After working with several top musicians on the African continent, I have developed a sound that appeals to the ear of every music lover. Let me help you enhance your recording with my special artistry that has seen the likes of Diamond Platinumz hit the global market.
Hi, I'm AnelTunes and I'm a professional mix and mastering engineer from Kampala Uganda.
It's been over 18 years since I made the transition from musician to engineer and then onto the professional mixing engineer. I'm passionate about helping you reach your musical goals.
My mixes have been streamed over 500 million times.
In 2016, Anel set up Black Art Studios, under which he not only performs his mix/master duties but also works with an in-house team on projects as diverse as commercial advertising and film. ‘Coke Studio’ is one of Black Art Studios’ most recognizable clients.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music: earned from Makerere University, Kampala
Diploma in Audio Engineering: earned from Nimbus School of Recording Arts, Vancouver, Canada
Sound-mixing proficiency: Certified by the world-renowned Waves Audio Ltd, a developer, and supplier of professional digital audio signal processing technologies and HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_signal_processing" \o "Audio signal processing"audio effects used in recording, mixing, mastering, post-production, broadcast, and live sound.
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Interview with AnelTunes
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on Yope by Diamond Platinum and I am so proud of it because it's one of the most viewed and streamed songs in Africa.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for me. This is because it's not cash-intensive and that I have always got the results I need. Also, I work fast and I don't have to make my clients wait for that much.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that together we can achieve the result for which they have contacted me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That moment when my clients break down in joy after I have delivered the final mix.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can my sog sound like those I hear on the radio? Yes, I can make it sound exactly like that.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Most clients don't differentiate between mixing and mastering.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you trying to achieve? What are your expectations? What references do you have in mind?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My KRK Monitors, mac computer, waves plugins. They are not even 5 but those do it for me well.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began as a producer. I later transitioned to mixing and mastering which I have done for about 15 years now.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Eq is one of the most important tools and at the same time one of the most destructive tools. Only eq to solve a problem. Avoid using eq just because you have it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Afrobeat music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My greatest skill is the ability to understand and identify the goal of the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I enhance the emotion in the song because it's the factor that connects with the audience. Of course, I sonically make it appealing on all play-back systems.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I receive files, arrange them in my DAW, do edits, and balance. Then I follow with Eq, compression, and delay effects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Manny Maroquine is my favorite.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly do mixing and mastering for my clients.