won 18th puremix mixing contest
i hope to meet the artists and producers who has the passion and love for the music, and help them to make their music sound good. the ultimate goal is to shape the sounds until it reaches a point where the listeners could stop thinking about the sonics and just feel the music.
when i receive the multi-tracks to mix, i start mixing it until the mix sounds balanced and has as much energy and excitement as it can have, and when it's finished, i'll send it to my client. and the client will listen to it, make some notes about the mix, and we can do the revision.
i use live streaming service which has a few seconds of latency, so my client can listen to it as i make changes in my pro tools session almost in realtime. by working this way, i can make the changes much closer to what client wants, and also it allows to do very specific things together like vocal tune or time adjustment, which would be hard to do by sending files and comments.
mixing can be seen as a craft and an art form on its own, but more importantly is to serve the music which means, it should be a collaborative process between the engineer and the artist in order to get the best result by having a better understanding of the song and the ways to execute the ideas, so i'll try my best to be good at both aspects.
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1 ReviewsEndorse isaac yom
Isaac's sounds are moderate, unselfish and deep. He knows the point of music.
When main instruments or vocal come in, the other parts support it naturally.
So i can notice deeply what artist says to us. Like musical stage, i can see what elements is lead role or sub role. His work of sounds is spotlight to fall into music.
I love his sounds.
Interview with isaac yom
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: small room in the basement, in the box setup. i use 4 sets of speakers, proac sm100, quested h208, little avantone, bose soundlink mini. every speakers give me different perspectives. proacs make me focus on the core of the song, the vibe, overall thing, the questeds show me different perspective on the low end and also on the mid range, avantone makes me focus on the midrange in a particular way, bose let me know if i'm going crazy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: it feels great when it's done very well.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: is it right? if it feels good then it's right.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what kind of song do you like? what is the most important aspects of your song? what is the most difficult thing that you can't achieve by yourself?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: communication is important.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: someone who has something creative and fresh, something that is new and unique.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: focus on the feelings and be conscious if you are being too technical.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: indie rock, folk.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: definition, balance, refinement and little bit of fresh touches if needed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: i receive the audio files, do the work, send it back to the client, then the client will send me the feedback, i may do the revision and send it back to the client, or we may do the revision together by using streaming service that i use.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: mix engineer michael brauer, and serban ghenea's works inspire me much. i love ariana grande, lorde, and also like troye sivan.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: mixing is my main job.