YOUR SOUND, AS YOU IMAGINE IT
Not every band wants to be all modern, shiny and robotically precise. Some prefer the raw, natural and human side of things. My mission is to find your sonic identity without making things sterile or overproduced (which is a common problem with a lot of records these days).
If you value attitude and uniqueness in your sound, then we already have something in common.
MEET THE MAN
I'm Alex Sedin, metal mixing and mastering engineer and producer. I help bands define the vision of their record, and then bring it to life. I do singles, EPs and full length albums. There's a special place in my heart for loud, obnoxious and filthy records, and extreme music is my number one passion in life.
As I tell my clients, a good mix alone is never enough. Songs themselves, arrangement, setup, performance, recording - all these drastically impact the way a record feels. That's why, whenever possible, I take great care in guiding bands through the whole process: from songwriting and arrangement to demoing and recording. This way we can start with the end in mind, addressing possible pitfalls early on, and getting things to sound best from the beginning.
Trust is extremely important in the production process. Working with a band means stepping into their collective universe in a gentle yet confident way, in order to make creative choices about their music and their message to the world. Each band has their own unique touch, their own set of strengths. My job is figuring out what they are, and making them shine. Always remembering that we are not forever, but our music is.
If you want me to mix your record, or are just thinking about it.. Yeah, maybe we should chat!
"WORKED WITH ALEX ON OUR DEBEMUR MORTI EP AND THE FALSE LIGHT LP. WE WERE GOING FOR A "REAL LIFE" KIND OF SOUND WITH NO DRUM SAMPLES, AND ALEX DID A FANTASTIC JOB. I HAD NO IDEA WE COULD SOUND THIS HUGE. HE'S TRULY A PROFESSIONAL."
- YURII KAZARIAN (WHITE WARD)
"ALEX IS BY FAR ONE OF, IF NOT THE, BEST AUDIO ENGINEERS I'VE EVER WORKED WITH. HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL, HIS INPUT, EVERYTHING HE DID MADE OUR ALBUM SOUND BETTER THAN ANY OF US EVER EXPECTED. A LOT OF ENGINEERS OUT THERE TEND TO JUST MIX, MASTER, THEN GIVE IT BACK FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO, BUT NOT ALEX. ALEX PAID ATTENTION TO THE LYRICS, HE PAID ATTENTION TO THE MOOD OF THE MUSIC, AND HE REALLY SPENT TIME CRAFTING EVERY LITTLE SECTION TO SOUND LIKE IT MATTERED. HE WOULD BOUNCE IDEAS OFF OF US FOR HOW HE ENVISIONED CERTAIN PARTS, AND EVERYTHING HE BROUGHT UP WORKED PERFECTLY AND WASN'T SOMETHING THAT ANY OF US CONSIDERED. YOU CAN TELL THAT HIS HEART IS IN THIS, AND HE SHOWS IT WITH THE WORK THAT HE DOES."
- JOHN DEVOS (BLIGHTED EYE, PANTHEÏST, MESMOR)
"ALEX IS THE DEFINITION OF A PRO! WE GAVE HIM FULL ARTISTIC FREEDOM WITH OUR NEW ALBUM, AND WHAT HE DID WAS JUST COLOSSAL WITH HEAVINESS. CAVERNOUS, LOW, YET AUDIBLE AND DISTINGUISHABLE. IF YOU HAVE A METAL BAND TO MIX & MASTER, HE'S THE MAN."
- LEO DIELEMAN (XENOTHEORY)
"ALEX IS PROFICIENT, CALM, FRIENDLY AND INCREDIBLY TALENTED. HE TAKES ALL THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND YOUR TASTE AND YOUR MUSIC IN ORDER TO MAKE THE BEST MIX POSSIBLE. EVEN THOUGH WE WORKED REMOTELY, IT FELT LIKE HE WAS HERE WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, HELPING US IN THE RECORDING PROCESS AND ENSURING EVERYTHING WAS PROPERLY MADE. AND THE RESULT WAS SIMPLY PERFECT."
- FLORENT DUPLOYER (ANACHRONISM, KAKOTHANASY, CENOTAPH)
"ALEX MET US WITH FIRST CLASS PROFESSIONALISM. HIS RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SPOT ON AND HELPED US GIVE LIFE TO WHAT WE HAD IN MIND FOR OUR SOUND - AND BEYOND. HIS AVAILABILITY, GUIDANCE, DEDICATION AND PASSION MADE HIM A TRUE PART OF OUR PROJECT, WITH AN ORGANIC COMPREHENSION OF OUR MUSIC, AND HE TRULY HELPED US MATURE OUR VISION FOR THE BAND."
- GAËTAN MARQUER (PROMETHEAN)
"NONE OF THE PEOPLE I WORKED WITH HAVE SHOWN SUCH A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH AS ALEX. A MUSICIAN HIMSELF, HE IS REALLY INTO A VARIETY OF GENRES, FROM TOTALLY RAW DEATH METAL TO A POLISHED PROGGY/DJENTY STUFF AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. HE NAILED THE VIBE I WAS GOING FOR, AND HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO ALL THE TINY DETAILS. SMOOTH WORKFLOW, PERFECT DEADLINES, AND THE OVERALL SOUND WAS EXACTLY AS I WANTED."
-VITALY SHEMETOVETS (OMNIBEING)
"ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR THE BEST SOUND FOR YOUR MUSIC, TO MAKE IT RICHER, AND ALWAYS THERE TO SUPPORT THE BANDS HE WORKS WITH. ONE OF THE NICEST GUYS THIS SCENE HAS EVER SEEN."
- GUILLAUME NICOLAS (FREEHOWLING)
"ALEX HAS BEEN IN THE UNDERGROUND SCENE FOR A REALLY LONG TIME. HE HAS A PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE OF DIFFERENT GENRES, FROM GRINDCORE AND DEATH METAL TO HARDCORE AND PUNK. WHATEVER THE BAND IS, HE UNDERSTANDS HOW THIS MUSIC SHOULD SOUND."
- Ivan (MIND CONFLICT)
Hi! I'd love to hear about you and your band. Tell me as much as you want. Previous releases, what do you want to sound like, how many songs, what's the total length, what's your budget, what are your goals and expectations with your new record, and so on and so on.
I look forward to meeting you!
(oh and my IG is alex.sedin.audio if you're in for some daily grind)