Professional music producer, mixing/mastering engineer. I've worked with all the major labels (Universal Music, Warner, Sony Music). My most recent producer credit is "Time (feat. Mapei)" by Swedish House Mafia. It is track #1 on their latest album "Paradise Again".
I'll help you with Mixing & Mastering, and I can also make your vocals sound great with Vocal Production (timing, tuning & mixing).
My specialty as a producer is that I'm really good at making a song sound expensive (of course to a cheap price). I'm happy to help you making your song sound loud, modern and professional, like the songs on Spotify, Apple Music etc.
I have a 2 year education in Producing, Mixing/Mastering and Songwriting in one of the best music schools in the world, "Musikmakarna" located in Sweden, which is famous all over the world for having successful students.
I believe that music should be available for everyone, both making it and listening to it. So I'll charge a really small fee for my work (it's hard to find cheaper here on SoundBetter).
Most of my experience is in EDM, but I can Produce, Mix & Master any genre.
I would love to hear from you. So please click the contact button above to get in touch!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
35 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Killen Manjaro
Incredible, mixing and mastering engineer. I had lots of nitpicking along the way and he took very kindly to all my advice
Amazing mixer! Works really effeciently and has a great understanding of sound. I will definetely be working with him in the future and i’d advice everyone on here to do the same. Thank you Manjaro!
Very talented and will definitely use him again!
My go-to audio engineer never disappoints! Thank you yet again
Easy going mixer with great skills !
Killen is very easy to work with and will definitely put your tracks to the next step.
My work wouldn't be as complete without the help of Killen!
Excellent Job and also quick turnaround. Thanks!
Gave my song the professional sound that it needed. Highly recommend!
Killen absolutely nailed yet another project for me, taking my piece of coal and turning it into a diamond! Thank you, see you again soon
What can I say, he's THE greatest :)
Working with Killen is such a no brainer. Send the files and let him work his magic! He nails the mixes everytime, and I would classify myself as a picky customer
Killen always delivers, will be coming back for my future tracks as well. Cheers
I'm happy to be back working with Killen once again! Feels like home!
Was very professional and did a good job
The attention to detail and quick revision time is what makes Killen one of the best audio engineers on here, easy! Love his mixes, and its always a pleasure working with him. Give him a go, you won't be disappointed
Killen is easily my go-to audio engineer! His understanding of what you want is just amazing, and he takes all the time needed to make it perfect
Hannes is now my go to for mixing and mastering! Big love to this guy!
Love you Killen!!
Second time using his services, and I'm just as impressed this time around! To put it this way, he will be seeing me again
Hannes never misses! :)
Interview with Killen Manjaro
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm the producer for an artist called GERD, who hopefully is going to go big!! She is so talented and easy to work with!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working with some of my returning clients, getting their songs perfected!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. David Pietras, who are a great Mixing and Mastering engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital. Because it's so much quicker and cheaper, with nearly exactly the same quality as analog. But yeah, analog can be really cool sometimes and helps the mind get a bit more creative.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That we'll work together until they're happy with the result. No matter how long it takes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The moment when someone gets mind blown or just very happy that their song sounds so good! It warms my heart.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They often ask, "Can you get this done like this week??". Most of the time my answer is yes, but only if I know I'll be able to deliver a quality product!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm too young to be a mixing engineer. I'll prove you wrong I promise!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you want it done? How big is the job?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest and clear about what you want. I'm here to serve you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, headphones, a solar panel, a computer charger able to connect to the solar panel, and sunscreen. :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing and mixing for about 7 years. I also have an education on one of the most prestigious music schools in the world, "Musikmakarna".
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is modern, and if the client let's me, I can get really creative.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I want to work with either Flume or maybe Billie Eilish. Because they always try to make something new and different and their mixes are always great!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to use distortion and saturation on everything! It makes the song fuller and more interesting.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly electronic stuff, that's where I'm the most skilled. But I can do anything really.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: That I'm quick and easy to communicate with!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring whatever the client wants. But mostly a professional mix and master that is suitable for streaming and fitting in amongst the biggest songs out there!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always try to understand as much as possible about the client and what he/she wants for their song. It's such an individual thing. Then I do a quick first draft and send it to the client to see if I'm going in the right direction. Then we work together and communicating back and forth to make it perfect!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I sit in an acoustically treated studio in Stockholm with a pair of "Genelec 8040 Active" monitors. I use the UAD Apollo Twin soundcard and do all the mixing in Logic Pro X on my MacBook.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by producers like Flume, Mura Masa and Disclosure. But also legendary mixing engineers like Chris Lord-Alge and Rob Kinelski.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It's definitely mixing & mastering a track or a few tracks!