Stella Gotshtein is a Tel-Aviv based mixing engineer, producer songwriter and keyboardist (Assaf Amdursky, Eviatar Banaim, Moscoman).
Starting as a performing artist she released 3 albums, performed and collaborated with many great musicians in Israel and abroad.
Parallel to this she's been developing her production and engineering skills, spending hours in recording studios with the best mentors and worked in Waves audio.
Today she's the manager and house producer and mixing/recording engineer at Assaf Amdursky's studio - one of the top musicians in Israel.
Stella also compose music for dance, film and art installations.
"I LOVE analog, synthesizers, effects and all kinds of sound toys. And I love taking someone's raw material and turning their vision into reality."
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12 ReviewsEndorse Stella Gotshtein
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!
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.
Had the pleasure of working with Stella as a singer on a project. She is very professional, accurate, has amazing vocal skills and adds a special scent to the music.
In addition to that she is so nice to work with.
Stella has a really beautiful voice, i have worked with her on numerous projects and she always gave emotion filled performances.
She is also a very talented and song writer and has a diverse musical palate.
Stella is a talented producer, she's open minded, hard working, has a unique taste, professional and communicative.
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: 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 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: 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