Worked in the South African music scene as a live performer for the past 14 years. Producing, engineering and mixing music for the past 10 years in a variety of genres, including Rock, Pop, Folk, Gospel and Ambient.
I first picked up the guitar and started writing music at the age of 13. I started out playing and touring with bands straight out of high school, playing bass and doing backing vocals. Shortly after, I was working at a landmark live music venue getting to know the ins and outs of live sound and stage production. A friend and I set up a small studio and started producing and recording demos for local bands. I instantly fell in love with the studio environment and creative possibilities it offered. I was constantly reading, learning and experimenting to improve my skills, all the while still doing session work and touring with bands on the side.
In 2013 I released my first self-produced solo album. After spending another year and a half touring I started working on my second album and teamed up with one of the top producers in my country to do the first two singles. I learned a ton while working with him and started working as his intern and later assistant engineer on several big releases.
Over the past decade, I have worked with some amazing musicians and helped several young artists find their feet. I have produced and mixed a variety of music for rock bands, pop artists, singer-songwriters, gospel groups, theatre productions, radio ads and short film soundtracks.
Music is my life and I look forward to taking your project to the next level. Feel free to get in touch!
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I've worked with Marius on many projects and he always delivers the goods! Excellent musician, producer, engineer, and songwriter!
I continue to work with Marius as he is a master in his field, a pleasure to work with and always give 100 percent into every project no matter the genre! He produces international quality work.
Interview with Marius Van Wyk
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for tracking, to capture all the warmth and vibe at the source. Digital for mixing, for the ease of use and recallabitlity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure that your kick and bass drum aren't fighting and that the mid-range of the mix is rocking.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: To describe their vision for the song in terms of emotion, feel vibe, mood etc. and to give me several different musical references and specify what they like about each.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favourite producers are John Feldmann, Howard Benson, Neal Avron and David Bendeth. I love how they capture these high-energy, larger performances and make it all fit in a stereo mix jumping out of your speakers.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I released my third solo album last year. A mammoth album of consisting of 17 tracks. Besides the drum parts, I wrote, produced, sang, played all the instruments and mixed and mastered the whole. It was one of the biggest and most rewarding projects I've worked on.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work with you to the best of my ability to help you achieve your vision for the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make music every day! I get to learn from other musicians and help people realize their musical dreams. I absolutely love seeing a song go from an idea to a finished product, every stage of that process is inspiring to me.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a lot of rock, alternative and singer-songwriter music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, singing and playing the guitar.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Engineering and mixing mostly, followed by vocal production and recording, tracking guitars and re-amping.