What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on an EP (4 tracks) and one single.
Analog or digital and why?
I think both analog and digital have its place in todays world of audio production.
I personally like the character of the sound produced through analog gear. It tends to have a warmer feel.
Music produced in the digital domain tends to have a sharp/edgy sound.
Both have there place in different genres of music.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise a good level of communication, ensuring customer satisfaction.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the ability to create/polish/use my understanding of audio, to create high quality songs.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I think the understanding of the audio production process is the biggest misconception. Good communication is required to overcome this and achieve the best results.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I would say I can match/produce a song/sound from almost any genre of music.
Given enough reference material of the customers preference, I can re-create the desired sound.
I would say the customer will get an excellent track.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started music production on my own 9 years ago. Self taught, self learned and now very skilled.
Since then I have successfully composed and produced and put on the market, tracks from several genres.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I produced a reggae compilation (Celestial Riddim), which I am most proud of. My role was the producer, mixing and mastering engineer and recording engineer for several of the tracks. This project has been very a successful production for me.
How would you describe your style?
I am very hard working. I put a lot of effort in my work to ensure the very best quality at the end of the project. The end result being a satisfied customer.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with Kelly Rowland. I think she has an amazing voice and her vocal delivery is very expressive. I also appreciate her writing ability.
Can you share one music production tip?
One production tip I would share is to encourage the use of channel separation vs stereo channels during mixing.
This helps to achieve the clean clear mixes that we all love.
What type of music do you usually work on?
So far I've worked on Reggae, Dancehall, RnB and EDM tracks.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill : Both Mixing and Mastering
What do you bring to a song?
I bring my ability to connect with the artists delivery style and my understanding of audio processing to bring out the best qualities of a song.
What's your typical work process?
I tend to start a mix with 3 reference sounds. I choose the sounds/instruments that best suite the overall feeling of the song (including the vocals) and mix around the balance of these 3 sounds/instruments.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio setup comprises of a Saffire Pro40 sound card and outboard gear ART Pro MPA II and ART Pro-VLA II . I also have an array of digital processors.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Timberland, Jay Z, P Diddy, Pharrel, Stephen Mcgregor, Don Corleone, Chimney Records.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
My most common type of work is Mixing and Mastering.