Mixing with a preference for rock, jazz and folk projects . I give to your music a very powerful and natural sound ,respectful of the artist's vision. References: Steve Albini,Coltrane,Jesus Lizard,Girls against Boys,Neil Young,Miles Davis...
Who am i ?
Hello my name is Vince.
I am 46 and i am a mixing engineer at Le Café Mixé in France.
I using an hybrid method (analog summing) to get a sound more thick and 3 dimensional like big vintage consoles do.
What i do.
I start by classifying the tracks by groups (drums, guitars, vocals, etc.). Each track is checked and cleaned if necessary. I then check the correct alignment of the tracks of instruments recorded by multiple microphones to avoid phase problems which cause frequency cancellations and therefore loss of punch and consistency.
A first mono mix of the song is made and then follows in-depth mixing work (eq, compression, panning, effects, etc.).
A first version of the mix is sent to the artist for a first review.
Once the version is validated, I send it to the artist in the format he wants (wav, flac, mp3).
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
3 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Le Café Mixé
Vince did an excellent job mixing our song. Easy going and good to work with, Vince responded very well to feedback from the initial draft to match the song with our style. The final result demonstrated a commitment to quality and a great understanding of music. Many thanks!
Vince did an excellent job with our track, and communicated very regularly and effectively. He took on the task with a great attitude and was very open to suggestions. It was an absolute joy to work with him, and I would recommend him highly to others!
Excellent job on a remix job. Way better than the original mix.
Interview with Le Café Mixé
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on 2 exciting rock albums from the US bands "Red Tape Diaries" and " Drug Spider".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: The main analog gear is my tape machine to get that particular tone that plugins can't reach. I use plugins most of the time for phase issue, equing,etc...
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to make the song sounds like my clients expect.I 'm using a lot of messages with clients to make them stay informed with the process.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to be like a member of the band that i mix.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I want to know what kind of tone do they want and what are their reference songs.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Explain clearly what your goal is.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: pc , daw ,speakers, compressor and tape machine.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: i have been doing this since 1996 for my own band and friends projects.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very simple , clear and punchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: With young bands to help them to get the best sound for their tunes.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: the very low listening to hear if the most important thing in the mix sit right .
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: rock /post rock/ math rock / noise rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring out clarity and punch to the songs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1/ static mix 2/ eq - compress 3/ tone enhancement (reamping) 4/groups render to tape 5/ groups re-balance ....
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Reaper with outboard ( tube compressor ,eq , tape machine) Guitar and bass amp for reamping sessions.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steve Albini, Andrew Bird, tindersticks,PJ Harvey,the jesus lizard,....
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing songs to get a very natural sound ,no overproduced.