Joakim With Steen @ Red Line Studio Oslo

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Interview with JOWST

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role? I was the co-producer.
What are you working on at the moment?
JOWST, CLMD, Sondrey, Dirty Handshakes,
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Haven't checked!
Analog or digital and why?
Digital all the way. Because it sounds better, and its cheaper. AND it takes less space.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will make it sound better.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: Hi! I want to get a song mixed by you. what do you need? How long does it take? and do i need a master? The instrumental sounds OK, but the vocals is hard to get right.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I dont do it for fun.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
It depends if there is electricity there, but if there was, i would take my laptop, my headset, the charger, my Cubase license and a umbrella.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Since i ended my punk rock band in 2007.
How would you describe your style?
Just like everyone else. At the same time.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Corey Taylor, Kendrick Lamar and Jon Bon Jovi from the 90's on the same track..
Can you share one music production tip?
1. Vocals: Always let the dubs be in stereo, with an other attitude than the lead. 2. General: Make something that some people thinks is amazing, rather than something that everyone thinks is OK.
What type of music do you usually work on?
EDM / HipHop / Pop
What's your strongest skill?
Mixing and Producing
What do you bring to a song?
Typical Craziness
What's your typical work process?
Work hard
Tell us about your studio setup. Cubase, Fab Filter, Waves, Soundtoys, Serum, Kontakt etc.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
The Chainsmokers, CLMD, SEEB, The Weekend, Drake, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Jack U, Justin Bieber, DJ Snake, Major Lazer..
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do most vocal mixing, mixing in general on EDM, HipHop and Pop, and mastering.