Hey! 😃 My name is Ludwig Jonsson, and I’m a music producer originally from Sweden, but I currently live in Venice, California. My music taste has always been deliberate and diverse, ranging from Bon Iver, Paul Simon, Daft Punk, and Julio Iglesias. My production style reflects that. I compose and mix music for myself, other artists, and for Film.
The versatility in my everyday music life, combined with my curiosity, has allowed me to develop skills to produce music in various genres. I’m comfortable creating Pop, Indie, Ambient, EDM, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, and if you need something super weird, I’d love to tackle that too!
With that said, I personally love making Indie Pop and Ambient music, as that usually evokes the right kind of emotion in me. Emotions and melodies are crucial for me and always get prioritized in my compositions.
As a composer, I’ve written music for notable brands like Google, Klarna, Vogue, World Surf League, and Hecate. I love starting a project by researching sounds and inspiration to create a clear picture of my given task.
In 2019 my commercial work for Hecate was rewarded with a Clio Award.
I work daily out of my home studio in Venice, in which I have a great variety of synths and microphones, all running through my UA interface.
Making music is my greatest passion in life, so I always make sure to have fun doing whatever project I start.
Connecting with whomever you create anything with is everything, so feel free to reach out to me if you want to get to know me better before committing to a project.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Ludwig Jonsson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of the work I've done with and for my band DNDR, which includes producing, writing and mixing our songs. We've managed to reach number 1 on the college radio charts, as well as signing with AWAL, and hitting 100k plus streams without any label backing. I'm also very proud of my most recent commercial work for Klarna, which entailed creating electronic music from the 50s.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm pretty new here, so I will have to explore a little before I can do that, but I'm sure there are some insanely talented people on here. :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A combination of the two. Analog for the creative inspiration and the sound. Digital for the accessibility and the creative inspiration.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make this? Here's an awesome song I just made based on your reference!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie pop, pop, ambient, 80s, hip hop, orchestral.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start experimenting with the piano or an interesting sound. It all kind of stems from whatever feels good inside of me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song productions, and compositions for TV/Film.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own debut album as well as finishing mixing on my band DNDR's latest single.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That there will be only good vibes at the end of a project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to do what I love and make a living from it! :D
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's super complicated.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What the end goal is.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Start a dialogue to see if we have a personal and creative connection, and check some of my work to see if it inspires you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Apollo, U47, Prophet 5 and my Juno 106.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Atmospheric and warm.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Vernon. He seems to have a very unique, yet relatable approach to music that is intriguing to me. He also seems to be a very nice guy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep making music and don't overthink.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion, melodies and originality.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an Apollo X8 setup with a pair of Yamaha HS8s and a complementary sub to those. On my desk I have a pair of Avantone Mixcubes for referencing. The main station is a late 2019 Macbook Pro with a 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 processor, 64 GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. I've hooked up a big monitor in front of that to have a better overview of my projects. My main microphones are the Vanguard V13 and my Shure SM7B. Hooked up to the Apollo is my Juno 106, Yamaha DX7, Moog Sub37, Roland SH101, and my Korg Minilogue XD.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bon Iver, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, M83, Beach House, Jose Gonzalez, Julio Iglesias, Daft Punk.