Michael's Music Productions

Mixing Jazz and World Music

Michael's Music Productions on SoundBetter

Hi, I'm a recording and mixing engineer focussed mainly on jazz, world and acoustic music. Together we can make your music sound the way you envisioned it.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


Discogs verified credits for Michael Spek
  • The King Kongs*
  • Messer Chups
  • ThankYouPain
  • Trylobity Group
  • ThankYouPain
  • The King Kongs*
  • Various
  • Messer Chups
  • ThankYouPain
  • ThankYouPain


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Interview with Michael's Music Productions

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I get to make amazing music sound even better

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: After playing some piano and guitar I found that bass (and a bit later double bass) was my instrument. Through playing I got interested in all the technical stuff on and around the stage. In 1999 I started to professionally work as an live sound engineer in Jazz and world music clubs in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Through live recordings I moved more and more into the studio. From 2007 till 2013 I worked in various studios in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 2014 I have my own mix room in Bamberg, Germany and do recordings on location or in a studio of choice, depending on the project.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I try not to put my stamp on the music, but let it be the best version of itself.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: Be confident in yourself. It's your music so if you feel good about a part or a sound, it's good! Of course we all have our heroes, but in the end people will want to hear you in your music, otherwise they might as well listen to someone else's.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Not at the moment, I just got here.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Either, nowadays one doesn't sound better than the other, just different, I can make it sound like it should with either (or both)

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Find someone that you are comfortable with and trust working together.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: my laptop, my kensington trackball, my UA apollo interface, 2 monitor speakers and an electric power generator :)

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Jazz and world music, also folk or acoustic.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: First is always communication with the artist, what is their vision for the song(s). Then I organize my session so that I can mix creatively without being distracted by technical stuff. Then I listen to the reference(s) and/or the rough mix and plan what I want to achieve. Then I mix! After the artist has heard the mix I am of course happy to do mix revisions if requested.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: I work in Pro Tools on a C|24 controller. I mix in stereo,

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: Mixing

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