Looking for a new and unique sound?
My vision is set out to help artists create fantastic music that sets you out from the mundane and bring more interesting music to listeners across the globe. Won't settle for less. The focus is on you as an artist, your goals for your sound, and my experience in songwriting, production & sound engineering to bring together something you've been looking for.
My name is Emil O.Nilsson and I'm an experienced producer with a degree in music production and 13+ years of music production & engineering experience with 130+ credits for mixing/mastering/production for satisfied artists.
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8 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Emil O.Nilsson
As always, such a pleasure working with Emil! Follows feedback really well and magical end result.
Again, Emil blows my mind with the clarity and depth of his mixing and mastering! I can highly recommend working with him, as he is great with following feedback and adjusting the music accordingly. Top notch!
AtuaBeats is as professional as usual creating tight and musical mixes and mastering with lots of air. He is very responsive to input and give great explanations to his choices
Amazing work from a professional that knows what he's doing
AtuaBeats did an amazing job mixing and mastering my track. He was very receptive of feedback and went above and beyond to explain his decisions to help inform my thoughts on the mix. Would love to work with him again!
Amazing work once again happy to have you. Thank you.
It's amazing sounds so clean and professional thanks.
Amazing work and very fast, the mastering is perfect just what i needed and i can hear great detail put into it thank you.
Interview with Emil O.Nilsson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of my proudest projects is as the artist Nørd, music that I've made from the heart that I've written, produced, mixed, mastered, released, marketed, and so on, so on. It's quite unconventional electronica music that may not be to everyone's taste but it sure is something different!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working towards doing music full-time so that I can spend all day, every day doing what I love, working with talented artists around the globe to fulfill their dreams.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Don't know anyone here personally but if you have a track that I think you could get a better result from working with someone more in tune with your genre and style I will make it my personal mission to do the homework and find the right provider for you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The one thing that I absolutely love the most is seeing an artist get their music to sound so good that they burst out in happiness and joy and tell me how much they liked it, I am in my nature a real people pleaser and I truly enjoy connecting with people and their deepest dreams, goals, and desires, and helping with getting them any closer to that warms my heart, as cheesy as it may sound lol.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception I use to hear from clients is that a master should only be in -14 lufs. This is not correct and mastering a track for that loudness will not necessarily make it sound better. In fact, it's often the other way around, to get that mastered feeling and color all big artist's music have, you need to push the track through a certain process of limiting and compression (amongst other effects) and it needs to be pushed at least somewhere between -9 lufs to -7 depending on the sound and genre. While this can be overdone if done incorrectly, I would still say that a song should be louder than -14 lufs. Even if some streaming services turn down the volume of a track, it will still sound better if the master is proper.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - What is your timeframe, when do you need the project finished? - How many tracks? - What sound are you looking for? - Got any reference tracks you want us to take inspiration from? And more depending on the type of project of course.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The most important thing is that you like the sound any certain provider offers, every producer has their own character they bring to their work. Listen to the work they make and look at what their clients are saying to ensure that they offer a high-quality service. Don't get fooled by what gear people use, it's all about how it's used, so invest some time into finding someone that really knows their craft.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been writing, producing, mixing, and mastering for over 13 years! Also released and marketed my own music for several years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Original, interesting, clean, colorful, in-your-face sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I enjoy working with all artists that love making music and that are serious about working on their careers and always looking for ways to take that next step. I'm not in this for one-time gigs, I like to build relationships with artists and work alongside them on their journey, to both see and help them grow over time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Train your ears, and always go with your gut! Do not do anything in a mix or production just because someone said so or because it's something you do out of habit. Instead, use your ears to listen if it feels right and if it makes a positive difference. And also this is a really important one, if you share your music with people know this: everyone will have their own opinion on how it sounds if it's good or not, but there is only one person's taste and opinion that stands above it all and that is yours! If you like the track, it's good and you should always go with the music you vibe with, do not let other people's tastes influence your decisions too much, but of course, it is okay to take advice from people you trust and respect.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Worked on everything from Hip-Hop, Rap, Trap, Synthwave, Electro, Synth/Electro-pop, Rock/Metal, Singer-songwriter, Indie Pop, Pop, and more. Pretty much most modern genres!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating original music that stands out.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As an artist myself, I would like to believe that I really understand what other artists might be looking for, I understand a lot of what they are trying to accomplish and I genuinely want to help them reach all goals they have. In terms of the quality of work I bring I both have lots of credits from all very satisfied artists and I've done what I do for a very long time. I breathe & love music, it's my life and it's my biggest passion so with that I guarantee that I bring all that focus and joy to all artists I work with.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first step is always finding out more about the project at hand and what the client is really looking to get out of hiring an expert for their music. I want to learn the artist's style so that I can enhance the things that make the artist great and also help to delete or minimize the obstacles they face for their upcoming project. The second step is to lay out the work plan together with the artist so that everything is clear on both ends regarding how to proceed. Then acquire any files, reference tracks, or material needed to get the work started. After that, I start working and check in with the artist during the whole process and acquire feedback to reach the absolute best results.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: All my gear is measured with great precision to be symmetrical and fill the purpose to enhance the acoustics to suit a professional listening environment. I use the Adam A77X's as my main speakers and reference listen on the Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro Headphones. I only use high-quality premium cables connecting the speakers to an Apollo Twin soundcard. For mixing I use the Softube Console 1 and the Console 1 Fader. All work is made with Logic Studio X & Studio One 5.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some of my favorite artists of all time would be The Weekend, Rüfüs Du Sol, ZHU, Tiësto, Shiba San, and, Paradis.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly mixing & mastering, but I've also done a lot of ghost-writing, music production, and songwriting for artists in the Hip-hop/Trap & Electronic music arena.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always give every project 100% of my focus and never settle for less than perfect. Neither should you!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q. What’s the difference between mastering and mixing? A. Mastering is not to be confused with mixing. In the mixing process, you work with every track of the song individually and you would not begin the mastering process until the mix is done and exported. Then you would take that exported track of the final mix and put it through a chain of effects to get it "mastered".
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. iMac or MacBook pro 2. Korg Minilogue Analogue Synthesizer 3. Beyerdynamic DT-1770 Pro Headphones 4. Softube Console 1 5. Softube Console 1 Fader
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: This will always be a huge debate. But guys seriously, a decade ago analog would win over digital every time. But a lot has happened with technology since then and the digital replications of analog gear that's available as plugins today sound really, really good, and are in some cases impossible to hear any difference from the real deal. Hardware feels a lot nicer when working with it, but when it comes to how it sounds the difference is minimal to none. I only use the best high-quality emulated plugins around, and most importantly, I know how to use them to get a lush sound.