Honest and open Mixing Engineer & Producer with experience in a wide range of genres, styles and techniques that worked with Mårran, Stockholm Syndrome, Johan Klingwall to mention a few. Whether it's Pop, Rock, Techno or Metal, my red thread in my sound would probably be described as hard, big and slamming.
A Swedish Mixing/Recording Engineer and Producer, who now since five years lives in The Netherlands while beginning his career in Stockholm, Sweden. Mentored by Producer and Mastering/Mixing Engineer Mats "Limpan" Lindfors, acting as assistant engineer and producer for many years, working on a range of projects together.
While having worked with a variety of genres, my main expertise lies with harder music within Rock, Metal, Techno, Hardcore and other similar styles. I like my mixes big, clear and hard/slamming.
In recent years I've mainly been focused on Techno productions and sound design due to the fascination in the technical aspect behind it. However, my style in mixing stays the same and if a big, clear and punchy sound image is what you're after, we'll make good friends.
Every project is unique and I am looking forward to get in touch with you to discuss what you'd like me to help you with in order to take your project all the way!
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4 ReviewsEndorse Linus Johansson
Linus is a great studio engineer and music producer. His understanding of mixdowns, compression and (pre-)mastering is excellent and he has a superb ear for detail.
This guy is not only very kind and enthusiastic (especially whenever he can collaborate on a musical project)... he is also really good at the art of mixing in many genres! For example, his own techno tracks sound absolutely spot on, and yet I've also been working with him on some crossover rock/electronic music & he nails the soundscaping/mixing like a boss!
Linus is a very nice and positive person that makes you feel at ease. He is very creative in is music compositions and has an excellent ear. His mixing of the vocals was great! Joy to work with for r singers!
Linus made a very solid mix of my track. He's easy to work with, taking creative initiatives, and met all my expectations and intentions with the final mixdown.
Interview with Linus Johansson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The production with Mårran and its "3/4" album. I was working as Recording Engineer and I loved working with those, very talented, musicians. Lot's of fun, efficient and the end product turned out great.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Question: "Do you also do mastering?" Answer: "No."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Hard question, but I think it could be the fact that many people, on first glance, connect me with very hard music. While that is true to some extent, I've also done my fair share of cheesy radio ballads, quite a lot of them actually.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clarity, punch and dimensional. Once in a while I tend to go on the "cheesy" side of things, if I feel that the track benefits from that.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, punch, dimension, space and snap. Also, a bunch of creativity, if requested.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own Techno project Kepp, some co-producing with friends and other producers.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'll definitely put them here when I stumble upon them!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A combination. It's a question of what sound you'd like to accomplish, as well as efficiency in some cases. I don't see a problem with either of the two. Right things on the right places.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I really try to capture the overall feeling and have your vision of the production in focus all the way!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love working with music and creative people. I also love the countless challenges.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: * What is your general idea with the production? (per track) * In what direction, in terms of sound, would you like to go with the mix? * Anything you absolutely do not want or like? * Draft, rough mixdown of the project * Possible references * Expected ETA
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am flexible and adaptable, but a clear communication on what the expectations are is the most important, I'd say.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, Guitar, Shure SM7, Sound Interface and a pair of monitors.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in the game for about 15+ years and counting. :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hans Zimmer! He's just a whole other level. :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Work together, learn together, have fun together.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Nowadays it's, surprisingly enough, Techno. However, Rock, Pop and Metal are frequent occurrences as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: From what I've heard by clients and colleagues: Clear & "in-your-face" vocals ;-)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually like to talk to my client first and hear some information about what the general thought, idea and vision is behind the work, followed by listening to the track(s) rough mixdown (if applicable), to create an idea of what direction to take and what elements should be the focus points, etc. After that I'll give some rough time estimates and off we go, mixing, followed by delivery.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a rather modest setup with two monitor pairs, monitor controller interface, DAW channel strip controller, MIDI keyboard, Macbook, a few analogue synths, Maschine, analogue bus compressor, etc. I work in multiple DAWs, depending on what I am doing, but my mixing is mainly occurring in Logic Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Zimmz, Kaspar, Bilboni, UMEK, Mutt Lange, Mats "Limpan" Lindfors and Mike Shipley, to mention a few.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mainly I do mixing and occasionally I (co-) produce on/off site with my clients.