I will mix your track stems with individual care.
I will mix your stems with highest care and individual treatment as every production needs and deserves that to get out the best results. Therefore i barely use any presets if there's no specific reason to do so as they often tend to give mediocre results.
I will balance Volumes and Frequencies, elaborate the Stereofield and i will make sure everything is as mono compatible as possible. Further i'll enhance the track with some decent processing techniques wich depends on the style and aim of the track.
I work digitally (in the Box) only! So it WON'T the right gig if you are looking for analog Processing.
Despite this i learned a lot about analog gear (ex. Pultec EQ) and know quite a bit of how and why hardware processors work that great. I use various digital emulations of hardware to give a similar character in case it is desired.
Further i want to mention that sometimes i also do outboard processing with my VirusTI to spice things up! It has a extremely decent Reverb among other unique coloration and processing features as the distortion unit for ex.
Please make sure to contact me before placing your order to make sure this is the right gig for you!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
ReviewsEndorse Salted Tweak
Interview with Salted Tweak
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The setup is lined up propperly to the room size, centered with acoustic treatment. It all starts of with a power conditioner wich is good for AC noise filtering to reduce radio frequency and electromagnetic interference (RFI/EMI). The core of my setup is the pc wich has a decent amount of processing power to handle the pluings also on higher resolution settings such as oversampling. I've got JBL LSR05 monitors which i got to know very well through out the years. Same goes for my favourite beyerdynamic headphones. Further i got a Virus TI which i really love for it's versatility and especially for the digital-analog workflow. As it has semi weighted keys it's a flixble midi controller too. I also do have a stereo-field mic to record ambiences and all sorts of things. I have an MPD Pad controller to punch in some cool beats and some more fun stuff gadgets such as an electric kazoo and a alesis air fx wich is controlled by infrared light so u can tweak the sounds almost like a wizard. The latest enrichment of my setup was an electric guitar.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are the most important elements for you? Where is it going to be delivered? (eg.Streaming/CD) What's the meaning and story behind this track? Where there references or influences involved? Which ones? Where should the focus of the track be?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for someone who really shares the same interest! Most likely an EDM based Mixing Engieer is able to provide a solid mix of a rock track and vice versa. Despite this, i think it can get a lot more interesting if people collaborate wich feel attracted by similar styles in order to exchange thoughts more easily. For a rock based mixing engineer there might be no need to think a while wich specific amp-simluation could suit that solo-guitar best, becuase the engineer simply has a good look at these things anyway. An EDM based engineer might take not even half of the time to deal with that heavily synthesized kickdrum, simply because it's an every day material the engineer is used to work with. The point here is really not about giving the impression that certain genres could only be done by ceratin engineers, in fact that's not the case. But already on a conversational level things might just flow a lot easier and with more jollity if the interests are matched.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a generator set, pc, my virus ti, mointors of course and a bottle of water!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Close your eyes! really! Masking one sense can lead to an intensification of others, such as hearing. So i highly reccomend before you look at all your analyzers, meters and other visual feedback, close your eyes and listen, just listen patiently. It can give great advice on what the mix really needs! Additionally it is useful to have visual feedback, but try not to rely on it to much.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have already started as a teenager to experiment in a DAW without really knowing what i was doing there. From that point on i constantly keept learning more and more as this topic grabbed me like nothing else ever. I started to attend various courses, classes and trained my hearing sense heavily on a daily basis by doing exercises, mixing my own and others tracks. I started gathering lot's of theoretical knowledge too, by reading books and literally tons of articles about mixing, acoustics, sound design and so much more. Now almost 7 years passed and i still open my DAW everytime with a big smile on my face. Therefore i decided to pursuit my goal to make my favourite occupation my professional occupation. I can think of audio all day long, it's such a fascinating topic to me i do not even find the words to describe my passion for it..
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Music such as Deep House, Techno. I did a lot of Psytrance in the past.. I also make Hip Hop and Trap Beats, sometimes i make Ambient stuff and lately i discovered my passion to do Soundtracks and Scoring individual Film- and Video segments. Generally i like to experiment and constantly try out new genres and styles to broaden my perspective.