Jonas Verwijnen

Producer,Co-Writer,Mix&Master

starstarstarstarstar
6 Reviews (5 Verified)
Jonas Verwijnen on SoundBetter

Jonas’ innate understanding of music derives from his multi-instrumentalist background that can be heard throughout his richly layered discography. Working with: Moon Duo, Whitest Boys Alive, Wolf Parade, LCMDF, Liima, Daughters of Reykjavik, Hidden Cameras, Moonface, The Parrots, Handsome Furrs, Colin Stetson, Lava La Rue, Ballet School

Versatile in genres and sounds, his production, mixing and mastering CV is a token of his love for music and exploration. Jonas’ musical savviness, mixed with his vast knowledge of recording equipment ranging from vintage to the very latest, allow him to navigate the most intricate layers of music production. His hands-on attitude and personable character is what makes him a producer that’s not just the guy with a red hat standing behind the desks but a member of an extended musical family. If you look for the Berlin-based, Finland-bred producer Jonas Verwijnen, you’re most likely to find him on a flight to a new country with a new project and a vision in mind. Wearing his signature beanie, of course, regardless of the climate of the said country. In many ways, he was always meant to be an international explorer after being born into a Dutch-Finnish family in Switzerland and raised in Finland. Brought up in Helsinki, Jonas went to study music production in the Finnish capital, then ended up working at the local recording establishment Seawolf Studios. Located in a Russian 19th century military barrack in Helsinki harbour, he established himself as a producer and an engineer in this rather unique environment. All which swiftly led to him setting up his first studio.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Jonas Verwijnen
  • Föllakzoid
  • Moon Duo
  • Moon Duo
  • Siinai
  • Liima
  • Novella
  • Novella
  • Novella
  • Moon Duo
  • D E N A
  • D E N A
  • D E N A
  • Ballet School
  • Ballet School
  • Ballet School
  • Ballet School
  • Moon Duo
  • Moon Duo
  • Moonface
  • Moonface
  • Moon Duo
  • Siinai
  • Siinai
  • Handsome Furs
  • K-X-P
  • Le Corps Mince de Francoise
  • Le Corps Mince de Francoise
  • Le Corps Mince de Francoise
  • Le Corps Mince de Francoise
  • Le Corps Mince de Francoise
  • Style of Eye
  • Style of Eye

6 Reviews

Endorse Jonas Verwijnen
  1. Review by AJ L.
    starstarstarstarstar
    by AJ L.
    check_circleVerified

    Jonas came through for our project with a level of patience, professionalism and expertise we much appreciated. He worked with us to produce a mastered track we were happy with. Thanks a bunch Jonas.

  2. Review by Peter W.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Really easy to work with. Got a great Master and the adjustments I asked for came came really quick and just the way I wanted them!

  3. Review by Peter W.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Really easy to work with. Got a great Master and the adjustments I asked for came came really quick and just the way I wanted them!

  4. Review by Jonas Schütz
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Jonas gave me a song which he needed live drums for. The song and the atmosphere (including the production) were really great and it was a pleasure working on Jonas' track! Anytime again!

  5. Review by SurPop R.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Incredible work, he managed to find the essence of the sound of Adolescentes Sin Edad (Chile - Concepción). www.surpoprecords.com

  6. Review by Peter M.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Precise, friendly, knows what he’s doing. Great engineer!

Interview with Jonas Verwijnen

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

  2. A: Moonface with Siinai (JagJagwar) - recording, producing and mixing Handsome Furs (Sub Pop) - Mixing LIIMA (4AD) - Producer Karina (self released) Producer . mixing

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

  4. A: with Colin Stetson on his new album and score work. plu my own producer project called The Last Year.

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

  6. A: my friend Benedic MacIsaac is awesome

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog for the harmonics it doans to make the quality more exiting , and digital for exiting new crazy sounds.

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

  10. A: You won get this type of sound anywhere else.

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

  12. A: Just the fun of being creative with audio, and being exited of a new fresh song that i can start to work on.

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

  14. A: What plug-ins do you use? answer.- thats done with outboard gear How quickly can you get this back to me? - answer: as soon as its ready, 1-3 days.

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

  16. A: Mmaking a "clean" mix , im really more about distorting and making exciting new sounds.

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

  18. A: What do they expect of a final product and references of msuci they have 

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

  20. A: Evalutaion and honest feedback, swift delivery and few revisits. Mix, Stems, instrumental versions

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

  22. A: A NEVE Console, Fairchild Compressor, Lexicon 420, Mac Pro, RME UFX +

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

  24. A: for about 15 years. I started as a engineering assistant in Sea Wolf Studios (Helsinki) and the moved to Berlin in 2008 and founded Kaiku Studios Berlin where i was heas producer and engineer for 13 years. I did lots of greta records there like: LCMDF, Moonface, Moon Duo, Follakziod, Handsome Furrs, Whitest Boy Alive... etc.. Now i have my own studio at home in south of France.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Kinda like, musical electronics with lots of RnB

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

  28. A: Big Thief band,. and because they are so amazing on the songwriting they do. Also an amazing band how they play together .

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

  30. A: To make a cool stereo image form a mono signal: Dublicate the channel to a new channels and add a super small rever (0.01s) and pan that to the left the other one to the right.

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

  32. A: Indie Pop, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, Alt RnB... good music!

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Making 3D sound with revebrsm and harmonising the audio quality to more exciting form.

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

  36. A: Sonic excitement, i really think msuc ishoudl be captivating from the first second yu listen to it, the listener shoudl not want to press stop.

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

  38. A: First i listen and evaluate whats the music like and what i think is needed to be done. The i report this to the client. The i usually set it up to Logic X (i Prefer to use that DAW for creative work) and start to Eq and process channels etc...

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: 2 x RME UFX+ Macbook Pro, Pro Tools, Logic X and Ableton. Waves, Soundtoys and Fabfilter bundles and Output subscribtion. Small Studio room with Genelec monitors, and some outboard grear like Distressors, UAD 1176, API lunch box with 550b and Emperical Labs DocDerr. Memoryman, Digital Delay, different sort of distortions....

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

  42. A: Damian Taylor, My friend Mikko Gordon are great producers, and i love Jungle (the band) and all XL records and Young Turks music.

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

  44. A: I do mainly creative mixing, co-writing and producing.

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
Daughters Of Reykjavik - Late Bloomers

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

I usually have 3 revisit on mix and mastering, and unlimited on production.

GenresSounds Like
  • Moon Duo
  • The Whitest Boy Alive
  • Liima
Gear Highlights
  • Distressor
  • API 550b
  • RME
  • Memoryman
More Photos
More Samples
SoundBetter Deal

get 10% off

  • Joensuu 1685 album "ÖB" out nowNov 05, 2020

    We are thrilled to announce that Joensuu1685 have released their long awaited second record "ÖB" get it thru here -> https://orcd.co/obalbum

  • Daughters of Reykjavik album “Soft Spot” out nowNov 05, 2020

    Daughters of Reykjavík kickstarted their careers by hosting a rap women night to intimidate the male dominant rap scene. People were shocked by these group of ladies, acting and saying whatever they want, when they want; being sexy, coarse, charming and perceptive all at the same time.New York Times shared a story about the band

    Listen below on Spotify