Samuel Aalto

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Samuel Aalto on SoundBetter

I'm Samuel, mixing engineer.

I will give 2 revenues. I can do also the master but I always recommend to give mastering to a third party engineer, just to get a fresh pair of ears.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

35 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Another great collaboration with Samuel! As always, he's great at delivering nice tweaks based on my feedback, making my job very straightforward. Thanks Samuel!

  2. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Another one down! As always, a pleasure to master for Samuel! Had a great time as I usually do with his mixes. Looking forward on our next one!

  3. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Samuel's such a nice guy and he's always willing to go the extra mile on the mixes so we can get the most out of them! Pleasure mastering for him!

  4. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Samuel's mixes keep getting better and better. This one was really really good & I was able to take it to the next level also thanks to Samuel's flexibility RE mix tweaks. Very pleasant experience !

  5. Review by Laura A.
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    Great job!

  6. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Another great job with Samuel. Nice, nice mix from him & the outcome was just perfect. Thanks Samuel !

  7. Review by Tero R.
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    Thanks again Samuel! Such a great job. Samuel can find the right focus by editing and also remixing a little our song. The song is now just as good as it can be.

  8. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Awesome client ! Another one completed, and what a pleasure mastering for Samuel is !!

  9. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Nice mix, and he's always open ears to feedback & suggestions, which help us a lot getting the results we want. Pleasure mastering for Samuel !!

  10. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Another great gig with Samuel ! So happy with how the master came out :-)

  11. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Had a great time with this track ! Samuel is great to work with and always open to feedback. Thanks Samuel !

  12. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Great ! After following a couple of my suggestions, Samuel took his mix to a very nice place, mastering it was very comfortable and came out fantastic. Thanks Samuel !

  13. Review by Josh Rabenold
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    Samuel was a pleasure to work with! His strong vision and experience as a producer/engineer made the process very easy which ultimately made a positive impact on the project overall.

  14. Review by Joey Busse
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    A total pleasure to work with! Super easy to communicate with, great ideas & a fun collab!

  15. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    It was fun ! Also, Samuel was great - and open to my feedback, which helped the mix a lot before my mastering process. Had a great time ! Thanks Samuel, see you on the next one !

  16. Review by Stephen Carey
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    Had a blast working on this project! Very helpful with the info and direction I needed to get this done right.

  17. Review by Julius H.
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    Samuel is a top pro; solid communication and understanding of my point of view strengthened the ideas that were important to me. Things I tried in the pre-mix came to life through his skilled work. Some elements that swayed a little were balanced as well. All smaller but valued enhancements made an impact, I learned what to do differently regarding my future arrangements. Vocal processing and autotune usage made the vocals sound perfect. I'm amazed at how much the sound improved overall.

  18. Review by Karl Summers
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    In addition to writing great music, Samuel is prepared, punctual, professional, and a pleasure to work with!

  19. Review by DEXY MASTERING
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    Always nice to work with Samuel!
    Really nice productions, creative and some times experimental that makes my job interesting.
    Rock on!

  20. Review by Tom Frampton
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    Samuel is an awesome producer! His communication was fast and concise, a great collaborator.

  21. Review by DEXY MASTERING
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    It was great to work with Samuel and do the mastering on song “Tango”.
    It was realy amazing theme that reminds me on western movies. I forgot to ask the name of lady who sing lead vocal with fantastic lovely voice.
    Great music production!

  22. Review by Allie Keck
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    Awesome to work with!

  23. Review by Kristiina M.
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    Samuel did a fabulous job mixing our song "Totuus". He made me sound just amazing despite of a no so great quality vocal recording, and the balance of the track and the little changes he made to the arrangement are jut top notch. Highly recommended!!

  24. Review by Wild Horse Studio / François Michaud
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    Samuel is a nice person to work with. I look forward to work with him again !

  25. Review by rafael f.
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    Samuel is a talented mix-master pro; this is my third work done with him and I recommend. It is good to work with him because of clear communication and excellent result. My work with him was in pop style, but I believe he's able to work in lot of different genres without any problem!

  26. Review by Allie Keck
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    Great to work with. Got sick twice when the song was due and was still very patient with me. Very well recommended!

  27. Review by rafael f.
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    Awesome job (again)! Very pleased with the results of my second single mixed and mastered by Samuel. Besides the technical aspects, the communication is smooth and the delivery is very fast.

  28. Review by rafael f.
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    Samuel is a very talented pro. Overachieved my expectations. The communication was always fast, clear and smooth, no problem at all. He revised as much as I needed without any complaint and the result was amazing! For sure, I will look for him again for my upcoming projects!

  29. Review by Thalia
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    Such an easy client to work with! A fast responder as well as very clear on their vision.

  30. Review by Laura Michelle Hughes
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    Samuel is awesome! I did some vocals for a great song of his, and he gave me the perfect balance of specific direction and artistic freedom. I loved his clear and fast responses, his professional behavior, and his overall lovely and kind attitude. For a singer, being able to sing songs you actually really like, combined with someone with a great attitude and professional behavior- it's rare and wonderful! Can't say enough good things about working with Samuel! :)

  31. Review by Michael McQuaid
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    Samuel was very easy to work with and professional. Very talented writer and producer. Can’t wait for the next one :)

  32. Review by Julius H.
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    Samuel is a true pro, I'm really happy how he was able to sculpt the song to its best shape.

  33. Review by Fred Miller
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    I just did a mastering for Samuel. This was our very first work done together but I truly hope we get to work a lot more in the future as well!

  34. Review by Julius H.
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    This was a great experience! Samuel guided me through the preparation of the stems, and it all made sense. He brought clarity to the song and also made good arrangement suggestions. The balance between compressor/EQ, rev/delay was achieved as only a true professional can do it. His approach and commitment are rare things to find in any marketplace.

  35. Review by Kristiina Treganna
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    Samuel is a super efficient, fast working and talented producer/ mixer that is an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

Interview with Samuel Aalto

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Just made a mix to a guy from LA. And he was blown away when he heard it.

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

  4. A: There are so many good pros here

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

  6. A: Hearing new songs and cool music

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: Are you going to change the mix much? I answer, I will maintain the original feeling and vibe.

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

  10. A: LA-2A, 1176, MacBook Pro, genelec speakers and my DAW

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

  12. A: I have been first of all playing all my life. Mixing I started about 10 years ago

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Contemporary, musical

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

  16. A: Mostly electronic, rap and pop. But that is just because these are the most popular genres at the moment. I would love to do more rock oriented and band music in general .

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Genelec SAM monitors Logic Audio X, all in the box

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Not particular about styles

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Overall understanding of music, I have listened wide genres of different music, classical to country. Played instrument nearly all my life.

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

  24. A: I listen the raw mix first very carefully. Then I will make a fast mix and give that to listen. If its ok then I will make the final mix.

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

  26. A: Most commonly mixing a pop/rap/alternative song

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: First, If they have a reference song, or otherwise strong opinion about the mixing. Then I´ll try to implement that vision. How much tuning they want to vocals etc.. auto tune or Melodyne or both

  29. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  30. A: I´ll give what I´ve got to make you sound hip as long as you are happy with it.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Clarity, style & rhythm

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

  34. A: Ha ha, less is more!! But still you need to have the harmonies to relate with the melody line, good beat of course, and don't forget the bass :

  35. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  36. A: I am doing constantly production and mixing to local artist and here at Soundbetter.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: I mix in the box. It´s just more flexible and the plugins are really good these days.

  39. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  40. A: That mixing will make poor quality tracks sound great, you can do some extreme rescue Eq but it will not sound like Lady Gaga..:)

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

  42. A: No question is a stupid one. I´ll be glad to consult you about your song before mixing it.

  43. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  44. A: Adele, the reason is obvious. She is just amazing singer.

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  • Charlie Puth
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