I have professionally mixed and mastered over 50 tracks, I have made music for films and content creators, and I have an original release on the label and Youtube channel, House Nation. I graduated from Icon Collective, one of the biggest music production schools on the West Coast, and I have my own music project that is doing quite well.
Hello, my name is Michael Helton, and my artist/stage name is MHELT.
I make all different genres of electronic dance music, mostly focusing on melodic house, techno, and drum & bass.
The services I offer are Mixing, Mastering, Audio Engineering, Music Production for content creation & film, Branding, and Mentoring.
I deliver high-quality work, and I won't stop until I get it right.
I've produced, mixed, and mastered many tracks, in many different genres.
I've produced music for movies and short films.
I've made background music for Youtube tutorials and videos.
You can view all of my production by searching the name MHELT, on all streaming platforms!
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
Interview with Michael Helton (MHELT)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixes, Music for film, Masters, producing music for my own project and brand.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, but digital because it's easy to travel with. Plain and simple.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will make it just for you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love what I do, and helping others help their vision become reality!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it can be done quickly and every piece of work will take the same amount of time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What don't you like about this piece of work? What's your favorite thing about it? How would you like to see it change?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for things and people who see and support your vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ferro rod, rain jacket, knife, toothbrush,
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was headed for psychology or civil engineering before I realized I was pursuing the wrong type of engineering. I love audio and sound engineering, and I've been doing it for about 5 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Melodic, Chill, Ethereal, Uplifting, Feel-Good, Contrast, Dance
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I've always had a dream of working alongside Deadmau5 because he's been one of my biggest inspirations behind my sound and love for powerful yet delicate electronic dance music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Finish as much music as possible, it will make you level up quickly.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Dance Music, moe specifically melodic house, techno, drum n bass
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring life to your art, music, and/or films. I bring that power that feels to be missing, that brightest that really grabs your listeners or audience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Starting a mixdown with stems, processing, cutting, and boosting where needed, I really focus on preserving dynamics over loudness, then going through the few steps I have to polish the mix before moving on to mastering. I have a mastering chain that I have built up and added to over the years, which I specifically tailor to every track I work on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is set up in a sound-treated room, as far as my equipment I am most a digital producer, but I have many imulations of timeless rack gear, such as the SSL G compressor, Drawmer s73 Saturator, numerous analog synthesizers, two Yamaha HS7 speakers, Sonarwerks Sound Ref to glue the sound of the room together to give a flat frequency response.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rufus Du Sol, Nora En Pure, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly mix and master tracks for clients, but I also make music for films and other content creation as well. I also sound design for movies and skits.