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Hi, I'm Martin!
I’ve been in the industry for the last two decades and have been producing and mixing almost any genre or style.
I came from the DJ point of view which brought me an understanding for what works on a dancefloor or not.
I'm specialized in EDM, Future House/Pop, Trap & The Urban Genres such as R&B, Afro Pop & Afrobeat.
Since I'm also a recording artist I can provide toplines to your music production, which means that you have all your services gathered at one place. Not just a guaranteed time saver but also a money saver when choosing more than one service at a time.
You can use my toplines as you wish but I want to clearify that I'm a songwriter, not a session vocalist; nonetheless, you can use my vocal recordings as well.
Last but not least, I love to see other artists develop and grow, so one of my biggest passions is to be coaching or mentoring producers at all levels.
I will do:
● Session DJing
● I DO NOT do Session Conversion
● I DO NOT do Mastering
I am at your service, so feel free to place an order now.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
8 ReviewsEndorse Natanael Productions
I had a session with Martin about music production and mixing. He is very knowledgeable and can explain things very concisely and clear to the point. He also gave a few tips and tricks. I would definitely recommend working with him!
I worked briefly with Martin where he advised me concerning the mix of a song / project I was involved in. He was quickly able to analyse my existing mix and identify where he thought the faults were and gave me invaluable advice as to how he believed this could be improved. Among things I have learnt are the benefits of side-chaining, use of send / returns (as a preference to channel inserts) and specifically, advice to do with reverb and compression. Although my zoom session with him was for a limited period, I felt I gained immensely from his advice, and have incorporated these techniques
Martin, had me at the get go. He had all my queries covered within 1.5 hours. He was able to tell me all the different type of vsts and plugins that I needed for the type of music I was doing. He explained how to work with Eqing, reverbs and may other effects. He tailored everything he knew in the r&b field to myself. He knows about so many genres and has answer for you all the time.
I have known Martin as a professional in the music industry for a few years and can highly recommend working with him. He is extremely careful and aware of what he is working on and leaves nothing to chance. I feel privileged to work with Martin and I see no limits in how far his career can take him.
I did my latest track with Martin and he grew all the way through the project. He is crazy driven and can spend days in the studio aming for the perfect sound. He know everything from mixing, guiding you, marketing, creating fanbase, seting up a photoshoot, performance tips.. but ofcourse you have to put in the work too! but he knows how to help you all the way! i would recomend him to anyone. If you wanna check out the track on spotify its "Max Ree - K/O" it will be released most likly 2021-4-4. ENJOY! You will see Martin Natanael alot the coming years for sure!
I randomly got in contact with Martin and quickly a co lab stared out! He had a mad dope beat that i feel in love with. i wrote some slick lyrics to it and Martin helped out with feedback and idee to make every corner of them become as great as possible. We then squezzed every drope out of every sound twisted it, ecoed it and he then made the base so epic and strong it could easily smash windows when you turn the volume to the max! When working with Martin in the studio you always have alot of fun and he will be straight forward and honest with you when he thinks something aint right.
Working with Martin has been a great experience from start to finish! Talented and friendly he has delivered all work on time and to a very high quality with great professionalism.
I mastered a hip hop track that Natanael Productions had recorded, produced and mixed. The sound was impressive, being punchy, well-balanced and warm. It’s a delight to work with such good material, so I definitely recommend contacting Natanel Productions for help! He’s dope!
Interview with Natanael Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The track that I have showcased here on SoundBetter is one that I’m really proud of for sure. It’s a hip-hop artist called Max Ree that I helped producing, mixing and helping a little with writing/arrangement/rhythmic as well. The track called K/O is an Urban track but with my own electronic ID well kept. I’ve got so much great feedback on this mix from people I look up to. I’m so ready to be at your service and help you/share my knowledge.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m working on a Synthwave, R&B track with pop/rock influences & The Weeknd Vibe.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Meridian Mastering & Charlie Cavonius. Great & humble people that I’ve worked with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. So much more is possible with today’s gear and software and the difference in sound between them both is getting closer and closer for every day. Also workflow is very important for me and digital is where I achieve this the best.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will not only make sure every customer is happy. I will also make sure that I give that little bit of extra for every client. Cause every client are special and therefore deserves their “special treatment”.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I do what I love and that I can share my passion by helping others. I love being creative when I want, how I want and with who I want.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge? (Some clients often start with this question and maybe it’s the wrong end to start? A better way to start would be by making sure I’m the right guy for them. My client is not buying a new video game, they are giving their full trust in me on doing something of great value for them (especially when mixing, they give their trust in me on doing something to raise the value of a production that THEY have made, their precious little child). There are so many different producers and mixing engineers out there with totally different views and visions. If you're gonna spend your money on it, make sure you first find one who can meet your expectations, that should be your first step! Well, my answer would be something like: "Before i answer that, can you talk a little about what you're looking for?"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I do mastering or session conversions.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask for a short brief of their vision/style for the track/project, a reference track, amount of stems & deadline. I always want to figure out how I can help in the best way possible.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look to find a person you can work with that understands your vision and stick to that person.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac Pro, Apogee Duet II, V-Moda Crossfade II, AKG712 Pro & KOMPLETE S49.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started DJing at age 14 which later went on to producing my own remixes, mash-ups and tracks to play at the club. So now in 2021 I’ve been a DJ for 20 years and producing music for 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: If I should explain the style of what I prefer to produce it’s a Hybrid of Future House/Pop & Trap but always with that unique electronic sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Don Diablo. He’s a pioneer that inspires and help other artists grow. That inspires me!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sound selection and simplicity is key. Less is always more. Make sure to choose sounds that compliment each other instead of trying to force interfering sounds together. Design your sounds to fit even better and think about what frequency spectrum each sound takes. Also think of when the sounds should play to further prevent them from clashing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Working with almost any genre but specialize in Future House/Pop, Trap, Afrobeat & Afro Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creative effects/ideas/mixing/movement and adding details. The small things that makes the big difference.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring innovative ideas and a unique ID. Since I’m a perfectionist I always aim to get as close to perfect as possible. Most of all I bring an understanding for the person I’m working with to make sure that our vision of perfect is the same.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally start by having a conversation with the client to get a good understanding of their vision for the track/mix or project. . We further discuss reference tracks, amount of stems and approximate work time, deadline etc. When the first draft of the mix/track project is done I send a Soundcloud link with version 1 (or a snippet mp3 or wav file if wanted). The client can then make 3 revisions if needed (or further revisions if agreed). When the mixdown is done and accepted by the client i send the track/tracks in wanted formats after receiving the agreed payment.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My computer is a Mac Pro (Late 2013). I use KRK VXT8’s as studio monitors with a KRK10s sub (calibrated with Sonarwork Reference 4’s measurement mic). AKG712 Pro & V-Moda Crossfade II as second & third reference (also used with Sonarworks calibration). Apogee Duet II soundcard. Acoustic treatment from AU Acoustics; Bass traps & corner bass traps in all four corners, acoustic foam, diffusors & clouds for the ceiling. Using a Komplete S49MKII & Maschine MK1 for midi programming.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Don Diablo, Retrovision, Avicii, Tiesto, Scott Storch, Timbaland.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing beats with or without vocals/topline. Mixing (full stems). Educating producers at all levels.