Mixing & Mastering

Maniratnam on SoundBetter

Hey, Myself Maniratnam From Southern part of India. I have been into mixing for past 2 years and have worked on various tracks as mixing and mastering engineer.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Maniratnam

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

  2. A: My First work as a Mix Engineer as i had to work on that for a while and the output came outy to be really good and the client was really happy@!!!! :)

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

  4. A: Mastering A Punjabi Track which is having some sexy beats and Wonderfull Vocals!

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

  6. A: Nop

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Mix Of both! :)

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

  10. A: Quality and Il Deliver My Best Possible!!!!

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

  12. A: Since something creative there is always something new to learn everyday!

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

  14. A: Mixing is an easy job :D!!

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

  16. A: Usually how the mix should be sounding and what reference do you have in your mind!

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

  18. A: Trust Me We Can Make it Sound Like How You Wanted which Wasnt possible by you! :)

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

  20. A: Completed Graduation in Mechanical Engineering and then did a course on sound engineering and was initially into composing music but later into sound mixing and mastering! :)

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

  22. A: A.R.Rahman. Because he has been always one of my inspiration

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

  24. A: My tip will be always to concentrate on the music balance when u mix.....if ur musical balance is not good enough then whatever technical stuff u do it wont make it sound it good enough

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

  26. A: i usualy work on country,hip hop,r&b, classical music in india

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Since am a musician i try to bring the best musical balance to the track.

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

  30. A: I usualy love to bring the life which wasnt there in the song already and improve the musical balance of the track and bring into the track more beauty :-)

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

  32. A: Manley Massive Passive, Crane song STC 8, Prism Dream AD/DA,Chandler Tg Compressor and Beyerdynamics DT 880 Pro

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

  34. A: first of all i usually arrange my tracks into my usual taste. then i figure out the best way to balance it musically, then i usualy do the processing and move into serious mixing :)

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I Have A good recording setup in my studios , Some Of the mics at my studio are Neumann U87, Akg C414, Rode NTK, Shure Sm57. We have an API 3124+ and Vintech 1273 Preamps routed to a Digi 96. Usually use a hell lots of pluiggins. Waves, Bx,lexicon,Uad Pluggins etc

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

  38. A: Lots of Engineers are there and lots of musicians a big fan of Bon Iver,Chet Faker,Ray Charles,Eminem,Daft Punk,Dave Tipper,Metallica & A.R.Rahman

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

  40. A: I usually do Recording,Mixing and Mastering works for my clients

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