My taste of sound lean towards the more organic, but as your producer / engineer I will work with you to get your music to it's best version of itself regardless of preferences. Love working with independent bands that really thrives from what they create.
I've worked with hundreds of bands through the years and I believe that I'm easy to work with and a good communicator. Will always be clear with what I think, but never force any decisions on to the artist.
Always had a strong Do It Yourself nerve and a playful interest for technical stuff. Started to play guitar as a kid, and quickly gained curiosity for recording. During the years I've been in a couple of bands, made a bunch of records, and toured the majority of Europe. I've tried a couple of different jobs but always seem to come back to recording and gained lots of both musical and personal experience from the hundreds of bands I've worked with through the years.
I currently run two different studio locations. One in Lund that are a flag ship pro studio with lots of space, great gear and all the comfortables you might need. The other one is in Jönköping, and more toward the project studio type. Great quality too, but not as comfortable and spacious.
To sum it up, I really love what I do and always try to dedicate fully into each and every project. Cheers!
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Interview with Ulf Blomberg | HoboRec
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog because it's fun and makes me work in a more creative way. Plus recording to tape really puts you on your toes. Digital because of it's convenience with recall and innovative plugins etc. I love both.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask about budget, deadline, reference material and over all goal with the project.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't worry too much about what is correct or not. We make art, not rocket science.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly stuff with distorted guitars. Almost always drum, bass and guitar bassed music. I don't like to be too niched down, because I'm afraid that will make me bored. But apparently I'm good at rock oriented music, since that's 90% of the requests I get.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being patient and calm in all situations.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I usually say that the more I like a song, the more I will put my nose in it. To be honest I always try my best to take the bands vision and make the best technical translation as I can. I don't want to interfere to much with the song itself, but I some times ask a lot of questions just to make sure that the bands ideas are well thought out and not just thrown together.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on what kind of work. For recording/producing I try to meet up with the band before the session if possible. If not I like to hear old stuff as well as some reference material before we start. If there's a tight schedule I try to have as much rigged before the band arrives, but I kind of enjoy taking the time to rig thing with the band so we have time to talk about the project during the first hour and get to know each other a bit.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In studio A I record and mix most stuff through the Harrison 4823 console, into the Digidesign 192 converters and/or to my Lyrec TR53 24 track tape machine. Main monitoring is done on Dynaudio M3, but we also have Dynaudio BM6, ProAc 100 and NS10's as reference. The room is acoustically designed from the ground up so the listening situation here is a bless. We have multiple live rooms where the main one is about 100 square meters with really high ceiling, which is great for recording drums and other instruments that benefit from some air around it. The mic locker is filled with goodies to make most people really happy.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Even though I don't agree on everyting he says, I like the mentality of Steve Albini. I also really look up to Kurt Ballou from Converge, and Sylvia Massy is also a producer that fascinates
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The absolut majority of work I do are recording and mixing guitar and drum based music.