Alchemy Sound Labs (online)
My Name Is Chandler Maskill I'm the head Mix Engineer at Alchemy Sound Labs in Humboldt County, Ca. Im also a Producer/ Vocalist/Mastering Engineer, so i have an intimate understanding of music from multiple perspectives. Mastering Engineer.
Send me your studio session and let me make your track shine! I do stereo and stem Mastering.
I offer each first time customers one free Master with the purchase of one or more mixing/mastering sessions (1 or more songs).
Pricing varies depending on the amount of stems per session and I will do discounts for bulk orders (10 or more songs).
Contact me if interested! I am very passionate about my work and take your projects very seriously. I guarantee my results will be more then worth the price!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Interview with Alchemy Sound Labs (online)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I engineered and mastered an Ep by Howl called Eyes Shine Brighter Then Street Lights. I Mixed, Engineered, and Mastered the whole ep. I think his style is very original and I'm proud of how clean the project came out.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am mixing and mastering a few songs by Astral Jones, who is a hip/hop and electronic producer with a similar style to flying lotus. As well as mixing a song by Young Reeph.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, more control, faster. Much, Much, MUCH faster.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise a very noticeable increase in quality, depth, and over all appeal of your song or project. Results will speak for themselves and have you coming back for more!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to immerse myself fully in a song, or project. And getting to listen to music all day.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: stereo widening. Reverb on vocals. thickening of vocals. Cleaner, louder bass. And I say, You've got it!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what i do is that most people under estimate how large of a role the engineer plays in the development of an artist's sound.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you want me to add any special effects, or are we simply going for clarity.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to tell me exactly what kind of emotion, vibe, or effects your going for. Your happiness is most important.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Charger, Solar Panel, Ableton Push, Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Mixing/Mastering. Over 3 years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean. Psychedelic, Hard Hitting, Original, Creative, Ground Breaking
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Niykee Heaton. Her Voice is amazing and i could work miracles with one of her tracks. Also Kodak Black, because he is capable of flowing over many different styles and we could make something very original.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay focused on the task at hand, and stick to fixing one or few problems at a time, rather then trying to fix the whole mix at once. Multitasking is not more efficient.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rap, Trap, Hip/Hop, Trip Hop, Cloud Rap, Electronic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Things I Bring To A Song: Crystal clarity. Well balanced mix. Enhanced depth and space. sense of Intellegent design. Professional Quality.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I play through the song multiple times and take notes on any aspects I want to change. After my first initial sweep, I then go through multiple playbacks and adjust until the audio has no elements that are unsatisfactory. Then I begin additive measures. I then boost appealing frequencies, increase clarity with compression, and begin widening the the stereo field. Afterwards I guarantee you will notice a huge difference in the audio quality, clarity, and over-all appeal of your track/tracks.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I Have Krk Rockit 8's aligned perfectly with acoustic treatment placed accordingly throughout the room for an environment with no false reverberation or frequency build up. I also have a second pair of monitors (mackie cr-3's) that i use to check to make sure songs sound good on multiple types and sizes of speakers. I work in Ableton Live 9.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Travis Bones Tory Lanes Kodak Black Niykee Heaton Playboi Carti Rex Kudo Fki Suicide Boys Emi Smino
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering: Volume maximization. Peak Limitation. Equalization and Compression Stereo Widening. removal of harsh frequencies. I am also very well versed in vocal engineering, i.e. vocal effects, thickening, adding additional harmonics, creating ambient depth within a vocal.