I mix mainly in the genres of Pop and Rock.
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Interview with Manne Madsen
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix in the box for my customers to be more quick and flexible without compromising on the quality of my work.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Dave Pensado, Silvia Massey and many more hehe!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with an UAD Apollo setup for both recording and mixing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When mixing I clean up as much as I can, and then go to work based on gut feeling. Don't have any rules is my only rule.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Honesty. I try to take myself out of the picture by making the song speak to the listener where it's suppose to.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding the artist and helping their vision.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Sing-songwriter, pop and hip hop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix like you are mastering
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Everything that is fun! So maybe Dagny, and Kajander.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Open and clean but with some rough edges where it's needed.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In 2010 I went to Alchemea College in London to study sound engineering and after that I have been freelancing and working in many different places and studios.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Charter Oak E700, Apollo Twin, Headphones and a guitar.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Figure out why you want somebody to mix your song and tell the mixer exactly that.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Sometimes I ask clients to put together a spotify playlist that i can reference from, which helps a lot to hear where they get inspiration from.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it has to be expensive. Today it's not always like that. Engineers like myself find ways to get more efficient.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I also do mastering, and depending on the song I try to lead them in the right direction.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to help out with peoples passion projects!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That if you don't like the mix you get your money back.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I work much faster that way even though I love to mix analog it's not for todays market that I'm trying to reach.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Morgan Nicolaysen at Propeller Mastering. He's fantastic!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A project with Enrique Drageseth where we release one new single first friday every month for 10 months.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It must have been when I got the call from the manager of a band saying that they had chosen my mix over a very famous mix engineer because they liked my version better. I was very new and didn't know what to expect but it really helped my confidence in my work after that.