If you feel like you’re hitting a wall trying to finish your record, don’t feel bad. Mixing your own music is much harder than mixing somebody else’s, and it’s easy to lose perspective or run out of creative juices when nearing the end. It’s also rare for someone to be an expert at all parts of the creative process. This is why most artists and producers hire professional mix engineers.
Behind every great author is a great editor. Finding a person who understands and can realise your musical vision while making it sound absolutely top notch is key if you want to get ahead. If you haven’t already, please check out my mixing reel and some highlights from all the records and commercials I’ve worked on in the showcase section above.
While some clients come to my studio for the final part of the mixing session, most live all over the world and we work together remotely. Typically I spend about a day and a half mixing a song, and after that, the artist and everyone involved gets to listen, preferably many times over a few days, before providing me with feedback. I will then make adjustments, and the process repeats until everyone is happy.
While mixing is what I spend most of my time doing, I do take on production projects as well. Many of them have been helping large companies with original music for their ad campaigns, but I work with artists too. In fact most of the commercial projects have been close collaborations with artists and songwriters. Production projects usually take place in my personal studio which also features living accommodations for travelling clients.
“I don’t know what he does to make this happen, but every time I hear one of Unnes mixes for the first time, it’s like I fall in love with my song all over again. Amazing!”
MARNI LUSTIG – WOolsi
“Unne is a total mind reader. Actually, it’s more like he reads the mind of the song, because I always discover things in his mixes that I would have never thought of myself”
PAUL KIM – music producer
“Above all, Unne is one of the easiest persons to work with. Great attitude, very respectful and professional.”
EDWARD CORSINO – Uscg
Mixing is as much an art form as it is a science. Starting with a song, a recording, and a musical arrangement, and turning them into a great sounding whole requires someone with a great set of ears, all the right technical skills, and tons and tons of experience. The mix engineer needs to have the ability to hear past what’s there now and recognise what it can become. This is what I do every day. It’s my job and it’s my passion.
I am also a complete audio nerd and sometimes have a lot to say, so for more of my thoughts on things audio and music, please check out my Audio Philosophy section.