Having done live mixing work for Bastille, The 1975, Years and Years, and Jake Bugg as well as countless studio mixes for major/indie label signed acs and unsigned artists. Ive got the ears, the equipment and 10 years experience to make you SoundBetter. Whatever your style is, I've done it before and I probably loved it.
Mixing and mastering is crucial to getting that awesome sound. Setting the vocals at the right level, making the bass and drums to sit tight on that groove, finding the right reverb. However great your song is, without the right balance and processing you are not going to get a look in.
Starting as a drummer, but progressing to keyboards and guitars in touring bands across Europe, I have the sensitivity of a musician and a desire to get the feeel just right for you, so you can rest assured that if you you want that vocal sounding super natural (despite having had the latest tuning technology spread on it), that it will.
It just sounds great. its like adding thick velvety chocolate sauce on top of the cake you've made. My equipment?
A matched stereo pair of API 550b EQs (think Airy Highs and Pumping lows)
SSL 500series Bus Compressor (think smoothing over the each track like making shapes in mash potato)
Focusrite 430mkii Vocal Strip (Once you have a taste of this you'll never go back)
Neve 1073 PreAmps (think adding that "je-ne-sais-qoi")
Well unfortunately I don't have a 64channel Abbey Road style mixing desk so I have to use Logic. But I also have the best digital plugins from Waves, Sound toys, and iZotope to really amp things up and get you sounding awesome.
Services include mastering, mixing, remote additional production.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Max Hons
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal treatment, mixing, mastering.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal Treatment
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you want one part to be louder, turn everything else down.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: T Swift. The most professional, biggest pop star, can clearly sing and writes great songs. And she's hot?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 6 years
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many stems, what style, who produced it, what do you plan to do with it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: My friends who are not musicians think I wake up late and do nothing all day. This is not true.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do it till its right.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Many many things!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Is your song as good as you can make it? I can make it better, but sub-standard production will ultimately lead to a su-bstandard record.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get stems, clean up, mix song, make awesome, send back.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, charger, wifi, amazon, credit card.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That bit where it sounds awesome right at the end of the mixing process, and your all just sitting there like "yeeeeah"
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analogue, it makes most things more awesome. Having said that I do most things 'in the box'.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Work from home mostly. I have a cool mac with some nice outboard gear to go with it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I dont like hard-core scream metal. I like everything else.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Flare. I'm still pretty young and excitable. I'll do whats necessary to make your track as good as it can be but my excitement level can be ascertained by looking at the volume knob on the console.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you cut me a deal on multiple tracks? Yes, drop me an email and we'll work something out. Have you really worked with Bastille, Rizzle Kicks, Jake bugg and all those people? Yes What did you do for them? Live recording, mixing and mastering for videos.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am particularly proud of 'The Beach - From Above' - Search it! Producer, Mixer and co-writer