Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My solo recording are being used for lot of television programs in the US.
What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing for a new recordlabel from Amsterdam. The artist is called "Marie" and composing music for dance theater.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
I have to work digital, so i can total recall all productions i work on in minutes.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Create the best mix i can make from the recording.
What do you like most about your job?
Get into the flow of the sound and music.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
To the question: "Could you make my mix loud?" I answer: "The silence before and after a sound makes the impact not a brick wall limiter".
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
It's not possible to fix everything in the mix or master.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
what is the 5 most important aspects of this song/tracks
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Trust the best intentions of the people you hire and they work as hard as the can.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop, keyboard, monitors, soundcard and mics
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
While playing in several bands as bass player and composing music for television i wanted to learn to produce the music i wrote. Now I'm fulltime working freelance on music and media.
How would you describe your style?
Love to impress the customer. The customer is always right
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Can you share one music production tip?
Big dynamics can be made with silences.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Cinematic music, IDM, crossover, rock
What's your strongest skill?
Clear and fast decision making.
What do you bring to a song?
I'm focused on the essential story which the music should tell.
What's your typical work process?
Balancing, spacing, wideness, character..
Tell us about your studio setup.
After working for more then 10 years with analog gear. Now most of the time it's all in the box with 3 monitor systems. Still loving my 30 year old NS10 and now most of the time i use my KRK's.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Sakamoto, BT, Brain Eno, Trevor Horn
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of the time, I produce side by side with the artist/performer.