Working freelance at several recording studios as a recording and mixing engineer from 2007. I have been in several different projects varying from recording&mixing and composing (sometimes including sound design and location recording) to films and tv series, advertisements etc., also working with bands and individual projects.
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Interview with Can Ülgenci
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm generally recording and mixing whole projects, working with the composers and producers and sometimes individual artists.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mark "Spike" Stent, Tony Maserati, Tchad Blake
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm generally working at two recording studios right now. One of them has a rme - hammerfall 9652 and uad dsp card installed in the machine with a cool rack of focusrite, neve and millenia preamp's. We're monitoring with yamaha ns-10m's and genelec 1037b speakers. The other one has a lynx aurora 16 for ad&da, midas verona 40 mixer supporting avalon VT-737SP, pair neve 1073's and custom made mic pre's and we use adam a77x & focal alpha 65 as monitors. Personally i got a pair neumann 87s and an m-149, akg 414s, few sm57s and my favourite royer r121s.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually i get involved in the arrangement process of the productions. We decide to record the piece live or seperately etc. when everything is decided, i record, edit and mix the whole stuff. If i'm the mixer only,, always ask for references, demo mixes as a starting point. I believe that the good communication between the mixer and the artist or producer is the key to success.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Excluding all the technical aspects, i'm just another brick in the process chain. It needs great effort of teamwork and cooperation to make a great sounding and inspiring piece of art and my responsibility is to emphasize the ideas of songwriters and arrangers in a tasty manner.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: i recorded and still recording lots of different instruments including oriental ones, and started to understand what they should sound like before and after every process. Also being together with seasoned producers bring me an insight about the big picture.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm working on films and tv series lately so it's a combination of every music type including world music and classical stuff varying from project to project.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Think & keep it simple.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nils Landgren.Just love the sound and the feeling in it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: It's been 10 years or so. I started as a coffee deliver service including cleaning in various studios while chasing knowledge and experience about soundworks, started to edit and record stuff while watching the masters mix. Became independent and started to get jobs from producers. It's like a daisy-chain, if you do something well someone else will start to bring his/her stuff and so on.