Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I edited and mixed an album for a client. It was his baby and he was very hesitant to hire me since we never met in person. After some talk about the project and some unrelated stuff he gave it a try. I mixed the first track and sent it to him. After some time I got a message from him. He said he bursted into tears when he listened to the first mix. Instantly, he accepted the quote for the album. When I had mixed all songs, he seemed to be the happiest man alive and sent me a big tip.
What are you working on at the moment?
On several projects. Three LPs (rock-pop, reggae, soul), many singles (many different genres), and some other stuff.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Unfortunately, I didn't find someone yet who I know here.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Even though I still have some analog gear, I love the possibilities of the digital domain. The sound of plugins have increased so much in the past ten years. Though, I love emulations of analog gear.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To bring their songs to their fullest potential with their vision in mind.
What do you like most about your job?
Working with great talents, listening to great music, and getting the opportunity to be a part of their musical journey.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
When the project will be done. I tell them where I scheduled them and inform them about changes.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I miraculously "repair" a bad recording and make it a great mix.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
To listen to their demo, past releases, and most importantly their vision.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be communicative, respectful, and never hesitate to ask for help.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook Pro, solar panels, monitors, condensator mic, audio interface.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I autodidactically studied audio engineering and music production. Besides attending many workshops and seminars and reading a lot of specialized and technical literature, I gathered much experience by practicing. In 2016, I finally founded my own business.
How would you describe your style?
I'm a creative and innovative guy who always looks for the best sound – no matter what way I need to go to get there. Due to my education, I feel free to experiment and find new solutions for existing or upcoming problems.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Imagine Dragons. Their sound was so unique when they first hit the public (and still is). I love the crisp vocals and the powerful low end of their songs.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't relate to how something else sounds. Create your own music.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Many kinds. Mostly on organic, drums and vocal heavy productions.
What's your strongest skill?
To feel how a song should sound.
What do you bring to a song?
An innovative approach but with the artist's vision in mind. It's always about the song.
What's your typical work process?
Get a request, communicate with the artist/producer, get everything straight regarding the order, receive audio files, start mixing, make revisions, share the music as soon as it gets released.
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's prepared for mixing.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Everybody who has passion and dedication for music, who stays humble and honest, who's respectful and interacts.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I help musicians to define their unique sound. I get the fullest potential of their songs and make great mixes from great songs that causes emotional and physical reactions by the listener.