James Wantenaar

Editor, Mixing and Mastering

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A graduate from Metalworks Institute in Audio Production, I have spent the past couple years mastering for a local record label and mixing for local bands.

I provide a mostly digital and affordable setup for emerging artist. Using mostly waves plugins and some native instruments. Mixing console is an Allen and Heath Zed R16 and monitoring through YSM 5.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with James Wantenaar

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I mostly do Mastering and Mixing for clients

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Nigel Godrich, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Aidan Knight, Chris Lord Alge

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Allen and Heath Zed R16 Mixing console. Monitored through YSM 5. DBX 166xs compressor. Wave plugins. Running through Pro Tools.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: Multiple listens to the song. Decide where I want the sound to go and how I need to achieve it. Work from the drums up.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: A clean warm sound.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Mixing and Editing

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Folk and Rock

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Aidan Knight. I think his style is very unique and inspiring.

Gear Highlights
  • Allen and Heath Zed R16
  • DBX 166xs
  • YSM 5 Monitors
  • Waves Plugins
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