Hi! I am songwriter, producer, multi instrumentalist, mixer working out of my studio, Fabriken Studios, based in Malmö, Sweden.
I've been a freelance producer, mixer, songwriter and owner of Fabriken Studios for the last 5 years. Before that I worked as a studio and live musician for 17 years!
I can offer high quality productions and mixes as well as songwriting and lyrics.
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Interview with Fabrikenstudios
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It depends. For some of my clinents, I receive some sort of demo of an Idea. Sometimes these are well arranged and done in Logic. I then take those ideas and maybe add a part, take away a part. I try to listen for things the artist maybe didn´t think of and contribute that way. When we`ve agreed on the structure, I start adding new drums, bass and whatever the song needs. Thats one thing I do. Other times I get just a vage demo and I write a and produce a song out of that. Or I just do the mixing job! I work with different studios in Scandinavia. Sometimes I produce and track and send that to the mixer. Sometimes it´s the other way around.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Probably the toughest question I can answer. Music has been the number one fuel for me since I heard The Beatles when I was 5. I still have my first records! But let me try to give you some names.. I love Anthrax, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Mitchell, Empire Of The Sun, The Allmann Brothers Band, Mark Kozelek, Tegan and Sara, Guided By Voices, Stevie Wonder and Rush in equal messures. All these and probably 100 more bands has shaped and overlaped each other through the years. Same with producers like Brendan O´Brian, Brad Wood and Glyn Johns. I just love artists, producers and mixers who do their work with their hearts and guts first. If you´re a songwriter, write, record and put it out. It might not be that great, not even good, but it is a whole lot better than poking at your art for 6 years without no one having a chance to listen to you. And it is probably the number one way to get better.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have very average gear. A DDA live mixer in my studio for drum recording and summing. An UA Apollo Interface, some decent Lindell Mic pres and a bunch of microphones. Nothing fancy, but very workable.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on what I am doing. If i write a song, I try out different approaches, but I´ve gotten pretty good at getting it done very fast. I dont dwell. Its just a song. You can do 9000 things to a song, but if you´re try every thing you´ll never finish. Same with production and mixing. So I build a foundation and go from there.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My ears and knowledge on what works or not.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ears and knowledge on what works or not. :)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I´ve done everything from Americana stuff to metal. Punk to Electronic pop. Right now I am mixing a huge Metal song, writing and producing an electronic pop EP and a Pop Rock album.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple. No need for double tracking every vocal or guitar. One mic on the cabinet and acoustic works great. And also try double tracking everything! :)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Tegan and Sara, Machine Head and Guided By Voices.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: All over the map
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ive been a proffesional musician since I was 19. Been in bands and written songs for years. The studio thing is actually a "new" thing for me. So Im still in my learning process when it comes to production and mixing.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Apollo, Shure Sm7, Macbook pro, a small korg keyboard and an acoustic with unbreakable strings that never rusts.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communicate. Tell me what you want me to do. If you want my advice, please ask. :) And refrence tracks!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your favorite record!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Only the most expensive gear will work! The DAW you use is basically a 300000 $ studio if you use it correctly.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "How much will this cost?" "Well, it´s not free."
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything but the paperwork.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: It is not done until your happy with what you hear.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for the most part. Its just so much easier. But like everyone else, I have both.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.....
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I am mixing a huge Metal song, writing and producing an electronic pop EP and a Pop Rock album.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Very hard to choose, but Frode Johansens album, Malmöeffekten, is the one that really got me started. A whole album with co-writing, producing and mixing, but also making a really good friend and musical partner. The album turned out pretty great.