Producer specialized in blending acoustic & electronic music. I have a forward-thinking perspective and love the different. If you're looking for someone overly creative, I'm afraid that's me.
Hey! Name's Oliver.
I've got 7 years of experience with producing, mixing and mastering. When I started out I quickly began alternative routes to manipulate sound into the message I wanted people to hear.
Working with me is rewarding, effortless and hell of a time. My aspirations to think differently applies to my productions both musically but also technically as I've studied physics which comes in handy mixing and mastering-wise.
If you're looking for piano, I could definitely get something down for you, or just get an authentic feeling if you're not happy with MIDI. I've been playing the piano since I was 7 and sadly never got around to read sheets, but that hasn't stopped me from evolving.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with Playhost
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Several clients, ambient stuff, rock band mixing and pop-production is on the menu this week.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Chris Davies. He is a really great producer and superb in both mixing and mastering.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for the electronic stuff (sorry all of my modular friends), but I always try to record real samples for every production requiring it. It brings life to any song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I work with music and get to meet amazing people.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: -Is this doable? -H*ll Yes!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal? What is your message? What do you like/unlike?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Never be afraid of asking questions, never be afraid of coming with ideas and never, ever settle with an "okay" product.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Novation Peak and my Beyerdynamic headies'.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Learning by myself. I have been producing for 7 years, playing piano by myself since I was 7.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Inventive Electro-acoustic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Woodkid, he has an amazing voice.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Songs that can touch people with beauty or sorrow.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Melodies, harmony, rhythm, creativity and industry-standard mixing & mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the "job-interview" and what you need, get to work, take a coffee, maybe draw a painting, go for a walk, chat with the client, get seriously creative, make something astonishing, blowing my clients mind.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha HS7s, Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro, Ableton Live 10 Suite, Macbook Pro, and tons of crazy acoustic thingies I use to sample into whatever is needed, everything lined-up in my room-treated studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Son Lux, Madeon, Woodkid, ODESZA, Of Monsters And Men.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I had the honor to collaborate with Chris Davies in this remix we released together. I stood for 1/2 of the producing, https://soundcloud.com/nonadec/major-lazer-be-together-feat-wild-belle-revive-us-x-playhost-remix
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They won't be disappointed.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am a DJ.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't listen to critics tearing you down.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Melodies/Chords. Dramatic sounds.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Produce, mostly when there is something special done for example a show or performance, but also when the usual isn't enough.