15+ Years of experience. Musical mixes, effects expert. Great communication - fast reply & delivery. If you want your songs to sound full and rich yet maintaining their natural feeling, send me your tracks and I'll professionally mix them to sound powerful, leaving an impact on the listener.
I'm Yoav, my work is my passion, I'm a freelance sound engineer serving musicians, bands, and live sound companies.
As a remote mixing and mastering engineer, I serve musicians and bands from all over the world. I have much experience in mixing & mastering albums in a variety of genres. My favourite genres are alternative/indie rock, electronica, electro-pop, art-pop/rock, singer-songwriter, hip-hop & trap.
In my studio, I'm working with Avid Pro-Tools as my DAW combined with the most up-to-date plugins specializing in Waves plugins. Example of plugins (partial): Abbey Road Mastering Chain, API Series, L2 Ultramaximaizer, Liniar Phase Series and much more.
From small bars to stadiums I can manage all your sound needs including sound design, live sound mixing, technical riders, and technical touring arrangments. One-time gig, multiple concerts or a full tour - I do it all.
I have much experience with the following consoles (but not only): Avid Profile (Digidesign), Yamaha, Midas, DiGiCo, and Soundcraft.
I love my job and I can't imagine doing anything else in my life. I was born and raised in Israel and I'm in the sound business since I was 14 years old. I'm always excited to meet new musicians and bands, explore new ideas and make a killer song together.
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Interview with Yoav Naveh
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It depends a lot on the end-goal. In general - digital because of a couple of things, first, with the technology today and the high-end plugins available the sound quality is the same, making it almost impossible to hear the difference, and second because most of the end-listeners listen in digital format therefor all conversions in the process are not necessary.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm always excited to meet new musicians and bands, discover their music and explore new ideas to make a killer song together.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People thinking that sound engineers are magicians - we are not :) If the source sounds bad then there´s nothing really we can do about it.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: The passion for sound has always been there for me, I'm in the sound business since I remember myself. I started working in a sound company when I was 14 years old. I had to really beg the owner to let me carry speakers because I was not yet in the legal age for that.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The first take is always the best one ;)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Initial contact describing briefly the project/song/ep/album style and the wished ´direction´ of the mix/master sound. It is advised in this stage to have some reference songs to the sound/style you are aiming at, but not necessary. I will then mix/master your songs and send them back to you for approval/revision until you are satisfied.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Basically - all genres. My preferred are alternative/indie rock, electronica, electro-pop, art-pop/rock, singer-songwriter, hip-hop & trap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing. Mixing in the studio. Mixing live. Mixing. And mastering :)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My soul.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In the studio I mostly do mixing and at live concerts I mostly take the FOH (front of house) position, so I would say I'm mostly busy mixing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My mix style is very musical but precise, vocal obsessive and effects expert. The result is a crystal clear sound mix with each instrument in the exact place on the spectrum. I also like to ´spice up´ my mixes with a linear punch.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for a sound engineer that you have a true connection with, personal and professional. Let your sound engineer know what you want, it makes everything easier for all. Have your expectations match.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your expectations from your sound guy?