I produce & mix vibrant music. Real instruments, real atmosphere and real emotions. I love music with character and I produce and mix that way. Enhance the quality of the performance not smoothing it out untill its lifeless and dull.
I'm a lifetime musician with over 25 years of experience playing on stage around the world and in the studio. For the last decade I've specialised in recording, producing and mixing my own music and the music of others. I love to go to the real fundamentals of a song. What makes a song great? In the end its songwriting and character, thats what I allways try to emphasize.
My services range from producing professional tracks out of rough demos, mixing and recording. I have a fully loaded studio with the latest digitall recording equipment and all the vintage instruments you would ever need. I can also provide outstanding musicians (strings, horns, drums, keys etc) to complement your track.
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Interview with audiogijs
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Its "Waterbolk" not only because the final recording really blew my mind but because the process was strange and lenghty but totally worth it. My role was producer, recording engineer and mixer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm doing an EP for this fantastic singer/songwriter. I've put together a band for her recording. Great stuff, recording live, getting the real vibe of great musicians.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, mainly because there's no way for me to operate Analog. I've recorded in completely analog studios and its fantastic but very different from a digital approach. But in these days of online presence and the ability to do new mixes on the fly while working on multiple projects at once is an absolute must.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I wont let you leave with a product that doesnt satisfy you
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom, the creative proces, making people happy with great music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: whats your price? How fast can you get this done? My answer allways depends on the situation.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm creative all of the time and that its allways fun and giggles to work in my own studio. Sometimes its just hard work that gets you down when you dont hear the results in a recording.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want with this track? Whats the audience? How does it fit in your career? How does the sound match the rest of your material?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Lets make some great music and some good appointments about time-management and finances.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My guitar, my midikeyboard, laptop, interface and a mic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing music for almost 25 years, profesionally for more than 15 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: open, creative, personal and at times a bit crunchy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: To many to list. Radiohead would be a dream. Wilco is also a no-brainer
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to your client, take the time to choose the right approach for the song, this increases the chances of a good track and a succesfull collaboration.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly real life music, guitars, piano, bands. Real people making real music. I'm not the best person for producing slick EDM tracks or other digital stuff. I love to do it, but I know my boundaries ;)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a good communicator and a creative thinker. I make people feel comfortable and I'm able to understand what they are looking for in their music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I bring options. Different flavors and a real determination to make your track sound unique. Its easy these days to get a good sounding song. Thankfully its still very hard to produce something that sounds unique and really personal.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I determine the approach of the song or album. Is it band orientated or a lonely singer? Is it in this world or out of this world? Is it on a clicktrack or are we recording live? These things matter a lot for the way the artist identifies with the project. I usually start with a rough recording of the song and build on top of that. Sometimes even removing the original recording to end up with a completely new song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work digitally. I run a Universal audio setup with some outboard preamps. My studio consists of a control room and a live room, so I do record full bands. I have a very good collection of new and vintage instruments, Guitars, pianos, synthesizers, amps and other weird sounding instruments, just like a playground.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love the creative proces that goes into making a unique sounding song. Everyone who has made an audible effort to try to sound unique can inspire me. Bon Iver, Childish Gambino, Phoebe Bridgers, Radiohead, Wilco, The Shins, The Beach Boys and off course the Beatles. There are to many and I'm allways open for new ideas and artists.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the times I work with singer/songwriters. They come in with a song and want to work it out to a full arrangement. We look at what fits the song. This means choosing the right approach, dailing in the right sounds for the project and looking at the right workflow. We record everything, I mix the song and hopefully the client is happy.