I'm a Producer based in Stockholm, Sweden. I specialize in producing, mixing and mastering electronic pop, dark pop and indie music. My passion for analogue and vintage synths combined with my rack of analogue outboard has become a part of my trademark.
Leo is a luminary of the Stockholm electronic scene with the bands Unify Separate, Lowe and Statemachine, whose work has been recognised with several Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards, including Best Newcomer, Best Live Act, Best Song and Best Album.
In his early career (2001-2007) he teamed up with Pat Reiniz and worked with Rednex (i.e soundtrack for Barnyard/Paramount Pictures), Band Ohne Namen, Shebang, Daze and Yaki-Da. Leo was teamed up with Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Coldplay, Pink, Katy Perry) at Capitol Records/Universal to develop acts like The Pusher, Alex Saidac, Robin Stjernberg. He produced and wrote the underground hit “In My Head” by Tilly & Elliphant (2013).
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2 ReviewsEndorse Leo Josefsson
Ive been working with Leo for the last couple of years.
All I can say that he is a super talented engineer and producer.
He works fast, accurately and stays right on time.
For me as an artist this makes live super easy.
As long as I have everything in order I know that Leo will keep the deadline.
Leo is not afraid to use his freedom as an engineer to come with creative ideas as well.
So in short.
He’s fast, Has great gear, Fairly priced and is creative.
What more do you need?
Leo did an outstanding job on co-producing, mixing down, and mastering my track "Rumors".
He was a pleasure to work with and produced amazing results. I couldn't be happier with how my track sounds now and it has given me the confidence boost I needed in my music.
I look forward to working with him again, he is a real professional and top bloke!
Interview with Leo Josefsson
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I've worked with Stefan Boman and he is a great producer, mixer and engineer!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: - Do you mix and master? Yes. Not necessarily both but I happily do. - Are you available for production? Yes, send me over some tracks and I we let's see if we can find a way of collaboration. - If I send you some tracks, could you give them that "vintage kiss" and send them back to me? Yes, sure!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that the provider understands and likes your music, knows the importance of good communication and that you can find a common ground for setting up mutual goals and expectations for your project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My iMac Pro, Apollo x8p (and all UAD plugins), Moog One, SSL Fusion and my Neumann U67 (vintage).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started working professionally with music in the late 90's and worked with different bands (Rednex, Daze, Yaki-Da, Shebang i.e). I was the lead singer in a quite successful synthpop band called LOWE and we did around 150 gigs around the globe (2001-2013). Since then I have continued to craft my production, mixing- and mastering skills and worked with various artists and projects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a high-end hybrid setup with amazing outboards form i.e SSL, Wes Audio, Tegeler Audio Manufaktur and Warm Audio (including analogue summing). My "wall of sound" (a great collection of new and vintage synthesizers) and my vintage microphone Neumann U67 is worth mentioning as well.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm the first to admit that it’s amazing what you can do in the digital world (with plugins and standalone software), but it’s when you combine the digital world with the analogue domain that the true magic happens.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I always do my very best and that the goal always is to get the best end result possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That no day is the same and that I get to do what I love the most: working with music, interact with other creators and I get to twist and tweek a lot of knobs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it’s easy and that the end result is just a few buttons away.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The best of booth the digital and the analogue worlld and 30 years of experience working in various genres.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: In the mixning process I start by listening to the song a few times and focus on the strengths of the composition and arrangement and try to get an early idea of what the song needs in terms of dynamics and what the listener should focus on. Technically I bring all tracks and stems into Pro Tools, Then I put the SSL channelstrip on all channels and create a first balanced mix, busprocessng and gainstaging. Then it’s time to get out of the box and step into the analogue domain and get the track ready for mastering. I'm the first to admit that it’s amazing what you can do in the digital world (with plugins and standalone software), but it’s when you combine the digital world with the analogue domain that the true magic happens.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Put a lot of love in the recording process. That can take your music miles longer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic music, pop, synthpop and dance music,
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I’m playful and always do my best to recreate myself and maintain creativity.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Flood, M83, Muse, Depeche Mode,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, mixning, remixes and mastering.