Aran Lavi

Mixtering Engineer

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6 Reviews (5 Verified)
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I believe your music deserves to always sound at its best anywhere. ​ I want your listeners to enjoy your music, your audience to always wait for your new, beautiful sounding release, and the social media and radio stations to go crazy about it,  That's what makes me happy.

I do the work I do because I love it. I like the industry, I like the people I meet, I love music.   

I'm a music listener and a multi platinum mastering engineer, I never automatically equalise, compress or set a target loudness level to a master, I believe each production requires a different approach depending on the type of music, the style of mix and your objectives, 

I appreciate a good, open communication, 
It makes life easier and it's the shortest path to a master you will love forever, please always share your vision with me in full, in your own words, exactly the way you see it. 

Then, if we're gonna become friends, you should know that I'm a hobbyist Barista so sometimes I re-steam the milk for a shot of cappuccino for several times until I get a perfect foam, I watch all FC Barcelona matches together with my wife, most of them with the club's hat and scarf on, I have two kids, one of them thinks their friend's dad has the cooler job because he works in an office, I used to be a club DJ, and I seriously dislike presets, although I wish them all the best.   

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

6 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Michele L.
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    Really high quality mastering service!
    Aran is a very professional engineer that pay attention to the details and to the requests of the artist and the producer for what they would like to obtain within the mastering session.
    Super duper recommended :)

  2. Review by Oren L.
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    Aran is the smartest engineer i've ever worked with. he's a guy who wants to succeed.

  3. Review by Torrey H.
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    Great guy great job!

  4. Review by Paul K.
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    Aran Lavi is a genius mixer and mastering engineer - and has a staggering gear list to match. He mastered an EDM track for me and made it HUGE, yet transparently and somehow with more dynamics than it had to begin with. He doesn't just mix and master, he makes music better. You need to work with this guy!!

  5. Review by Boaz C.
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    Working with Aran was a special experience. His devotion, desire for perfection and precise treatment in each of the project's songs were simply inspiring. Aran's deep musical understanding, creative vision and the delicate use in each piece of his high-end equipment just took the mixed songs to another level! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  6. Review by Eran Alpern
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    Simply one the best Mixing / Mastering Engineers out there !
    Super - Recommended :)

Interview with Aran Lavi

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: The one who sounds better for the specific task

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

  4. A: I'll do everything to make your song as good as possible anywhere !! I'll listen to your vision, your inputs and your influences, Mixing and Mastering are a collaboration.

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

  6. A: I do the work I do because I love it. I like the industry, I like the people I meet, I love music.   

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

  8. A: Please share your vision with me, submitting a few reference songs that have a similar sound desired is excellent for giving me an idea of your musical vision. This could be a reference to bands who inspire you, or who have a similar sound you like.

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

  10. A: I believe it's all about communication, I appreciate a good, open communication,  It makes life easier and it's the shortest path to a master you will love forever, please always share your vision with me in full, in your own words, exactly the way you see it. 

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

  12. A: ATC monitors, Crane Song converters, Sontec MES-432D9, Pultecs, Elysia Alpha

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

  14. A: I've started my career as a DJ in 1989 and started to produce music at the late mid 90's, not so long after I've started to get calls from local producers and artists who liked my sound and asked me to work on their productions. it was a very short path to become a full time mixing and mastering engineer. I think my years as a DJ has contributed a lot to my mixing style because playing recorded music to a different crowd every night for years and see how they react to it taught me a lot about what elements in recorded music make people to react, it has developed my studio work a lot.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: I work on a song until it excites me, so I'd say.. exciting !

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

  18. A: I'd love to work with any talented musician from anywhere ! I believe good music deserves to always sound at its best anywhere. ​

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

  20. A: Great sounding records starts with good communication. Open communication makes life easier and it's the shortest path to a master you will love forever,  Always share your vision with me in full, in your own words, exactly the way you see it. 

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

  22. A: I'm mixing and mastering a lot of mainstream radio Pop, Rock, EDM, Singer songwriter, but in my 20+ years of studio adventures I've enjoyed mixing and mastering many different styles.. Indie, Soundtracks, Latin, Jazz, World music, Middle Eastern music, Techno, Metal etc

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: I'm a music listener, before anything else

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

  26. A: it can be anything between production inputs to just fine tuning things, It depends on how open my communication with the artist is and what the song would need.

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

  28. A: I believe each production requires a different approach depending on the type of music, the style of mix and your objectives,  ​

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: TanTan Studios is where I'm doing all my mixing and mastering, It's a room which was designed by Roger D'arcy and fitted with a pair of ATC scm100 mains and big JL Audio subwoofers. All the custom furnitures was done by Northward Acoustics, I use a Crookwood mastering console and a refined collection of gear, including a Sontec EQ, Pultecs, Elysia Alpha, Thermionic Culture Phoenix, GML 9500 etc.

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

  32. A: Quincy Jones, Phil Ramone, George Martin, Butch Vig, Nile Rodgers, Rick Rubin

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

  34. A: I mix and master, I call the process Mixtering

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Gear Highlights
  • Sontec MES-432D9
  • Pultec EQM-1S3's
  • Elysia Alpha
  • GML 9500
  • Thermionic Culture
  • Maselec
  • Crane Song
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