smashing Pumpkins
- Tori Amos
- STING & SHAGGY MATOMA
- Alison Wonderland
- London Grammar
- CHRIS BAIO (Vampire Weekend)
- The Aston Shuffle
- K.I.M. (The Presets)
- Antony & Cleopatra
- Hook N Sling
- JAGWAR MA
- Touch Sensitive
- Will Sparks
- Elizabeth Rose
- PAUL MAC
- Duke Dumont
- Luke Solomon
- Havana Brown
- STING & SHAGGY
11 ReviewsEndorse Sameer Sengupta
I've known Sameer for over 20 years and i've found him to be knowledgable, professional and extremely talented as an engineer & mixer. I would highly recommend him for any project.
Ive been working with Sameer since the early days. The quality of the masters, the speed and feedback I've received In this time have been next level. I've learnt so much from him I have no reason to work with anyone else. Five stars forever legend
Having worked with Sameer for many years with him in pretty much every capacity either acting as the Mastering Engineer, Producer, Co Producer, Programmer, Mixdown Engineer, Front of House mix guy, Session musician and even a Tour Manager. I can safely say I always know my art is in safe hands when it's with Sameer. #5starsforlife
Sameer has been my go-to mastering expert for many years and has continuously provided valuable feedback and incredible masters. Highly recommended! He knows his shit.
Sameer added & created some uber finishing touches to the production & mixes to our songs, taking them to another level. Super easy to work with & a great listener of where you’re going
Sameer has recently been doing some mixing for me and to say i'm happy with what he has done would be an understatement. He's not only one the best in the biz but has been a huge help in bringing the best out of me and giving me guidance on how to make it sound the best it can. I can't recommend him enough! Thanks man ...
Sameer is a masterful wizard who continually blows me away with his talent. I would recommend him to anyone who wants their tracks to sound tight, big, sparkly and spectacular.
Sameer is one of the greatest in the industry. I've used his services in various ways for about 15 years now and there's a reason why. The calibre of his mixing and mastering is among the best in the electronic genre, and above all his ethic and manner is second to none. Delivering the 'perfect' product for clients with varying opinions can be difficult, but Sameer has always risen to the occasion to deliver as needed and exceed expectations. Andrew Jackson, Director, Milton Archer Inc.
Sameer helped me to get the last 30% out of my tracks and I can truly release my tracks now with confidence! Low-end is tight&punchy and the whole mix sounds balanced and big!
He's really kind, helpful with any question that I had and reliable to work with. He always delivered on time and in awesome quality!
Will come back with new track soon.
Sameer is excellent to work with. The results we've had in the mastering space have been top quality and I couldn't recommend Sameer and his services more. Additionally Sameer is very personable and easy to see projects through with - no matter what changes or obstacles mat arise. Thanks mate!
Unknown Records Pty Ltd
Sameer will take you to the next phase. HIs criticism is spot on and his skills in the studio always shine. He's a voice of reason in a world full of noise.
Interview with Sameer Sengupta
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do whatever it requires to finish their songs. Sometimes this means re-programming drums, bass, keys, rearranging the song's flow, re-recording vocals, then mixing down and if needed, mastering it. The single most common thing I do is mixing and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Trent Reznor, Howie Weinberg, Tony Maserati, Eric J Dub. (Flume mixer), Nigel Godrich, Brian Eno, Modeselektor, Flying Lotus, Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Burial, Alan Wilder
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I come from a hardware background using large format mixing desks, outboard processing (compression, reverbs, modulation effects), and a room full of analog synths. These days, I run a more compact and flexible digital/analog hybrid studio, centred around a powerful Mac running ProTools, Logic and Ableton. I mix mostly in the box, but use UAD tube pre-amps for all tracking using mastering grade Prism convertors. I go into the analog world on the input and the output (very last stage) to retain as much warmth as possible yet taking on all the convenience and speed of digital.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Clients send me their work; I assess it and discuss with them what they want to achieve. Taking this on, I go away and work on the material to get to a "1st version". We discuss how this sits , making notes on how close or far from the artist's vision this sits. If I have an alternate idea, I will present what they have asked for as well as my variation. We go back and forth till we hit the 'sweet spot' and I deliver the final. I can work very much on my own AND also in collaboration with the client, whatever the clients prefers.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an impartial perspective to the song. I focus on nothing but the success of the song, which sometimes can be challenging for the client who is married to the track as a whole, and who may have lost perspective. I bring that outsider perspective back into focus and can extract and enhance the best ideas and make the tough decisions sometime required to set aside weaker ideas. And I do it quickly. I also bring years of production expertise across a huge section of electronic genres and an ability to make things shine.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I make things sound polished.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I specialise in electronic music. While I love many other types of music (rock, ambient, jazz, classical) my strengths are in the frequencies and production styles of electronic genres like: house, electro, techno, EDM, dubstep, trap, which encompasses most of today's Pop Music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix with your ears, not your eyes. Turn off the monitor once in a while, or simply walk away from the computer, pick up a magazine and scan through an article; you'll be surprised what you pick up when you're listening to your song in the background!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West - he seems a little lost right now and I'd love to help him get past this.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean, dirty, messy, grainy, methodical, pristine, brutal, warm, cold and calculated.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: While at university studying computer science in 1988, I was also writing rave dave music and was offered a record deal with my favourite record label at the time (I was in Sydney Australia). In 1991, I left to pursue being an artist, releasing records, touring, and making more records. I soon started getting asked to help friends finish their tracks with production and mixing. I was signed to Ministry of Sound as an artist and was also their inhouse mixing and mastering guy, helping out the myriad of other artists on the label. I was then poached to work in-house at Australia's largest recording studio complex, Studios 301. I then moved to LA to continue my work as a producer, mixer and mastering engineer working with everyone from emerging and established artists. I have been doing this for 30 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, a microphone, an acoustic guitar, a piano, my speakers.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Come to me when you are ready to take your music to the next/final stage.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you needing to be done? Where do you think are the song's strengths & weaknesses? What's your vision for the song? Who's the market? When do you need it done by? What's the budget?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That what I say is final. This is a two way conversation, a collaboration. I am here to enable YOUR vision. But I am also here to help you get past any fog you might have about the song right now.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q- What's your rate? A- What do you need done?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love working with people and I get to work with alot of new and old clients all the time and get inspired by what they're working on.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I put my best ideas into your work, I don't just keep them for myself.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. And, really?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Probably, but I haven't had a chance to explore them as yet.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: - writing music for some TV shows. - writing music for my next EP - producing and EP for a client - on-going mixing and mastering for a myriad of clients - creating a TV show from the ground up (writing the plot, characters etc) - teaching at Point Blank - DJ'ing at club nights in LA
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mastered Australian Trap artist Alison Wonderland's album and was influential in the mixing process. This debut album did exceedingly well getting a few gold records (that I have proudly hanging in my studio) and she went on to headlining the Sahara tent at Coachella the following year. She's a great artist and I was proud to have been a part of that record.