Kyrre Gjerstad

Audio Engineer

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Let me help you make your music sound the way it does in your head! From super clean pristine pop to natural acoustic instruments to dirty hard distorted techno. Give me your reference and I will make it happen.

Hi!
I am a Norwegian Audio Engineer and Producer currently located in Berlin. Coming from a classical background I started doing live sound for a jazz club 15 years ago and fell in love with the rawness and free improvisational spirit of the music.

During my 5 years in Liverpool I became very focused on producing pop and psychedelic-rock artists, as well as exploring the more electronic side of music that differed a lot from my previous work.

After moving to Berlin I started understanding for the first time the feeling 'hard' electronic music can give you. Genres like Techno and House bring people together in a different way, and I will make sure that your track sounds great both on small speakers and when it's being played in the club.

My favorite part of this job is that I can work with multiple genres so nothing ever gets stale.

Please get in contact and I'm looking forward to working together!

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

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  1. Review by Ron H.
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    Kyree had great communication and a very quick turnaround! The end result was beyond what I imagined my song could sound like, I cannot wait to play this track in public.
    As this was my first experience with SoundBetter I can honestly say I was blown away by the professionalism of this platform. 10/10 would recommend!

Interview with Kyrre Gjerstad

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: The last EP I produced that ended up as #2 on the Beatport world chart. I did the production, mix and master.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I just finished mixing and mastering a track for Rafao, At the moment I'm working on sound design for a contemporary art installation in Kraftwerk, Berlin.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Nope, brand new to the platform!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital, but with analogue emulations. I have tried several different workflows from mixing with a 48 channel SSL Duality to a laptop with headphones, and in the end, I find that mixing entirely in the box works best for me. Music creation is a different side, in this area I do enjoy having "real" analogue gear in front of me with physical buttons.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: If you are not satisfied with the end-product you do not pay.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: What I love most about this job is that I play a part in creating something beautiful that's being put into the world.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Q: What's your fee? A: It depends, how many tracks and how long is the piece? Do you also want it to be mastered?

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I only work with techno.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What are your intentions with this track? Is it meant for clubs or home listening? Do you have any reference tracks? How long have you been listening to the demo mix? Are you open to receiving feedback on the arrangement or is this part set?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Spend some time writing down the idea, meaning and purpose of the track, so that we can align our vision.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: MacBook Pro, Ableton Push 2, Slate VSX, battery bank and solar panels to keep the party going.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been doing music for the last 15 years and there's never really been anything else I really wanted to do. I realized early on that I was more interested in recording bands instead of playing in them, so this has been my passion for as long as I can remember.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: These days my style is becoming more hard, bold and raw.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Janus Rasmussen, I really love his production style and he seems like a chill dude in the studio!

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Use reference tracks!

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: For the last 6 months, I've been doing mostly techno productions, but I have a long background in jazz and classical.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: As I pointed out in the previous question I really enjoy working on a broad range of genres. This diversity gives a different point of view than people only working with a specific genre. Jack of all trades, master of some. I also have a solid audio engineering degree from one of the highest regarded universities (LIPA). Not that anyone actually cares about a diploma in this business, but it has given me a solid foundation to understand classical recording and mixing techniques, working with tape and analogue gear and session management.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Clients have told me for a long time that I have "a sound" that makes my productions or mixes recognizable. I believe this comes from listening and working with a very broad range of genres, and not only specializing in one.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Depending on if I work on my own music or others the first thing I need to know is the intent and feeling behind a piece of music. I make sure our goals are aligned and only then I will begin the mixing/production process. This can often be achieved by the client sending me a playlist with songs that inspired them and music they are currently listening to.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: At the moment I'm running Ableton Live 10 for all mixing and mastering purposes. I've tried most DAWs, but for my current setup, this is my most efficient workflow. My monitoring goes through the UA Apollo twin and I am fortunate enough to own a pair of SE Munro Eggs which sound fantastic. I do find myself doing more and more work through headphones now that I invested in the Slate VXS system, which gives me superb transparency and references.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Jon Hopkins is my current music production idol, with Radio slave on a close second. Very different production styles, but both experts in their field.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: These days I focus mostly on doing mixes and masters for clients. This sometimes includes coming with suggestions for the arrangement, but it's mostly the technical part. I prepare the tracks for release and send them off to the label for distribution.

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