Elad Berliner , Studio Art Evolution

Tracking and mixing, analog

Elad Berliner , Studio Art Evolution on SoundBetter

I enjoy working with all sorts of artists in different genres, tracking and mixing, and getting involved in production. Not afraid to explore new territories, push the boundaries and just follow the instinct. Artists like working with me because I'm easy going, and I am honest and encouraging to them.

For the last 15 years I've been in some big studios as assistant (Studio de la Seine, Paris), and built some small studios for musicians and myself. In parallel, I've traveled the world around touring with Mayumana and The Voca People shows, mixing FoH. I've learned what artists need, and how to establish the mutual respect and trust so essential for music making. My studio is based on analog equipment, with some vintage classic and some modern for the best sound, and of course Protools HD. Not specialized in any specific genre, I do have more rock roots. I also do occasionally post production for video.

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Interview with Elad Berliner , Studio Art Evolution

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

  2. A: Track and mix whole albums

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

  4. A: Rick Rubin, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Albini

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Protools HD latest version, 32 I/O. SSL AWS 924 Console, lots of vintage and modern preamps/compressors and mics. Dynaudio AIR25 mains and Genelcs near field.

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

  8. A: Get quickly the sound so we have more time to play, preferably all the band live, than whatever dubs need to be done. Try to keep whole takes or combine two takes.

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

  10. A: A new ear, and my love of a wide variety of genres.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Making people feel comfortable

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

  14. A: Rock, pop, reggea, and all the rest

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

  16. A: Go fast and on instinct

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

  18. A: Any artist that has something original to offer and not just another copy of another artist

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I ilke to go fast and concentrate on the feel of the song. It's sometimes hard to beat the rough mix because it keeps the original impulse without too much messing

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

  22. A: Studied in Paris film/sound school. Got a job doing live sound, started touring. In parallel pursuit of studio work, built a few "home" studios that eventually became commercial. Also built a mobile recording studio to combine the two worlds - live and studio.

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

  24. A: Can't answer that

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

  26. A: In addition to listening to what that the provider has done in the past, try to see if you feel a good personal connection, personal relationship is very important!

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

  28. A: What is their final goal (physical album, digital distribution)?

  29. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  30. A: Whats the price? It all depends....

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

  32. A: Meeting new people and connecting to their world

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

  34. A: to have good time

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: A mix of both, maybe because I'm a bit old

  37. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  38. A: Right now touring, back at the studio two albums that I recorder are waiting to be mixed.

  39. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  40. A: Very ambitious third album of the band Black Noodle Project. A progressive rock band that went to a more metal attitude on this album (Eleonore), which is also a "concept" album. We pushed the sound as far as we could.

Gear Highlights
  • Neumann
  • RCA
  • Altec
  • SPL
  • dbx
  • Oktava
  • Sennheiser
  • Eventide H3000
  • Lexicon PCM
  • Waves
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