Neel Erickson

Master of Loudness

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Icon Collective graduate providing loud & clean professionalized masters. I care about my clients and love working with all genres of music! Each and every track is unique and deserves its own unique attention. Credits include placement on Spotify’s New Music Friday and features in Warner films.

WHO I AM
> My name is Neel Erickson, and I'm a music producer based in Denver, CO. I'm the artist behind the Harmonee Project, and I'm an instructor for Icon Collective and EDMTips. Through my experience as a producer, teacher, and coach, I've mastered hundreds of tracks for artists across the globe.

MY PROMISE
> I don't use presets, I don't use "mastering assistant", and I custom-tailor every single master to the song at hand. I believe each song has its own personality and requires its own unique approach. I'll give your track the attention it deserves, and if you're not fully satisfied with what I deliver, I'll happily refund the project.

WHAT I DO
> I provide professional mixing and mastering services, and I can deliver your songs in the file formats and loudness standards you're looking for. If you aren't sure, I can help guide you in the right direction for your song and genre.
> I can also provide stem mastering services for 5 or fewer stems.
> I'll mix or master your track in two days or less, so you can get your song back quickly.

Thanks for checking out my profile, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

91 Reviews - 20 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by L. Daniel
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    First time working with Neel, he did such an amazing job! My track sounds really good thanks to Neel!
    Highly recommend!!!

  2. Review by Noel S.
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    Thank you for getting the vocals and the sound to sit in the right place.

  3. Review by Dylan C.
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    A true master of loudness. Neel was great in working with me with multiple revisions and he didn't stop until i was super happy. Would recommend for anyone who wants to get the most "juice" out of their track for a final master!

  4. Review by Kat
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    Neel was very professional and easy to work with from start to finish. He was able to complete our request within a timeline we provided with extra time to spare. He was very prompt with responding to messages and his mixing and mastering skills are very high level. We will definitely work with Neel again and would recommend him to anyone looking for a high quality finished product!

  5. Review by Sebastian H.
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    Working with Neel is super fun and professional! Your needs are very well respected and he always adds what you didn't see yourself but should have. Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Noel S.
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    Thank you for enhancing the track!!

  7. Review by Zoa W.
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    Working with Neel was once again an excellent experience and his mastering definitely took our track to the next level - full 5 stars!

  8. Review by Noel S.
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    Thank you for catching the things I miss!!

  9. Review by Oliver M.
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    Great quality as always. This time, superfast delivery, as I was on a tight schedule.

  10. Review by Oliver M.
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    Look no further for Mastering Engineers. Neel is the best. And a super-nice dude also.

  11. Review by Danny N.
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    Neel is highly recommended! Clear and precise advice with a wealth of knowledge and insight. Very happy with process and outcome.

  12. Review by Noel S.
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    As always, thank you for the feedback and suggestions.

  13. Review by Rob B.
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    Neel is pure magic!
    His ear is phenomenal and when we work together I have 100% trust in his comments and suggestions, which is huge. He can pinpoint minute frequencies that are bogging down the mix which such accuracy its mind boggling. Fun, polite and professional as always.
    Cheers!!

  14. Review by Noel S.
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    Thank you for the great feedback!!

  15. Review by Rowan M.
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    Neel provides such an awesome, detailed technical analysis of each track, with suggestions for improvements that are very easy to follow. I'll be using him for every new track from now on!

  16. Review by Noel S.
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    Always prompt detailed feedback - thank you

  17. Review by Jack P.
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    Top job as always Neel! Thanks for being patient and making the changes, and knowing my needs! Will definitely be back in the future! :)

  18. Review by Rob Bylett
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    Neel's ear is next level.
    Both of them actually. We worked on 2 tracks where Neel gave hyper detailed feedback & suggestions on the mix & movement for both, even suggesting specific processing steps to accomplish the right sound. With his guidance & attention to detail we took both tracks from "yooo these sound pretty dope" to "Oh god I can feel my face melting off".
    On top of this, Neel is one of the friendliest, chill & most talented people I've met.

    Thanks Neel!!

  19. Review by Noel S.
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    Thanks Neel for the quick turnaround!!

  20. Review by Noel S.
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    Always great work. Thank you for catching the things my ears can't hear!!

  21. Review by Zoa
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    Working with Neel is always a pleasure. He's very professional and always delivers results in a very timely manner. I am definitely looking forward to working with him again on future projects - full 5 stars!

  22. Review by Noel S.
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    Enjoyed working with Neel. His knowledge of music, the software, and plug-ins is incredible. Neel's hearing skills are suburb.

  23. Review by Julian D.
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    Neel is not lying, he truly is the master of loudness.
    He turns a mix into a very loud and fat master without destroying it, unlike others...
    He's also such a kind person. I highly recommend him and would rate him 6 stars if I could.

  24. Review by Ismael C.
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    Neel LOVE your work brother ty aging just killed it here .

  25. Review by Richard B.
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    Awesome dealing with Neel as always. The quality of his masters are superb and really adds that professional sheen to my tracks. Highly recommended - 10/10!

  26. Review by Mark M.
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    Another great pier review process from Neel - the master of loudness himself. On this project Neel advised on delicate changes to the mix to lift it from 95% to 100%. Would definitely recommend Neel.

  27. Review by Noel S.
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    I like all the minor details that Neel pays attention to, always provides great feedback.

  28. Review by Mark M.
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    Neel is very knowledgeable, thorough and passionate about his advice. I have no hesitation in recommending him for your project.

  29. Review by Noel S.
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    Excellent feedback as always

  30. Review by Zoa
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    Another great experience working with Neel! Neel’s excellent masters in combination with his enthusiasm and great communication always results in us coming back for more. Highly recommended - full 5 stars!

  31. Review by Douglas D.
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    Neel was great to work with through and through. Great communication, timely completion and really high quality result! Will definitely use for future projects.

  32. Review by Zoa W.
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    Neel’s masters are always spot-on, and he is also very professional and responsive throughout the mastering process. Great person to work with and highly recommended!

  33. Review by Jack P.
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    Neel is a great producer, really keen ears, and able to give tips and proper feedback also! Really good job and would highly reccomend!

  34. Review by Ismael C.
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    Working with Neel . His feedback is always spot on. He takes his craft very seriously and always honest . With it all . 🔥🔥🔥on the master ty .

  35. Review by Zoa W.
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    Another wonderful master completed by Neel! It’s always a pleasure working with Neel, and I am always excited to send him my new songs as I am confident they're in great hands. Working with Neel is an excellent experience and undoubtedly results in fantastic masters - full 5 stars!

  36. Review by Zoa W.
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    Neel consistently delivers high-quality masters at very affordable rates. His communication, turnaround times, and creative input are all top-notch and he never fails to bring my songs to the next level! I highly recommend working with him and couldn't have asked for more - a full 10/10!

  37. Review by Lewis W.
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    Neel is brilliant to work with! Exactly what I wanted, he works quickly and professionally, providing excellent results!!

  38. Review by Ismael C.
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    Neel is exactly what you want for all your mastering and mixing needs .this is my second time using him and he’s my go to guy for my mastering needs. And he also works well with you when you need to change things around.

  39. Review by Michael M.
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    Took the song to where I wanted it to be! It sounds like a radio level hit now, talented guy and he communicates very well! Would recommend to anyone

  40. Review by Brienne N.
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    Neel has been one of my favorite mentors. He's always so quick to help out and knowledgeable in more than just music engineering. I can't wait to work on more projects and get more things moving!

  41. Review by Russell L.
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    Neel is great to work with. He's very professional and was always responded in a timely manager with questions and giving me input about my project. I will request his service on future projects.

    Russell Lewis

  42. Review by Zoa W.
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    We have worked with Neel multiple times this year, and Neel once again did a superb job mastering our song with excellent turnaround times and great communication. Highly recommended!

  43. Review by Sarah Harralson
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    He understood exactly how I wanted my track mastered and provided me with magic again! Nice person to work with and highly recommend.

  44. Review by Sarah Harralson
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    When looking at different mastering options on SoundBetter, what really stood out to me with Neel is the authenticity of his profile. You can tell he really cares about the sound, and the final results show! I will definitely have him master more tracks for me in the future. I am more confident about my track now thanks to him. Highly recommend!

  45. Review by Richard B.
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    Awesome work again from Neel - always does a superb job, with good turnaround times and was happy to make some changes as required. Definitely recommend!

  46. Review by Lewis W.
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    Neel is fantastic to work with and is a pro at what he does, as well as a super nice person. Can't recommend enough!!

  47. Review by Zoa W.
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    Another excellent stem-mastering job completed by Neel! Neel’s masters are always top-notch and it is a great pleasure to work with him, can’t wait for more to come - full 5 stars!

  48. Review by Zoa W.
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    Another fantastic job by Neel! Neel consistently delivers high-quality masters that bring our tracks to life with his expertise and offers fast turnaround times with great communication. We couldn’t have asked for more, highly recommended!

  49. Review by Hash T.
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    Always great to work with. Neel really has the golden ears to take a track to the next level. His turnaround time was amazing as well. Highly recommend 👌

  50. Review by Lewis W.
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    Neel was brilliant, he worked very fast and the results were amazing. Brought my tracks to life just how I’d imagined and made them fat and loud!!!🙌🙌🙌

  51. Review by Zoa W.
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    Neel delivers amazing masters with high consistency and always manages to perfectly capture the atmosphere we are going for. It’s always a great pleasure to send him a new song as we definitely know it’s in the right hands. Highly recommended, full 5 starts!

  52. Review by Zoa W.
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    Once again, Neel has done a wonderful job mastering our song. It is an absolute pleasure to work with him, as he is always super professional, offers really fast turnaround times with great communication, and is just excellent at what he does. Fantastic results, can’t wait for the next one - 10/10!

  53. Review by Zoa W.
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    Neel has done another excellent job mastering our most recent song. Working with him is always a great pleasure and his craftsmanship and creative input as well as communication and turnaround time are always right on point. We are once again very happy with the result and will definitely ask him again for our upcoming song, full 5 stars!

  54. Review by heartbreak.ro
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    Neel is a great guy who will simply not give up until he gets you exactly what you're looking for. He is not only great at his craft but he also delivers quickly, listening to all of the feedback and always applying it to both versions of the master until you are 100% satisfied. I couldn't be happier with the results and I am sure I will be coming back to him for my future tracks.

  55. Review by Dale C.
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    Neel is very knowledgeable in the field of producing and is very accomplished in mixing and mastering so working with him is not only easy, but also very enlightening. His communication is excellent and the turnaround time was fast. I was extremely happy with the end product and will use Neel again for my next project.

  56. Review by Zoa W.
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    No matter what genre or style we send to Neel, he always manages to find a great mastering approach and deliver excellent sounding masters that take our songs to the next level. I very much enjoy working with him and can’t wait until the next one. Highly recommended!

  57. Review by Zoa W.
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    I have worked with Neel several times during the past year and it is always a great pleasure. His masters, communication, and creative ideas are always right on point and lead to fantastic results, full 5 stars!

  58. Review by Phil M.
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    Amazing work! Neel has very good ears!

  59. Review by Jamie M.
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    What a pleasure it is to work with Neel. Super professional, really fast turnaround with great communication and more importantly just phenomenal at what he does. Fantastic results. Thanks Neel

  60. Review by Zoa W.
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    It’s always a pleasure to work with Neel - excellent masters, timely deliveries, and great creative input. 10/10!

  61. Review by Julian D.
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    I've tried many other people before, some of them stating to have grammy awards on their profile, but was very disappointed. But Neel nailed it! Very loud and clear mastering without altering my mix. I couldn't be happier. I finally found someone I can trust to master my music!
    Thank you Neel!

  62. Review by Zoa W.
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    We have worked with Neel several times already and it's always a great pleasure - perfect communication and excellent results. Highly recommended!

  63. Review by Michael D.
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    Neel was an absolute amazing find on Soundbetter! He mastered 5 tracks for me and was very helpful and informative throughout the process- Neel was timely, informative and did an an absolutely awesome job. I would 110% recommend him as the go to guy to help put a professional edge on your tracks!!

  64. Review by Edward B.
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    Quick and speedy service. Perfectly mastered tracks :)

  65. Review by Hash T.
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    Neel took a slightly muddled mix and polished it into a crystal clear well balanced gem! What a legend!

  66. Review by Hash T.
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    Neel was a legend to work with. Great communication and outstanding results

  67. Review by Jordan S.
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    Neel is professional, patient and puts his client at the forefront of his work. His talent is incredible and the final result was beyond expectations. If you need a top quality job in a timely manner, Neel is your man. I am excited to work with him again!

  68. Review by Richard B.
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    Neel has done another great job. He has an amazing set of ears and always knows exactly what to do to make a track sound better. Super fast turnaround time and the track sounds great! Highly recommended

  69. Review by Genius
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    Neel was a great communicator and did not hesitate to provide the best quality! He is your guy for sure!

  70. Review by Zoa W.
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    We have worked with Neel several times this year already, and his excellent masters in combination with the friendly and professional communication will definitely make us come back for more. Full 5 stars, highly recommended!

  71. Review by Janne K.
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    Neel made me a professional, quality master and was friendly and quick in the process. I can highly recommend him!

  72. Review by Dale C.
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    Neel is excellent to work with. Went above and beyond for a Tech House mastering project. Great communication and really cares about what he does. Would work with again 10/10.

  73. Review by Markus L.
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    Neel is a pro through and through! He is very knowledgeable, has an impeccable pair of ears, and is a very easy and fun guy to work with. He's also incredibly punctual and reliable. Highly recommended!

  74. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our fourth time working with Neel and he always delivers excellent results at a very affordable price and in a very timely manner. Can’t recommend him enough, full 5 stars!

  75. Review by Alan C.
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    My very first project and the results are outstanding.
    Working with Neel has been an absolute pleasure. He has handled this in a timely and professional manner. As I mentioned before this was my first song mastered and the willingness to adjust and helpful approach has made this an absolute breeze. I not only highly recommend Neel for this but for the quality results! I look forward to working with him on all my upcoming projects. Thanks Neel

  76. Review by Richard B.
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    Really loved working with Neel, he mastered 4 tracks for me and they all sound fantastic! Fast turnaround time and was happy to make some very small adjustments that I requested. Highly recommended!

  77. Review by Janne K.
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    Master of mastering, thank you again for a great job!

  78. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our third time working with Neel and we are once again very satisfied with the excellent masters. We highly recommend his services and hope to work together again on new tracks soon!

  79. Review by Janne K.
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    Neel created just a perfect mastering for my track, will order again for sure!

  80. Review by Neil J.
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    Super clear and loud masters, and he completed the job within 6 hours! Really nice guy, I definitely recommend his services.

  81. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our second time working with Neel and we are once again very satisfied with the final masters! Neel went above and beyond to ensure we got exactly the sound we wanted and was very understanding and accommodating throughout the full process. Can’t recommend him enough and definitely coming back for our next song!

  82. Review by Rioux V
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    Was an absolute pleasure working together with Neel. He gave clear directions and the productions was amazing! Highly recommend and i hope to work together again soon!

  83. Review by Minister A.
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    Neel is super sweet, willing to help in anyway, and decent price for two versions. Would hit him up again.

  84. Review by Zoa W.
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    This is our first time working with Neel and we are very satisfied with both the final result as well as the mastering process in general (great communication, very fast deliveries, positive attitude, high quality work, etc.). We couldn’t have asked for more and hopefully we can work together with Neel again in the near future, 5 stars!

  85. Review by Ismael C.
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    This is my first time working with Neel.He took my song and master it to a polish quality finish song that stood up to the competition .I will definitely be sending more work his way.Thank you aging .. jr

  86. Review by Valoramous
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    Unequivocally recommend!

    Extremely user-friendly, professional, articulate, competent, and reliable!

    I have known and worked with Neel on a weekly basis consistently for almost one year now. During this time, Neel provided me tremendous tutoring assistance (composition, mixing, and mastering) to advance my own music project.

    Neel definitely knows his craft, possesses an incredible ear for musical composition/mixing/mastering, and exudes a positive and professional attitude and demeanor.

    You will not regret hiring his services.

  87. Review by Valoramous
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    Unequivocally recommend!

    Extremely user-friendly, professional, articulate, competent, and reliable!

    I have known and worked with Neel on a weekly basis consistently for almost one year now. During this time, Neel provided me tremendous tutoring assistance (composition, mixing, and mastering) to advance my own music project.

    Neel definitely knows his craft, possesses an incredible ear for musical composition/mixing/mastering, and exudes a positive and professional attitude and demeanor.

    You will not regret hiring his services.

  88. Review by 3 Tribes (Mark M)
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    Neel has one of the best ears that I have ever come across. His attention to detail in sounds is astonishing. I used Neel for a mastering project and am absolutely delighted with the result and thoroughly recommend him for your project.

  89. Review by Brad
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    I've been working with Neel now for a few months, very helpful and knows his stuff well. He has a well trained ear and can verbalize what he's hearing and relay it to you in a way that you understand, regardless of your experience level!

  90. Review by Janne K.
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    I've worked with Neel with several of my tracks. He is a true professional and really cares about the quality of his work. I highly recommend working with him to get your master to shine.

  91. Review by Claudio E.
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    I can wholeheartedly say that Neel will help get your master to where it needs to be. He's a true professional with a phenomenal set of ears. I couldn't be happier with his services. Trust this man, he's got you!

Interview with Neel Erickson

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I produced a debut album for a singer and songwriter who wanted to tell his story of immigrating to the USA. The recording session was deeply emotional and loads of fun, and it’s been wonderful to help him share his story.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I’m co-running a Masterclass, starting a label, building out my own artist project, and loving every bit of it!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I’ve got a handful of suggestions, depending on your genre and what you’re looking for! Feel free to ask and I can happily point you in the right direction :)

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both! Each has something to offer- analog gives us character and warmth that simply can’t be captured digitally in full, but our digital processing allows is the precision to take full advantage of the analog character.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I’ll give you the best master on SoundBetter, guaranteed. Music means the world to me, and I know your music means the world to you. I won’t give up until you have exactly what you need, and I won’t cut corners.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with so many inspiring artists and musicians out there. I’ve heard thousands of songs I would have otherwise never been exposed to, and I’ve been lucky enough to take part in some truly emotional projects.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: I get a lot of requests to make synths, bass, and drums sound bigger, fatter, punchier, and fuller - and I’m all for it. That’s what I’m here for, after all :)

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That mastering (and any kind of music work for that matter) is all about technical ability. Sure, that’s a big portion of it, but the tools don’t make the artist. Really, it’s all about listening carefully and being able to determine exactly what the track needs to reach its full emotional potential.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: I’m always interested in hearing who your inspirations or references are - if there’s a track or artist out there that you’d love to sound like, I’d be excited to help get you there.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Honestly, this is a scary process if you haven’t done it before. It’s tough to trust your music to someone else if you haven’t worked with them previously, and don’t hesitate to be open about that. I’m always happy to guide my new clients through each step of the process before anything is formalized, just so you can know exactly what to expect.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Of course my laptop and trusty headphones- but outside of that, I’d bring my OP1 synth, my Code61 midi keyboard, my guitar, my preamp interface, and my drum machine.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: Right out of college, I was set to pursue a career as a business consultant in healthcare - and let me tell you, that certainly wasn’t my calling. Two years into it, I made the decision to drop everything and pursue music full time. I attended Icon Collective to master my technical and creative ability, and since then I’ve been self-employed full time in music. Now, I co-run my own artist project, a budding label, a production Masterclass, and a course at Icon Collective.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: In two words: future retro. Music of the past has so much to offer- both in the compositional ability and in the textures of older synths, samples, and drum machines. I love bringing those nostalgic textures to a futuristic production and a crystal clean mix, with as much groove and danciness packed in as possible.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I’d love to work with Illenium. His early music inspired me to get into production, and I love his creative approach to building an idea.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: I mostly work on electronic dance music alongside songwriter/pop styles, though I also do a lot of work with live instrumentation and ambient music. That said, I've worked on pretty much anything, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're curious.

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: The Chainsmokers, Daft Punk, Rufus du Sol, Flume, Odesza, Quincy Jones, Jon Bellion, ILLENIUM, BAYNK, and Sofi Tukker - among many more!

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: On SoundBetter, I provide professional mastering services. Locally in Los Angeles and Denver, I produce for my own project and a variety of singer/songwriters. I’m always open to working remotely on any kind of project!

  35. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  36. A: It doesn't matter what tools you have - what matters is how well trained your ears are.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: My ears are my strongest asset and skill - I can recognize exactly what's right or wrong with a track, and I know how to use my tools to get the sound I'm after.

  39. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  40. A: I'm highly attentive to each and every track I work on. I never use presets, and I master each track with my professionally trained ears and workflow.

  41. Q: What's your typical work process?

  42. A: In mastering, I always start by considering the emotion and intent of the song, taking time to identify the most important moments and elements in the track so I can emphasize their existing magic further. I then move through a "corrective" phase of mastering, treating any muddiness and sound quality issues I might notice. Next, I treat the song with a series of analog gear and plugins to create the best sense of space, glue, shine, and character for the track. Once I have the song's characteristics in the right spot, I move to a final phase of loudness mastering, where I push the track to professional loudness standards (and louder, if you'd like).

  43. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  44. A: I've built my own acoustically treated studio, and I do a lot of work on my Sennheiser HD650 headphones. Most of my work is done using a mix of professional VST software and analog hardware. I'm an instrumentalist and producer, so I've surrounded myself with keyboards, synthesizers, guitars, and drum pads :) I also have access to the mastering studio at Icon Collective, a professionally treated studio with multiple monitoring options. It's perfect for ensuring that any masters I create sound good across all sound systems, whether you're listening on an iPhone or a set of festival speakers.

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