SWXRD

Music Producer, mix / master

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Do you need someone to help you with a project quickly and well? You contact me anytime, I get the job done.

My domain of competencies goes from music production to sound engineering.
A mix and master for any piece of audio/music: I can do it
An instrumental for a song: I can make it.

I started music production / sound engineering 6 years ago, and I am now comfortable with creating and mixing/mastering songs in multiple genres. In 2019, I co-founded the structure "NTFG" that aims at supporting young artists. I work as the main sound engineer there, and I produce some of them as well.

I produce a lot of synthwave, rap instrumentals (trap, drill, cloud...), and film music. I can mix and master pretty much anything.

I'd love to help you concretize one of your projects. Contact me, let's work! ;)

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

Interview with SWXRD

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

  2. A: What I'm the most proud of is done but not released yet, so I can't tell you just now...

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

  4. A: I'm currently mixing and mastering Mo le J's upcoming EP, which I'm really excited about. I'm also almost done with the production of Demesys's upcoming studio album.

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

  6. A: I'm new here so no. But I'd love to meet new people from SoundBetter.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital for the efficiency, analog for the appreciation. I know this answer isn't satisfying, but I can't make a choice.

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

  10. A: That I will get them what they ask for, and in the delays.

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

  12. A: Listening to the fire songs that I'm working on.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: They usually ask me about my prices, delays, workflow, and capacities overall. The first 2 are easy to answer, and the second 2 I answer by showing my past work.

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

  16. A: I wouldn't call it a misconception, but rather a non-conception: it's mastering. For most people, this is very abstract and they can't differentiate it with mixing. It's a sad thing because mastering is so important to have a professional sounding song.

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

  18. A: I try to understand how they want their music to feel, because frankly, it's useless to talk about technical stuff. What really matters is what they want to transmit to the audience with their music, and how I can help them achieve that. So I would probably go: "What emotions should come out of this song?" "how punchy do you want this part to feel?"

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

  20. A: Don't hesitate to come and ask questions. I'm not a robot and the best way to figure out if I'm the one you're looking for is to talk about it ;)

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

  22. A: My computer, soundcard, headphones, any analog synth and speakers

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

  24. A: I've been producing for 6 years, and I started learning the sound stuff at the same time. I'm a full autodidact, and my passion for exploration and creation has led me to do it full-time now.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I'm actually polyvalent. I'd say I'm a synthwave producer at start-up, but I've produced so many other genres that I'm not restricted to it. I love to produce different styles of music.

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

  28. A: PNL definitely. I'm a huge fan of their music, from the emotions they transmit to how good it sounds.

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

  30. A: Stereo is super important. If you need stereo from a mono source, just duplicate it, pan left and right, and put a small offset between the 2 tracks. That will give the listener's brain an illusion of width.

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

  32. A: I usually work a lot on synthwave and trap. I sometimes also do electronic film music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: It's hard to say... probably creative mixing and emotional productions.

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

  36. A: I try to bring both my own paste and sound while preserving the textures proper to the artist.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: When mixing, I usually like to listen a lot to the demos, get an idea of the feel of the songs. Then ai start "cleaning", that is removing all of the takes that won't be useful to the final result. I like to be creative when mixing, and I want to give each song a special vibe. When I'm done, I master it to the industry standard LUFS and coloring. When producing, it's usually way less scripted. I try to let the creativity take on, and I don't have a root way of doing things. It's by composing using just the feel of it that the results are best.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I built my own studio 4 years ago and it's been evolving ever since. I use professional gear in an acoustic treated room. It's both a production studio (I own multiple synths like the OB6) and a mixing/mastering studio (with rack equipment, high-end monitors...)

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

  42. A: I am very inspired y Nkf's work. He is a french rap sound engineer, and he makes the best mixes I've ever heard. Production-wise, I really admire BBP (PNL's producer) and Internet money.

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

  44. A: Mixing and mastering their songs / Eps / Albums. I produce some of them too.

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Terms Of Service

I'm pretty flexible with revisions, as long as they don't drift away too much from the original concept I was asked for. I usually do mix/masters in 2-3 days and productions in 4-7 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Travis Scott
  • PNL
  • Lil Mosey
Gear Highlights
  • Studio One 4 professional
  • Ozone 9 & Neutron 3
  • Autotune Pro
  • OB6
  • KRK 10.3 G4s
  • focusrite 18i20 3rd gen
  • Beyerdynamic dt 990 pro
  • rack equipment
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