I can turn your song, from a diamond in the rough into a shiny, polished diamond!
My name is Monde aka Mondzz. I'm a producer, mix and mastering engineer from Johannesburg, South Africa. I've mixed on a 2019 Ghoema Award 'Best Hip Hop' Winning album by Jerome Rex "Fynskrif". I've got 9 years experience as a mix and master engineer and currently am a producer and engineer at a audio business based in Cape Town, South Africa, Exilic Music.
I can deliver mixed and mastered WAV and MP3s ready for CD, digital distribution through CDbaby, DistroKid etc. I'm ready to help turn your music vision into reality. No matter the size of your music project, it will be treated with the utmost importance and be delivered on time, every time.
My production, editing and mixing & mastering package includes:
- Removing background noise on audio
- EQ and clean up of audio
- Replaying of instruments
- Song arrangement
- Volume and panning adjustments
- Special EFX (reverb, delay, etc.)
- Mastering to the current music standards
Hit the green button on the top right to contact me so we can take your music to the next level that it deserves!
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Interview with Mondzz Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The 2019 Ghoema award winning album by Jerome Rex, "Fynskrif".
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing an upcoming album by a legendary afro-soul South African artist, MXO.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Haven't come to know anyone yet, but when I do, I'll be sure to point you their way.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both work great, it'll mostly come down to preference. Use what you have with excellence.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that you'll be more than satisfied and will return for more great work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work with in the comfort of my own home and be able to churn out radio ready, chart topping music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Are you able to do this? The answer is YES!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's all about vanity and fame.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your vision for your project, and how can I help turn that into reality?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be ready with wav stems and a reference you'd like your song to be mixed and mastered against.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. MacBook Pro 2. Alesis 25 Key midi controller 3. M-Audio 192-6 Audio interface 4. Behringer C1 microphone 5. AKG K240MKII headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been music, I've been professionally doing this for 9 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Urban and appealing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anderson. Paak. His production style and vocal ability is refreshing and seems like a very nice person to be around.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always mix at a low volume level. It'll keep your ears from getting fatigued for longer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I enjoy working on R&B and Hip Hop music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and mastering.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fresh ears, fresh persperctive and time to help take the song to the next level.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 5 Major Steps. 1. Make the beat, arrange the song. 2. Write and record. 3. Edit vocals. 4. Mix 5. Master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio. I use a Novation Launchkey49 midi controller, M-Audio 192-6 audio interface, AKG K240MKII headphones, and I use Logic Pro X as my main DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by Anderson. Paak, Tom Misch, Drake, Bryson Tiller, Andy Mineo and Lecrae. Hearing work engineered by Noah "40" Shebib helps keep my ears sharp and ready to grow.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do music production, editing, mixing and mastering.