Per Leek

Mix, Master and Songwriter

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Former Guitar player that now has turn to mixing and mastering

I have played guitar in a lot of metalbands since the start of the 80:s. Held up the bandplaying a little while and started to write songs insted.

Today I am a freelancer mixer engineer, Master engineer and songwriter. Working in my homestudio with Pro Tools.

When i am not writing songs i do some sound design too.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Per Leek

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: A new young talent her in Sweden. Marcus Lundin. He is a singer/songwriter. He writes songs with his guitar and sing in Swedish.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Yes. There is several good mixer here.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. Because today plugins are so good. And I can give my clients the some result digital and can there for charge then less then I would have if I went with Analog.

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

  8. A: I will do my best to give them what there are looking for.

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

  10. A: Music. Just Music in all forms. I love music.

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

  12. A: Are you any good at that you do? My answer is always, Yes. Because i know when i cant reach that coal that a custommer ask for. I don´t try to make something i can´t do.

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

  14. A: I am in to only the heavy music like Heavy Metal.

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

  16. A: Refference track. What is the final coal.

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

  18. A: Get in touch, don´t just listen to there previus work. Even if the works i relly good the person maybe are not the right person for you. The human connection is importent to. If don´t can work with a person id doesent matter how good that person is.

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

  20. A: My ipad, a solarcharger, my midikeyboard, AKG 240 studio headphones. Thats it.

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

  22. A: I been a muscian for 30 years. Mostley playd guitar in metalband. For 10 years ago i started to do more electronica and tok up the art of mixing.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Some mordern with a touch of the 80:s

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Zakk Wylde. He is multitalent muscian. And så great guitarplayer.

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

  28. A: Don`t forget about the middrange frequenses. There is so much to there to boost and cut. But you can make a mix sound louder then it is just by trying to find the right spot in the middle frequenses.

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

  30. A: Rock, blues, Indie rock and Pop and EMD

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: I get a very open mind.

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

  34. A: Keyboard and guitar parts.

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

  36. A: I start to listing to the song. Make room for all instruments and vocal just with the faders. After that I will start mostley with drums and bass. After that i depends on the song.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: It´s simple. I do all my work on the box. Have Guitar amplifeier and three guitar at my studio. Midi Keyboard for my VI that i have in my computer.

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

  40. A: EMD and Electronica. What you can do with sounds only from synths

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

  42. A: Mixing and recording

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

  44. A: It is my recent project. Marcus Lundin. My role here is producing, recording, mixing and master. It´s great to work with a person that never has recording something in a studio before that just put in so much good energy.

Marcus Lundin / Spökstad (swedish Lyric)

I was the Recording and Mixer in this production

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  • A New track that i working onNov 30, 2015

  • Windows 10Aug 06, 2015

    This week i did upgrade my studio pc from win 8.1 to the new windows 10.

    Right know i running ,Pro Tools 12.1 on that pc and it working just fine.

    Ableton Live lite 8 is also working fine with windows 10.

    When it comes to Pro Tools I noticed that it using less cpu now when it did with win 8.1.