niclas erlandsson

mastering engineer

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I'm a mastering engineer / producer / crazy sampling scientist based in Sweden / Berlin. I love making tunes and making em shine for other people.

I’m a mastering engineer & techno producer from Sweden. I’ve been producing and mixing music for roughly ten years. During this period I have received tutelage in mixing and sound design from pioneers such as Appleblim and Robin Koek (Artefakt) at dBs music Berlin. Here I also began studying the subtle art of mastering under the wings of renowned engineer Conor Dalton, and later on my friend Mattias Fridell.
Under the mentorship of these engineers I decided to break out and try mastering full time, and had the privilege of being offered a position as in-house-engineer at Elektrax Music. I can’t wait to work on your music!
I’m on a lifelong quest for better sounding audio, I apply this methodology in all my musical endeavours. This quest is also the reason why I offer free revisions on all my masters.
There’s one tool only that matters when mastering: our ears. But they are not perfect, which is why I approach mastering with a humble outlook. I want you and me to work together to make your music sound as good as it possibly can. I will provide free advice on your mixes before we start working together.
Previous Clients
Subjected (PFTA), Orion, Vinicius Honorio, Sandro Galli & DJ Ogi, Speedmaster Records, Gynoid Audio, United We Stream, Chlär, Raw Ppl Agency, Lex Gorrie, Kaiser, The Plant Worker, Insolate
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  1. Review by Michael Ghould

    Awesome work and awesome person!! It was a pleasure to collaborate with him :)

Interview with niclas erlandsson

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

  2. A: About a year a go a mastered an album for Subjected (PFTA), which is still unreleased. But it was my first major project and it turned out awesome. Me and Subjected had a sitdown together in a mastering studio at Funkhaus, Berlin. He had goosebumps when we listened to the masters!!

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

  4. A: I'm waiting for an EP by Lex Gorrie. Also building some acoustic panels which I'm selling to clients.

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

  6. A: Absolutely, Conor Dalton is an incredible engineer. If not him, Mattias Fridell is the way to go!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Sorry, the world is not black or white. Everything exists in grey-areas, so does this "analog vs digital" debate. Frankly I'm tired of it. Both can sound amazing in the right hands (or ears, really)

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

  10. A: You'll be happy with the result. Free revision endlessly!

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

  12. A: Freedom and interaction with clients

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

  14. A: "How loud should my premaster be?" I usually answer somewhere around -6dBFS is fine.

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

  16. A: No idea!

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

  18. A: "Do you have a reference track?"

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

  20. A: Let me know exactly what you want / need! Communicate openly and we're gonna make wonderful things together

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

  22. A: Analog Rytm, Focal Solo 6, Octatrack, Apogee ensemble, ableton

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

  24. A: Started playing guitar at 10, production at 20 and mastering roughly 2 years ago.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I let others do that, no need to put any labels on my music or my mastering.

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

  28. A: DAVE the Drummer & Detroit Techno Militia. Do I really need to explain why?

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

  30. A: Make mistakes constantly - and learn from them. Fuck up, redo, learn!

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

  32. A: Mostly techno and other electronic music!

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Self-evaluaiton

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

  36. A: Careful consideration, attention to the small things that make a big difference, that extra wow thing

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

  38. A: Listen, adjust, listen, listen, listen, adjust

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I'm currently on the Focal Solo 6 speaker, tonnes of acoustic treatment, mainly from GIK. Some other toys are: Analog Rytm, Digitakt, tb03

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

  42. A: My friend and mentor Mattias Fridell is a big role model for me!

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

  44. A: I'm a mastering engineer - meaning my role is to make the final adjustments before the release on a track, an EP or album. This usually involves careful adjustments with EQs, compressors, limters and other useful tools, making your tunes sound as dope as they possibly can!


Terms Of Service

Free revisions. Payment due within 14 work days. If you need revised master due to change in instrumentation or mixing, I charge 50% of original fee.

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Gear Highlights
  • Focal Solo 6
  • loads of GIK acoustic treatment
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