Hello musicians and vocalists, We're 2 producers with a mission to help you reach the top! trough passion, communication and awesome skills we are determent to make the soul of your music explode from the mix.
We're a dynamic duo consisting of Thijs and Sjors and trough our studies, experience with a lot of artists and a lot of experimentation we have developed a unique style to make your music shine.
Our philosophy consists of 3 major points,
First of all: We are not just providing a service. Only through working together as producers and artist we can achieve a truly great track.
Second: feeling is everything! Without passion even the greatest quality in the world cant give you a hit track.
Third: Fun! Because if you don't have fun, whats the point..
However just philosophy doesn't get you the quality, so to accompany our mixing skills we use a high end computer and monitors together with pro tools and a extensive set of plugins. Also, We don't think anyone can put a fixed price on art. Every project deserves its own amount of time, space and budget. So contact us and lets talk it.
We're looking forward to working with you!
Thijs and Sjors
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Interview with Smooth-Sounds
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We just simply love music and when we hear good music we want to help make it sound better. This job gives us the opportunity to do just that.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is the best microphone? Our answer: There is no single best microphone. Every voice is different and so is every mic. You just have to find one most fitting for you.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How would you describe your tracks? What are your inspirations? How do you want your song to sound? This doesn’t need to be: I want it to sound like <insert artist here> but however you want.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Both of us studied audio and after that we have worked and experimented with different styles and sounds. One of us has done several advanced producer courses as an extra. The other has been keeping himself busy with being the bassist and producer of his band.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who might have a different take on an old idea or a whole new idea to begin with. This is because we love adventure and want to experience new music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: creative problem solving. Converting the ideas from musicians to a legitimate sound. For example, we had a drummer asking to make his drums more direct while sounding all over the place. We solved this using a very subtle Doppler effect together with various other small ideas.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A talk or interview with the artist about their music followed with some research into their style of music and ideas. After that make a rough mix and go into a direction based on the feedback.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We use quality modern and vintage monitoring connected to high-end computers. These PC's run a wide range of plugins within Pro-tools.