Hi I'm Arlo! I am a professionally trained Mastering Engineer. Hit me up if you would like your songs to sound loud on Spotify, without sacrificing any clarity. I am also an EDM producer myself, but I love all genres of music.
Mastering is my specialty- and the main service I offer to my clients. I have an ear for how the final product should sound. I also produce EDM as well. My productions have over 14Million Streams on Spotify. I have 2 remixes out under Island Records, as well as one for Maria Carey and Khalid. I know what it takes to achieve Label-quality sound.
On my sample song I co-wrote it, produced it, mixed it and mastered it all myself.
My recent Mastering Clients include Emilia Ali, Sypski, Tover, Brompton and more.
I offer unlimited revisions on Mastering - so you know you will get the product you are looking for.
Look forward to working with you!
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Arlo understood the vision and nailed the master in one version with a quick turnaround and good communication. Definitely will be coming back to him in the future.
Dillon is an incredibly talented producer. Everything he has worked on for me has come out perfect. He is very easy to work with, and you can tell he genuinely cares for your product. I work with him as often as I can.
Dillon is a super talented producer, mix engineer, sound designer and everything in between! I once sent him a song to be produced and he absolutely nailed it within 2-3 days. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a unique and high quality sound.
Arlo is one of the most creative, kind, and thorough producers I've ever worked with. He sees music and the world around him through a beautiful lens that is unlike any other person I know, and you can HEAR that in his work. Arlo listens and does everything he can to get your project sounding how you want it to. I am so grateful to get to work with him.
Interview with Arlo Beats Mastering
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recently I produced a song for Viacom, which is a company associated with Universal Pictures. They reach out to producers to get a sound bank of songs for use in their movies, and they reached out to me to do a Deep Club Dance track. Out of the twenty songs produced, they said mine was their favorite! I am really proud of the track, I feel like I captured the late night club vibe very well. I wrote, produced, sang on it, mixed and mastered it all myself!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am mastering for several artists that I love, including Emilia Ali, Brompton, James October, Nolä, and more. I am also working on my own creative project, which is a collaboration with a singer named Emi Grace. I am the producer, mixer/masterer and the project is called Tover. All of our Tover songs are about consciousness and the connectedness of all life forms on earth. Our style is Pop/EDM but we bring in a lot of organic sounds to suit the lyrical content. Much of our music is inspired by the environment and many of the themes come from nature.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will do everything I can to help you get the sound you have in your head.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love helping people get the sound they have in their head, out into the world. It's really rewarding when an artist is about to put out a song and they are genuinely excited about the Master.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What daw do you use? Ableton. How fast can you get a song done from start to finish? 1-3 days What are your favorite styles? Pop/EDM, House, Tropical House, Future Bass, Future Chill
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'd say the biggest misconception about mastering is that we put the same chain on every song. I do something different every time I master a song. It depends on the recording, the room it was mixed in, etc.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask for a mix and master reference - what song would you like this to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you have a clear recorded vocal. With a good vocal, anything is possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My L'arrivée acoustic guitar, a Piano, a Conga Drum, Juno 60, A steel drum
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to Berklee School of Music in Boston, so the moment I graduated high school I decided that writing and producing was was my career path, there was never a plan B. I moved to LA 5 months ago and I have been mixing and mastering for people here, in addition to collaborating with many LA based singers and writers.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: With mastering, I work on anything. Pop, Rock, Alternative, Metal, EDM. As a producer, I usually work on Pop/EDM/Dance music. I love Diplo, Louis the Child, Kygo, Calvin Harris - anything that reminds me of summer and transports me to another world.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Sam Steele is a peer of mine, he is a great producer and mixing engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, because there's a richness that cannot be replicated on a computer. I used digital synthesizers for 5 years (Serum) and just recently started using analog synths. My mind was blown. Quality of a simple sine wav sounds amazing. I now own a Korg and a Roland synth.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic, Tropical, Summery, Organic, Plucky "Plucky" because I love to use plucky mallet type synth sounds in all of my tracks. I also love when a track has lots of moving energy between sections so it doesn't get boring.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: MØ - she has always been a favorite singer of mine. I have remixed a few of her songs for fun and it is so much fun - it would be amazing to get to write with her.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simple is best. A good mix has a few very good elements, not lots of mediocre elements. If it's too crowded, then nothing stands out as special. Make every sound count.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ear is my strongest asset. In a mastering context, I can hear within 5 seconds what needs to be done to make it a radio ready track. In a production context, I can hear chords and create arrangements very quickly.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the final, polished sound to your track. I will bring out that final 10% to turn the sound you have in our head into a reality. I have a trained ear and can help you achieve that sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically listen to the mixed track once or twice all the way through, taking notes on what I hear. Then I may pull up an eq and check a few specific frequencies that need editing, and take those down. Next, I send these notes to the client. We may go back and forth a couple times until we achieve a final mix that is balanced and ready to master. Then I will master the track. I start with Eq, then compression, then go to limiting. In some cases, I add harmonic saturation.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am mixing on Focal 6.5 inch monitors. I have a Neumann u87 and an Apollo twin interface. I have 5 acoustic panels, two bass traps, and tons of sound foam so that my room is primed for mixing and mastering. I have SonarWorks software running to ensure a flat response. I also have a Stratocaster electric guitar, and a L'arrivée acoustic guitar. I have lots of VST mixing plugins, such as the Universal Audio API 2500 compressor, CLA 2A Compressor, EMT plate reverb, etc. I also have a couple analog synthesizers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Disclosure, and the way they bring retro sounds into the modern era. I take a lot of influence from old jazz and 70s Disco, so I strive to bring those sounds into my productions.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my clients come to me with a final mix. I help them address the final touches that need to happen in their mix, and then I Master their track so that it's release-ready. In some cases, the mix needs more editing so I will offer that as a service, too.