Wild Horse Studio / François Michaud

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François Michaud is a French producer, audio engineer, songwriter, composer, session and live musician (guitar and guitar bass) since 1990. "when I'm working on an album or a song (recording / mixing), I always try to have the best and the right feelings. For me, it's the most important thing... That's what gives me ideas and thrills !"

He's been working for 28 years as a sound engineer-producer. Specialized in producing, recording, mixing, and mastering (Rock / Indie Rock / Folk / Singer Song writer and more...), he works for both Majors and indie Labels as independent producer. He collaborated with more than 300 artists from around the world (France - USA - England - Australia - Brazil - Chile - Colombia - Germany - Greece - India - Norway - Russia - Ireland and many more...).

" François kills me ! ” Mix With The Masters / Philippe Zdar (Phoenix/Cassius/Daft Punk/beastie Boys)

Tchad Blake about one of his session : " It was really well produced and recorded " !

His biggest asset is that : "I myself am a musician and I have a large number of sessions as such, to my name . I am well placed to recognize the artistic will and direction of a band, and to get them to where they want to go".

“ Great week with François au studio La Fabrique (France) !!!! If you want a fucking good sound for your drums, recording, mixes, he will produce it... So come on guys, Rock on !!!!!! ”
Mix With The Masters / Eddie Kramer

Thomas Monica and François Michaud (Wild Horse Studio) are nominated for "Artist and Album Of The Year 2017" at OÜI FM Rock Awards 2017. Daphne Su and François Michaud (Wild Horse Studio) are nominated for The Golden Melody Award 2018.

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  1. Review by Daniel B.
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    This was my fourth job with Francois and there will be more to come. Excellent work as always.

  2. Review by Vladimir V.
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    That was a pleasure to work with François again - his understanding of music and needs of particular song, delicate and creative approach and, above all, patience have helped to make a really great and (fingers crossed) successful song.

  3. Review by Gary W.
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    Always great work from Francois! I will be using him for all my work going forward and you should too!

  4. Review by Filip L.
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    Working with François was a real pleasure.; he's a super nice, accommodating and a respectful guy. He worked very fast and I ended up with a very good mix! I'd be more than happy to work with François again. Total pro!

  5. Review by George K.
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    Working with François is always a pleasure! He did an incredible job with the mix and mastering my newest EP, Falling From the Sun. He captured my work beautifully, and made it sound great, thanks again François!

  6. Review by Humberto A.
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    Wild is great, always replies fast and his work is outstanding!

  7. Review by Stephen S.
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    A good mix is something that should make you feel confident and proud of your music. François accomplishes this with ease.

  8. Review by Humberto A.
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    Totally recommended!!

  9. Review by Emmanuel D.
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    Perfect work once again.Thank you François.

  10. Review by Jason P.
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    Francois was really fun to work with and definitely knows what he is doing. I really liked what he did with my mix and was able to balance everything in a way I could not. Will definitely be using him again!

  11. Review by Emmanuel D.
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    Great Job and Result. Easy communication. Well done. I will be back !

  12. Review by Michael
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    Francois was quick and did a great job with my song, will be sending him more stuff to work on !

  13. Review by Gary W.
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    Francois really brought our song to life! He was very quick and understood exactly what the song needed!

  14. Review by Daren G.
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    Works incredibly fast!

  15. Review by Humberto A.
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    Amazing guy, super patient with me. Sometimes it's hard to communicate what you want, but François really hung in there with me.

  16. Review by Daren G.
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    Lovely mix engineer. Love working together.

  17. Review by Vincent G.
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    It was a pleasure to work with François. He understands well what one wants and responds very quickly. Would totally recommend 👍

  18. Review by Vladimir V.
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    François did mixing and mastering of one track for me and it was very smooth throughout experience with the great result: he is very quick, creative with on spot suggestions and solutions and readiness to hear and make all changes necessary to make song work.

  19. Review by Lo Bellver
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    Yet another great song mixed and mastered. I'm very happy with the result.

  20. Review by Michael M.
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    Really talented, great communicator, and a pleasure to work with! HIGHLY recommended.

  21. Review by Daniel Navarro Teran
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    I'm very satisfied with the mix and master done by François , everything sounds amazing.
    I really liked the sound he accomplished from the acoustic guitar and percussion.
    It's the second time i work with Wild Horse Studio and i can tell that the communication it's always super good , François understands exactly the concept i'm looking for my music.

  22. Review by George K.
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    François helped me make my EP sound great, mastering my tracks with depth, warmth, and tonal sparkle. Thanks for the work!

  23. Review by Sana L.
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    Francois is attentive, creative and talented

  24. Review by George K.
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    François understands the beauty of tone. The mastering work he did for my music really brought out the warmth, depth, and expressive capabilities of the piano.

  25. Review by Daren G.
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    It is a pleasure to work together and my needs are always met!

  26. Review by SANDY LAVALLART
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    So happy to have found François on SB.
    I needed a killer mix, he understood perfectly my song and gave it colours and deep I wanted.
    Perfect communication, good ideas, he doesn't stop until everybody mixing is not happy (him too).
    I will definitely work with him for the next track.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  27. Review by Jimmy W.
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    Francois was really thorough and helpful getting all my tracks in good shape and having the final mix and master sounding the best they ever could. He truly made an effort to understand my feedback and modify those subtle changes. Id love to work with Wild Horse Studio on future projects!

  28. Review by Nicholas W.
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    Very easy to work with, didn’t come across any problems while working with Wild. My acoustic mix sounded great, and had a lot of fun playing it back to myself!! Great job Wild!!! I’ll be using him again for my new EP!

  29. Review by Peter D.
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    Pleasure to work with!

  30. Review by Daren G.
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    I got exactly what I wanted! Very fast. I plan to work with Francois a lot more in the future!

  31. Review by MATTHEW M.
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    Francois is an incredible engineer that takes to heart direction and feedback. Outstanding mix and master for my blues rock instrumental which I'm hoping will land in TV/film. I especially appreciate how he was able to meet my rigid deadline. Formidable!

  32. Review by Jan F.
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    Wild did a very god job for me, fast work good communication, and great work, recommend him, Jan Ove Fjeld

  33. Review by Julia M.
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    Very fast respons, answerring all my questions and implementing my ideas :)

  34. Review by Lo Bellver
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    This is the second time I hire François because it is very easy to work with him and he is very professional.

  35. Review by Angéline S.
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    Super job, with nice advices and a great communication ! We had a very hard deadline, but Francois dis his possible to make it sounds really good. Thank you

  36. Review by Autopreset
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    François is a great and talented sound engineer.
    He has improved my songs in such a good way that I almost did not recognize them at first.
    Quality sound and creative proposals. I would definitely work with him again, knowing that my songs would be in good hands.
    You clearly see that this guy is passionate about his work.

  37. Review by Tiago M.
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    Great job thanks for all

  38. Review by Jose G.
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    Wild is a great mixer! He knows what he does! And he can understand very good what the customer want! Wild is definitely a great option in Soundbetter!

  39. Review by igbins A.
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    WILD horse is and exceptional mix and master engineer who give detail to sound and even help with arranging how the music should be. always the best. simple amazing

  40. Review by Robert J.
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    We've worked with Francois multiple times, on multiple songs, which crossed genres, from jazz, via blues, to pop-rock. He did an amazing job on each one, adding his feel and interpretation to a great professional mix.

    We will work with Francois again and highly recommend his services to anyone and everyone.

    Mr Blue
    Sydney
    AUSTRALIA

  41. Review by Robert J.
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    Amazing level of professionalism and involvement with our project. Apart from faultless technical work on the mixing side, Francois also came up with great ideas and suggestions on how to improve the songs.

    I highly recommend Francois to any band looking for a great mix and master.

    Rob
    Mr Blue (the band)

  42. Review by Robert J.
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    Francois did an amazing job mixing our songs. Great energy, feel and clarity in separation of instruments. Love his work.

    Mr Blue
    Sydney, Australia

  43. Review by Valentino M.
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    Francois at Wild Studio is not only extremely talented but he even found a way to maximize a bad mix and give nuances that far surpassed the efforts of other test masters i was offered. I would definitely work with him again, a true professional and considerate to boot. Thank you for the work!

  44. Review by Samuel Aalto
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    Very good mixing, very musical guy. And nice also. Recommended!! :)

  45. Review by k m.
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    Good and fast!

  46. Review by Adam R.
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    Very professional and easy to work with, a real talent

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    Great sense and patience!!! Thank you !

  48. Review by Joaquin C.
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    Nice work, François is a dedicated engineer. A good experience working with him.

  49. Review by Lo Bellver
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    Best mixer I've worked with to date.

  50. Review by igbins A.
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    He is my guru for mix and master. simple as that.

  51. Review by Daniel B.
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    This is my third time working with François, and am astounded by the results again. I'll definitely be using him again.

  52. Review by Stéphane Lorello
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    Wild made a great job with the mastering! It was a pleasure to work with him!! Highly recommend

  53. Review by Daniel B.
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    François doing great work again as always. I had him master one song, and some minor concerns I had with the song were eliminated when François got his hands on it. I will remain a repeat customer!

  54. Review by igbins A.
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    Wild has ear and taste for great sound. he always go beyond my expectation to get the sound to a level more than my expactation. i will always use him for my future mixing and mastering. i search for no other. highly recommended

  55. Review by Clinton
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    François simply makes my songs sound better and what more can you ask? I'm always so happy to hear what he's done with my projects and he's a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him anytime.

  56. Review by Joaquín González
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    Working with François was great! He did a wonderful job, very professional, quick and always with great disposition. Highly recommendable!

  57. Review by Joaquin C.
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    A really good experience. François understands the goal and he delivers.

  58. Review by Robert M.
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    WOW HE TOOK THE SONG TO WHOLE OTHER LEVEL.....AMAZING GENIUS...............

  59. Review by k m.
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    Nice and pro!

  60. Review by Aykut K.
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    He is really kind, patient and professional. Best choice especially for international projects! Thank you François...

    Regards from Istanbul :)

  61. Review by Paul L.
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    Despite my album being recorded using a USB mic in a bare stone living room on a laptop, somehow François made it sound rich and full, as if it had been produced in Abbey Road. Thanks again François for your ideas, enthusiasm and a great sounding album, I hope you are as pleased with the final result as I am. Paul.

  62. Review by Anders L.
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    I worked with Wild for the first time, just wanted to get a new connection and a new pair of ears for mastering.
    He did a job that I'm really satisfied with. He did what I expected he would do. LIfted the songs a couple of levels more!
    //Anders

  63. Review by BackBrain Audio
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    François works fast and focused, has great ears, and can dial in sounds quickly. He was always friendly and easy to work with.

    His studio is ideal, and is on a hillside overlooking a river valley. The live/control rooms have everything you need for a great recording, not to mention incredible views. The upstairs lounge has a rustic, cabin vibe perfect for spacing out between sessions.

    Super-sweet spot for mixing or recording. I highly recommend.

  64. Review by Paul L.
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    François is a joy to work with; he is diligent, affable, and he captured the sound I was after completely. The final mastered version of "Sophia" sounds as good, and in some cases better, than any of the tunes I gave him for reference. I can't wait to hear what he does with the rest of the album.

  65. Review by Daniel B.
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    François did a wonderful job mastering the songs he mixed for me. I was a little concerned with having the same person master who mixed, but the songs turned out great. Will be using Wild Horse Studio again.

  66. Review by Stéphane Lorello
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    Francois is very talented and easy to work with. He did a great job on my songs and I will definitively work with him again!

  67. Review by Daniel B.
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    François mixed an EP for me and it was a great experience. He's very on top of things, and easy to work with. I am very happy with how everything came out!

  68. Review by Jimmy W.
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    Its been a blast working with Francois at Wild mix and mastering. I just sent my files as he requested and he delivered on time. No need for revision, really proffessional!!!

  69. Review by igbins A.
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    Simple the best. Sometimes I feel like remixing some songs I have mix and mastered elsewhere. For sure my next song goes to Wild!

  70. Review by Clinton
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    Francois took a song my band loved and made it sound even better. We were all very happy with the result and hope to work with him and his incredible talent again!

  71. Review by Daniel B.
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    This was my first time having someone else mix my music, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
    François was fast and professional. I will be doing more work with him in the future!

  72. Review by Justin S.
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    I really liked the patience Will Horse had with handling the mastering process and making adjustments to my track.

  73. Review by igbins A.
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    Mixing and mastering Hiphop Reggae require the compentence of great minds with great taste of sounds. Wild is the man. He brought spices into this track i never knew existed. This have earn him 3 more tracks from me to be mixed and master. He is also patience ready to experiment what i wanted. Thanks man.

  74. Review by igbins A.
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    Very easy to work with and also very good in give update of status of the work he is doing. He uses his skill to doctor the general arrangement of the song. I also noticed his intrest in making sure that the overall sound of the music is state of the art. I am impressed with the final result of the song and look forward to working with him again

  75. Review by Justin S.
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    The master was exactly what I wanted for the price listed. Wild Horse was very quick in getting me the final track back.

  76. Review by dominic t.
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    I have had several guitar jobs done with Francois, and was very satisfied each time. Francois is very reactive and has a great depth of experience. Highly recommended !

  77. Review by Lital A.
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    François is a great person to work with! Very attentive and super quick in responding. I was impress by his professionalism and how good he could solve problems in the mix.
    Overall I am very happy with the clean bright sound he achieved.
    Very recommended!

  78. Review by Pauly R.
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    Nice job

  79. Review by Pauly R.
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    Wild did a great job in a very quick time, will definitely be working with him again.

  80. Review by dominic t.
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    Very fast and efficient work, with a great final quality on the mix.

  81. Review by Daphne S.
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    it's been wonderful working with François! He's sensitive to tone and is patient to our taste and is willing to discuss different kinds of possibilities. Highly recommended!! we are very happy :)

  82. Review by Daphne S.
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    François is amazing in his sensitivity and taste of sound and tone, also very patient to work with my preferences throughout the mixing process. Highly recommend! Really love the result of the mixed song :)

  83. Review by Nicole G.
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    We recently had an EP mastered by Francois with Wild Horse Studios. We had a very pleasant experience. He was very easy to work with, and has a rapid turnaround time with a professional, slick product. We were extremely pleased with the final product, and now have saleable songs that sound even better than we had hoped. If you are in a time crunc

  84. Review by Daniel R.
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    Highly recommended! Francois has a great ear, excellent ideas, and he works fast. It was an enjoyable process working with him on a mix.

  85. Review by Konrad G.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Francois. He did quiet a good job and developed the sound of our song. I hope we'll work again and to all the folks out there I can careless recommend Francois to make your dream-sound come true.

  86. Review by P.Mondal
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    Another excellent job done. The whole E.P will now not only have our imprints but Franc's too. We really enjoyed working with him. I wish him good luck and success with his future projects.

  87. Review by P.Mondal
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    This was one of the most difficult songs to mix and master and he did so gracefully and was patient in hearing what we had to say on the kind of sound we expected. The track sounds amazing on all devices. The sound is BIG and beautiful. I'm coming back to him again and again! :D

  88. Review by Per B.
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    Fast and professional feedback made the process with François both pleasant and highly efficient and his first version of our song was spot-on.
    So we will definately use him in the future.

  89. Review by P.Mondal
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    The third song he's mixed and mastered for us has come out even better than the first two that he did. We're like totally in love with this guy! He's a complete genius. The electric guitars he does are to die for. He'd make your song his own with all the love and work that he puts in. Recommended a zillion times!

  90. Review by Ed Cox
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    François delivered another super mix before the deadline I had. He is a really great engineer who listens to what you are looking for in the song and works until you're happy. Very professional.

  91. Review by P.Mondal
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    Another song from the EP mixed and mastered at the Wild Horse Studios. This guy is simply amazing!

  92. Review by Ed Cox
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    François is a great producer and a fantastic mixing engineer. He was quick to reply to my messages, very friendly, willing to go the extra mile and the end result is brilliant. Highly recommended!

  93. Review by P.Mondal
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    His work is exceptionally good! I've got my first song mixed and mastered from him, and he'll be my only choice for the remaining four as well.

  94. Review by P.Mondal
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    François is one guy who sticks to his promise. He promised us a good mix and gave us just that. He was always present when we needed to discuss things and was always a good listener unlike most people. I hired a mixing engineer but also found a friend in him. I am going to get him to master the song as well. I totally recommend this guy.

  95. Review by Live C.
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    François Michaud from Wild Horse Studio marvelously found the perfect sound for our music! Although our production has a variety of genders, he just managed to satisfy our needs by highlighting the particular features of every type of song without losing a distinctive mark of the whole production. A great engineer who really knows what he is doing!

  96. Review by Daniel Navarro Teran
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    If you really want a professional please work with François or at least take the time to talk to him to know what kind of work he can do for your music and you'll see the extreme professionalism he has(No trick here, if you want to listen what kind of work does François,check the wild horse studio web) I totally recommend! ps. : he works fast

  97. Review by Stamatis S.
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    Francois is a great musician, guitarist and bass performer, very creative who put his soul, his top notch technique and experience to my rock song. He also remixed and mastered the song and the result is perfect. Besides his professionalism, he is very nice person and it is a pleasure working with him. 100% recommended by me.

  98. Review by Vini C.
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    I worked with François Michaud at Wild Horse Studio and i liked a lot. I needed a woman singer for one song. He attended me fast, arranged the professional and recorded with high quality. I recommend!

  99. Review by Alec B.
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    The experience of working with François Michaud at Wild Horse studio has proven to be professional and highly skilled. The man knows his sound and gear. He mixed and mastered our song to the level that none of us expected. If you want your music to sound original and inspiring you should definitely contact Wild Horse studio.

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    Just wanted to stop by and say i am proud of all of my sound better engineers and artists working hard to bring great music to the world. merry christmas and happy new years to you all and your families. :)

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