Mike Thomas is a audio engineer and producer based out of Kelowna, BC. He has been producing, mixing and mastering a variety of genres for over the last 10 years.
Music has always been my greatest passion. I started playing guitar over 15 years ago with a few local bands, learning drums, bass, and keyboards along the way. In 2001, I started getting my hands into the recording studio side of things. In 2004, I studied at the Center for Arts & Technology in Kelowna, BC, achieving my Bachelor of Recording Arts. Here I broadened my skills in recording techniques, mixing, mastering, producing, restoration, MIDI and post production.
I can bring out the magic in your tracks, achieving a balanced mix with a radio-ready polished sound.
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Interview with Mike Thomas
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That the project is done when YOU are happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music is my passion, creating value in other peoples lives with music is unparallelled.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was working on a track with 'illin' Degenerate', and was letting a friend here a preview of the work. The song called up a memory and a tear flowed down his face. Priceless.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A lot of my productions and playful and melodic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Benn Jordan, he's a master at his craft and a versatile musician
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Every now and then, turn the volume way down.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Hip-hop, and video game music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The work process revolves around the needs and wants of the client. When left to my own devices, I'll usually produce and mix a song in one day, fine tuning anything the day after.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm working on a MacBook Pro equipped with Presonus Studio One as my DAW (although I do have Logic and Protools as well). A Roland OctaCapture is my audio interface, pumping through ADAM A7 reference monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artists: Aphex Twin, Danger Mouse, Pink Floyd, America, The Flashbulb Producers: Phil Spector, Rick Ribun, Benn Jordan, George Martin, Butch Vig
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I've been working on a lot of hip-hop productions as of late, and music for video games.