I want to bring your next project to life. I understand the importance of capturing and enhancing musical ideas. I specialise in many areas of production; editing vocals, adding musical ideas, drum editing, and adding that extra magic to your music using tasteful mixing techniques so your track really stands out.
I work with many popular genres of music such as; Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Lofi and Jazz. I am always listening to new artists and have developed a strong ear. Many of my favourite productions often pay attention to details such as clever use of layering, space and balance.
Capturing a well-recorded performance is extremely important and due to the current restrictions, I understand many people don't have access to recording studios. I am offering video call services for musicians who are recording at home with minimal equipment. I am able to oversee the recording process or simply offer tailored advice regarding equipment choice or musical ideas. If you have any existing recordings that need editing, tuning or restoring please get in touch. I will strive to make your tracks sound professional and exciting.
My most recent work involves mixing an Indie Rock band "Knieivl" which I am currently editing and mixing.
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Interview with MJF Music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on an 8 track album for a Rock band known as "Knievel". Think distorted guitars, heavy drums and vocals with a lot of attitude.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Neither; I believe the most important thing is the performance. That being said I tend to favor analog-sounding equipment and some of its limitations can be great for creativity. But digital is amazing; settings can be recalled with ease, it's generally more reliable, and analog warmth can still be emulated using plugins from UAD and many other great developers.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver music that sounds full-bodied, rich, and exciting.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative aspect.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, an OP-1 (teenage engineer), Shure SM57, Focal Monitors, and a Macbook!.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tom Misch, I love how is able to come up with funky and soulful guitar parts. The fact a lot of his music was recorded in his bedroom really goes to show that you don't need a world-class recording studio to produce world-class music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on many types of music; pop, acoustic Hip Hop, and electronic genres such as House.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My setup consists of high quality monitoring and conversion, crucial for hearing the performance and any nuances. I also use high quality preamps from Universal Audio which capture a full sound without colouring the signal. When I want to add colour I use the outboard equipment and saturation plugins to warm and excite.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to your tracks in mono to see how they translate on other systems.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, musicianship and the ability to add magic to your music, be it through capturing the best performance to production and mixing techniques.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the project, but I think having a vision and an idea of where a track is going is important. It’s also important not to get in the way of the creative process and let things happen in a natural manner. It doesn’t matter how you get the end result.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I’m currently enjoying Mac Demarco’s style of recording and production. I’ve also been listening to Shay Lia, who’s production I find really powerful alongside her strong vocals.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do for clients is recording and mixing.