Hi, I’m Jan Harries.
I grew up with music, and various instruments that our parents provided.
Very early music and sounds became my favorite thing, and I wanted to learn the piano.
At age 12, my brother and me had a little 3 man Rockband that our school headmaster “Madsen” had initialized. My brother on bass, me on guitar, Henrik on drums.
One year later i began to play a violin that i got from grandfather, and then came 1985 where I got a home computer, a Commodore 64.
It has a small synthesizer chip, and i could finally begin creating electronic music.
Later I started using some synthesizers, and VST.
For mixing and mastering, I use mainly these VST and DAW’s
to process most aspects of the sound
Cytomic The Glue Compressor
to give your drums and bass the extra nudge, if needed
more extra nudges, but not so violent as “The Glue”
Infected Mushroom Pusher
some types of music benefit from this, but it ain’t classical 🙂
Youlean Loudness Meter
it is used to control the final volume output, so that published music on Apple Music and Spotify will have room to add their “Loudness” (-13 LUFS)
this is a music “Tracker” which I use for composing and mixing. It has many built in effects of various sorts
Studio One (DAW)
also used for composing, mixing, mastering
Here are some mix and master examples, and references
Dries Van Der Haegen