Christian de Looper is a professional mixing engineer and music producer based in Santa Cruz, CA. He has worked in a wide variety of genres, and is confident he can keep up with any artists requests.
Christian has a wide variety of plugins and effects in his arsenal, and he knows how to use them. Artists are royalty with Christian, and he goes out of his way to ensure that they get what they want. Artists are given the revisions they need to have a song the way they want, and won't walk away disappointed with his service.
Christian may not have worked with many big name artists, but he can certainly offer the "big name sound," and will make your music fit for any top radio station.
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Christian, is defiantly someone who says they can handle a track! Boy can he handle a track! Looking forward to our next project together . . .
Thank you again for following my direction and being awesome :)
Christian can really mix a track... and make the voice shine !
This was my band's first time using SoundBetter, and we could not have asked for a better experience with Christian as our mixing & mastering engineer. He worked with us through the song to make sure each detail was exactly how we hoped for, and was very quick to respond to messages. I highly recommend getting to know and working with Christian!
I'm really in awe of how professional he is both with his approach to the mixing process and the results and how professional he is as a person!
Not only did he do a fantastic job in a quick amount of time but he is dedicated to it and I truly feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with him, I can't recommend him enough!
Had a fantastic experience with Christian. A versatile and talented engineer, he meticulously followed up with every track until I was fully satisfied. Though we communicated long distance, Christian was always quick to respond, going beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend his services!
Interview with Christian de Looper
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. There's no reason not to use both where appropriate. Use whatever suits the song. If the song will sound better recorded to tape, then do that, but if it won't sound any different, or can be made to sound the same without using tape, then who care's how you got there.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm here for you. No, not to get you through your breakup, but to serve your song. I will have my own ideas of what your song should sound like, and I will definitely let you know what those ideas are, and even show them to you, but ultimately you're the boss of your song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creativity - one day I'll be working on a rock tune, the next day a solo cellist. I like variety.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What artists do you think you're a bit like? Who are your favorite artists? Why do you like them so much?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't work with someone who's not willing to work for you. You know your own song, and you know what you want it to sound like. If an engineer thinks he or she knows better, he or she is not a good engineer to work with. It's a collaborative process, for sure, but you're the boss of your own music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any top 10 pop artist. Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, you name it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen more than you think you need to without touching any buttons or knobs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening, listening, listening. I'll typically have a few listens through a song before I start working - maybe I'll even close my eyes during those listens! Then I'll start tweaking. When I feel like I've done a pretty good mix, I'll walk away for a day or so, and then take the mix out to my car, play it on my TV, listen through different headphones, and take notes. After those tweaks have been made, I'll walk away for another day and do the same. When I don't take any more notes from that process, I'm done.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am and always have been a huge Rick Rubin fan. There's something about his minimalist approach that appeals to me, and despite it, he and his mixing engineers are still able to turn out a huge-sounding yet clear mix.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most often mix, which I have done across a range of genres, from rap to jazz. I also, however, produce, and edit quite a bit.