So, you've got a song and it sounds good.
You wrote it, spent hours on mic positions, recorded, re-recorded, spent a lot of energy, and perhaps even money while tweaking it, bringing it to perfection. making your song sound as good as it can. as good as you imagined it.
Is sounds good, but it's not perfect yet.
That's where I come in...

My name is Maor Barazani and i'm an engineer, producer, and a musician myself. I specialize in Mixing and Mastering recorded music- all the way from Rock and Metal, through Acoustic Pop and Folk music, all the way to Blues, Jazz and Big-Band.

What I offer you is a fresh perspective on your song, and an experienced set of ears to help get your project to the next level. Working on my own music, and the music of various artists over the years I've learned how to focus on and eliminate the problems that so often emerge on recordings and mixes. even though I primarily do mixing, sometimes I'll even go further to change arrangements, and even add vocal harmonies or instrument parts- just because I like your song!

Remember, music is about conveying emotion. It's about people.
working online is a great tool for communication and collaboration. so instead of sending your precious work (and it is precious!) to a stranger- talk to me, get to know what I can do, and walk me through on what you want to accomplish.

Got any questions? ASK ME!

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Costum Shop ADK Vienna
  • Focusrite A/D conversion
  • Tannoy monitoring system
  • Pro Tools HD12
  • SM57 :)

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Every project is unique.
Please feel free to contact me and we'll discuss what you need to get the best result for your music.
I allow many revisions to get the best result. Flexible turnaround time

Reviews of Maor Sound

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Had 9 songs that needed varying amounts of work and different types of problems that needed fixed. Maor was able to address all of them and make each song sound it's best while still keeping a balanced and coherent sound. It was great being able to make comments on masters and have changes or adjustments made until I was satisfied with everything.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Choosing Maor to do the mixing job was a great desicion we made, the quality of the job is outstanding.
    He took our entire project to another level.
    He gave the project an unique sound that we were looking for , the communication were constant and fluid , he delivered in time , very professional and patient, we would definitively recommend Maor!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Great work, very flexible and works super fast. Delivered a quality product.

  • Listing_thumb_hauptcover56 months agoby Verified Review

    It´s been great working with Maor ! I´ll do more of my songs with him.
    He responds very quick and he delivers quick, as well !
    Highly appreciate his motivation and the improvement of my sound !
    Great Mastering ! Thank you Dear Maor !

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Maor's mastering skills are above and beyond. He is a highly capable engineer, and knows exactly what a song needs to be a genuine masterpiece. I had a great experience, thank you.

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Very communicable and intuitive sound engineer. All my suggestions until the desired results were achieved...
    Highly recommended.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    I was a little apprehensive about working with Maor at first, not because the quality wasn't there, but because there were no references that were quite in the genre I was working in (a real mix of electronic and organic instruments).Have to say though that from the first mix example he sent through it sounded fantastic and he nailed the final mix!

  • Listing_thumb_11402825_10207618989581825_3505964867686741945_o8 months agoby Verified Review

    Maor did a fantastic job with my song. He has an intuition for what sounds good—when my vocals weren't quite good enough, he was kind but honest in telling me, so I could rerecord them, and it ended up drastically improving the song. It's truly a pleasure working with Maor!

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    Maor was great to work with. He was able to mix down my song much faster than I was expecting with constant and professional communication along the way. He got the song sounding great at a very reasonable price. Would definitely work with him again!

  • Listing_thumb_20160215_17120512 months agoby Verified Review

    Delivers the in content on time, great communication. patient with a good rate

  • Listing_thumb_shmuelabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    I enjoyed working with Maor Sound. He was concerned with every detail of the song and always wanted to know if I was happy with his mix. He was very open to changing things and hearing new ideas. Specifically, liked the way he mixed the drums track. Also, very affordable.

  • Listing_thumb_chrisnobleover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Maor knows exactly where to go with a song. He brought our song where it needed to be on a very reasonable budget. We will be working with him lots in the future!

  • Default-avataralmost 2 years agoby Verified Review

    I would definitely recommend Maor mixing and mastering services. He made for us a very well balanced mix, and mastered our tracks to perfection. He understood our directions fast, showed to be passionate about his work. Not to mention that his rates are extremely competitive, he must be among the very best in this site.

  • Default-avatarabout 2 years agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure to work with Maor, we got a good sound as a result of. I can say it was clearly, just in time,responsibly, with a professional approach. Thank you.

  • Listing_thumb_chrisnobleover 1 year agoby

    Maor knows exactly where to go with a song. He brought our song where it needed to be on a very reasonable budget. We will be working with him lots in the future!

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    I did an audition with a few engineers for a EDM-HipHop track with a radio pop sound. Maor did the best work on the mix out of several other engineers. when i contacted him for a second, bigger project he proved to be an expert, very professional- and worth the money!
    I recommend him big time

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    When we came to Maor with our songs for the new EP, we couldn't have imagined they will sound so good! but besides him being a great engineer, he is also a great person- and helped us out a lot with finishing our work on the EP. we were looking for someone else for mastering, but that's what drove us to hire Maor to Mix and Master- and he did GREAT

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    I would like to give my review of Maor's incredible mix&mastering work. He was very patient, knowledgable and professional. He provides an excellent service and I would highly recommend him.

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Interview with Maor Sound

What are you working on at the moment?
as of June 2016 I'm wrapping up the mixing on a 10 song album by the band Navarro, starting to work on my own EP ideas and producing the upcoming artist Noam Grace.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I know the work of Aran Lavi and I appreciate it very much, he's a very talented producer and mixer. I would also have to mention Yossi Sassi who's a very gifted musician and has an unmistakable musical vision and a unique sound.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Usually I get asked about revisions and file formats: regarding revisions I usually allow a lot of changes being made after my 'final' mix or master has been delivered. I tend to move towards the clients vision and not strict him or myself to a predetermined number of revisions, within reason. regarding file formats- I usually prefer either .wav or .aiff, in the same bit depth and sampling frequency you recorded them (i.e. 44.1khz 24bit). I can deliver whatever file format fits you the most with whatever specs, as well as iTunes ready masters.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. because with 24bit/96khz there is so much quality and headroom, all you have to do is "steal" the analog world's way of thinking and working, along some unusual plugins- and you can make it sounds however you like: warm, cold, punchy, flat, loud, dynamic, noisy, pristine, analog and digital! plus, the benefits of working digital are so great, and becoming more and more prominent in today's world and music industry.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is that I'll do everything within my power (and within reason :P ) to give them a service they will enjoy and a final product they will love and be proud of.
What do you like most about your job?
The feeling of accomplishment (like holding the vinyl in your hands) and being able to share it with others (the artist)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception is in order to make good, well acknowledged music- you need to spend 100,000$ on studio gear, vintage analog cables and what not. it's just not true. it's a misconception by parts of the industry unwilling to grow up! Recent proof can be found with artists like Fitz and the Tantrums who created their EP at home with one microphone and an antique version of protools, and they just topped the Billboard charts.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I ask what artists they like, inspire the, they wanna sound like. I ask what they expect in terms of production, timeline, and budget. I try to understand who is their crowd, what they are listening to, and where and how the music is going to be distributed. I try and understand what more can I do to help them, besides mixing for example, using my wide 'tool belt'
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I would say trust your ears, trust your heart. dont go blindly after big names, expensive gear, rumors and "internet" misinformation. I might not be the right choice for you, but make sure whatever choice you make- you make it for a good reason.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
well.......... of course it will be the absolute minimum for creating music: computer, sound card, microphone, electric guitar, guitar amp :)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been a musician for 15 years. produced my own music, and the music of others for the last 10 years. I started recording, mixing and mastering "along the way" more than 8 years ago and fell in love with it. since then I did free work, paid work, volunteers projects, and also had the chance to study with my country's leading mastering eng. Yoram Vazan (WuTang Clan, Michael Jackson)
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I volunteered at a community center near my neighborhood. I helped a 15 year old girl who's had some rough time, produce the song she wrote. i recorded her, created the music, mixed and mastered everything. She took 2nd place in an art-tech convention in the U.S.
How would you describe your style?
My style of work is well planned and precise. The style of music I like to create is very organic, and has room for mistakes and magic to happen.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Its an impossible dream but I'd like to work with Paul McCartney in Abbey Road's studio 2. John Mayer as well, Arctic Monkeys maybe :)
Can you share one music production tip?
In mixing: 1. always start with the basics- gain staging, volume, pan, eq, compressor. create a "static" "dry" mix only using those tools. 2. always make sure your process and plugins have the same volume when bypassed and active. A/B them with your eyes closed- you'll be surprised. 3. Before you compress anything, ask your self- "why do I want to compress this?" "for what purpose?". dynamics are the soul of music, dont kill it.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mostly acoustic, "recorded", organic studio music. anything from the heaviest realms of rock and metal- to blues and jazz.
What's your strongest skill?
I would have to say communication, and working under a deadline.
What do you bring to a song?
a Lot of love for "old-school" sounds and techniques. a great familiarity with various musical genres. Also, my fresh perspective not just as a "technical mixing engineer" - but as a producer and musician my self as well.
What's your typical work process?
Usually regarding mixing- it starts with a good conversation. being able to understand the artist's vision is 50% of the work. I then take my time actually listening to the project, evaluating it and making both artistic and technical notes. Only then I "start" working on it- but I'm not playing the 'guessing game'. usually before finish I give the artist an 80% done product, and ask him for a list of corrections and also things he liked- so I know what to fix and if my general vision matches the artist's.
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's a project studio with a balanced listening environment, based around a ProToolsHD system and high quality digital monitoring and editing capabilities.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Generally speaking- artists, both technical and not, who can use their technical or musical skills to touch people's hearts. that's truly ART, and i'm in that business.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly I do mixing and mastering for singles, EP's and albums.