Your sonic vision should always be realized. That's why I work closely with the artist or producer to realize the song's sonic potential. I look forward to enhancing, polishing and balancing your track. Making it the best song it can be.
I studied under Daniel Wyatt ( a Grammy and Emmy nominated audio engineer with credits from Ultra Records to Old Dirty Bastard to Norah Jones). My studio is in the heart of Berlin. Communication is key for me during the mixing process. Whether it's through soundbetter's messaging platform or coming to the studio I am happy for us to go back and forth to hone the sound you want. I want your music to sound the best it can and for you to feel confident with your music when we are done!
I always mix with care and finesse - enhancing, shaping and capturing your music. I'm a huge music lover and mixing is something that I find so much joy in. I look forward to working with you.
On the technical side :) I mix in Studio One 5 Pro. I listen to your mix through the top of the line Hedd Type 20 Monitors in my specialized sound-treated studio. I use the highest quality plugins from UAD, DMG, Acustica, Softtube, Fabfilter, Liquidsonics, Soundtoys ect.
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17 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Benedikt MacIsaac
Benedikt is very capable and well versed. His mix has a good clarity, is very natural-sounding, but also not missing punch. Always a good communication as well. 10/10!
Benedikt is simply awesome! He is patient, hardworking and extremely talented. He was able to take all the tracks for our EP to a different level with his mixing skills. He has an ear for tonality and vocals that are really hard to find. He was not only able to bring the sonic soundscape and space we were hoping to get but far exceeded our expectations. Will definitely try to work with him for more projects in the future!
Benedikt is a great professional sound engineer. Good ears, precise, understands perfectly what you want and is very patient despite all the feedbacks. I would recommend him no doubt.
I love working with Benedikt! He's very receptive, flexible, and really knows his stuff. I look forward to working with him again!
Benedikt was fantastic to work with. His professionalism spoke volumes and he was quick when responding, as well as very patient and understanding when going over revisions. He was very thorough in communication and making adjustments and the final result of our project exceeded my expectations. His commitment to seeing the project through to its greater potential made collaborating with him a very pleasant experience and I would definitely recommend him as a mixer!
Benedikt is a very talented guy. He's very professional and patient, takes the time to listen and explain things, incorporates feedback and is always super courteous and clear in his communication. It was a pleasure working with him!
Benedikt is mega! His communication is exceptional. His Sound-Better bio reads something the effect of "Will revise until it's right for you." =That could so easily just be a 'get-them-in-the-door' sales pitch BUT you'll quickly find that he means it.
You (like me) may have ideas about the overall sound you're chasing, but not necessarily the technical vocabulary to find it - to this: Benedikt has a quick understanding of "vibe" descriptions.
I highly suggest trying him out!
He created the mix I wanted and made changes quickly!
Benedikt is a highly professional mixing engineer and delivered a great sounding product that he put a lot of effort in! Very communicative and easy to work with! He let me get a full insight into his process and I've received plenty of tips and tricks along the way. Highly recomended!
Benedikt is a very professional and passionate Engineer, i'm really really glad i reached out for him and i'm more than satisfied with my mix.
He did a mix with very short time (duo to my circumstances) with even inviting me to his studio and working with me on it making sure i'm super satisfied for more than 6 hours. In my experience nobody does that.
He is a lovely friendly easy going guy as well, it was fun spending time in his studio.
I shipped out one of my more experimental songs for mixing with Ben, packed with a rough mix that was nowhere near as good as the final product. Communicated effectively back and forth over half a day to gets things right, and that’s just because i had stylistic ideas that only i myself as the artist could possibly know... yet Ben was still able to carry it out for a 7 minute track in 6 revisions. Honestly would have taken others longer to get it to to this final product, so if you’re on the fence... take this as encouragement to try ben’s services... will definitely look to use him again
Benedikt was amazing to work with. I learned a lot from the process working with him and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great mixer.
Working with Benedikt was very delightful. He made sure he had all the correct stems/frequencies to give me a proper mix. The mix was not rushed and the final product showed how much he took his time to perfect the it. His communication was on point and he asked all of the right questions. I will definitely work with this gifted producer/sound engineer in the future, he's awesome!
Ben helped me in various ways in the production of my latest track and I am very happy with the results. His mix sounds on point and he could help me with some final stage editing and fine-tuning as well. It has been a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to collaborating again in the future.
Benedikt was a pleasure to work with and he made every effort to ensure that I was happy with mixing on tracks. He is very patient and easy to communicate and the possibility to attend the mixing session at his studio makes the whole process much smoother. My songs were brought to a new level and sound beautiful. Thank you!
It was a joy to work with Benedikt on a couple of our album mixes. He brought such clarity and space to the songs, and worked so hard with us to achieve the sound we wanted. His patience and work ethic made the whole process very seamless and we’re so happy with how the mixes turned out. Thank you Benedikt!
Benedikt is very responsive, kind, and professional. He's very easy to work with. After a first draft mix of one of my songs, he invited me to the studio to talk over edits and finish it up. This meant a lot to me. I've since worked with him again and the experience has surpassed my expectations. Thanks Benedikt!
Interview with Benedikt MacIsaac
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love helping people to bring their music to fruition. Nothing better then a client hearing their song at its' full potential.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have trust in the process. Your songs are going to be taken to new sonic heights.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm pretty flexible. I work on Pop, Folk, Electronic to Hip Hop.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Here is a very simplified summary.Usually on the master buss I put on a channel strip from UAD - a Neve, API or an SLL. I just pass the music through that channel strip with it doing barely anything - just using it as a natural saturator. And then some UAD Ampex master tape. After listening to the song, I begin to channel strip, starting with the Kick ( kick is king). I build the mix around the drums, then the instruments and finish with the vocals. During the process I most always use parallel compression. From there I fine tune the mix, get feedback and make the changes requested.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Some Questions I ask are: What reference tracks would you like to use? When is the due date? What is your artistic vision? What sonic elements are important to you in the track?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied mixing engineering for three years under Daniel Wyatt. I then went on to work with local and international artists here in Berlin.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Erik Madrid's mixes are a huge inspiration - they are just massive. Also, I'm inspired by mixing engineer Francesco Donadello.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog digital emulations are the way. I love digital plugins that are analog emulations. One really cannot tell the difference. With plugins I have the flexibility to make changes fast, move between sessions and experiment more readily.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I would recommend Lee Avert. I've worked with him before and he is stellar.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That the mix is not done until you are fully satisfied.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, monitors, UAD audio interface, plugins and my stellar vocal mic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Label your stems clearly - it makes life so much easier for everyone you'll be working with :)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ears. I'm especially good at mixing vocals and feeling into where things should sit in a mix.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Should this stem be wet or dry. I say dry is alway better. If the effect that you have on the stem cannot be recreated or it is actually the "sound" of the stem - keep it wet.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a mix can be done in a very short amount of time. It's like ordering food. If it's done too quickly be very wary.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Warm with punch and finesse.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring sensitivity, insight and the ability to enrich your song to a fuller more present version of itself.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a specifically sound treated room in the heart of Berlin. I listen through my my Event Opal Studio Monitors and Adam A7 Studio Monitors. I have my Universal Audio Apollo 8 DUO as an audio interface. I use the highest quality plugins from UAD, Slate Digital, Softtube, Fabfilter Soundtoys ect. Next door there a two other studios with a wealth of gear. If there are specific requests I can make it happen.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I primarily do mixing work.