Ghost Producer for major labels like Revealed, Protocol, Armada and Spinnin'
Thomas van Straaten is a well known Ghost Producer and a Sound Engineer from Netherlands. Since 2011 he ghost produced more than a 100 tracks that were supported by a number of famous artists.
Today Thomas is the founder of Ghost Production NL van Straaten inc., keeps releasing new tracks, sample and sound libraries.
1) Ghost Production (EDM, Electro House, Bigroom House, Groove House, Progressive House, Future House). You get a track with all the rights and DAW Project (Logic Pro, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One, Cubase or Pro Tools of your choice)
2) Mixing & Mastering your tracks.
3) Vocal processing.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Thomas van Straaten
Thomas was very kind and cooperative all along. The work was delivered right on time, and the quality was just what you'd expect from such renowned professionals. Thanks a lot bro!
Thomas is a pleasure to work with and is a total professional. The whole process has been smooth with crystal clear communication, inspired production direction and a superb sound in the final mix. I have no hesitation in recommending Thomas and working with him again.
Thomas is a great engineer with incredible mixing and master abilities, turnaround time, work ethic, communication, attention to detail and creative ideas.
Sefi is a pleasure to work with and is a total professional. The whole process has been smooth with crystal clear communication, inspired production direction and a superb sound in the final mix. I have no hesitation in recommending Sefi and working with him again.
Excellent Sound Engineer! I've tried mastering my tracks many times alone for my label, but I've never had much success with this area, Thomas have a great quality when it comes to mastering
A great friend and a great Sound Engineer awesome as always bro
Interview with Thomas van Straaten
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Unfortunatelly I can say the names, but I worked with tons of great producers and artists.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some new tracks, some singles for some of my guys haha.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes for sure!! Arjan!!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer the analog, analog material can create pleasant sounds, but at the same time the digital offers more possibilities depending on the situation.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The compatibility with my lifestyle, all the creativity and the crazy things you end up seeing about what people think.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: About the price. It deepends on what you want it to be.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm only needed in cases where the producer doesn't have talent, when in fact what I do isn't only the producers don't have talent. In some cases I work with the artist even though he has talent for his lack of time to sit down and focus on his next track.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are their references.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: What I have to say is that you can feel free to contact me for any questions here on Soundbetter or on FB.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook, a pair of speakers, a Apoogee Quartet and a M-Audio Keystation 49es MIDI Controller.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I knew the real music at my seven years old, I started playing the piano, at my 10 years old I started to producing. I had an artistic project until I was 17 years old, and at the same time I had been acting as a ghost producer since I was 14 years old. I tried to get away from the music and the audio area for several years and I was always called back to this area. I graduated in Audio Engineering, I was a trainee at Sony Music US, after years attending events of the music scene like Dancefair, ADE and others, I finally had the opportunity to show my talent to the right people, and here I am.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Energetic, melodic, positive and intensive.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Never use any plugins in your master channel during your Mix Down process, unless stereo analyzers, spectrum analyzers, Headroom, dBs, LUFS, RMS, Peak, room simulators, mono checkers (to check possible phase cancellation problems), you can use a compressor acting as limiter a + 4dB or + 5dB, after reaching the end result of your mix, be sure to turn off the compressor, it may seem "strange" work with a compressor on the master channel during the mix, but you get a much better sound. It's hard to balance the sound if you mix then add compression later.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Its very important to be aware of the frequencies you do and do not need. Consistently cleaning up your mix makes your track phat, loud and in your face.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually I work on tracks with this genres Big Room,Groove, Progressive House, Future Bass, Electro House, Original SoundTrack.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating tracks with lots of energy for the thinking about the dancefloor.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality, creativity, personality, experience, energy, a stable and professional mixing and mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: This differs on every project. I try to feel and be creative rather then the others.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Mixing & Mastering setup is a Genelec 1032A, Dynaudio bm6a MKII, KRK Rokit RP8 G3, Yamaha HS8, Sennheiser HD 700, Universal Audio UAD - Satellite Quad.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hans Zimmer, Bob Catz, Tony Bongiovi.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Ghost Production & Mastering services.