You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars in order to get great sounding mixes.
An experienced mixing and mastering engineer.
When working with sound, I aim for an organic, breathing feeling that emphasizes the instruments' natural characteristics while also maintaining an overall well defined, detailed and balanced sound.
Over the past few years, I worked with different (mainly local) artists in various genres, including rock, jazz, folk, acoustic music, experimental music and more.
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9 ReviewsEndorse Ariel Altaratz
Ariel is a very accurate and fast producer.
I had the best experience with him, couldn’t ask for more. I’m in love with the song I gave him to mix and master and it wouldn’t be so good without him.
For anyone looking for his music to sound amazing, ariel is your guy.
I needed to have two songs mixed and mastered and I honestly didn't expect the result to sound that good.
Ariel responded quickly, made his own suggestions regarding the mix and delivered the work quickly, and professionally.
I'll definitely work with him again in the future
Ariel just mastered my first album and it sound so good. I was not so sure what the mastering process was all about and the before and after results made it super clear to me.
Ariel is a FAST WORKER, highly recommended!!!
Great work, professional level mixing and easy to communicate with.
ariel is a great engineer to work with!! amazing results
I worked with Ariel a few times in past when I needed someone to mix and master my own tracks.
I highly recommend him for anyone looking to get his music to sound awesome. His mixes were super pleasing to the ear and the master had a great balance.
Ariel was super responsive and took care of any feedback I had during the mixing process.
Great mix !!
It is an absolute pleasure to work with Ariel. Professional, talented and attentive, he made my song sound incredible.
Interview with Ariel Altaratz
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They go together. The process of analog to digital and back to analog is unavoidable (unless you're using tapes). While recording, there is no substitute for good microphones, good preamps and good D/A convertors. After the material has been recorded, it doesn't really matter to me weather you're using plugins or physical outboard gear. The end result can be quite similar as well as you work with a setup you know how to use properly.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Putting as much time and as much work as it takes to get their music to sound great.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Playing music since I was about nine, my main instrument over the years was guitar. I also play piano, bass, flutes and all kinds of electronics. I got into the "technical" side of things, mainly to have a better understanding of how these things operate and how the magic of mixing music works. The more theoretic side of engineering can be as relevant to any musician as much as it's relevant to a professional sound technician. Over the years, I found out I really enjoy working on other people's music as a mixing/mastering engineer, bringing their raw material to a different a place. Making it a whole, rather than separated audio recordings.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Always aiming for an organic sound. The details and tiny nuances of each instrument is something I try to bring out when mixing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes it's about letting the instruments speak for themselves, rather than trying to make them sound like something else.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folky/americana kind of stuff, rock music and jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making acoustic guitars shine.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A well defined, rich sounding and detailed sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Aligning the raw tracks, listening to the song start to end and from there working on each instrument one by one. Once a rough mix is achieved, I usually send a sample to the client to make sure we're on the same page. After they approve, I'll proceed working on the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: All in the box, using top of the line plugins and a high quality audio interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The first name that comes to mind is Jim O'rourke, the guy has put out all kinds of beautiful sounding music over the years. There's an acoustic guitar player named Daniel Bachman I really enjoy listening to in the past few years, great sounding records. Besides that, a band I listen to a lot lately is Tool. Straight to your bones kind of music... The way Joe Barresi mixes their stuff is quite amazing I think.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering and sound editing.