Rival the mixes of your favorite artists // While creating a sound that is uniquely you.
+ Mixing To Connect
Music is emotion. Meant to be felt and, when executed well, create connection. I build mixes with emotion as the focal point. Making the song easily accessible, so there are no barriers between the listener and the artist's intention.
+ Music That Translates
Whether you're listening on Apple Air Pods or in your car, you should be able to feel the same energy that you felt when hearing your song in the studio for the first time. With 10+ years of experience and tens of millions of streams accumulated, I will craft a mix that evokes the same energy, feel and experience, regardless of where you are listening.
After many years writing, recording and producing music, I gravitated toward mixing because I found it to be the stage where songs most often lose their potential. Many songs have amazing productions, performances, melodies and lyrics. Too many of those never reach the listener because the mix didn't do a good job of representing the song in a professional and accessible way that evokes the feel and emotion the artist intended. A great mix can bring a song to life!
With your inquiry, please included a rough mix of your song, along with two references of songs that you'd like yours to sound similar to.
I look forward to connecting with you. Please shoot me any questions you may have! - Joachim
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11 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Joachim Nordensson
It was amazing working with Joachim. He did an incredible mix, I'm thoroughly impressed. He is very intuitive when it comes to vision and nails it with notes/direction. Would highly highly highly recommend him.
Worked with Joachim a second time to get an acoustic guitar accompaniment done (after a great first experience). I enjoy Joachim's eagerness to produce the best final delivery and his openness in communication. Would recommend him for your next project!
I hired Joachim to create an acoustic guitar accompaniment for me. He went above and beyond to provide what I was looking for and delivered revisions and the final project quickly. Great communication throughout the entire experience. Thanks so much, Joachim!
Joachim is a pleasure to work with. He is friendly, easy to communicate with, and very professional. The tracks we recorded sounded great and it was a smooth, enjoyable experience throughout. His studio is cozy and has all the gear you’ll need to record some terrific music; he’s an accomplished musician and tracks is own music there. I highly recommend working with Joachim!
This guy is a 10000/5. Just so genuine, talented, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Joachim’s music expertise is unmatched and he truly sees and feels a sound and can make your vision come to life with even more than you imagined. He helped me with my EP by playing guitar and helping create the beats and more. Completely versatile and such a positive person. I’m lucky to call him a musical associate as well as a friend.
Joachim is a joy to work with, the level of professionalism he brings is astonishing. He is always ready and set up to go by the time you get there. I have had the pleasure to work with Joachim quite a few times, and the work flow is amazingly comfortable. His is not only ready to listen to your ideas, but also will suggest ideas that will benefit the end product. And by the time you are done working with him, you realize the sound you imagine for your record is there and even better. He is also a great artist, and an amazing producer. Couldn't ask for more.
Have had an amazing experience working with Joachim. Struggled for awhile trying to find someone who could mix/master my music with the clarity and fullness that I was looking for. Joachim’s experience and ear is a great asset to have, but what stands out the most, is his willingness to pay attention to the details and analyze your music in the same way he does his own. Will definitely continue working with him and would recommend his work to anyone else.
Have had an amazing experience working with Joachim. Struggled for awhile trying to find someone who could mix/master my music with the clarity and fullness that I was looking for. Joachim’s experience and ear is a great asset to have, but what stands out the most, is his willingness to pay attention to the details and analyze your music in the same way he does his own. Will definitely continue working with him!
Joachim has always been a pleasure to work with. Whenever I need guitar on a track he is the guy I go to every time. He always understands exactly what it is I’m going for and everything from the performance to the recording is always top quality. Thanks for everything Joachim!
Joachim has helped me Mix and Master a few of my songs and the experience has always be completely professional and an absolute pleasure..! I've come across very few people in the music world that I trust and am willing to work with. Joachim is at the top of that list.
I've been working with Joachim off and on for a couple of years, and speaking truthfully; it's hard to adequately express my respect for the level of talent and professionalism he brings to every session. His work is impeccable, but it all starts with listening; with depth, subtlety, and curiosity. Then add in his musicality, his technical skills, great gear, and combine that with a consistently upbeat approach... the results are outstanding, and the process is an absolute pleasure... He brings an amazing combination of complimentary talents and skills to his work. Highly recommended.
Interview with Joachim Nordensson
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't personally know any mixing engineers on Soundbetter, but I have no doubt that if I am not the right fit for your project, you will be able to find someone great here on SoundBetter who is.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Each have their undeniable strengths - Utilizing both gives you the best of both worlds and, in my opinion, a better end product.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that whoever you hire is someone who shares your vision and is excited about your project. There is no substitute for someone who is genuinely passionate about what you are doing.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently mixed and co-produced a song called 'Cocaine Drought" for Hip Hop/Pop artist, Sam Lachow. I went to the first show of his fall tour in Seattle and he ended up playing the song for the sold out crowd before it was released. Up until that point, I had only heard the song in the studio while mixing it. It was a moving experience hearing my work played for a sold out crowd who loved what they were hearing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a singer/songwriting pop album with James Ullrich - Multiple projects with Hip Hop/Pop artist, Sam Lachow - A folk/americana album with artist, Ken Helms - Multiple pop songs under my own label.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the feeling when the mix is coming together and you feel that wave of, "damn, this is good!" - Those are the times when you can hardly pull yourself away from the studio.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is mixing, more specifically the importance of mixing. Not even so much a misconception, but many people/musicians have almost no idea what mixing is or how incredibly import it is in the process of making a great sounding song/album.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Mac Pro loaded with Logic Pro X and a sample libraries 2. Taylor acoustic guitar 3. Telefunken U47 4. Tube tech CL1B compressor 5. Burl B2 Bomber ADC
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a singer/songwriter in high school which turned into touring for many years. While performing and touring, I started recording, producing and mixing for myself and others - Eventually mixing became my main focus as this is where I felt I could add the most value for clients. I have been working professionally as a songwriter/producer/mixing engineer for 12+ years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Smooth is what I strive for with every mix. Whether it's a bright and punchy pop song or a mellow folk song, I want the listener to be able to turn it loud in the car and for it to feel comfortable, without harshness or feeling piercing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple! It's so extremely easy to over-produce a song. The best songs are easily accessible to the listener and this is typically done by having fewer elements that are each more intentional and compelling.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on pop/soft pop/hip hop. I am a huge sucker for a catchy melody and good groove, so I really enjoy any project, regardless of genre, that brings those elements together.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to understand the client's vision, deliver that vision and adapt quickly to whatever issues may come up during the process.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think that what I bring to a song is accentuating the best parts of what the artist/producer has already done. If I am involved in the project from the very beginning, I believe that one of my greatest strengths is helping make each song accessible, compelling, Impactful and catchy to whoever may listen to it.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If possible, I love having a a zoom call or phone call with the client to talk about their project, vision, goals for the music, and references that they would like the end product to rival. Then I send over a mixing agreement that details what I need from them (files, formats, etc.), what I can expect of them during the process (prompt communication, professionalism, feedback and notes on the mix) and what they can expect from me (prompt communication and professionalism). I then dive into the mix and send them a bounce once it's feeling really good to me. I ask for notes/feedback, make the changes, and we continue like this until myself and the client love the end product.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a pretty cozy studio setup. The entire studio is made up of a relatively small control/mixing room and a booth for vocals, guitars, etc. - I run a hybrid recording/mixing setup, utilizing pro tools/logic pro x with all of the plugins anyone could ever need, with a Lynx Aurora A/D D/A converter, Dangerous D-Box monitoring system with analog summing, going back to digital through a Burl B2 Bomber ADC, and all being monitored with Neumann KH Studio Monitors. When recording vocals, my primary signal chain is Chandler Limited REDD mic > Great River MP-500NV Pre > 1176 Compressor > Tube-Tech CL-1B Compressor > Pultec Style EQ > Burl B2 Bomber ADC > DAW. When mixing vocals for a client who did not track at my studio, I will also utilize the Tube -Tech Cl-1B, 1176, Pultec Eqs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mark Spike Stent, Jaycen Joshua, Max martin, Ed Sheeran, Tobias Karlsson, Val Garay
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing. Typically an artist will bring me trackouts of a song/album and I will edit (time align, de-noise, tune, etc.) the tracks and then, if needed, add whatever small production elements/ear candy will enhance the overall feel, listenability, and impact of the song. Then I mix.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "What do you think of the music?!" is the most common question. If I love the music, I tell them. If I don't, I usually answer with something that I admire or can appreciate about the music or the band.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Niall Horan. I love his voice and productions. I feel we would get along great in the studio and share a very similar approach to writing and producing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Whatever the project is, we will finish it to the highest level possible. And of course, have a great time doing it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal for this project? What is the timeline? What do you expect of me? What can I expect of you?