Simon Schlager

Production, Mixing, Mastering

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I'm an Audio-Engineer and Indie Folk Artist from Austria.

As an Audio-Guy and artist, music is my passion. Just as it is yours.

I'm a young Audio-Engineer with a fresh view on music and sounds. I love creating something new. Creating your very own sound is one of the most important things for an artist in my opinion. Finding that individual sound for every single artist is what I love to do instead of recreating the same things over and over again.

I love going beyond mixing / editing. Like recording elements to make an arrangement complete or building whole instrumental tracks. I'm well equipped to record vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, electric bass, percussion, atmospheric pads, synths and programmed (Depending on desired sound even real) drums for you.

As a musician I love to work on calm and atmospheric sounding music such as Indie-Folk, Singer-Songwriter and cinematic music.

As a Mixing/Mastering - Engineer I love to work on everything from Indie-Folk to Alternative Rock.

If you have an EP or Album to work on, we can tweak the prices a bit.

If you have any questions you can click the green contact button above. :)

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Languages

  • English
  • German

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Eric A.
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    Simon did a fantastic job on my song! Very professional all the way. Very good communication, good price. Simon worked all the way until I was 100% happy with the song- can't ask for more! Will work with him again in the future, for sure!

  2. Review by chapin
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    by chapin

    I worked with Simon on my soon to be released EP. He was incredible to work with. He kept me in the loop with everything. We video chatted a few times to hammer down what I was looking for and to talk about what kind of music he creates. It was a really fun and cool process. Simon is very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions and even helped me learn a lot of new things. He is also very prompt with the project and put so much work and effort into the songs. I am so happy and in love with the music that Simon mixed/mastered for me. I would work with him again in a heartbeat!

Interview with Simon Schlager

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

  2. A: I guess that might be my own music. It's not always easy to do everything on my own. But working on music all alone gives you the ability to understand literally every step of music production.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: What a question... Wow. - Both i guess. Analog gear is great. - It kind of has it's own life. But digital gear is that good these days. You can do things with digital gear that would simply be impossible with analog gear.

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

  6. A: Often people wonder how working on remote works. I like to have video chats to talk about what will be done. I always share my work with clients as soon as I am done. So far, working on remote works even better then I expected.

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

  8. A: Look for someone who takes the time to listen to you as an Artist.

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

  10. A: Performance is king. What ever makes the artist feel comfortable is the right choice.

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

  12. A: Most times I work on pretty soft music like Indie Folk and Singer-Songwriter but also Indie Rock / Alternative.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: That might be mixing. As that's what I have the most experience with.

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

  16. A: That vastly depends on what the artist wants me to do. When mixing or recording a song you should switch off your personal taste and transpose only the artists vision. However that only works if the artist knows exactly what he / she wants. If that's not the case it gets even more fun 'cause then you can go ahead and invent something new together with the artist.

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

  18. A: I will always treat your music as if it was my own.

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

  20. A: Working on music is just the best.

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

  22. A: What do you want to create? Who inspires you?

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

  24. A: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright piano, bass guitar and drums

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: different

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

  28. A: Maybe I'm saying that too often but that would be Novo Amor as I love his sound and his approach of making music.

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

  30. A: That depends on what I do. When mixing I usually try to get a vision of how the song should sound at the end and what the artist wants it to sound before starting. When recording additional parts I usually put much work in messing around. "A piano might fit. - gotta try it. Or ad some guitar?" That's the point where I start spreading guitars, my bass guitar, the midi keyboard and shakers etc. all over my workspace.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: It's based on getting the best sound. Not on getting pictures of expensive looking gear. :) I have some great microphones. A nice pair of matched Yamaha HS 7 and Bayer DT 1990 Headphones which I love and trust. I think often it is more important to know your equipment very well then having the most expensive / fancy gear. That applies to Plugins as well. I think i could tweak most buttons blind. :)

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

  34. A: Novo Amor and Bon Iver always have been a huge influence for me. The combination of writing / production of music combined with tweaking sounds to make them fit has always been fascinating to me. Creating new sounds, trying new things. Beyond the ordinary. Billie Eilish and Finneas are a great example as well.

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

  36. A: Usually mixing or mastering, often adding elements like bass, piano, guitar and drums, as well.

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

  38. A: I guess that might be my own music. My artist name is The Patch. Many songs are listed on my profile. My role was everything, haha. Now one else was involved in this. :)

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

  40. A: I just finished a project for a client who has recorded acoustic guitar and vocals and I made finished songs out of it.

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

  42. A: I didn't really look around yet.

  43. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  44. A: What a question... Wow. - Both i guess.

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

  46. A: I will always treat your music as if it was my own.

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

  48. A: Working on music is just the best.

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

  50. A: Often people wonder how working on remote works. I like to have video chats to talk about what will be done. I always share my work with clients as soon as I am done.

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

  52. A: I usually don't have any misconceptions with customers. Some people don't really get what I do as an audio engineer i guess...

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

  54. A: What do you want to create? Who inspires you?

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

  56. A: Look for someone how really understands what you do.

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

  58. A: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright piano, bass guitar and drums

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

  60. A: I am pretty much starting out at the moment. I'm in school for audio engineering for 1.5 years now and I will finish my education soon. I've been making music my whole live and somehow music is my life. I understand that others have more experience than me that is why I will work on a bang for a buck basis. :) You get great work for less money and I get more experience.

  61. Q: How would you describe your style?

  62. A: different

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

  64. A: Maybe I'm saying that too often but that would be Novo Amor as I love his sound and his approach of making music.

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

  66. A: The most important part is the recording part. A bad recording will never sound great after mixing. And the musician and a great performance are always more important then microphones etc.

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

  68. A: Most times I work on pretty soft music like Indie Folk and Singer-Songwriter. I'm also well equipped for mixing genres like Indie Rock and Alternative. My possibilities for arranging and recording these two genres are limited.

  69. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  70. A: My strongest skill might be arranging. - Making an unfinished song finished. Followed closely by sound design and mixing.

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

  72. A: That vastly depends on what the artist wants me to do. When mixing or recording a song you should switch off your personal taste and transpose only the artists vision. If the artist likes my style of making music and wants me to ad musical parts / help with the arrangement then I love to reinvent my own work process to create something unique.

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

  74. A: That depends on what I do. When mixing I usually try to get a vision of how the song should sound at the end and what the artist wants it to sound before starting. When recording additional parts for the arrangement I usually put much work in trying out stuff. "A piano might fit. - gotta try it. Or I should I ad some guitar?" That's the point where I start spreading guitars, my bass guitar, the midi keyboard and shakers etc. all over my workspace.

  75. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  76. A: My studio setup might not be super expensive. But I am constantly trying to optimize everything. Although I have a really nice microphone set up which allows me to make high quality stereo recordings as well as a nice monitoring setup (Yamaha HS 7 Monitors and Bayer DT 1990). When mixing I like to combine the reliability of the unadulterated headphone sound with the more real feeling of my Monitors. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your equipment is crucial.

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

  78. A: Novo Amor and Bon Iver always have been a huge influence for me. The combination of writing / production of music combined with tweaking sounds to make them fit has always been fascinating to me. Creating new sounds, trying new things. Beyond the ordinary.

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

  80. A: Usually mixing or mastering, often adding elements like bass, piano, guitar and drums, as well.

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I was the Engineer and Artist in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Bon Iver
  • Novo Amor
  • Lewis Capaldi
Gear Highlights
  • matched Yamaha HS 7 and Bayerdynamic DT 1990 for Mixing / Mastering; sE 4400a LDC Mic and sE Voodoo VR2 Ribbon Mic etc. for Recording; Fredenstein V.A.S. Mic Pre; Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp
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