I am an amateur home studio mix engineer looking to further my career in this field. I've worked with a large variety of talents over the years and am always eager to start working on the next project!
Hi my name is Michael and thanks for considering me for your project!
I have been practicing and perfecting my craft over the last 10 years and have always wanted to start a career out of it .So I finally decided to make it happen and I am super excited to make your dream become a reality as well.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Michael Wuerstlin
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: personal songs and just practice mixes
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Convenience and if I mess up its much more easily fixed
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you are a bedroom musician that wants to get your ideas into the world and not spend a fortune, or if you need a song mixed and mastered then I would be honored to work with you. I aim to provide the best finished song I can possibly give you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Seeing my clients face light up as they see their song come to life!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm no miracle worker. I can't do much with an unusable recording off an iPhone lol. Gotta have something to work with at least.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the finished product sound like in your head?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Its best to provide me with the best sounding tracks you can, like no background noises and the cleanest, on time performance you can get. A good recipe starts with good ingredients.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: i mean if it has electricity I'm taking my computer, interface, guitar, Xbox controller and a screen lol. if not, just an acoustic guitar, I guess.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm currently an appliance technician and am doing this on the side but I am determined to make this dream of mine grow and become reality. I've been Honing my skills over the past 10 years and I'm always learning new ways to do something or new ideas to implement.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm easy to work with because this job is fun for me. So I'm ready when you're ready. I work efficiently and have excellent communication with clients. I always strive to fully understand their goals for their song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: too many to list but Id say Buckethead to start. I've always loved his diversity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: TREAT THE ROOM FIRST!!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on metal these days as it's been resonating with me the most. I've been struggling with mental health for awhile ( doing very well now though) because of my past and it seemed to spark something in me, and I LOVE IT. But I also turn right around and mix folk music or pop music. Whatever I'm working on is exciting to me because I just enjoy the whole process of it coming together
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my strongest skill is recognizing the potential a track or a song has and finding the best way to bring it out. That along with striving for absolute satisfaction for my client and their project.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel I have a great sense for what would really make a track stand out. That special something to bring it all together or add flavor. And I bring a good, well trained ear so your mix translates well like it should. Im easy to work with because this job is fun for me. So I'm ready when you're ready
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I compile and organize all the tracks and label them accordingly. Organization just makes everything easier right? Next step is to get sort of an idea of where I'm at by balancing the levels and panning to create a rough mix. Then I work on cleaning up the mess and bringing all the pieces together like a puzzle. Every instrument has a place it fits.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm currently in a bedroom converted studio. Its simple but I work in the box so its everything I need. Interface- Scarlett 18i20 Monitors- JBL LSR305 Mics- Shure SM81, SM57, Avantone CV12 +more as I grow Mic Pre- ART PRO MPA II Guitars- Ibanez RG421PB, Schecter C1 Classic, Fender Strat and a well treated room to work in.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Brendon Small from Deathklok. He has a really cool songwriting style and riffs that are so simple yet so damn heavy! I also like buckethead alot. His style is so unique and his songs have gotten me through some stuff that's for sure. What inspires me the most is seeing what so many small home studio producers have been able to accomplish in there careers and I want to do everything in my power to make my dream and dream job become reality.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I specialize in mixing and mastering. I do offer recording as well but since I am a small home studio at the moment I can't record drums or anything like that, but I can do guitar and vocals and pretty much everything else.