Let's make it sound better. Hi I'm Mason, I'm the mixing engineer for Minority 905 on YouTube (i.e. Green Day medley). I mix songs and also make them sound better.
I offer remote mixing & mastering, as well as recording/arrangement/song writing.
I'm a self taught engineer and have been in the business for over 10 years now.
I'm completely ITB and use analog modeling plug ins. Honestly, your audience doesn't know the difference nor care so neither should you. As long as it sounds good.
My job is to make it sound better(?). I mix your song but if it calls for it can also revise your lyrics, hooks, melodies, add harmonies, guitars, etc. the whole shebang to make your music sound BETTER. My favorite is when we can take an acoustic track and turn it into a full production.
Rates are affordable and reasonable and varies depending on the project.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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I was really glad to work with Mason, he is fast and understanding and we've been communicating all the time during the process. He doesn't try to impose his ideas over yours, he listens to every single thing thay you send or say and asks how exactly do you want it to be, and is able to get the sound that you have in your head. Very professional.
Interview with Mason Dayot
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I love working on Minority 905's Medley's and covers. I was especially proud of the Paramour Medley I did for them, despite it's public results.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Creating my own J-Rock album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know Andrew Briole, he is an amazing songwriter and writes songs for some pretty high shelf clients.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because it's just so convenient and your audience can't tell the difference anyway. If it works it works.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality assurance.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the instant results of making something sound amazing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do this? I say, yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The fact that I don't even exist in the chain of production.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you really want to make this amazing?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just listen, don't worry about visuals, because your audience doesn't either.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my ilok, interface, microphone, and guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I self taught myself in High school and took it seriously a few years after. I have been doing this for over 10 years now
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bright, punchy, consistent.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Green Day, because they're my heroes.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it Simple. Don't worry about the specifics. If it sounds good, it sounds good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually Rock Music (similar to Green Day or Blink 182).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Constructive Criticism and Customer Service. I will make
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I use my knowledge of pop music writing as well as experience in Punk rock music to bring my own unique taste to a song. Sometimes I will even add a harmony or extra guitar here and there to add to the mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing, I always go through a step by step process. 1. An intentional listening session to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses 2. Proper gain staging for effective headroom 3. Strategic EQ and Compression to add clarity and dynamic 4. Use of reverbs, and delays to add depth 5. Creative automation to bring additional dynamic to the song 6. Reference monitoring on multiple systems to evaluate translation I generally go through simple and efficient methods to complete songs in a timely consistent manner for my regular clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do remote mixing in Japan in my small home studio set up. I have moved over to 100% ITB Mixing and the results have been amazing if not equal to my once analog set up.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians that inspire me are Jason Mraz, and Green Day. I'm a huge fan of Chris Lord Alge.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing // Songwriting // Producing/Arrangement //