There's nothing better than leaving your art in the hands of the professionals.
Before I dared doing mastering, Njål Frode Lie was my go-to. And when luck has passed me by, I've gotten to record a little bit in Juke Joint.

I loved the production of "Give Me a Smile, Joe". This took place in Juke Joint Studio in Notodden, though most instruments were recorded elsewhere. Being in the hands of the local recording crew is quite nice!


Elisabeth Moen Petterson & Halvor Halvorsen

  • Give Me a Smile, Joe (single)
    PS: If it wasn't for Elisabeth, the vocals on this song would have been the wrong kind of rough. She did me a great favor by bringing the subject up for thought. Thanks!


Njål Frode Lie

  • You Were There (album)
  • Du (single)
  • Rawhide (single)
  • Life an Eagle (album)
  • Through The Rain (single)

When panning yourself, it's normal to center the vocal with vocal reverb, bass and drums. Place an important instrument to the left, and another important instrument to the right to balance the sound. 

Njål Frode

To a man who has helped me and other musicians on our way into and through the adventure of music. Halvor is the man who made "Give Me a Smile, Joe" come true, with teqhnical assistance from Elisabeth Moen Petterson and a bounch of great musicians from Norway and America. 

You are an amazing piece of the Notodden music puzzle to me!

Halvor Halvorsen

Juke Joint Studio, Notodden 2019