Ohad Rein

Mixer/Producer/Songwriter

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Award winning acclaimed producer, singer-songwriter, mixing engineer and multi-instrumentalist based in Melbourne, Australia

Hi, my name is Ohad,
I've been a professional recording artist and producer for the last 25 years.
I've been very fortunate to release my own albums through major labels (Sony, BMG, EMI) and see them achieve top chart success around the world ( Number 1 in Japan, Top 5 in Italy and Australia, and top 10 in Germany), but I am also very grateful to collaborate with so many amazing artists and help them realize their creative dreams.

My heart and passion are in creating new songs, exploring new sound realms, and assisting artists in achieving their creative vision.

Coming from a pure artistic background I can help you translate your vision into reality whether you need assistance with mixing, production, arrangements, laying down acoustic/ electric guitar/bass or helping with songwriting.

I specialize in a wide variety of genres including Pop, Rock, Folk, World Music, Psychedelia, Reggae, Avant-garde, children's music, New Age, and Kirtan (Mantra Music).

I love ALL music genres and am confident I can assist your music to transcend to the next level!
Feel free to shoot me a message and we can start chatting about turning your vision into reality.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

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31 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Andy Lagomarsino
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    Great experience working with Ohad. He helped me with creating an excellent pro bass track and was able to take my initial ideas and enhance them even more.

  2. Review by Wayne Bamba
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    Great experience again working with Ohad! Truly one of the best!

  3. Review by Beliz
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    I worked with Ohad on my EP project. It would not have been possible to release my songs without his mixing because he adds professionalism to them. My vocals sounded top-notch, and the effects he used tidied up my productions. He has an incredible understanding of musical visions. I think it's a big relief and opportunity for a songwriter to work with Ohad because you can fully trust that he will understand your songs, eliminate the demo-like sound, and turn them into commercial tracks.

  4. Review by Bryce Rayen
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    Ohad is brilliant at understanding the work at hand and brings the best to the table! He wants the best out of your project and will kindly take notes to develop your artistic vision further until you are fully satisfied with a result!

  5. Review by Malcolm B.
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    There are rare instances where you work with someone, and they just get it. That was my experience working with Ohad. He embraced my notes with infectious enthusiasm and provided game-changing feedback that made working with him a true delight. If you're looking for someone who deeply understands the production and engineering process, Ohad is more than the best choice. I could not speak more highly of my experience with him. He's the best!

  6. Review by Obed V.
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    Working with Ohad is really a great experience. He knew what the song needed and did everything really quick. Can’t wait to work with him again. Cheers

  7. Review by Beliz
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    I am so happy I met Ohad. I could not have made a better choice. He does not only do mixing; he does the art of mixing, and he really believes in your track and can see what no one can see in it. Even I could not imagine that my song could become this good. I showed him my references, and he understood my musical vision. My song not only became professional-sounding, it gained value with the creative effects he used. I would advise everyone to choose him without thinking a second about it!

  8. Review by Liam G.
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    Ohad mixed a song I recorded. From the moment I accepted his quote, which was a very reasonable figure, I felt he gave my song the attention it deserved. I could hear Ohad used my reference materials and suggestions for the mix. And he made a number of revisions upon request. He delivered the mixed song by the proposed deadline, ready for mastering.

  9. Review by Justin S.
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    Ohad is great people. He cares about the work that he is doing and is good at it. Definitely will be utilizing his gifts in the future.

  10. Review by Lee Neitzel
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    This is the song that Ohad has worked on with me. And this one is the gem of the batch. His insight and creative input took this song to a whole new level. I can't recommend working with Ohad enough. A fantastic human being and a great creative partner.

  11. Review by Live C.
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    Ohad is a great engineer. All the working process was just so smooth, and at the end I got exactly what I wanted. He is also a great person, respectful and kind, he showed interest in my music and appreciated my project. What I like the most about Ohad is that -as many engineers- he never attempted to impose his own view or preferences. He asked what I wanted and how I wanted it, and eventually he made my dream come true. I would totally work with Ohad again. I strongly recommend him.

  12. Review by Lee N.
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    Another song in the books with Ohad. I love his approach and my songs are made significantly better with his hand on the dial.

  13. Review by Lee N.
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    Ohad is quite the patient man and has a great feel for what I was going for with my tune. I had some nit picking requests that he obliged and his initial mix hit very close to what I had as a vision for my song. Ohad is a pretty great guy to have on your team as you work to put together a song.

  14. Review by Omole o.
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    Amazing Gentleman, excellent at what he does, agreeable and warm.

  15. Review by Jon Graboff
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    Very nice working with Ohad. He was clear and concise about what he was looking for from me. A smooth and satisfactory session!

  16. Review by Ron Tan
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    Great mixing service. Ohad got to know me as a person, artist, and also my musical tastes which really helped him mix the tune according to what I had envisioned. The fact that he is also a writer and producer for his own music I think really helps, as he understands what matters from an artist's perspective. It was a really quick turnaround.. one of the quickest mixes ive had done ! Thx Ohad.

  17. Review by Anandamayi
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    Working with Ohad was extremely easy. He brought my music to life, and fully understood my creative vision. The final product was amazing, and I am more than satisfied with the results. I will continue to work with Ohad into the future, and recommend him for all music productions services.

  18. Review by Alaia Harvie
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    Super professional but also so relaxed and such an enjoyable experience! Able to connect with the tracks to bring out their uniqueness and create something truly special, bringing the artistic vision and enthusiasm of an artist combined with the skills of an engineer and producer! Beautiful location! Highly recommended!

  19. Review by Xiola Nolan
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    A highly professional, yet warm and relaxed space to record. Highly recommend Bliss Ball Studio!! 🙌

  20. Review by Max
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    Ohads professionalism is world class. His technical proficiency and creative genius are supported by his full commitment to the work, delivering you a product that realises your vision fully.

Interview with Ohad Rein

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

  2. A: Would be great to work with Geoff Lynne to peep over his shoulder and see how he gets that drum sound! Also would be great to work with Beck and Shawn Everett. I'm sure creativity would be spraying in all directions with those guys!

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

  4. A: I work on a wide variety of music mainly; Singer-Songwriter, pop, Indie, Rock, Kirtan, Gospel, Children's music, hip hop to name a few. When I get time for it I work on my own projects; Old Man River and Bhakti Party. One is an eclectic anthemic pop project with so many different genres and styles that it is almost impossible to pigeonhole. the other is a Mantra- World Music project that focuses on uplifting and healing spirits.

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

  6. A: It may sound obvious but I mainly just listen and through listening I know what the song needs. I bring the total wisdom accumulated from decades of being involved in the music world (I hate referring to it as the music industry). Years of being a successful songwriter and performer helped me perfect those songwriting skills and I find when people bounce off each other, that's when you get the best results. So it's always good to open up the creative process to people you trust and enjoy working with. The same approach applies to production and mixing. The wisdom I feel is the ability to do what is right for the song. That pure approach puts the focus on the music and not any of the background noise that can sometimes accompany...

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I work in a carefully treated room with a hybrid setup. The room is pretty small, rectangular in shape and has a really good sound and vibe. I track most instruments and vocals in the small room and track drums and live bands in the live room, which has tonnes of fun instruments, amps and other toys. My space is great for mixing and I prefer to do all my mixing here, as I know the sound really well. I work almost a 100% in the box except for some outboard preamps that I occasionally use. I rely mostly on Universal Audio hardware and plugins. I use really great mics to get the best results like Neumann condensers, a few ribbons and all the Shure dynamics. These days my go-to DAW is Logic X but I also use Pro Tools. I monitor on Yamaha HS8 and a few other crappy speakers to get a better read of how stuff might sound out in the real world.

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

  10. A: I am greatly inspired by creative musicians and producers. the ones that are explorers and in constant search of creating music that moves you on a deeper level. I am a great fan of the Beatles and their engineering team namely: Geoff Emerick, Ken Scott and George Martin. Love anything that Jeff Lynne ever laid his hands on. And more relevant to our times love Nigel Godriche's productions and the more experimental approaches like the ones from Shawn Everett and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker.

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

  12. A: I'm an all rounder that helps what ever music dream you have to manifest. Primarily a songwriter I can help polish any loose ends in the writing process of the song itself. I can assist in producing and arranging pretty much any genre, and always drawn to create original and authentic new sounds. I can mix your track, and always do what is right for the specific song I'm working on. I can overdub guitars, bass, harmonium, santoor, keys, drums and pretty much what ever you song requires. I have a huge community of excellent session music I'm in touch with that can also do the job if needed. Mastering the tracks is also an option.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Analog if you have the time and budget and a contact for a really good repairs and maintenance person. For me digital because of the smoother work flow, mobility and reliability. I work with both and honestly it's getting more challenging to spot the differences. Universal Audio for example do such an amazing job of emulating all the classic analog gear.

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

  16. A: If I work with you, you will also be getting my full commitment and hearts attention. It's beyond a simple business transaction. That's why I don't like calling music a business or industry. Music comes from the soul's deepest expression. It is much much more than any mundane transaction.

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

  18. A: I LOVE my job. I love the feeling of helping to create beauty and art. Few other things in the world seem more meaningless than this.

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

  20. A: What stage is your song at? Is the writing complete? Have you started any production or recording for it? What are your references? what's the budget? What's the deadline?

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

  22. A: Just shoot me a message and we can have a conversation. Nothing beats communicating directly. I'll listen to your dream and you can determine if I can assist you fulfilling it.

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

  24. A: oh boy assuming there was a power source there it would be: - Laptop - Apollo + all UAD plugins - Guitalele - U87 - Headphones

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

  26. A: I've been in recording studios from the age of 14! so that's 26 years. The first time was when I recorded an amateurish single with my school band. I remember I instantly fell in love with the studio and felt at home. I resolved to keep coming back in anyways possible. In my early twenties I moved back to Australia after spending some time in NYC and India. I parachuted straight into the heart of the local pop-rock scene and was fortunate to release a few albums as an artist through major labels and work with some amazing musicians, producers and engineers. I later started taking on the production and engineering helm myself and been alternating hats between artist, producer and engineer. They all go hand in hand together honestly.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Warm, uplifting and Creative.

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

  30. A: Less is more... You don't have to try and cram too much information into a track. remembering that it ends of being funnelled out into 2 tracks only. Also be committed and daring. the curse of the modern technology is too much choice. In the past when people had 4 channels only and minimum choices they were able to create magic. So just believe in it and go go go!

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: flexibility and adaptability. knowing how to apply the right tools for the right situation.

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

  34. A: First I listen. And during this process I intuitively start imagining what the song needs. this applies to songwriting, production or mixing. Having that initial vision is the most important stage then all the rest is just mostly technical steps. I like working fast!! I find the more time you spend on something you tend to squeeze the juice out of it. It's so important to keep the initial vibe and excitement going for the song. I'll also be a perfectionist about all the nitty gritty, but the essential core work is done rather quick.

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GenresSounds Like
  • George Harrison
  • Beck
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Gear Highlights
  • Full UAD plugins
  • SoundToys
  • Fab Filter
  • iZotope
  • UA Apollo 8
  • UA610
  • Pearlman MT1 Tube Condenser Mic
  • Neumann KM184
  • Cascade Ribbon pair
  • TLM 102
  • Shure SM7B
  • Hofner Bass
  • MB Fender Telecaster
  • Martin D18
  • Harmonium
  • Sitar
  • Santoor
  • Gibson ES 335
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