Welcome to Soundheroes, a Music Production Studio in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Soundheroes stands for edgy, unique, different, quality, character and a general love for audio and music and is run by me, Nathan van Espelo. I’m available for all your recording, mixing, music and audio production needs. I specialize in audio post production and creating audio & music content. I’m also available for session drums and provide a drum tech service.
Music is my passion and I help to create and shape your unique sound. Whether you’re a solo artist in need of music, a company looking for a soundlogo, a dance producer who’s tracks need mixing or a hip indie band that wants to record an album, no piece of music is the same and I give it the custom approach it deserves.
Audio Engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Drummer
“If you talk to any director, they’ll say that music is fifty percent of the movie” – Hans Zimmer
With Soundheroes I like to create unique and great sounding music and audio content, for instance when your company wants a soundlogo or a tune for an ad or when your video production or film needs music and sounddesign. No off the shelf stuff, but especially created for your production. So that it stands out from the rest, because high quality audio and the right music says a lot.
You need a voice-over to be recorded? No problem, just provide the voice, I’ll do the rest.
In case of live recordings, for instance a concert or a show in the theatre, or when the music and audio for a project is already present, I can help to make sure that it all sounds the business with in detail audio-editing and proper mixing. The last stage is then to master all audio in the correct standard for use on various media. I’ve got your back on that one too.
“There is nothing outside of this process. This process called recording is the creative process. We don’t have the canvas standing in front of any landscape, you are going to make the landscape here and now” – Brian Eno
Here we lay down the foundation and capture the magic. I’m a big fan of getting that “live” feel and authentic vibe, but everything’s possible. I’m a flexible guy.
I love both vintage and modern hardware and turning those knobs, but I also like the modern workflow and ease of use when working “in the box”. I’m all about combining the best of worlds, whether it’s digital, analogue, vintage or modern.
Next to my personal collection of (vintage) gear and instruments, I will always try my best to facilitate your special needs and wishes. So don’t hesitate to ask, I’ve got a great network! And that extensive network also comes in very handy if you are in need of some great musicians to perform parts on your songs whilst in the studio. I’ll gladly hook you up.
To get you great results, Soundheroes works together with selected recording studios. For recording on a special location or when you want your live gig or show recorded, I’ve got you covered with a special mobile set. Let’s go!
“If it sounds right, it IS right” – Joe Meek
Music is art. So is mixing. It’s as much a musical process as it is a technical one. Finding the right balance and creating impact, whether it’s a fragile acoustic love song or an all guns blazing metal track.
Each piece of music is unique and gets the custom approach it needs. It’s all about the song.
“Without music, life would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche
When you just need an extra set of ears to give you some advice or when you want to write and create music together, I’m there to help you out. From creating extra layers to complete productions, I bring ideas to life. By defining sound and adding colour, I can give your music that special something something and extra shine it deserves. Just let me know what you need.
“To be a drummer, you also need to be a musician” – Ian Paice
“Drums” in any shape or form are the heartbeat and the foundation of most music and I can provide you with killer drumlicks and on point (electronic) beats.
I have a pretty cool selection of both vintage and modern drumsets, cymbals and percussion, so I can get you something for every mood.
For tracking drums, I only work together with selected studios to ensure you get that high quality sound that fits your project.
“Audiophiles don’t use their equipment to listen to your music. Audiophiles use your music to listen to their equipment” – Alan Parsons
Soundheroes provides an audio editing service and I’m available for all kinds of jobs. From cleaning up and restoring audio to editing drumtracks and everything in between. All to get you pro sounding audio tracks.
“It’s not about the microphone, yes, that’s important too, but down the line, it’s all about the performance in the studio” – Mike Howlett
When you’re in need of an (assistent) engineer for mixing or recording or for both, or you’re looking for a Producer to help you with your project, Soundheroes comes to the rescue! As a freelancer I’m available for hire on location by bands, musicians, singer-songwriters, recordlabels etc. Fellow producers and studio’s can also make use of my services.
For bands and studio’s who want to make sure they get the best drumsound possible, I also offer a Drum Tech service. That ranges from prepping and tuning your drumset and drum maintenance on location, to expert advice in sound and on what to use. I can even provide you with great (vintage) drumsets, cymbals and percussion for your recordings. Just get in touch and tell me what you need!
“I strongly believe that the way to good music and creating art, lies in building relationships and the chemistry between people. Music is a language. For me the foundation is you and your music. That special something, it’s allready there. I just help to bring it out and tie it all together”.
Soundheroes = Nathan van Espelo. I’m a Recording- and Mix Engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Drummer and Musician from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Starting my musical career behind the drums, I’ve studied Composition and Music Production at the HKU and Pro Audio Engineering at SEN. Over the years I have been involved in many projects, varying from producing, recording and mixing bands in various genres, to producing and writing tracks for DJ’s, rappers and other (solo) artists and making music for commercials and film, building up experience and a extensive network as I went along.
“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.” – Frank Zappa
In the end it’s all about the noise, the sound, the music and what flows out of the speakers and into your ears. Below you’ll find a selection of my work to give you an impression of what it is that I do.
I always say: “Great sound makes heroes”. Ready to become a hero too?
Recording, Mixing, Producer
Drummer, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Assistent Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer
Recording, Mixing, Producer
♦ Pop/Electro-Pop/New Wave
Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Drummer, Musician, Recording Engineer, Co-Mixing & Co-Mastering Engineer
Composition, Production, Mixing, Mastering
♣ Music/Audio Content
I’ve done work for a.o. SoMMedia, Alex Klaasen, Derde Divisie, Vormgevingsgezind, Smurfit Kappa, Spider Consultancy, Gemeente Helmond, Gemeente Asten, Het Peelmuseum and for several artprojects and artists.