Jonas Westling is a Grammy-nominated Swedish born mixing and recording engineer based in London. He moved to London in 2004 to study at the Guitar Institute, where he initially had plans of pursuing a career as a studio musician. Following studying Jonas worked at Metropolis Studios as an assistant and engineer before going freelance, which he has done for the past 11 years.
Over his career, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry from Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Melanie C and James Arthur to Newton Faulkner and Gabrielle Aplin. Jonas has worked with major label artists as well as independent artists and believes having a good understanding of the music you’re mixing is the key element to consistently delivering professional sounding results. He received a Grammy nomination for vocal engineering/recording on Lady gaga’s track ‘Dance In the Dark’ which was on The Fame Monster album.
He says of his approach “Every song requires its own thorough process. Each track is unique and deserving of respect. It’s all about the emotional quality, energy, and vibe of the music that needs to shine, not the technical aspects, and I will do whatever is needed to serve that song. Getting people to connect with the song – that is the main goal. If they feel it – you’ve done your job!’