Sef Idle at Simpul Studio

Mixing & Mastering

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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

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. 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.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: I just love music, and I like helping people and bands put out records they will be proud of for a long time.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: A general non-understanding of what mixing is, what mastering is, and people thinking they are interchangable.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Don't over analyze individual tracks in a mix.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Punk, Rock, and Acoustic Solo music

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Mixing

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Home studio running Cubase and Adobe Audition on PC

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore, Dave Pensado, Graham Cochran

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Full band, and solo artist, mixing and mastering

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