Stephan is a recording and mixing engineer who works with a lot of the midwest Hip Hop and R&B music scene. He is located in Fargo, ND and works out of QS Studios.
Stephan has since earned a reputation for clean polished mixes that retain the musicality of the artiste going beyond client expectations.

Mixing services:

Vocals and 2-track mix : $100 per song (contact me for mixtape/album pricing)

Vocals and tracked out music: $150 per song (contact me for mixtape/album pricing)

All Mix & Masters Include:
1. Two Revisions within 1 week of completion.
2. Gain Staging & Automation
3. Pitch Correction & Vocal Alignment
4. EQ (corrective & character)
5. Dynamics (corrective & character)
6. Harmonics (saturation & distortion)
7. FX (delay, reverb, & modulation)
8. Arrangement & Production
9. Mastering

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools 12 HD
  • Slate Digital Bundle
  • Waves Bundles
  • Neuman TLM 103
  • ART PRO VLA II
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
  • Yamaha HS 5
  • Yamaha HS 8
  • NI Komplete Audio 6.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

72 hour turn around
$25 addition for: radio edit and show tracks.

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Interview with Stephan

What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
One big misconception is that the mixer will turn a poorly recorded song into a radio smash hit regardless of how bad the quality is. Simple answer to this is you cant polish a turd. That being said, I believe every piece of music has some unique sonic elements. I will, however, make the most out of whatever quality of recording I am presented with. I have been fortunate to come across an array of different quality audio recordings and have been able to make good music nonetheless.
What are you working on at the moment?
Punk Rock Mixtape for local band "Hang Up".
Analog or digital and why?
Music is invisible. When we listen to music we don't see the gear used in created this music. I don't believe there should be any competition between the analog and digital domain because they simply different routes to the same destination which is a great sounding mix.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Quality and Excellence. It's your song but my mix and I'll dedicate 100% of my knowledge and will to getting the song to that sound as good as possible.
What do you like most about your job?
The ability to combine pieces of audio to become a cohesive unit that people can find musical is incredibly satisfying.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you want your music to say about you?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Communication is key. In audio engineering it may be difficult to articulately communicate a concept. The easy way around this is to communicate as much as possible to make sure neither party goes off track.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Laptop, NI Komplete Audio 6, Yamaha HS 5, TubeTech CL1B Comp, Focusrite Red Compressor
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Started as a producer about 7 years ago and my passion gradually grew into mixing. I have been mixing for over 5 years now
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Travis Scott because his vocals have certain dynamic and tones that I would like to play around with.
Can you share one music production tip?
Control your gear, don't let it control you.
What type of music do you usually work on?
HipHop, EDM, R&B, Rock, Pop.
What's your strongest skill?
Listening.
What do you bring to a song?
My main aim is not to bring anything to the song but to highlight what's best parts of any performances.
What's your typical work process?
I usually start off by listening to the rough mix to get an idea of what song the final mix to sound like. I try to communicate what the vision I have for the song to the client before I even start mixing, that way I ensure the client and I are on the same page and limits unnecessary revision. I then move on the actual mix spending as long as I deem necessary to get it to sound polished before printing and sending out to the client for review.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Main Vocal Mic: TLM 103 Alt Vocal Mic: Rode NT1 Main Monitors: Yamaha HS 8 Alt Monitors: Yamaha HS 5 Main Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Alt Audio Interface: NI Komplete Audio 6 Outboard compressor: ART PRO VLA II DAW: Pro Tools 12 Plugins: Waves Bundles, Slate Digital Bundles, IK Multimedia, iZotope.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm heavily inspired by mix engineers like Manny Marroquin and Mixed by Ali. Favorite musicians and bands include System of a Down, Kanye West, Woodkid, Travis Scott and Rihanna
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Multitrack mixdown