Leonard Vaessen

Mixing / Drumrec. / Mastering

3 Reviews
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Berlin based Mix, Recording and Mastering Engineer, Drummer and Producer with my own Studio, capable of doing analog and digital mixing and recording. Offering Mixing, Drum Recording and Mastering service here. Just send me the tracks and we will work it out!

After being a Drummer for 15 years and more than 100 songs mixed, my main goal when working on music is to just serve the song. I mainly work at my own countryside Studio, a little out of Berlin. A perfect blend of top notch digital and analog gear, working fast but dedicated and the love of bringing music to life is what's the essence of what I do.

For mixing i love a big and open sound and i usually use my console paired with a lot of outboard gear and all benefits from plug-ins, to get the best and most unique result. The amount can vary depending on the music and the sound you are looking for. Same philosophy when mastering.
When ordering a mix, mastering is not needed anymore.

For recording i have a big variety of new and vintage drums, cymbals and microphones to get the right result for whatever is needed. Whether you need a simple 4-on-the-floor groove or something super experimental, i will find the right groove for your music.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by jonas h.

    Leo helped me with 3 songs i had to make for a tv show. I'm stunned with the results. He played drums and at the end mixed all of the songs and I love the vibe he creates and pushes out of the production. I'll definitely work with him in the future, hopefully on more bandstuff.

  2. Review by Matthew M.

    This guy mixed the upcoming album from my band and it sounds amazing! Very open and dynamic but at the same time right in your face. After hiring him from his website he was sending us at least one finished song per day!

  3. Review by Sascha B.

    So far Leonard mixed 3 Songs for my upcoming record and did a super great job. He was open for my ideas and was bringing the final touches with his taste and experience to my songs. super professional and fast delivered work. looking forward to let him mix and master the rest of my album!

Interview with Leonard Vaessen

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

  2. A: Handmade music

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Playing & recording drums and mixing

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

  6. A: Keep it fresh! Music is about feel.

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

  8. A: I will dedicate myself to bring the song to life and giving it a tight'n fat low end if the music needs it.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Everything is based around a mid 70s Allen&Heath Console, which was used by Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii. Together with a lot of Outboard Gear, a Tape Machine and tons of Plug-ins & Microphones.

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

  12. A: Dave Cobb, Jack White, Rick Rubin, Tom Elmhirst, Bob Clearmountain

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

  14. A: Mixing, Full Production, Drumrecording

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I was the Mixing Engineer, Drummer, Producer, Recording & Mastering Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • The Black Keys
  • Rival Sons
  • Jack White
Gear Highlights
  • Urei 1176
  • Fairchild Clone
  • Gyraf EQ
  • mid 70s Console
  • Elysia Nvelope
  • Tascam MSR-24 Tape Machine
  • great sounding room
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