Sef Idle at Simpul Studio
Mixing & Mastering
The thing lives and breathes within the four walls of this studio is a passion for music that has been fueled by a Punk Rock inspired DIY philosophy for over 20 years.
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Interview with Sef Idle at Simpul Studio
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Today... both are viable. My studio is 100% digital, but I love listening to music I have worked on that has been pressed to vinyl. There is just something cool about putting music on a record.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 20+ years of experience as a musician, and now 10+ years of experience as a recording, mixing, mastering engineer who has worked with bands an musicians from all over the globe.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love music, and I like helping people and bands put out records they will be proud of for a long time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A general non-understanding of what mixing is, what mastering is, and people thinking they are interchangable.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't focus on the list of gear, software used, or how the studio looks. Listen to the results they get, and hire based on that.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over analyze individual tracks in a mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Punk, Rock, and Acoustic Solo music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home studio running Cubase and Adobe Audition on PC
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, Dave Pensado, Graham Cochran
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full band, and solo artist, mixing and mastering