Artist/Producer from Finland, currently living in London.
My name is Otto Nurminen, I am an artist, producer, and mixing engineer from Finland, currently based in London, UK. I make music with an artist name 'OTSKI'.
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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