Shiv B

Mastering and mixing

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I specialize in digital audio mastering. For me, mastering is about improving the mix in every possible way.

Frequency balancing, musicality, macro and micro dynamics, the inter-related connection between elements present in the song, or even improving an average mix to make it sound good, I do all I possibly can.

I also mix and edit, but only if I really like the song, because when you truly love something you do it in the best possible way and your brain participation is 100% as well otherwise you're not able to do it properly because it becomes an unwanted liability.

WORK SHOULD SPEAK FOR ITSELF! THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS.

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Interview with Shiv B

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I worked on a Spanish EP. It was the first project I got to work on that was not in English or Hindi language. I am proud of it. I also got a thumbs up from CHRIS GEHRINGER (Sterling Sound, NYC) for that project.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: To be able to preserve the musicality while improving the sound. Kind of an auditory illusion. Haha!

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

  6. A: No tip would help if you don't have a proper understanding of concepts. With knowledge, you can do your own thing without having to rely on tips.

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

  8. A: I usually love to work on Hip-Hop/rap, pop-rock, pop, and R&B.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: Only one process, I listen to my guts.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I work locally and with foreign artists on their demo stuff. I'm trying to shine. I will get there because I am honest with what I do. I will have my moment. That's all.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Digital. Ditched analog sometime ago. Digital is far superior than analog, you have full control over everything. For eg. You can record an almost clean signal and then process and alter it exactly the way you want. With analog, there's already some stuff that's altered because of the nature of the electronics. I usually don't like anything to change my stuff without my explicit permission. Haha!

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

  16. A: Just be honest. Don't be reluctant about anything.

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: Depends on their question(s).

  19. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  20. A: I will leave no stones unturned.

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

  22. A: It challenges me to make the most out of something that doesn't have much real estate available.

  23. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  24. A: About what they want. Completely depends on how they approach me with notes and what the project demands.

  25. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  26. A: My laptop, audio interface, and headphones. That's it.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: "Pukka"

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: Studio Setup means nothing if you don't have great skills and "ears". A lot of engineers with a minimal setup can hurt a lot of other engineers' feelings who have expensive setups. You should know how to get the output. That's the only thing one should focus on.

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

  32. A: That it is about applying some typical processing. I used to think the same way when I was not properly acquainted with that. It's way more than that.

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

  34. A: What the artist wants, with my taste as an addition.

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

  36. A: I specialize in digital audio mastering. For me, mastering is about improving the mix in every way. Frequency balancing, musicality, macro and microdynamics, the inter-related connection between elements present in the song, or even improving an average mix to make it sound good, I do it all it takes. I also mix and edit, only if I really like the song because when you truly love something you do it in the best way possible way and your brain participation is 100% as well.

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