Taz James

Mixing & Mastering | Producer

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Award winning session keyboardist, producer, and mixing & mastering engineer, with a passion for excellence. RollingStone Metal Awardee, and multi-nominee, JD Music Awardee, and more. I've been part of several bands, most notably Whitenoiz, Chaotic Years, and Altar Coal.

My name is Taz James, and I run Chaotic Labs, a production house based in Bangalore, India. I'm a multi-instrumentalist that regularly sessions for several artists and producers in the industry, and I professionally mix and master indie and corporate requirements.

I'm most useful for creating a track from scratch, starting with whatever skeletal idea you'd have.
If you're a solo artist looking to write and release your songs, or a band looking for help in music production, mixing, and/or mastering, then I'm your guy.

I also have access to stellar industry-leading musicians and vocalists, if you're looking for session artists for the job.

Programming and mixing are my strong suits, and I'm known for my symphonic arrangements. I can add orchestral/hybrid elements to your song as well, depending on your requirement.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Taz James

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

  2. A: I've mostly been blessed with clients that give me a creative space to be in, while giving me their personal inputs as well. And this has helped their final product reach unexpected heights. This collaborative creative effort into producing a final product, and finding pleasant sonic surprises, is what I love most about my job.

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

  4. A: My favourite project is a project that I'm currently working on. The artist's name is Sam Moris, and I've been helping him with music production, mixing, and mastering. I love working on this one not just because of the music, but mostly because of who he is as a personality. He inspires me whenever we sit to work, and I genuinely appreciate my time with him.

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

  6. A: Excellence.

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

  8. A: I started learning Piano at a very young age (7), and then moved on to play keyboards for local bands and churches. Musically, I grew up with church musicians, which is where I found my love for gospel music, and then moved on to play for various artists around the country. 9 years ago is when I found my passion for sound, and then started taking up music production, and mixing & mastering jobs along with my session gigs.

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

  10. A: I'm a big fan of musicians and producers like Tuomas Holopainen, James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, and John Williams. I also draw inspiration from mixing & mastering engineers like Chris Lorde-Alge, Kane Churko, Jordan Valeriote, Warren Huart, and Adam Nolly.

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

  12. A: I arrange, play keyboards/synth, Piano, and program drums and bass for clients. I also mix and master my client's tracks. These are the most common gigs that I get.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I travel quite a bit with my wife, so my studio set-up contains only the essentials to get the job done as quickly as possible, with as much excellence as possible. My conversions are UAD and PreSonus, running through an octa-core iMac with Dynaudio LYD monitoring.

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

  16. A: I always admired Tuomas Holopainen's arrangements, and I've always yearned to work with him.

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

  18. A: Find your sound, yes, but never settle. Keep your music listening spectrum as wide as possible, and explore as many genres as possible.

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

  20. A: Mostly symphonic arrangements fused with rock/metal genres, and I recently found love for the funk/jazz/gospel sound.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: I've been a Pianist for as long as I could remember. I then started playing session keyboards/synth for many stages, as well as records. I believe this is my strongest skill.

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Man of Sorrows by Whitenoiz

I was the clean vocalist, keyboardist, and mixing and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

5 revisions, but I am flexible. I want you to be completely satisfied with your end product. Typical turn-around time will depend on the job.

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