Modern music producer specialized in Rock & Metal with ear, gear and vision. I'd love to make your tracks sound larger than life!
I am an audio engineer, musician and music producer from Oulu, Finland. I have been involved with music all my life, and became interested in getting my music into a physical form when I was a teenager. I have since studied audio engineering, music and music production in Pop & Jazz Conservatory Lappia. After studies I have made my own music, mixed tracks for others, played numerous of gigs and worked also as a live audio engineer.
My vision is to make every track I mix feel larger than life and meet the high quality standards of todays modern production. I work 100% in the box, with latest software and plugins. I update and perfect my craft continuously, so you’ll be leaving your tracks in the hands of someone who understands and meets your high quality demands. This is also why all of my work always comes with unlimited number of revisions. I specialize in heavier genres (rock, metal), but I also like to work with anything that needs a bit of attitude in the mix.
I offer a free mixing/editing sample for all new customers (no strings attached!) so don't hesitate to contact me!
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3 ReviewsEndorse Harvola Music
Absolute professional when it comes to all things music. One of the easiest guys ever to work with. Knows exactly what suits the track best. Even if the artist isn’t so sure.
Been working with Henri with a few songs with him as the engineer, played a couple of shows with him as a bandmate and him as a live audio engineer. You can always trust yourself to be in good, caring hands when working with Henri!
Harvola Music is a total pro when it comes to flexible customer service and professional sounding results. The first time we worked with Henri I almost fell of my chair because of how good the first mix sounded. He goes above and beyond to make the song really pop and sound huge even though we recorded it all with budget friendly equipment.
Service as described! He really makes your songs come to life. Harvola music has mixed and produced a couple of my tracks and couldn't be happier with the result. The songs live up to modern standards by sounding big, punchy and polished. He always seems to have a trick up his sleeve if you think your track is missing something vital, that small last ingredient what your song needs. No matter the genre, he always seems to know what he is doing and most importantly, his solutions always serve the song. Not to forget unlimited revisions huh? Highly recommended!
Interview with Harvola Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud to have worked with the Roju guys with their debut EP. I loved their songs and they liked what I was doing. I was the mixing engineer, but I also added some production elements and synths in some songs. I got a good hang of the sound the guys were aiming for and I think we achieved it. The EP was very well received all over the globe.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: All kinds of songs, from metal to pop to hiphop.. I love the diversity since I'm a big fan of every genre.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. That's what I'm used to, it's cost effective and doesn't require maintenance. Analog gear sounds great though.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do everything to make your music be the best it can be.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to make other peoples songs come to life.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My rates obviously. I give them an answer based on their project in particular. Every project is different, so the price varies a little.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing is purely a fast, technical process.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your vision for the song? What are the key elements in your music? Do you have any reference mixes? Are you open to new ideas regarding the song if I come up with something, for example a background synth to some part of the song or a little percussive element to enhance the feel of the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Reach out and ask a few questions, after a little conversation you'll usually have a pretty good idea of the dude you are about to hire. Many people also do free sample mix (including me) so take advantage of those too, they cost nothing and you'll hear if the engineer is the right one for your music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If the desert island happens to have electricity I would take: the Ollo headphones, UAD interface and a MIDI keyboard. And a laptop with all my plugins of course.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied as a audio engineer in Lappia Pop & Jazz Conservatory in 2012-2015. I was also very interested about audio even before that, and I've been playing in bands for most of my life. After the studies I gratuated also as a musician, and I also took music producing studies in 2019-2020. After that I've been steadily growing my customer base and also kept working on my skills .
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, punchy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: This is pretty much impossible for everybody else too rn but Pink Floyd, since I love the atmosphere in their songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get the source tones right and figure out an arrangement which works. Those are the two elements that can't be fixed in the mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my strongest skill is customer service. I'm very flexible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my own vision of a good overall sound. I like modern, deep and punchy mixes. I also aim to make the song as polished as possible, so I'll edit minor timing differences etc for free if that's what the customer wants.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start my mixes with drums and bass. If the mix doesn't sound good and punchy with just those two instruments, I know I'm lacking something. Of course the main focus of the song (most commonly vocals) have to be taken into account from early on, but I like to start with the percussive stuff and bass before moving to other instruments. I do a lot of referencing once I've made the first mix, and listen to the mixes with a lot of different consumer-grade devices to get a hang of how they'll translate to people with different listening devices.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work 100% ITB. My main studio monitors are a Genelec 8330A pair coupled with a matching 7350A sub. These are SAM-monitors which I have calibrated to my room. Universal Audio Apollo Twin as an interface. If I need headphones I use Ollo Audio S4's. Hundreds of plugins and virtual instruments. I work with Studio One Pro and Pro Tools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As an engineer I'm inspired by Simon Grove, Dan Lancaster, Nolly etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly work as a mixing engineer with remote clients. I get the multitracks and make a mix for the band/artist. I also do editing and some mastering.