Producer and Mixer for group Keys N Krates. RIAA Certified gold record "Dum Dee Dum" Worked with Universal, Mad Decent, Dim Mak Records Juno Award Winner for Dance recording of the year and also Classical Album of the year
I focus on mixing but also have an extensive background in production. Being an artist and Producer myself, I understand what it's like to have someone else touch your art, and I respect that through carefully asking the right questions and understanding what you're trying to accomplish. I then listen to your tracks over and over before making any changes, and create a game plan for the song. My goal is to realize your vision through creatively Mixing and if need be making suggestions and changes to the production to help accomplish that. I've worked with artists ranging from major label artists to bedroom producers and I treat every song the same way and try to make it as good and as sonically outstanding as possible. I take a very non ego approach to mixing as I've been on the other side of the Glass, and I understand that sometimes it takes experimenting to see what actually works. We will go back and forth with the mix a few times with notes and together make an amazing track.
Look forward to working on your music!!
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Adam is incredible at what he does, to put it simply. He has a great ear for music and the way things should sound and isn't afraid to contribute ideas that he finds will make your song sound better. It has been a great process and he has a great turn around rate. I'll be starting a new job before the week ends!
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Adam was a pleasure to work with! So grateful i got to be a part of his project.
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Adam is a delight to work with! Amazing songs & productions, as well as excellent communication. Clients like Adam make my job very easy and enjoyable :)
I’ve been working with Adam Tune for over a decade. From experience, I can tell you that he’s a great mentor to both young artists and aspiring producers a like. He’ll take your production from 0 to 100 while always mainting the integrity of your original vision. No one’s better.
Adam, thank you so much for all your work, so far. Looking forward to much more. You are so incredibly talented and certainly a pleasure to deal with..
Interview with Adam Tune
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Our latest keys N Krates album CURA. It was a special one for us.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on a Diplo Remix with Santigold and Little Yaghty
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Encatada Live - Best vocal tuner on here
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. So much more freedom and less time consuming. And it's getting closer and closer
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm not happy unless you're happy
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work on lots of different music and learn from every project I work on
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much haha.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you have to have a big studio to get a big studio sound.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What Music are you listening to?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find Someone who fits your vibe and doesn't have an ego
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop and Hard Drive/ Headphones/ Midi Controller/ SPD-SX
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was initially an engineer with a Big Broadcaster, recording orchestras and jazz groups, while also working on R&B at the time. I was always producing pop, but then got into electronic music with my group Keys N Krates
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Poppy, but I get down with a lot of underground music, so I have my ear to the ground of whats going on.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Probably Phil Collins. He was the first Cassette I had, and that would be really nostalgically cool for me. I few years ago I would have said Just Blaze, but I have now haha. He's an amazing producer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. Sometimes you need to strip the track and introduce each element on its own and see what can stand on it's own. Sometimes people clutter songs and they don't need to. Also, take breaks and come back. I often take a 30 minute break and go listen to some other music and come back and start deleting bad ideas.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop/ Electronic/ Trap/ Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Seeing what the artist was going for and not trying to push my vision on the artist. I would say creatively Mixing is my skill.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my years of experience working with artists of all types. And also being an artist myself, I've been on the other side of this. I understand what its like. Sometimes you have to try things to know its not right.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Find the focus of the track. Sometimes its vocals, sometimes its a lead drop instrument. And complimenting the song rather than getting carried away with all the production tricks. Sometimes I spend days on a vocal sound and let the music be the background and thats all the track needed. I'm also a big believer in seeing the artists vision. I've used mixers to mix my groups music before and I love when I can have a good working relationship with them and they don't have an ego. I'm easy when It comes to changes and I don't charge for changes or have limits. It's done when its mastered and the artist is happy.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I used to mix on an SSL and NEVE console, with outboard gear, but with my heavy touring schedule, I do all my production and mixing in the box. UAD/ Fabfilter/ Soundtoys/ WAVES are my go to plugins and Omnisphere, Kontact, and samples are my go to VST instruments and production tools. Ears over gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Just Blaze, Cashmere Cat, Mura Masa, Machine drum, Justin Martin, Chris Lorenzo, Izniik.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production/ Creative Mixing is what I mostly do. It can range from an artist handing me their acapella, and I build production around that, or they hand me a full song, and I replace certain sounds to make the track sound better as a whole. Sometimes its easier to replace a sound rather than just mix a bad sound.