Proffesional mixing, mastering and drumming with fast turnaround! Whether it's mixing and mastering or getting some real instruments done on your track I can do it for you. I've worked with artists/bands like degreed, Jack Moy, Paralydium, Mikael Rickfors, Ms Annabell, Jan Johansen, Magnus Bäcklund to name a few.
I offer a hybrid analog/digital studio and 10+ years of experience in drumming and mixing/mastering.
The studio I recide in is a 150 square meter building with a big live room, a smaller vocal booth and the control room. Since I have different rooms to record in and a selection of different drumkits to choose while recording I can get you a big drum sound if you'd like or a smaller one if that suits better for the song.
The main gear in the studio is the analog MCI 652 console that were specially made for Sveriges Riksradio (Swedish national radio) in the 1980’s as well as a lot of outboard gear from Neve, Universal Audio, Audio Developements and dbx to name a few.
Whether you need a mix and master or drums on your song - I'd love to help you.
My greatest strenght is that I don't give up until I'm happy with the result of what I'm doing so even though it says that there's a limited number of revisions, I will not let anything go until you're happy with it.
Let's get in touch and talk about your project and how I could help you!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
5 ReviewsEndorse Mats Eriksson - (BoomBridge)
Mats made me an awesome mix, everything was fast and easy. Highly recommend.
Mats is one of the best producers I've worked with. I basically use him for all my mix/master/drum needs. Humble, patient and always has solutions to problems that arise.
If could give this guy a 10 out 5 I would. Cheers!
Mats played and recorded the drums on my 2022 Frontiers Records release "Before The Sun Sets" by City Of Lights. He's a fantastic drummer and delivers top quality recorded tracks. He's also 100% professional, gave me quality guide tracks for feedback, making sure I got exactly what I was after for the final tracks, as well as adding as several of his own ideas which only improved the song. World class skills, communication, attitude and delivery. He's my drummer of choice and I cannot recommend him highly enough
Mats is a fantastic musician and engineer! He's drumming is as good as it gets and he's always a pleasure to work with! I have used him on many projects, using Mats always elevates the song and me and my clients are always left very satisfied!
Mats plays awesome drums on my latest records. He's also very responsive in his playing, and he is always doing what's best for the song!
Another very big plus is that he also mixing and mastering both well and fast.
That has really speeded up my workflow a lot!
I highly recommend this awesome musician and technician and producer.
Interview with Mats Eriksson - (BoomBridge)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When recording drums I learn the song first and make a few fills to use in the song that I'm happy with and then I play the song through a couple of times to get it right while recording. It depends if it's just a song or several. A song usually takes around 8 hours to dial in and get right and then we're on to revisions. A whole album is the same when it comes to the first song and then it usually moves a lot faster once you got the blueprint for the sound.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a hybrid analog and digital setup. My main pre-amps and EQs for recording is my console which is a MCI JH-652 which was custom built for Swedish National Radio in 1982. My conversion to the digital is through two UAD Apollos and a ADAT bridge of the brand Creamware. My go-to drumkit is a Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga with a wide array of Zildjian Cymbals and with a custom snare from the Swedish brand 101Drums that sounds great and holds the tuning throughout whole recording sessions which was a crucial part of why I choose the snares from them. I'm also sponsored by Wincent Drumsticks.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jeff Porcaro, Mike Portnoy, Daniel Adair, Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Sylvia Massy, Steven Slate, Dan Lancaster to name a few.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The latest degreed album. Im proud of it cause it turned out like my vision for it was.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A few different projects. One EP, a few singles as well as a few albums coming up!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. The both have great qualities. During recording I always use the analog console as well as as much outboard I possibly can, cause I usually have a vision for the recording. During mixing I use mainly my DAW, but at some occassions I'll use the outboard gear or just the EQs of the desk cause of their sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll keep at it until you're satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That every song is unlike the one before. The fact that music differs and it's not the same all the time, which is important to be to stay focused as well. A normal job is usually very static and I'm just not that kind of person. I love the diversity of working with production, mix and master.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customer: Would this be possible? Me: Well, of course!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm angry cause I look like it when I think. I hardly angry at all at any time, I'm just annoyed about stuff at times - which hardly has something to do with any other person.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the deadline? Do you have a reference for the sound you're looking for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get in touch and discuss sound before you get me to work, cause we all hear things differently and something you might want to sound one way is something I'd make sound another way. So this is important if there's a deadline to work toward. Deadlines are important to discuss when the project is larger. This is something that usually is a problem otherwise. Just name a date when the work needs to be done and we'll work towards that.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer - cause of the DAW One of the UAD Apollos - so that I could record My OLLO Audio Headphones - so that I could mix A Shure SM58 - to catch the sources I'd like to record My cellphone - In hope of a signal to either get in contact with someone or just to get surf to sell my dessert island sample pack.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've always wanted to have music as my full-time occupation but I've been working on other things on the side up until around 5 years ago when me and my brother started our company. I had still worked a year on my current job then but stopped doing that 4 years ago and the rest is history. The company is a music and event company that we own a the studio with as well as we're doing a lot of rentals and live sound etc. Apart from this we also own a pub in the city the studio is located with our wives, and we have a yearly festival here. So it all started as a music company and turned into something more entrepreneurial.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Scorpions - cause they're one of my favorite bands. Iron Maiden - cause they still do things the old way. Asking Alexandria - because of their great musicianship. Architects - cause they're just amazing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have a plan with what you're doing. Think three steps ahead.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hard rock or pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Patience. One of the most important things when it comes to production and mixing, or music in general. I've learned the hard way but I take great pride in being patient when it comes to music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, in terms of how I usually use effects and build a mix or production. When I do something I do it with all my heart.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common is that I mix and master songs/albums that are sent to me. On a couple of occasions I also have bands/artists in the studio and produce their album/EP/single as well as mix and master it.