MaxMissa

Remote Mixing and Mastering

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[For now the mixing and mastering services are suspended due to studio infrastructural works, I'm so sorry, I will come Back soon ;)] Hi, I'm a young sound engineer trying to bring to life music and specialized in Jazz, Blues and Acoustic products!

Hello my friend, what I offer is a Mix or Mastering services (both if you want) for your Jazz, Blues and Acoustic music, with a particular focus on the transparency of the sound.
I want to preserve the perfect image of the song and my work is based on the phase linearity and coherency of the stereo image, in order to recreate with fidelity the sound stage of the song, without losing any detail.
My philosophy of work comes from years of listening and studying, trying to unify the technical aspects, of mix and mastering, with the artistic side of music production, in order to create something precious and meaningful, with the best technical form possible.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  1. Review by Aaron Trois
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    by Aaron Trois

    I have worked with MaxMissa for my first release ever, a 5 songs EP.
    He preserved the purity and the soul of my songs but still he was able to push me even further giving me directions and tricks that literally made the songs' final yield better than i could imagine.
    He is very clear and precise as a person but also as an artist-sound engineer: his suggestions are straight to the point and always well thought.He knows theory and tecnique of sound engineering but his best skill is his passion for music.

Interview with MaxMissa

  1. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  2. A: I don't have really a most commonly question, every time with clients is different so I'm not sure how to answer; but whenever someone has some doubts I always try to give the best answer/explanation I can

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: "6 Maggio" is the first EP of my friend Aaron Trois, I produced it and we tried to capture the essence of his music, only voice and guitar, no metronome, only him with himself. I think we made a very nice piece of music there

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: I've some project for my city that I'm trying to start. I would like to create a space where young artist feel free to make the music they like and help them create their sound without being forced to follow the mainstream market

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Theres a lot of people really good in their works so I think the best advice is to look at the reviews and find someone you think you can trust

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: They both have their pro and cons, I love the analog work flow and mix with your ears, digital is less expensive and more precise for some work so I take the best from both

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: I will not ruin the song, but I'll try to make it better in every way I can!

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: I love the fact that the same mix done by two different engineers could be entirely different. This means that even if this is mostly a technical work, every one put their own taste and experience in the song

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I think is the common thought that every mistake or error of the pre production and tracking sessions is adjustable in mix. You can have a great mix only if every step before is good

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What is their vision about their music. Music is a personal thing and my job is to understand it and deliver a product that is satisfying to them

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Don't save on quality! If you think you've made a great song then you don't want to ruin it with a bad mix or master

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I think a Neumann u47, a 24 tracks studer tape machine, a neve 88r console, an la2a compressor and of course tons of cables!

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: It's Benn few years now. Before I was more into electronic production and then I got involved with the technical aspects of music and I was blown off by the importance of these steps

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Minimal and loyal to the song soul

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Aaron Trois is a friend of mine and an incredible songwriter. We have different point of views about music but we are able to discuss in order to achieve a better result

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Less is More! Most of the time the mix is already there, you have to trust your ears and listen to tons of music of all genres!

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Mostly Jazz, Blues and Acoustic songs but also R'n'B and Hip-Hop stuff

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Simplicity and clarity. Also a very big and "open minded" musical background; in fact I don't limit myself following some kind of rules of one genre, but I explore and try to mix my musical influences

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I try to bring the life and the emotions out of the song, I want to make it enjoyable and funny to listen

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: My approach is very minimal, I always try not to process the song too much in order to keep the clarity, the dynamic and the phase coherency. I personally hate listen to song that are great but so blurred that you can't hear ll of the parts and fully enjoy what music has to offer

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work In the box for now, but I'm planning to expand my studio setup to an hybrid one, in order to get part of the analog "old style" workflow which I love

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I've always tried to take the most from all of the greatest figures in music production like Quincy Jones, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Bob Clearmountain, Bob Katz, Mick Guzauski, Bernie Grundman and all the engineers responsible for all my favorite records

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I usually do jazz and acoustic mixes and mastering, I also make full production work with some artist of my city

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Gear Highlights
  • iMac 27" 32Gb late 2013
  • DAW:Logic; Reaper; ProTools
  • Monitoring system: 3 way hi-fi vintage speakers and fostex full-range speakers
  • Plugins: IK Multimedia; Waves; PluginAlliance...
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