Artist/Producer from Finland, currently living in London.
My name is Otto Nurminen, producer/mixing engineer from Finland, now living in London, UK. I make music with an artist name 'OTSKI'.
I have played guitar since I was 9 years old and studied in an academy for 7 years. Alongside I'm also an avid piano player.
I played in various bands and musicals during my teenage years.
I got into music production when I was 16 years old, and have been on that path ever since.
Mixing has been my passion for the last few years and I'm constantly trying to improve my skills with new challenges.
I'm a disciplined, passionate, and hard-working guy who is satisfied with the end result only when the client is.
I work fully in the box using the best possible tools including Fabfilter, Universal Audio, Soundtoys, etc.
I have multiple sets of studio monitors in my use including Genelec 8040, Adam Audio A7X.
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Interview with Otto Nurminen
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: When I'm mixing my style fits the song, but personally, I like very bright, spacy and dynamic mixes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: When creating music, I just wanna work with people with whom we share the same vision.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The Indigo Echoes, a Swedish indie-pop artist, and my own artist career.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both if possible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll give my everything, every time, without exceptions.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can do what I love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: It really varies.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing engineers and producers are magicians.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I just ask for references. If there is something special, I hope that the client would bring it up :)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is the key. I am an easy guy to deal with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Some power source, my laptop, soundcard, monitors, and headphones :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar when I was 8yo and played in various metal bands in my teenage years. Got into production cause I wanted to track my own ideas. I just got hooked to making music sound good.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It took me too long to understand that mixing is not fixing. The source material is the most important thing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A large variety of Pop music. Recently indie pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am quite proud of being able to make a vocal that is recorded in a not-so-optimal room, sound good.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Separation, clarity, and balance.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I just mix until it sounds to the best of my abilities.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am all in the box, with a pair of Genelec 8040B studio monitors. I am tracking through a UAD Arrow interface and I have a wide collection of plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Serban Ghenea, Jaycen Joshua, and all the game changers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and songwriting