Vienna based audio/mixing/mastering engineer. Experimental sounddesign and custom solutions with Max/MSP.
I studied electroacoustic music at the mdw university in vienna and am a certified sound artist. I did a lot of mixdowns & masterings the last 3 years, but I gained my customers only by mouth - propaganda. So this is my first step to the international market. I'm good at mixing and I love it, but because I'm new to this kind of websites, I'll make a really good price for my first customers.
Have a listen to the sound examples, I uploaded some exerpts of the mixdowns I did for the amazing artist "Zolf & Saturn".
My own works as artists include sound installations shown in Italy, Vienna and London, impro gigs, idm productions, programming for the leap motion and many more.
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Interview with Thomas Oeggl
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Quite recently I mixed two ep's for "Zolf & Saturn" an italian artist. He is very creative and I love his sound, it was a pleasure to work with him. Also he was the first teacher I had regarding electronic music and now, years later he asks me to mix and master his songs. Feeling very proud! And it sounds amazing :)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A lot of own productions and sound design.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, I'm quite new.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love analog sounds (and field recordings!), but I think it depends on the situation. Analog can make a big difference but it's not always practical and also it needs a looot of know-how. I prefer a good mix.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To offer them the best quality they can get for that price.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can work with music! Love the infinite variety of styles and artists and emotions I see at work.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "The budget is thight... we need the song yesterday, can you do magic?" "Will find a fair price. I can't travel in time and I'm not a wizard, but I try to get as close as I can ;)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: There are limits. Some errors at the recording/producing stage can't be fixed. And I don't do your wedding mixtapes ;)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What type of message to you want the song to have? Do you want me to work technical and clean, is there a clear sound reference or shall I be creative?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I can do every style, but I'll be best at mixing electronic music. Didn't see a lot of "underground - genre" mixing engineers here, so consider me. I love the dark club styles.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My small field recorder, a serge modular rack, my microbrute, my loved headphones and the universitys manleys passive eq.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Played violin and piano since I was six, then I started as bedroom producer and dj and then decided to study experimental electronic music and sound art. It was a place of extremly creative and playful people. Did a lot of different projects and tried a lot of different approaches to music. Specialized on mixing and sounddesign. I finished a few months ago, so I'm quite in the beginning, but already have gained a lot experience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Regarding to my own music: deep rolling, subtle, playful, most of the time thoughtful and dark. Regarding mixdowns: a lot of nuances and a strong & clear message.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Burial. He seems to be a very interesting person. And Infected Mushrooms, they are fucking crazy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like a playful experimental approach. And just listen to your feelings and try to work with them.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Ambient, Techno, Bass Music, Experimental Sound Art
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My synaesthetic hearing. I see and feel and hear sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try not to just work on a song, but treat it as a living creature that should be able to unleash it's potential.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I have a listen and think about the potential and feeling of the song and the artists desires. Then I sort the tracks by category and importance. Often I do a subtle cleaning of every track, issues get fixed and then creativity happens. It's my personal most important desire to give every song the best it can get.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's growing. I don't have a lot of gear, but I the devices I have I know very well. I work a lot with emulations, since I don't have the money yet to buy a lot of high price stuff. I've been working a lot with legendary analog hardware at the university and should the need arise I can use high price studios of my friends.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Burial, Phace, Black Sun Empire, Trentemoller, Infected Mushroom, Eskmo, Eprom, Plasticman, Primordial Ooze, David Bowie
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mixdowns in a broad variety of genres and most of the time I also master the same songs.