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.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with James Wantenaar

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

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

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

  4. A: Folk and Rock

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Mixing and Editing

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

  8. A: A clean warm sound.

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

  10. 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.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

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

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

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

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

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