Dominic Rippel

production, mixing, mastering

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Mix and master your music to a solid, dynamic and professional level. Let's make records.

Mix with the Masters with Andrew Scheps, 2015
London School of Sound, 2011

Shelter Studio is a recording and production studio in East London. Specializing in music production, recording, mixing, and mastering. Working with popular, underground and independent artists since 2012. Facilities also a great option for voice over and ADR recording. Post production and film sound mix-down also available.

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Interview with Dominic Rippel

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

  2. A: Just tracked drums the other day and it came out sounding really good. I engineered and recorded.

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

  4. A: I am mixing an EP for a new artist. Producing my own EP. Producing sample packs. Also brainstorming for a soundtrack I will be composing for a feature film.

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

  6. A: I am relatively new to SoundBetter. Try me out!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Love Both. Digital is fast and sounds better every month. Analog effects just have an immediacy and edge that always brings a fun factor to any session.

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

  10. A: We are done when you are 100% satisfied.

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

  12. A: Music

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

  14. A: It's beyond technical. You can't just take a course and off you go. Experience and attention to detail must be at a heightened level.

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

  16. A: As may as possible. The first is: "Can you send me some references, please?"

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

  18. A: Pay attention to references. Make sure you are speaking and understanding the same language.

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

  20. A: laptop, interface, digitone, sm 57, monitors

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

  22. A: All sorts.. Been mixing for 10 years. In 2015, I got the opportunity to do Mix with the Masters with Andrew Scheps. That was a large step up.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Robusto

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

  26. A: Anyone doing something different.

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

  28. A: Insert ProTools LoFi on most things

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

  30. A: Underground electronic, techno, soundtracks and punk rock.

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

  32. A: I aim to reveal and nourish the inherent character of the sounds I work with.

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

  34. A: I have a template for starting mixes, but am not afraid to veer off the path and get messy to get a good result.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: It's a hybrid analog/digital set up. I have the 3 leading DAWs along with a host of analog outboard, synths and effects pedals. Sometimes you have to go outside the box to harvest new tones.

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

  38. A: A lot of underground musicians that push the limits of their creativity and equipment. I like to hear new things.

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

  40. A: Mixing, mastering, and tracking drums and vocals.

  41. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  42. A: I am fast and patient.

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