Much Luv is Tim De Gieter (Amenra, Doodseskader, Pa$$ion Crime$, …)’s production playground/recording studio. Combining a high standard for audio quality by using an impressive collection of analog and digital gear with a passion for all things weird and loud and an endless amount of curiosity, Much Luv has a whole sound of its own.
My name is Tim, producer, engineer, gear-hoarder, and allround music enthusiast.
Over the past decade, I’ve worked on a large number of records in a variety of genres ranging from (post) metal to hip-hop and pop.
I always strive for each project to have its own identity and sonic world. Every single release gets all my love and attention so if I take on your project it definitely will be in good hands.
Over the years I've worked with bands such as Amenra, Brutus, Throane, and many others.
Much Luv was born out of an infinite amount of love for music and all things audio.
A place to get inspired and make your record one that stands out!
Check my website for a gear list and more info.
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Interview with Much Luv Studio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some very cool heavy stuff… 2022's already looking very promising release-wise :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I couldn't have a satisfying experience with only one, I really heavily on analog for "vibe" and "character" and digital for precision work.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give my absolute all and make their tracks sound as good as I possibly can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to work with creative people every single day and being able to learn from them is an absolute blessing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "What's your favorite pizza?" - "Calzone"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That there are actual rules.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: To provide as much info upfront as possible; what are your wants and needs, is there a deadline, what DON'T you want, …
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always go for what your heart and ears desire.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Dynaudio monitors, SSL Fusion, CharterOak PEQ, RME FireFace, and a Mac.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Pretty traditional; started experimenting with recording at a young age (18 or so), went to high school, did some internships here, and was doing this full time at 23.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A mix of 90's bravado and 00's definition.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Portrayal of Guilt, because I really dig what they've been doing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Production should always be considered as the icing on the cake. If something about the cake seems off or it tastes bad, production isn't going to fix it, you should always go back to the arrangement.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: (Post) Metal, rock, hip-hop, pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening :)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My personal take on your music!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually begin by briefly checking out the artist's previous work as well as some live footage is there's any available to get some sort of mental framework for how I perceive the band and slowly start establishing a vision for the project. Next, I'll listen to the rough mix as much as possible to get a feel for the track and let my imagination run wild so I can start mixing towards a set goal.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a blend of things old and new. I've got a pretty specific taste in sonics and I spent the past decade looking for what I'd consider the best gear to bring my vision to life. There's racks full of EQ's, compressors, saturation devices, I've got 2 modded consoles, dozens of amps, cabs and pedals, and last but not least a computer filled to the brim with plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Terry Date, Mike Dean, Will Putney, Ross Robinson, The Neptunes, Clams Casino
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering, recording, production, beat making.