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Looking for a mixing AND a mastering engineer to interview
Old 6 days ago
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Looking for a mixing AND a mastering engineer to interview

Hello everyone,
I’ll try to make this short so you don’t have to waste too much of your time.

My name is Arvin, I’m a student studying electronic music production and performance in Berlin. It’s been about a year more or less that I’ve been deeply engaged in the art of mastering and would like to make this as a living, professionally.

I am currently in my last year’s degree, and for this year, we have a project divided into two modules. The first half concentrates on finding, planning and evaluating a field of professional exploration whilst the second focuses on the practical production project and its evaluation. You’ve probably guessed it, I’d like to focus on Mixing and Mastering (the module requires you to pick two different fields, hence the choice of mixing AND mastering)
Being currently on the first half of the project, I would need to interview two professionals that make a living out of those two distinctive fields. The interview consists of 6 questions, which you can answer as short or as long as you want. Here are the 6 questions in case you’d be interested:

1) How did you manage to find your first clients? how were you expanding it?
2) How long did it take for you to start making your first income? and make a living?
3) Overtime, how did your gear evolve? how did it impact the quality you were delivering?
4) Did you start as a freelancer/bedroom engineer, or working for a specific studio/company? would you have start in a different way?
5) Do you work with international customers, or artists that are more based in your region of residency?
6) Does the city/region where you work matter regarding customers? if so, how advantaging or disadvantaging can it be?

You can reply directly through this post, or if you want to keep it personal, by pm or email would work. If so please feel free to ask my email via pm.

Thanks in advance,
Have a nice day!

PS: if I'm using gearslutz it's because the two engineers I was supposed to interview this week ditched me last minute, and so thought that I could use this forum as a tool to find decent resources regarding engineers.
Old 4 days ago
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Some general hypothetical answers:

1) Many started when being an ME was actually relevant. This was many years ago.
2) Not long, but then it all ended in recent years. I am still perceived to have many though.
3) Huge loans that went into default. Quality? Same. Made for some great online photos though.
4) Started with freeware plugs then eventually lied about them being analog. Different way? No: The perception is that I'm regal and perception is everything in mastering.
5) I have no clients, but my web presence and photos give the impression that I'm flooded with work. Remember ...perception.
6) No it does not - the internet masks most reality.

Hope this helps.
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