Specializing in electronic music, I use a combination of top analog and digital technology with affordable pricing to bring you great results. Multiple of my works have charted on Billboard, and multiple have charted in the top 5 all formats/genres on Bandcamp.
Graduate of Berklee School of Music BPS Music Business
With over a decade of experience and a purpose built studio, my primary speciality has been mastering and mixing for electronic music with a focus on Synthwave (and all it's off-shoots), Chill-wave, electro-house, etc. Further specialities are in delivering a dynamic and warm sounding master that is optimized in loudness for streaming services. I have done a lot of mastering for the record label NRW (newretrowave) Records for some time now.
Additional services also include Vinyl Mastering, optimizing for cassette tape.
Some credits Include (Mixing/Mastering/Vinyl Mastering):
Lucy In Disguise - Sunset Radio (Album)
Lucy In Disguise - Unknown Frequency (Album)
Lucy In Disguise - Endless Echoes (Album)
ALEX & TOKYO ROSE - AKUMA (Album)
ALEX & TOKYO ROSE - AKUMA2 (Album)
Various Artists - Magnatron 2.0
NewRetroWave - In Search of Darkness (Original Documentary Soundtrack)
Tonebox - Nocturn (Album)
Tonebox - Cloud Highway (Album) [Billboard Electronic Albums charting, peak #3 on all formats/genres Bandcamp charts]
Yota - Strangers on Film (Album)
Syntax - Transmissions
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1 ReviewsEndorse Tonebox
Top notch mixing and mastering. He added a great deal to the sound in a short turn around. Give Tonebox serious consideration for any electronica mixing/mastering project. If you want a sample of his work, check out his recordings on YouTube, where he's included by channels like Nightride FM and New Retro Wave.
Interview with Tonebox
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My third full length album and many other projects.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, I think it is silly to go 100% either route. Analog puts more soul into the process, but digital (especially for metering and organization) is vital for a modern workflow and ultimately getting the best results.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to achieve your desired results. If something falls short in the process, or we hit some sort of technical limitations, I will cover it in detail. I am very attentive, reply fast, and enjoy explaining technicals in detail.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I am able to have work flexibility, while being able to truly make people happy with the result of my work. Music is such a personal journey, so being a part of that for clients all around that world is massive.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What reference do you have for the final product? Can you describe what you want out of the finished product?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Studio electronics Se-80, Korg ms-20, Roland System-8, Korg Radias, Roland Tape Echo
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started with a love for synthesizers and slowly worked my way into production, with some releases and projects under my belt, I started to work on material for others across multiple genres but with a mostly electronic focus. I then went to Berklee School of Music and received additional training there. After graduating, my client based business grew and I started to work on music full time, and have been ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My mixing style is warm, dynamic, and has a emphasis on the low end. I stand by my works and being able to crank up the volume without everything falling to pieces, but rather become more whole.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Floating Points! His workflow and style seem so fluid and authentic that I would love to be in the studio to witness how he pulls everything together (Or even just to see his studio routing).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more, if you really love one sound or section, why not let it shine? if only for a short period. Too many layers and everything can be a mess. Messes aren't always a bad thing in music if you build up to the "mess" dynamically, and then strip it back again.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My biggest client work is typically Synthwave or Chill-wave tracks, but I have worked on plenty of indie pop music, some RnB / HipHip, and also classical piano. My favorite methods all revolve around balance, and making the low end of tracks hit very hard.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being opening minded, trying to bring what I think will not only be the best for my client, but to help them execute their vision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a hybrid analog digital system that I have spent years refining to get top quality results.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mastering, but I am also selected to do mixing when the artist do not feel confident enough about something or just need a little extra something. With mixing I particularly help to bring out the potential in the drums, and help polish and fit vocals in a mix.