Specializing in electronic music mixing and mastering.
Since 2006 I, Raymond van Baal, have been working as a mix and mastering engineer mainly focussing on electronic dance music while at the same time working as a producer and dj in the same field.
Working out of my studio in Amersfoort, The Netherlands I use my experience build up over the years to help people like you out with affordable mastering, mixing or just free advice. Working in the digital domain allows me to work fast and efficient, resulting in amazingly fast delivery and high quality end products!
To see a video about my services and the way I work check here : https://youtu.be/m1iwF32VzEY
I can deliver fast, high quality and affordable masters using state of the art digital studio technology that will deliver whether it's on CD, Vinyl or digital download.
Have your tracks properly mixed ensuring the biggest sonic and emotional impact on listening. This works great when combining it with my mastering service, as a special deal to sound better users mastering is free when having your tracks mixed by me!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
Reviews (16)Endorse Qbical Music Productions
Easy to work with. Fast turnaround. Excellent masters. Thank you!
Qbical was fast and he was a clear communicator. The masters came back exactly as I asked - at the proper dynamic level and meeting the criteria of "clear" "powerful" yet "slightly warm".
Just as the last time, fast and professional work!! Good working with Raymond
Qbical did a real good job for me today. He mastered my first track and made sound alot better.
Great person to work with. He really understood what I wanted and helped me with everything i needed to do.
I love how he masters and I'll come back to Qbical soon with another song that needs a master
Another stellar job by Qbical
Professional and flexible, I was happy to work with Qbical
Great job and fast , i recommend with trust!
Excellent work !!!
Thank you Raymond !!!
Qbical Music Productions are professional, fast and carry quality service. Thank you for mixing and mastering my track!
Again, a stellar job, Qbical mastered another track for me and it is outstanding...two thumbs up!!!!!
It was a very good experience to work with Qbical who delivered exactly what my track needed. My next track will definitely be mastered by Qbical again.
Again, good work! Thanks!
It was great working with Raymond. He gave us good advice to improve our song and the master he did for us sounded terrific. We look forward to working with him again.
I had the great pleasure of working with Qbical. His mixing and mastering skills are phenomenal. He added an extra sparkle to my song while maintaining the original vibe. I highly recommend him and I can't wait to do future projects with him.
Interview with Qbical Music Productions
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the story or feeling you want to tell with the song. Is there a specific sound you're after. Those kinds of things really.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: It's always helpful to have a clear idea on what you want to get out of a mix or mastering session.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working professionally in the music business since 2006 releasing music under my artist name "Qbical". Since getting my degree in Music Technology in 2009 I've been working as a mastering and mix engineer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Watch your levels. In these modern days of DAW's everything is always turned up to the max which leads to distortion and less transparant results most of the time. Try using a gain meter on your individual tracks and keep your level at around -18dBFS by using a gain trim. It'll give you so much more headroom and clarity in your mixes!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Music, all electronic music. But coming from a Rock and Punk background I don't mind a band project from time to time :)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My goal is to emphasize the intended feeling or emotion of a given song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Pretty straightforward actually, a client submits his song as a wav file or archive of wav files when mixing along with a description of the intended result in terms of sound. Always great to include some info on inspiration and things like that it will help me translate the story better in the mix or master. After I did my part I send the finished product back for review. If in any case there is a revision to be made the process repeats itself.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small but feature packed little project studio build around an iMac with a Apollo Twin. Mastering and mixing work features a lot of UAD stuff along with products from FabFilter and some 'secret sauce' processing. In my production work I love to use my analog synths, being a huge Dave Smith fan I own a Mopho Key's and a Tetra. I also use a small MFB Little Synth for the more dirty sounding synth work. For recording I own a couple of capable but not very special microphones that get the job done. For more elaborate recording I book another studio here in the area.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Music needs to trigger me on a certain emotional level to really inspire me. Artist that do this are for example the Chemical Brothers. Love how they use electronic gear to insert so much soul and emotion into their music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It's always about finding the best way to get the most out of the recording. This could be mastering, a proper mix of the song or just giving pointers on how to improve the song by going in a different direction in terms of arrangement or sound selection.