Hey, I'm an experienced recording and mixing engineer, and a producer. I work professionally at Old Bear Studio in Batavia, NY. I've been doing this line of work for over 10 years. If you need help finishing lyrics, melody, instrumentation, structure, mixing or any part of the creation process, please reach out to me.
I am paid to record and mix at Old Bear Studio. I frequently play the role of studio musician, often on keyboards. I am a songwriter. I am familiar with all steps in the process of creating music. I have worked mostly with folk, alternative, electronic, singer-songwriter and instrumental musicians.
I grew up in the Hudson Valley and moved to the upstate/Rochester area of New York to go to school. I have been here ever since.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Eric Andersen
Eric is the best possible person in Soundbetter to work with. He understands what exactly your songs needs - from production, further production to mixing and mastering! I am lucky that I found him in this endless oasis of possible collaboration !
Just tell him your song idea and you will see.
Great to work with, excellent results! Got everything nailed on the first take! Would love to work with Eric again!
Eric knows a lot about music and is able to make a good song into a great song! He worked on my wedding music CD project and made the songs come to life. I am working with him again on my next project. I recommend Eric to anyone looking for production and mixing work on their projects.
Interview with Eric Andersen
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have taught piano lessons, released several albums, and played a lot of small shows. I also work at a music studio called Old Bear. I have been using a DAW for over 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love sincere, authentic music, like the artists Animal Flag and Josh Garrels. I also like quirky stuff like Andrew Bird and Animal Collective. I like messing with sounds, like Brian Eno. I don't like my music to be too predictable, formulaic, or fit too nicely into a genre. I don't like music that could have been made by a robot. Music should move you emotionally.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am skilled at playing drum machines and keyboards. I am an excellent audio file editor. I can clean up tracks, modify them, line them up and add plugins. I am good at establishing a vision for a song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I tend to use Blue mics and Ear Trumpet Labs. I use an M Audio interface. I have several sets of speakers and monitors I use for playback, including Yamaha NS-10. I have several keyboards, guitars, ukulele, and beat machines.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by the Postal Service, Noah and the Whale, Josh Garrels, the 1975, Jack Garrett, Andrew Bird, Vampire Weekend, Patrick Watson, and Bombay Bicycle Club.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I often fill out instrumentation for songs. I tend to workshop song ideas, and help a musician modify the song to make it a complete idea. I am skilled at adding effects to tracks and mixing a song.