My name is Aneltunes and I am a Mixing and Mastering engineer. I mix and master records for bands from across the globe. I have 10 years of successful projects from different genres of music. Contact me to discuss your project and goals so we can put a plan together for you to be my next successful project.
Aneltunes has developed his talents through years of experience in the mixing and mastering industry, bringing musicians, writers, composers and producers the masterful touch necessary to attract that exact audience they desire. He honed his skills in the East Africa Music School and an audio mixing and mastering institute where he earned a bachelor’s degree in using waves plugins (http://www.waves.com/). During his time of studying, he acquired massive experience and exposure while working on big name projects like India Arie’s “Songversation”. His resume includes studio time with Gentleman and Brian Adams, Julie Anne Melfie’s “One and only, take me away”, Harry Gating etc.
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Interview with Aneltunes
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering songs
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lord Alge, Andrew Sheps, Manny Maroquine
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an I mac, I use BX8a M-audio for monitoring, focusrite saffire pro as my audio interface, plus the waves plugins.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to a demo from start to finish as i note down the areas that need to be made better, then I also look at the strengths of the song that need to stand out, then i get my hands on the mix and do the needful. Of course with the concerns of the artist/producer at the back of my mind. When mixing I start with vocals because to me vocals are the most important part in the mix the i build every thing else around the vocals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the emotion that's required to the song. It's always my goal to make sure that the artist's emotional connection with the audience is brought out. To me the emotional connection is paramount.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Reggae, Afro pop, Rock, Dancehall etc
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure the recording and arrangement are on point, don't expect anything to be corrected at the mixing stage.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Some day I would love to work with John Legend because I love the emotion communicated in his music. The lyrics are believable.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: It all began in a music school then attended a mixing and mastering institute where i studied the waves plugins. There I was exposed to a number of big names and then went on to do it my self. Am 10 years in the industry
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My waves plugins. That's all.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: To be open minded.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their goal is and a reference for which they want their music to sound like.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: When someone sings or plays very poorly and expect the mixer to do wonders. I believe something can be done to a certain extent due to the technology we have at our display but not much though. eg you sing like an elephant and expect to sound like India Arie, hahah
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Will you really bring it out as expected? I always say I will.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Am always learning something new on every mix i work on. That's what I love about my job.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: With a good recording, the sky is the limit
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because there are analog modeled plugins, so that gives me a taste of both worlds. Of course plus the high prices for the good and scarce state of the art analog gear which makes it very difficult to have them.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not really, am still a new member.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working on a projects by a local artist called Irene Ntale
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: India Arie's music album called songverstion because she is a grammy award winner. I was part of the mixing team while i was in the mixing academy.