Analog or digital and why?
Combination. I love analog sound and I truly believe you need to use outboard gear to get a great sound, but with some creativity you can get that same type of sound using digital. There are pros and cons to both!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to take your song to another level. I will make your music sound better than you want it to.
What do you like most about your job?
The passion within the music. There's no better feeling than getting a response to a mix saying that it's better than they could have imagined.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long will it take for me to get my project back?
A: Depends on the project. After listening to the work and gauging how much needs to be done, I can give you a solid timeframe for delivery.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People believe it's easy or that it doesn't take a long time to do this kind of work. The amount of time and effort put into my work is absolutely more than what people think.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Who is your favorite artist/band? Do you have any specific requests?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Ask questions and don't be afraid to give your honest opinion. If you don't like something I've done or are worried about what I might do, let me know. I want to work with you and I want to prove that I can make your song into what you want it to be.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been working in music for over eight (8) years now. I started as a beat maker/producer/artist and took that to the next level by attending Full Sail University in 2012. I have been working in professional studios for over a year and have worked with award winning artists and engineers.
How would you describe your style?
Collaborative. I want to work WITH you to create the best possible product, not just for you.
Can you share one music production tip?
Take your time and let the process happen naturally. Trying to force something out that is supposed to be creative will make the music sound uninspired and dull. You can tell when somebody put their heart into their music.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip Hop and R&B is my most common work.
What do you bring to a song?
An understanding of what needs to be done for that specific track. I have a creative and critical way of mixing and mastering that works with many different types of music.
What's your typical work process?
I first talk with the clients about how they want to approach their project and in what direction they are wanting to go. Once I get a good idea of how they want it to sound, I do the work and send it out. After listening to the product, I ask the client to send back a text document with their ways to improve what I've done; what they like or don't like. I allow for 2 rounds of revisions just to make sure it sounds the way the client wants.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a home studio with my own gear, but I also have access to multiple studios that I work out of in New York City. Those studios include Quad Recording Studios, Electracraft Music Works, and Fireplace Studios.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mostly do mixing and mastering for a variety of genres. Hip Hop is the most common, but I have a lot of experience with other types of music.