It's your baby, I know! I can help to get it healthy and big, fast!
Hi, I'm Dominik Mayr, a professional studio mixing engineer and producer based in Vienna, Austria. I was mentored by NYC based multiple grammy winner Bob Brockmann, whom I owe a lot. As a bass player I work for many artists in different genres. I believe that helps me to understand any kind of music and it's goals. I'll never make your work to my project, although my clients highly welcome my input. I can offer you 10+ years of experience, a structured communication and a big, customised and fast delivered mix for your production.
I'm very familiar with dirty rock to clean pop records, even jazz and hip hop are good old friends.
So please don't hesitate to contact me, I won't bite ya!
I'm looking forward to working with you.
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i've worked with dominik on three quite different tracks now and have always been very happy with the result. the fact that he's a skilled bass player adds a lot to his craftsmanship as producer. what i like most about working with him is that he always tries to figure out where the artist is coming from and where you wanna go. it's all about realizing the project's full potential. no matter which genre or style.
Worked with Dominik on countless projects. Top results, he knows his craft and gear. One of the most versatile, reliable, fun and easy to work with musician/producer/sound guy I know.
As a musician I need a guy who fully understand the way I want my music to sound like. Dominik is one of these guys. He mixed a couple of songs for me and i can only say: “Big-ups!” This guy nails it. Highly recommend.
I´ve worked with Dominik on multiple Projects over the years and not once have I been disappointed in any way. Absolute professional who knows exactly what he´s doing yet leaves enough room for every artist to express themselves!
Great producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist with an outstanding musical sense. Working with Dominik is always a pleasure.
Interview with Dominik Mayr
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Great Red Silence's debut album. I was the co-producer, co-writer, bass player, recording engineer and mixing engineer. You can listen to the first single "4 a.m." on my profile and on youtube.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A prog jazz/funk trio called Fyvel.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you need anything with strings, call Jonas Petersen - 24 violins. He is your man, based in L.A., Cali.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Definitely analog tracking to catch the warmth and best sound routed into protools. Digital editing and mixing because it's possible these days.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm gonna work my ass off.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with so many talented artists.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: - Can you make me sound like Beyonce? - No!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Can you make me sound like Beyonce?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your budget :) What's your goal?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Definitely my bass guitar or at least my bass ukulele. My computer, one mic, interface and a pair of headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've started to play guitar at the age of 14. Tried some years to master the drums and settled down with my favorite instrument, bass guitar. I studied sound engineering and spent a couple of years on the road as a sound guy. It's been 15 years ago since I've started mixing. Now I'm able to work professionally as a musician, producer, mixing guy.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Raw! :) I'm not a fan of overcompressed, loudness winning mixes. Big, warm and natural are my keywords.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jamie Lidell and Steve Wonder. Both are inspiring me and my work, musically, technically and personally.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your ears and listen to the artist.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Faders up and listening to the song. Editing, if needed. Then mixing the shit out of it ;)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is a fusion of analogue and digital gear. I mix in protools combined with my neotek mkII console and some outboard preamps, dynamics and eqs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a bass player I'm a big fan of Pino Palladino. He's got this unique sound and technique. As a mixing engineer my influences are Bob Brockmann, Bob Power. I also admire Timbaland's and Dre's work.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The last 2 years I've mixed and produced a lot of indie rock and prog rock records, as well as some pop and hip hop singles. As a bass player I performed on a lot of records, too.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do a lot of Rock, HipHop and Jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being patient :)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to catch the artist's vision. I was told, I'm mixing very musically.