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Sound for Animation

I am passionate about animations. Giving life to mute images through music, sound design and foley is a great adventure.

I was awarded a Distinction in Sound Design for Animation in my Masters Degree in Audio Production, and have been looking for more opportunities to work on this media ever since.

Here a few examples of animations on which I have done; Sound Design, Music composition, Foley, Mix and Mastering (basically everything that is sound).

They are in three very different genres, and have been made in accordance with the Directors’ needs.

I have also worked on many projects for parts of the Sound Design (either just Foley, Just music composition, just Sound Design or Mixing).

Mix & Mastering

I have been trained to mix and master in analogue as well as digital. With more than 4 years experience in a AAA grade studio with hardware such as; SSL Duality Alpha desk, Distressors, PMC 5.1 and Large Scale monitors, Lexicon Reverbs, Kush Audio Clariphonic and many more professional grade equipment.
I am able to operate and deliver professional standard M&M for any track of any genre with a budget ranging from cheaper/in the box to larger/full analogue pristine quality sound.
My mixing and mastering skills have been used for a variety of projects, in EDM, Bass Music, but also in Surround Sound for trailers in cinema, and for Animations and Short films. I can deliver industry standard movie final mixes, distributable for various dubbing and supports (DVD, Blu-Ray, Cinemas…).

I am also currently the official Mix & Mastering engineer for four recording labels: I Am So High .recs (a Hybrid Bass and Trap label), Home Bvss (a Bass Music label), Blaze It .recs (a Future House, Future Bass and Trap label) and Molly .recs (a House, Techno and Bass House label). I offer a range of services from a simple 6 stem in the box mix, to full songwriting, reproduction, mixdown 32 stems, Mastering with unlimited revisions on analogue equipment.

All my own tracks are mixed and mastered by myself. You can listen to them here.

Here are some examples of the tracks I have fully mixed and mastered for clients.

 

 

 

If you would like to see examples of Video and film Mix and Masters, please click here.

About Me

My name is Benjamin Grauer, and I am a Sound Production professional. Specialised in Sound Design, Synthesis, Music Composition and Mix & Mastering, I am also a Master of Arts degree graduate (First Class Honours) in Audio Production from the University of Westminster.

Across the years of my experience, I have been practicing Audio Production under an extremely wide umbrella of practices. My solo project is currently signed on the roster of a UK bass music label (I Am So High .recs), and I have had releases on German, French, American and English labels for my Electronic Music compositions. I have also composed for various artists in a broad array of genres, from Electronic Pop (Chloe Rona, Segun,…), to Rock and Metal (HapertonBury Her Memories,…).

On the Engineering segment of my expertise, I am currently the exclusive Mix and Mastering Engineer for four electronic music labels: I Am So High .recs, Home Bvss, Blaze It .recs, and Molly .recs (Example). I have also Mixed and Mastered for various clients in many music genres and continue to invest on software and techniques for my own productions too.

Early in my career, I have been led to perform, first as a resident DJ, and then as a signed act with my first Electronic Music band. We were performing Live sets and touring in various venues, alongside major international acts, across Europe. I have later taken on responsibilities in Live Sound, through acts that I booked when I became Art Director of a four nightclubs holding in France. Along the years of my employment, I have booked and managed Live Sound for bands from Rock and Metal (KadavarOur Theory,…) to EDM (OverwerkEtc! Etc!The Toxic AvengerGrandtheft,…).

I have also worked on Film and advertising, and on Sound for Animation. I can handle everything from foley recording, synthesis, signature sounds creation, sonic composition, music production, final mix and surround sound. I have worked on a Surround Sound Trailer (5.1) and on several short films and animations. My work on films ranges from location recordings, sound operator, sound editor, music composer, sound designer, audio mixer and audio recovery expert.

I am a true Sound lover and would be happy to help you make your projects a reality, in whichever way possible. Even if you feel like your needs are odd and hard to pinpoint, send me a message and we will find a way to work on it together.

Production for Artists

Experienced Producer, Songwriter, Finisher and Remixer, I have worked for incredible projects along the years, and can’t wait to work with yours!

A few selected tracks:

Panteros666 – Time to Come with Us EP – CONFESSION Records

Myd – Moving Men (Panteros666 Remix) – ED BANGER Records

Koos & Queen de Saba – Concrete – NOIR SUR BLANC Records

Chloe Rona – Muse – VEVO

Bury Her Memories – Roses Beneath Your Grave

King Peanuts – Away

Personal Project

GRAUERARTWORK

Grauer / Queen de Saba

I started this solo project in 2015, and have since released music on several labels such as Noir Sur Blanc Records, Ching Zeng, I Am So High .recs’.
My music is inspired by different breeds of Bass music, on a wide range of tempos and sonic characteristics, but always tight and powerful.

I have had collaborative production sessions with artists such as Panteros666, Bar9, Koos, Kramder, 8er$, King Peanuts, Hal-V & SpaceCase, Stereossaurao and many others.

My skills in synthesis, songwriting, editing and sound manipulations are what make my music unique, and I’d be happy to make these tools yours for your projects.

Here are a few releases:

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