I offer professional remote mixing and mastering services with top notch detailing. I also offer Sound Design and Composition / Beat Making services available on my one stop shop web store. I especially look forward to help fresh artists to develop their own sound identity!
Born in Brussels, studied and worked in London. I am passionate about sound design, visuals and art photography. I work with full of energy and concentration. I have academic knowledge in music technology and audio production with over 15 years of professional experience in facilities and equipment for studio, live and on-location. My production and communication skills are strong as I have built relationships with artists and musicians during most of my career.
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9 ReviewsEndorse Alia Schafer
Alia has mastered several of my tracks that were released on Liako Records. I am very happy with his work and his profound understanding of the sonics and dynamics of the genre. Highly recommended.
Alia is one of the greatest producers I’ve worked with in Brussels, he is one of the few who can actually understand your project. He has an eye for details and is really listening to your needs as an artist. I just had the best recording sessions with him. Met him 7 years ago and we are now working together again so I am happy !
Alia is a great dj and producer.
He's worked with me as a remixer for my song 'En la Selva' and did such an amazing job.
We have collaborated in several projects so, I can say he's talented, reliable and a great person to work with.
Always a Pleasure to work with my friend Alia
Alia and I worked on the recording and the overall consolidation of my first album back in 2017. Alia is a very curious person which is an added benefit in his line of work where the output heavily relies on inspirations from various creative fields beyond those of just music. Purely in terms of music, however, Alia is very meticulous and will allocate the time needed to tweak and fine-tune every little piece of the puzzle to make it sound just how it should be. He has experience in producing, recording, mixing and mastering which makes him a versatile talent to collaborate with.
I've had very positive experience working with Alia. His ability to understand what I have in mind and then to transform it into a professionally sounding project has impressed me. I have been left very satisfied from the results of his work. I definitely recommend Alia to anyone who is looking for high quality audio productions for his projects.
Alia is a rare talent, Great mind when it comes to sounds and twisting those processing nobs. I have had the priviledge to work with Alia and I know that the sky is only his beginning!! Love always from Africa. Yours in music SHA.
I've only had great experiences working with Alia. His dedication to his craft is second to none, always going above and beyond to achieve top quality sound and to deliver a great end product no matter what the genre.
We've worked together in live and studio environments for well over a decade and he is still the go-to guy for mixing, mastering and audiovisual projects.
Alia can stick to the brief, work independently to finish projects, or work collaboratively with artists and producers and push them to deliver their best.
A truly hard-working, highly-skilled, professional with great ears.
I had a great studio experience with Alia, he’s the perfect collaborator and understands very well your needs.
So with both expertise you can achieve the perfect alchemy for your music.
Since I started to work with Alia, we have never stopped, and he became, thanks to his great engineering skills but also human qualities, the foundation of all my projects.
Interview with Alia Schafer
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have been changing setup many times working on semi-pro to 24 channel analogue desks including Neve Genesis, Neve RFC, SSL AWS series and SSL 4000 series.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually work with the artist from scratch to final product as I have been working on my home studio for many years under Alia Production. As a recording producer following my home studio experience I have also worked as new pair of fresh ears for clients that require mixing and mastering for their EP and LP projects. Furthermore I have academic qualification in post-production for films as a master graduate.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My passsion for music production came be experimenting my drum recording while practicing with my first band at the age of 14 year old. I have moved on working with local urban artist recording and editing their demos. After acquiring academic qualification in music industry studies, audio production and post production I have moved on working with indie record labels and artists and been mixing and mastering their work ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Deployed and explicit.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Timbaland as being a great percussionist and progressing the flow so naturally.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Akai MPC500, Sennheiser HD25, Moog Voyager, SSL Nucleus, Yamaha HS 5
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have been composing a song dedicated to the culture, entertainment and horeca sectors hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The song is a tribute to all these enthusiasts who work daily to make us experience beautiful emotions. You can read more on this project in the news section.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing and mastering and for artists and labels.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, like Adam and Eve.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Professional sounding final output.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Building to create.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is your general turn over on a mixing project? It could vary between 1 and 2 weeks.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Not making noise.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your product references?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear of what you want and I will make it happen.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: - Preparation is the lucky bit of your work. - Time and space
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Classical mixed with pop, hip-hop with a touch of analogue synthesis.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making sure the production process flows until final output.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Top notch editing, creative effects designing and great signal processing for mixing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Most importantly maintaining good communication with the vocalist(s). Working with the artist on recording verses, add lips and back vocals and specifically working carefully on the top lines. Making sure to write the artist key remarks for editing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: From underground up to commercial music I have always been open minded and paying attention to the most technical and creative intricate works. But one of the greatest minds must be Nile Rogers. I am also currently digging the works of Noah James Shebib and Carlo Montagnese.