I am a freelance music producer and mixing engineer from Amsterdam who will bring your track to the next level. If it sounds good, I will make it sound better. Want to create your own track? - NP! We will find the best arrangements and instruments for your music. Have a proof records of clients from the US and the Netherlands.
Services I provide:
- Mixing & Mastering of your track
- Production and arrangements
- Guitar, piano, bass
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6 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Igor Zador
Igor is so passionate and dedicated at all his projects. Really a great guy to work with! Experienced professional with an authentic vision.
Great experience with Igor. He provided a fresh perspective on my song and I am very happy with the results. I will come back for more help in future.
Top class. Enough said.
Igor is a super talented musician and kind person! Have had the pleasure of knowing him and collaborating for over a year now and highly recommend!
Igor is a fantastic musician and an equally great sound engineer
I have used his services and found him to be a great communicator and his mixing skills were top notch. He's not happy unless you are.
I highly recommend his services
Interview with Igor Zador
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: We've made a track Let Us Breathe with my friend Jay (https://soundcloud.com/user-330362025/let-us-breathe?si=12dd3f0da76c4d04bda206073fbc716a). I accumulated all my knowledge about production, mixing and mastering and produced it. I really like collaboration we had with him, plus my picky girlfriend likes the song (happens rarely).
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently my own tracks. Plus, I regularly download multitracks of various songs and mix/master them from the scratch (great exercise I must say!).
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Angelsson (https://soundbetter.com/profiles/168146-%C3%84ngelsson). He introduced the world of Logic Pro, Mixing and Mastering to me. We still keep in touch, such a great guy, a true inspiration for me.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Did not have a chance to work on analog console yet (but really want to!). So, as of today, the answer is Digital (+ so many analog emulation plugins).
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my best to exceed your expectations.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When my clients and myself catch a momentum so that the production and creative flow goes seamlessly.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: - Can you make my track sound big? - It goes without saying, absolutely yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Music production is not hanging out with celebrities in expensive clubs lol, it is hard work. Thanks to technology and internet, everyone can become a producer today, so standing out is super challenging.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: For the song you want me to produce, what song/album serves as an inspiration for you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do not be afraid to share as many details about your song as you want. You have expectations about your song and producers try to meet them, tell them what you want.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tricky, very tricky question (considering we have no electricity there?). My Takamine guitar - absolutely love its tone and character. Steinway Grand Piano - never played it, but I bet it would be sick to have one on a desert island! Ukulele - it just asks for it. A couple of bongos for the rain dance. A some sort of sonar I guess - so that people can hear me and evacuate me haha :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started recording my guitar when I was at school (terrible quality, but sweet memories!). At university my friend and me formed a small band, we had true chemistry, he sang extraordinary. Got introduced to mixing/mastering and proper music production in 2019; started making tracks for friends and myself. In 2021 got my first clients (via Facebook and Soundbetter). Learnt a lot and still learning!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Open minded and passionate about the collaboration.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I had a chance I would definitely work with the Beatles. These guys changed the music, hands down. Their super experimental approach to songwriting, non-trivial decisions and amazing energy form a concept I rely admire.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You do not need tons of expensive gear and plugins to make great songs. If it sounds good - it is good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Soul, Alternative
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Envisioning what the end result should be in my head before I start with a demo. If you have just a vocals stem, this is already enough for me to imagine different versions of the track.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Instrumental part for sure, my lyrics writing skill needs improvements (lots!). I try to make the song sound great so that both the client and myself like it first and foremost. I strive for brining in unique sounds, while still keeping the track natural.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on a client. Usually, I try to get as much info about the song/idea/mood/inspiration as I can to define the scope and direction. Then I start right away with a piano/guitar part and craft a quick demo. If a client is happy, I start adding arrangements/change the instruments/some basic mixing. Ultimately, if the next phase of demo is right, I move to the final touches and add samples/automation/heavier mixing and mastering (if necessary).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Small room on the first floor in my house: Logic Pro X Yamaha HS7 monitors Audiotechnica M50 headphones Casio CDP-230R BK keyboard Fender Stratocaster American Professional Fender SQ CV Jaguar Bass Takamine GD11MCE-NS E/A Fender Champion 100 amp SE Electronics X1R Mic Grey couch, red carpet
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Warren Huart is an absolute genius of sound engineering. Adore his Produce Like a Pro community. Marc Daniel Nelson provides exquisite mixing techniques, I learn a lot from him. Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Atoms for Peace) - top class producer, great sonic experiences.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love working with enthusiastic talented musicians and do my very best to make them happy. A song sounds too shallow? Want your track be "more yellow"? Fancy another guitar tone? I've got you, let's work such things out together, synergy is the key.