Mehmet Cem Unal

Hi, i'm your mixer.

Mehmet Cem Unal on SoundBetter

+20 Years doing this and yet, I love mixing ! I enjoy meeting new people and working on fresh music. Consider me as your Audio-Big-Bro. Ask me anything, no question is stupid. I promise. Love you alls, Goodbye.

Here's some info :

I prefer working on Protools. I use some outboard gear (neve comps and eq), but ultimately i mix in the box. I have state of art converters ; Apogee Symphony and and an Antelope Orion. I have an old TASCAM tape deck we can exploit as well.
I have a 170m2 studio, with three rigs and a 25m2 live room.

I'm thinking of diving into the tape loop world as well. Let me know if you want to explore that lo-fi stuff as well.

I can take my time and get creative and we can explore new soundscapes, or go ahead and deliver the mix ASAP. Either way it will be pristine mix in technicolor. And you will be smiling. You know, metal guys smile as well (in their own way).

HINT : I can conjure up some extra teaser material (short audio clips) for the social media promo matters. {Free of charge}

Take care okay?

Send me a note through the contact button above.


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Interview with Mehmet Cem Unal

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

  2. A: Wow! Teoman's Kotu ANtology. I coproduced that. It's dark, it's velvety and gothic. a 24 song behemoth. That's a lot of work dude... A lot of work for sonic satisfaction. I recorded it, co produced it, played keyboards, wrote some riffs.

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

  4. A: Teoman's new album, Cavlas's new song.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Kevin Paul. He's a sweetheart.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: hybrid all the way. I like to use outboard gear. Ultimately i work in the box.

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

  10. A: You will be happy and confident with the way your song sounds.

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

  12. A: that i get to work with artists that know what they are doing : Makes my job easier and i learn from them the artists that have huge fan base and followers : satisfaction of my mix being heard by masses.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: You put the faders up, and the mix is there voila !

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

  16. A: I'd like to learn about their plan regarding the song : Where do they see this song end up sounding like ? If they're willing to re think some parts on the song if their arrangement conflicts with their goal When's the deadline ?

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

  18. A: Never shy away from your goal. There are no stupid dreams and questions. I may tend to get carried away and use a little too much technical slang. Let me know if you 're having trouble following my train of thought. I also have a little adhd. IT's fun.

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

  20. A: I don't believe in hyphotetcial situations. JK ! I love such situations. I'm a black belt day dreamer. 1176, La2a, Dangerous BAX, GML, Genelec 8351

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

  22. A: I was a metalhead and a computer geek. Wow. I still am those things. Anyways : I was an asistant at Iskender Paydas (hotshot producer), 2000-2004, then i played guitar on stage with Teoman (rock star), meanwhile writing Audio gear test column for a pro audio magazine called "volume", that was an Istanbul based magazine. It Didn't have a long life though. Anyways, when i was playing guitar at Teoman's band ,i was also his audio guy. I was in the studio, on stage, a complete rock production robot - guy. So that went some time. I coproduced his album "renkli ruyalar oteli" and a soundtrack during those days, by 2010 i went ahead and founded my studio Ses Sanayii with my business partner Safa Hendem. We have a nice and bright (i mean daylight, duh) studio. We produce albums here and i mix, because i love audio production. There are times i'm dreaming a new plugin that i've recently bought. Yes i pay for plugins.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Every mix is a unique emotional chessboard. I want artist to tell me everything he thinks about this track. Not just emotionally but what playlists that they want their songs in, things like that. i don't have / use templates. I like inventing my way as i go along with the mix every time. If we're on a tight schedule I'll work in sets of 20 minutes and some breaks in between to rest my ears and keep my objectivity as much as i can and quickly get a rough mix going in the first session. If we have time, and you feel adventurous, i take my time to develop some ideas about the track and send a rough mix. If that sound i have in my mind is we go that way, if not, i dial back "my producer" and mix the song.

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

  26. A: - Please make sure the song is in the best key possible for the lead instrument (Vocalist, that is) based on your sonic vision.

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

  28. A: Alternative, Indie Rock, Pop, Electro

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

  30. A: I will find and exploit the drama on the song, i let the tracks breathe and bring subtle effects that no one even dreamed of. (unless you want me to:)

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I have two rooms. One of them has apogee symphony. That is the best audio interface i have ever heard. I have this custom hand built quad preamp by a mastering engineer friend. It's a state of the art solid state pre. I will post sound samples from that. You GOTTA hear that. So wait, my setup. Neve 8801, porticos the comp and the pre, that bouite pre, warm audio's 1176. Monitoring is Genelec 8040 and ofcourse Yamaha Ns10s. I also have this BE mobile speaker and the good old JBL armageedon speaker that i enjoy checking my mixes while sipping on my coffee.

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

  34. A: I love steely dan. That's my morning jam. I've grown up listening to Steely Dan and Pink Floyd and Depeche Mode. Okay there's metallica. Deep down inside i'm a crazy metal guy. You know metal never dies. You just dim the gain a little bit. Wait what was i saying. Ok, yeah i had a very fun familly and they had this posse and they party and i get to be raised up in amazing music. TL;dr : Steely Dan, Agnes Obel, Metallica, Slipknot, Tori Amos, Clint Mansel, Bob Rock, Steve Albini, Eric Valentine<3

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

  36. A: I mostly record and mix. I'm a producer / engineer that's why if there's a conflict between the arrangement and the target sound, i can point out the problem. Then the artist can work it out if they feel like it.

Mix reel of my recent work compiled

I was the Mixing engineer in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Daft Punk
  • Teoman
Gear Highlights
  • Neve 8801 channel strip
  • genelec 8040
  • Yamaha ns10ms
  • Apogee Symphony
  • Antelope Orion 2017
  • Sestrem Crimson - quad
  • Rupert Neve Portico 5043 compressor
  • virus ti
  • audent centro monitor controller
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