Screaming Match Productions is an influential label operating out Chicago (IL) dedicated to music production for independent artists, songwriters, bands, publishers and commercial media outlets. Innovators of Music production and Sound Design, our team of experts are dedicated to give you professional results within stressed or short deadlines.
Give your craft a unique and powerful voice
Innovators of Music and Sound Design, Showcasing Artistic and Technical Skills.
Custom Sound Design :
Our team will compose and design unique music and expansive soundscapes that are relevant to your project and consistent with your artistic goals.
Mixing / Engineering :
Is your existing audio lacking the punch it needs? Allow our team to professionally mix and master your work.
Stock Music :
Is your craft lacking the unique, creative, and customized audio landscape necessary to stand out? Why allow your vision to suffer from generic, poorly designed audio.
Allow our team of expert songwriters to effectively and efficiently compose or develop your music. Have an idea but lack the resources? Allow us to flesh-out your idea.
Artistic integrity is one of our biggest values, we want to breathe life into your vision.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Screaming Match Productions
Beyond his undeniable skills in sound engineering, it's a real pleasure to work with NL : His personality, and his experience as a pro musician are a real asset to your project. Comfortable in all styles, he knows how each tracks should sound plus his ability to think "outside the box" brings this original and essential touch to every songs!
The spirit, the musicality and the professionalism were outstanding. At a time when people are becoming more and more distant i have found a precious "co-worker", a friend and above all a true human being. He makes my music sound better, encouraging me in every step and making me wanna try more to be the best i can.
Thank you Noisy
Interview with Screaming Match Productions
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most popular request asked by clients are mixing and mastering. However, we also love creating original content for particular needs such as advertisements, videos etc...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: According to our portfolio, I would say Trent Reznor, Queens of the Stone Age, Hans Zimmer, The Prodigy and many more...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - Mac Pro - Cubase Pro as my Main DAW. - RME FireFace for the sound card. - Mackie HR824 MKII and Yamaha HS8 for monitoring (currently looking at Adam Ax77 for the next ones but I have to do work in the monitoring room). - Dangerous Music D-Box for summing. - 2 preamps Universal Audio UA 710 - DI Avalon U5 - A bunch of plugins : UAD, FabFilter, Sonnox, Slate Digital etc...
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Well, it depends on the job but the thing I love is just importing the tracks into a new session and listen to the rough mix. Then do the gain staging and start playing with faders for 10 minutes. It's where everything happens and it helps me to draw a canvas of the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Definitely a color and a vibe proper to us.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a good arrangement when producing a song : This is definitely the key. Even the best mix won't give a great song whereas the contrary is more true.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I don't know how to answer to this question because I love music in general. Let's say Electronic to Rock are the main ones. Cinematic/Epic are really fun too.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let's say you can create your own deesser by duplicating a track and invert the phase : they will cancel each other. Then, edit your copy by selecting the "sss" sounds. Once done, you can play with the fader of the copy to reduce the amount of "sss" on the main vocal track. A bit long to do but it sounds way more natural. Deessers are great but with time I find that they tend to kill vocal's performance so I use this trick sometimes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Trent Reznor... definitely. I saw him several times on stage and I was amazed every time.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Bass player since 1997, I've decided to turn myself into audio engineering since 10 years now which I find more constructive for my personal life. I am interested in a lot of genres and always happy to take risks on a new song, whatever the style.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook Pro, RME, a good headphones, Slate console emulation plugins... and yeah, a Lexicon PCM verb too.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Their expectations. What kind of artists/music they listen to. The deadline (very important).
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new people every time : priceless.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction, listening, respect of their wishes.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both. Each of them have their pro and cons.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently mixing a new album for the band Reditus.