Hi there, I will add that final spark to your project to make it shine. With lots of experience in mixing and mastering I can add that missing piece to your song.
I am Koen Stroobants a mixing and mastering engeneer fom Belgium.
20 years ago I started out my carier as a live sound engeneer. Mixing bands, musicals, orchestras, festivals and a lot more.
Later on in I started helping and working in recording studio’s. Around that time I created my own home studio.
This is where I feel at my best. Here I can try new things, experiment with stuff I learned from other engeneers. This is where I will make your song shine!
The live experience combined with my studio work gives my style of mixing a unique sound.
So feel free to contact me for your next project. We can talk about which direction you want to go and how I can help you to get there.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
3 ReviewsEndorse Koen Stroobants
Working with Koen was a very good experience. I can tell that he is comprehensive, and explains everything when needed. He also answers to all messages quickly, and adapts easily to situations. Collaborating with Koen allowed me to make my project sound how I wanted, and I am grateful for that.
I loved working with Koen! He was so professional and fast with his delivery
Koen has recorded, mixed and masterd the music from our live concerts a couple of times in the past. It's allways a joy to work with him. He is a real professional! Thanks Koen for the great work.
Interview with Koen Stroobants
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering songs in all kinds of different genres.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m making a mix of a musicalproduction I did the livemix for there shows
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don’t personaly know Antonelli on SoundBetter. But I’m shure there are great sellers out there
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What I think is wrong with there rough mix. I tell them what I think and how it can be fixed.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I listen to all kinds of music, so I know what to do with your songs
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an all in the box setup. I use ProTools with a lot of plug-ins from diffrent manufacturers (Acustica audio, Waves, UAD, Focusrite, ...) Fore monitors I mainly use Yamaha HS8 and Auratones. But I will allways refference everything on headphones, hifi, ...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I’m not making just a loud mix. To me every instrument is equal. The mix has to be in balance to be good.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am a live guy. I like going to concerts and mixing live bands. That is also the style I use to mix in the studio.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The song Home frome Avec (see music) I mixed and masterd the track. I allso added the string section, the claps and bells just to add that little spark. I’m verry happy with the result.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, in the digital work you can use as much vintage gear on a track as you want. There are just less limitations.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I know I don’t have lots of reviews, but give me a chance and you will be amazed by my work.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Before you buy something, allways contact the person you want to hire. So you can get to know them. And never be afraid of asking something. A good seller will allways make time to answer your questions.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A coffee machine, my computer, my monitors, my headphones and a power generator
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Muse, I think they allways do new stuff on every album. It’s like they invent something new every time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Allways reference your track with other music and ask other people what they tink about it. A 3th perspective is allways a great reference!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: That extra spark that makes you say YEAH!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I listen to the whole song to find out which way it goes. Then its time for a roug mix and when it’s good I’ll go more into detail and automation. When this all is finished I sent to the cliënt.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I only deliver when they are 100% happy with the result!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a live sound engeneer for over 15 years. This is where I got most of my experience. Over time I got more and more interested in studio work. So now I’m following both my interest and mixing both live and in the studio.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Discovering new talent and helping people.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually I work on pop, rock and singer-songwriter music but also on brassband and classical music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I like watching tips and trick from everyone, becous I think you can allways learn from someone else.