EP 49: Fredrick Nordstrom (In Flames, At The Gates, Opeth)


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Fredrik Nordstrom is a producer, engineer, and mixer based out of Sweden, where he owns and operates Studio Fredman. He has worked many of the leading melodic death metal and power metal bands, including At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames, and Opeth. He is considered by many in the metal community to be one of the top producers in the genre as well as a central figure of the Gothenburg style.


  • “Pro” gear vs “cheap” gear – How much of a difference does it really make?
  • Building a listening room and understanding the impact it makes on monitoring
  • Understanding who you are making music for
  • Why your first few takes are the most important
  • How recording DI tracks can save your sessions
  • The importance of taking breaks while mixing
  • The advantages of using one session per album vs one session per song
  • The famed Fredman technique for recording guitar tracks

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