I'll not only make your music loud, I'll make it alive!
I'm a Producer and Mastering engineer. My focus is on Mastering. I'm experienced with Hip Hop, Rap and EDM. I use some analog gear (for example SSL Fusion, Manley Massive Passive Mastering Version) and some High Quality Plug Ins like the whole FabFilter bundle, many UAD Plug ins etc. Just hit me up if you got questions!
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This boy produced and mastered two songs for me and remastered an old song of mine again, the quality is stunning. Although I had partly too quiet and not the best vocals the sound was finally on a fkn HIGH LEVEL. I think his equiptment is worth more than my crib. shesh keep going.
Very impressive warming and melodious analog mastering and extensive Individual Service.
Has mastered all my hip hop tracks so far. I am extremely satisfied and will continue to have my tracks mastered by tobeatz. Great equipment and great results with good service. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Interview with tobeatZ
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Its the combination, I'm not joining one side :) I love analog warmth, but also love digital precision. I often use both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will be very honest with you. If I think your mix is bad I will tell you and I will not master it. Thats the only thing. But if I receive a good mix, I will promise to make the best out of it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my Mix as loud as the Song xy? Maybe I could, but this shouldn't be the main Goal. If I can and it sounds good, then I'll do it. I think its a bigger advantage to have a high quality master with 1 or 2 db less than a very loud master with distortion in it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A Master engineer can only be as good as the mix is. Often people think a master engineer can make a bad mix sound good. This is not the case. I can probably hide some problems in your mix, but this is not what mastering is about.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I have a template with a few questions for this in Word Format which i will send you before Mastering. It's more about emotional aspects of your song, I want to know whats essential in your mix from your P. O. V.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do it! I'm not a professional grammy winning Mastering Engineer at the Moment, but everyone has to start one day :) I gained a lot of experience in different genres the last few years. I'm also a very technical guy and can learn fast (for example to master new genres).
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My monitors (Focal trio 9be), SSL Fusion, Manley Massive Passive Mastering Version, Neumann U-87 and my UA Apollo x4.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started with Songwriting and Rap in 2016. I learned the Production site of music all by myself step by step. I started with Garageband, iPad and a cheap mic + Audio Interface. 5 years later i have a whole Home Studio with a lot of gained knowledge from tutorials, books, conversations and last but not least... Try and error! Now I can master all tracks for the label Wildfang-Music in Switzerland.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hard to answer. I don't got a special type, Im very adaptable. I'm very critical with my work, often more than the customer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Doesn't matter, I just want to work on interesting Projects with interesting Artists. Doesn't matter if you are a pro oder not, I want to feel the Fire in a track!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Leave enough Headroom for your Mastering Engineer, he will be very happy I promise :)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'll never give up, i work till I reach Perfection. My goal is to make the customers happy with my work, and to reach this goal i set the bar very high.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An EDM-Artist called i0anis discovered my skills to master and offered me to master Tracks for his Label Wildfang-Music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: On my own complete self written, self produced and Mastered Rap album.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love to work on music. I also appreciate the exchange with other artists. The best thing is you can be creative and help to build something which makes people happy.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and EDM.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to get the Spirit of every Track i work on. I try to understand what the Track should transport. I'll pick up your vision and give it a polish to get the maximum out of it. Additionally, I give all of my Heart & Soul into it, because i love to work on Music and with other Artists.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I will listen to the whole song and notice if there are any heavy problems in it. If there are any, I will tell the customer to fit it in the mix before Mastering. If the Mix is good, i look for elements to accentuate. I will establish a balanced Frequency Spectrum to make your Track sound good on different Sound Systems. In the End I will compress and Limit the Mix properly to receive a good Loudness, which I can specialize for CD or Streaming ( - 9 LUFS and - 14 LUFS).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Ableton Live 10 to work. I've got an apollo x4 Interface with a lot of High Quality UAD plug ins like the Fairchild 660 Compressor, Oxide Tape, Manley Variable MU and many many more. I've got 2 Monitoring Systems: The Focal clear Professional Headphones and 2x Focal trio 9be. I own some footswitches to switch from a three-way monitor to a two-way monitor. This helps to receive a robust Master on different sound systems. For analog Processing i use the Manley Massive Passive Mastering Version and the SSL Fusion analog Stereo Processor. This combination generates a punchy, crystal clear Sound. For a balanced Frequency Spectrum i use the FabFilter package a lot, especially the FabFilter Multiband Compressor and the Q3. My Computer meets the highest Quality requirements for music Production. I can oversample a Master up to 32 times without having any trouble with my CPU.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Eminem, OZ, Kollegah, Shindy, Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, Hans Zimmer
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering. This means not only to make the track louder, I also will look for elements in your song to accentuate. I'll also establish a balanced Frequency Spectrum to make your track robust on different Sound Systems. I can conceal some problems in a mix, but I can't make a bad mix sound good. Therefore I will tell you before the Mastering Process if your Mix is worth to Master.