Smith Sakulkeaw

Bassist, Mixing, Editing

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Bassist/sound engineer from Thailand, currently laying down basslines and mixing songs for up-and-coming indie bands in the local scene. Offering Bass recording, editing, mixing, and mastering at low prices.

Faculty of music, Silpakorn University alumni, Bassist of Ford Trio, currently a freelance dubbing recording engineer for IYUNO-SDI Group Thailand. I'm an active freelance audio engineer/musician looking for more opportunities to improve my skills and broaden my experiences. Here are some of my past works.

Mixing/Mastering
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoUaEHwxGTglSNxrQaccFoBIOipG4Pve
Bass Recording
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoUaEHwxGTgWCcD6-k_NJNeJoYgxTyt1

Services Description

- Electric Bass recording
I'll craft a bassline according to your song/guide/reference with 3 revisions. By default, you will receive 3 edited bass tracks, raw, processed, and amp. We can work together to archive the best bass sound to serve your song. My basses are Musicman Sterling and Fender Jazz Bass. With additional fees, I can provide you with specific bass of your choices.

- Mixing/Mastering
I'll mix/master your song according to your taste/preference up to 5 revisions. FYI, my mixing method is 100% in the box. After the first draft, send me a list of things you want to change and I'll follow your ideas accordingly to the extend of my skill.

- Editing/Tuning
I'll edit drums/bass/guitar/vocal or anything you throw at me using Studio One 5, Melodyne, and Izotope RX7 with 3 revisions.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Smith Sakulkeaw

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

  2. A: FORD TRIO as both bassist and mixing engineer. We came from nowhere to here, which is still quite nowhere but there are some people cheering for us now.

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

  4. A: New EP with my band FORD TRIO. I'm going to be more involved in this as a songwriter and producer.

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

  6. A: Nope

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital because I'm broke.

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

  10. A: I always put all my effort into all my works.

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

  12. A: I can work anytime I want.

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

  14. A: What's my price / Thankfully this site let me list mine.

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

  16. A: No, I can't hear the difference between cheap and expensive LAN cable.

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

  18. A: How did you even find me without me paying for the premium plan?

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

  20. A: Make a lot of research but don't be afraid to try new things.

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

  22. A: Without the factor of electricity - MacBook Air - Zen Go - Acoustic guitar - Rode NT1 - DT 770

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

  24. A: Started playing bass in middle school, computer music in high school, recording bass professionally in sophomore, and mixing in junior year. Now I'm 24 so an average of 6 years on most skills.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Homemade professional.

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

  28. A: I would love to jam with and mix for Still Woozy cause this guy is one groovy man.

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

  30. A: Learn your gear but don't dwell in it too much. Make the most of them so they become transparent and you will see the beauty of music through them.

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

  32. A: Funk, Indie, Folk, Pop. Whatever is trending in the indie world.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Reliability and work ethics.

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

  36. A: Reliable bassline. Clean and interesting mix.

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

  38. A: I chip in my taste and creativity according to the brief of the customer. I believe that communication is key to the finished work that both I and the customer can be satisfied and proud of. I also tend to plan a lot before getting down to business so I can maximize my efficiency.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I can work on Pro Tools and Logic Pro X, but mainly I work on Studio One 5. My setup is MacBook Air M1 paired with Antelope Zen Go Synergy Core, with Adam F5s as my monitor. I work 100% in the box with the help of Zen Go FXs. For bass gears, I have my trusty Musicman Sterling Bass and my Fender Player Jazz Bass. I also own an HX Stomp pedal but I usually work with HX Native.

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

  42. A: As a bassist, I try to pursue the style of Pino Palladino. Concrete playing with a good feel, keep it in the pocket but can stand out if wanted to. I also look up to his son, Rocco Palladino, and the great Joe Dart from Vulfpeck. As a mixing engineer, I admire the work of Shane Edwards of Studio 28 here in Thailand. But globally I study the trend of bedroom artists and engineers with how they make the most of their limited gear, space, and budget.

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

  44. A: I'm known mainly for my bass recording and mixing services. But often people came to me for mastering and editing services, also.

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FORD TRIO - SOS

I was the mixing/mastering engineer and bassist in this production

Terms Of Service

- I'll do 5 revisions for mixing and 3 revisions for other services. I'll charge 50$ for extended revision.
- If you're not happy with my work, we can cancel our deal before the 3rd revision.

GenresSounds Like
  • Pino Palladino
  • Joe Dart
Gear Highlights
  • Musicman Sterling Bass
  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Antelope Zen Go Synergy Core
  • ADAM F5
  • Studio One 5
  • Logic Pro X
  • Black Rooster Audio Plugins
  • IK Multimedia T-Racks Plugins
  • Pulsar Audio Plugins
  • Melodyne
  • Izotope RX 7
More Photos
  • My Lastest Mixing, Mastering & Bass Recording WorkDec 14, 2021

    ก่อนใคร (Story and feels) - Story and Feel. [Official MV]

    Very fun project with Story & Feel. Here I used a Hofner bass borrowed from No Sound in Space to suit the warm tone of the song. Mixing-wise, I heavily use tube and tape-based plugins to enhance the earthy-ness tone of the song. I'm really proud of this one.