Stella Gotshtein is a Tel-Aviv based mixing and mastering engineer, producer, and keyboardist. Working with top Israeli artists (Eviatar Banai, Assaf Amdursky, Offer Nissim).
For the past decade, Stella has been working in some of the top studios in TLV.
She is a graduate of the Music-Technology department at Bar-Ilan University and was the first woman in the plugins department at Waves Audio.
Today she's the house producer and mixing/recording engineer at Assaf Amdursky's studio - one of the top musicians in Israel.
Stella also composes music for dance, film and art installations.
As a performing artist, Stella has released 3 albums, performed and collaborated with many great musicians in Israel and abroad.
"I LOVE analog gear, synthesizers, effects and all kinds of sound toys. But what I love the most is to turn the vision of an artist to reality."
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23 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Stella Gotshtein
It was great working with Stella. She added a perfect sense of clarity to my tracks and isn't afraid of trying new ideas. I hope to work together again in the future!
Stella was willing to help me in every capacity I had hoped for when signing up to the Soundbetter platform. She went above and beyond in her duty of care for my music. For what little it is worth, I highly recommend artists of any genre to touch base with Stella. I am glad I did.
Stella has very strong creative ideas but they didn't allign with my vision at first on this project. However she worked really hard to produce what i wanted which i really appreciated. Another Stellar result from Stella!
A*mazing!!! I love woking with Stella. She is inventive, innovative and original. She has transformed my sounds from a basic demo to a highly professional mastered product. I am looking forward to working more with her in the future.
Stella is an exceptional member to have on your team. She is very diligent and engaging, and she produced a vision way beyond my expectations.
Awesome freelancer. Delivered my job on time and extremely well done. Highly recommend.
She gives you the best quality in any way you want possible. She takes time to listen to tracks sent and embellishes her ideas to make the music come alive. Not afraid to give insight to make your songs greater. She is a go to!
I could go on and on about Stella. She is amazing! I love her ear, her all-around musical sensibility, her production chops, her keen, authentic, professional care for the work she does, her willingness to help and completely work with you on making the right mix choices; I HIGHLY recommend this rising star in the mix world.
Super communicative, thorough, and amazing job! Mixed the song in no time, and got it perfect the first time. Highly recommend!!
Excellent service! Delivered quickly exactly what I needed.
Stella worked with me on a project that I had wanted to try out a couple of different stylistic interpretations on, and she perfectly matched the style of both variations that I requested. Her technique, pitch and harmonization were always flawless. Moreover, her turnaround times were far ahead of expectations.
Stella was quick and easy to work with, would recommend to anyone!
Works fast and awesome voice!
Unbelievably professional. I've never really been happy with my own music until Stella made it feel fresh and dynamic. Considering we are in opposite parts of the world, Stella understood my message and gave it a life that it may not have otherwise had. For what little my opinion matters, I definitely recommend Stella to any artist, no matter where in the world you are.
We ended up working on 3 songs together. Stella handled them all with care, providing subtle, tasteful mastering and interesting creative input. Highly recommended!
Another great master! The music starts to shine and breathe with Stella's help. Highly recommended!
Diligent work and very musical taste! Stella made classical instruments and synths sound together like they were always meant to be heard that way.
I highly recommend Stella!
Stella was my sound engineer for several projects. She has unique musicality, highly professional attitude and she is a wonderful person to work with. I always consult with her and listen to her advices. Whenever someone asks me for a sound engineer, Stella is always the first name I give.
I have worked with a lot of engineers in the past and Stella is up there with the best of the best. Efficient, direct, resourceful and was able to embellish the mix from the demo I sent her very well. Like I told her, I'd love to have her mix everything. The voice came out warm and the effects that she likes to use were very similar to what I try to achieve, to begin with. 100% worth it.
Interview with Stella Gotshtein
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Very exciting new albums....
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: PJ Harvey. Because she is simply the best.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk, Pop, Rock, Funk, Electronic, Classical.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I love working with analog gear when I produce and mix but mostly I combine, depending on the time/budget and purpose. When I get a song to mix I always try to get as much information from the artist. About the vision, the references, the personal taste. Than I prepare the mix - arrange, make sure I got everything right, collect some references if I feel like it. I always send a first draft of the mix when I feel that it's in a good place, than when I get the artist feedback I do the fine tuning. I'll say my opinion about everything that I find important, but at the end - it's the artist decision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My personal unique taste and color.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record with 2 Telefunken preamps , 2 API channel strips and an Apogee Ensemble. I have some vintage effects processors like the Lexicon PCM 70, Roland SDE-100 delay, and many pedals. I love working with analog gear when I produce and mix but I mostely combine, depending on the time/budget and purpose.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: PJ Harvey, Quincy jones, Nick Launay, Nick Cave, sylvia massy
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Doesn't matter, as long as you know your tools and have a creative workflow.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started with classical training on piano and guitar at an early age. Later I started singing and writing songs, which brought me eventually to production and sound engineering.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom of creativity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't ever settle for something less than mind blowing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Recording