Koen Heldens

LA-based international multi-platinum award-winning mixing engineer, with artists like Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott and Timbaland on his resumé.

Tube-Tech Classic Channel is in my opinion the very best plug-in emulation of a real hardware unit. It shines on lead vocals and acoustic guitars.

Koen Heldens

The unique ability to isolate and focus on a portion of the signal and alter its attack/sustain is just mere brilliant!

Koen Heldens

The FET Compressor is just in a league of its own, even though I've used the analog hardware unit for years.

Koen Heldens

I'm very organized when I work. I won't start a mix until I have completely organized the session.

Koen Heldens

I tend to think that us mix engineers leave our mark on the records we mix whether it's intentional or not.

Koen Heldens

Tube-Tech CL 1B is by far the best vocal compressor I have ever heard. It's extremely smooth yet controlling, and it can be found on the lead vocals in 90% of all my mixing sessions.

Koen Heldens

Summit Audio TLA-100A is ideal to control bass or vocals, much like its cousins LA2A and LA3A. Just set and forget.

Koen Heldens

Tonelux Tilt is everything I need to start off my mixes. Whenever a sound is too dull or bright, I'm capable of fixing it in a split of a second rather than minutes. Tilt should be a mandatory tool for every single DAW!

Koen Heldens

The Dyna-mite is a hidden gem, a secret weapon and a forgotten legend.

Koen Heldens

Softube's Console 1 provides me with analog flagship console sonics, workflow and ergonomics (including traditional dynamics and EQ insert points) in the digital age without having to leave the sweet spot of the mix.

Koen Heldens

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