Hardpan Studio

Mixing and Mastering

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I will bring a higher level of quality to your heavy music I’ve acquired an ASP diploma related to music production and business start-up. I also took part and directed studio sessions as a producer/engineer. Get those recordings out there by bringing a new level of quality to your sound so you can reach a loyal fanbase and exceed expectations!

Hi, I'm Oliver founder of Hardpan Studio! I help bands and artists getting out of the waiting room by producing and mixing music so they can obtain high-end quality songs to grow an everlasting audience. I use digital modelers and analog gear.

Taking advantage of both modern technology and vintage sound design. I will adapt to your vision of the project and keep in touch to make sure it is delivered at the height of your expectations and beyond.

Specialized in Rock, Metal and Punk. Subgenres are far from unfamiliar.

As an after-sale service, I will lead you to the right people such as editors, graphists and platforms to monetize your music in the modern age so you can be done with this long process quickly while ensuring your growth as a musician.

** Prices are approximate, every project is different. Book an appointment through the website www.hardpanstudio.com . This way, you will gain access to discounts and I will review your project in detail to get a clear idea of your musical direction. **

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  • English
  • French

Interview with Hardpan Studio

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

  2. A: Hatestinger - Instigator. I did 90% of the work and pushed myself to learn a whole lot more.

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

  4. A: A 6 tracks EP

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. I often use analog gear to get warmth and balance but technology is at a point where you can't tell which one is which, from an average listener's point of view.

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

  8. A: A product delivered at the height of expectations and beyond.

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

  10. A: The creative aspect of it all.

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

  12. A: The bigger the studio, the better the results. It is a creative process and it entirely depends on the engineer's ability to deliver.

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

  14. A: How would they specifically describe their style of music?

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

  16. A: Please ensure that your tracks have a good recording quality and are well edited. The results will be worth it!

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

  18. A: An acoustic guitar with picks, strings, maintenance kit and a case. What more can you do without electricity?

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

  20. A: I have intensively prepared, built my home studio, completed courses and got an ASP diploma before launching my business. I started in 2020 and I am now available full-time.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Modern, fast and efficient.

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

  24. A: Jeff Waters, he is a very inspiring guitar player. Very friendly and a studio geek too!

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

  26. A: Get good recordings first. If the song sounds good before the mix, it will be 10 times better in the end.

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

  28. A: Rock, Metal and Punk

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Adaptation. What I love about music production is that processing techniques differ from one project to another.

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

  32. A: The magic and feeling that should be a standard for production nowadays. To add originality, I will send some tracks (drums, vocals) to a guitar amplifier to create analog parallel compression.

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

  34. A: I plan the process with the client on a video call, listen to the song first and check if editing or reamping is needed then proceed with the mix. Give updates to the client and when the work is completed a second video call is made to ensure no revisions are needed.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have spent a lot of time choosing the best gear possible for specific applications. Some of my most recent acquisitions are Neural DSP's Quadcortex for guitars and an SSL Stereo Bus Compressor (found in SSL mixing consoles).

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

  38. A: I'm a huge fan of Thrash Metal and newer bands (2000's and beyond) never cease to impress me with powerful and creative productions. Bands such as Havok, Power Trip, Lazarus A.D.

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

  40. A: Full production from recording to mastering.

Hatestinger - Neverending Nightmare

I was the Recording and Mixing engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Prices are approximate, every project is different. Full post-production on an average song is 3 days.

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  • MesaBoogie
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  • Neural DSP
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  • SSL
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