Professionally trained sound tech working live gigs,Opera and studio, I won the first prize for a french "animated shorts" tournament as the team's post-production engineer during my graduation year. I also play bass guitar !
ENGLISH / FRENCH
Hi there ! I'm a professionally trained TV and voiceover mix engineer but over the years I've diversified my approach, like many in the industry. Nowadays I mostly work sound at the EU Parliament, but I also run sound at a few live gigs, and I'm building a small recording studio for my band and artists from my city.
I'm also a bass player and former drummer, mostly versed in heavy genres (heavy rock, psych, blues, stoner, doom, sludge) but also a Soul music lover.
Work-wise, I'm most comfortable working on podcasts, audio books and voiceover. For the past year I've also been recording and mixing my band's music (hard-ish rock) and I'm now confident enough that I can offer paying services to beginning artists.
If you're not in my area, we can work remotely on your post-production and mixing projects. If you're around Strasbourg, France, we can work on recording your voice / band / overdubs etc !
I am proficient in both English and French so communication between us won't be slowed down by language issues.
I'm 26 and I'm very easy to communicate with, and in this field which is so strongly based on interpersonal skills, I'm always striving to achieve an active communication and fulfilling partnership with my clients.
Always feel free to shoot questions at me beforehand, so that you can see for yourself if I'm the one you need!
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Cyprien Liaudet
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: There's no definitive answer to that question, but I like music that makes me dream, and takes me away on a journey. Whether it's a 26min prog-rock epic, a synth interlude, a hypnotic stoner-doom track, a teary blues song or a japanese city-pop classic, the thing I'm looking for is a strong sonic identity. When I suddenly stop everything I'm doing and get my mind sucked in by the music, I know it's done the right way.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the whole song / podcast unmixed, try to imagine what the intention behind it is, and where the creator intended to go with it. I'll also listen to their reference tracks or inspiration. Then listen carefully for timing issues, editing errors, tuning problems or things I'll have to take care of first. I take a lot of notes so that I can check my advancement in the process, and communicate precisely with my client and not waste their time. The next step is doing a volume balance and a rough mix, add dummy effects just to get the spirit of the song or podcast going. If necessary I'll check back with the client to ensure we're on the same page. Now comes the real mixing, the polishing of the final product and, when asked, the revisions. Then it's done ! I send it back to the client for the Mastering, or I send them to a Mastering engineer that I know well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Engineers who can let the song breathe, help the artist get the identity of their song right. I'm not too fond of absolutely brickwalled tracks with nothing but vocals. I like mystery, blending sounds, raw energy and sweet grooves. I am very inspired by Sylvia Massy and Steve Albini when looking at their work ethics. They have very different ways of approaching the process, but they're all in for working with the artist to get the sound out of their head and on a record or a podcast. That's where I want to go.