What are you working on at the moment?
On a big smasher! Stay tuned!
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
poorly no, I'm new ;-)
Analog or digital and why?
Both, because there are benefits on both sides ;-)
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do my best to bring out the best of the material i get.
What do you like most about your job?
I like that you can do what you want. There are no rules. It only has to sound good in the end!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much is the service? Will I be successfull with my track? ...
I tell them that i first have to check the material to give an answer.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
When people think that you can make gold out of shit.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you wanna do with it? Where did you record it? How much money do you have ;-) (just a joke)
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Check the Demos to be sure that the guy you're going to hire is the right one for your production!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A microphone, a field recorder, a MacBook, an interface and many many cables :-)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I'm doin this since 10 years.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I'm really proud of my productions with the really great Reggea artist Gentleman and his wife Tamika. I was the Mixing and Mastering Engineer and it was a charity project for poor children in Africa.
How would you describe your style?
I don't have a specific style. My style is the style of the current song to get the best out of it.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
At the artist side I would really like to work with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike because their ideas are really innovating and at the engineers side I would love to work with Chris Lorde Alge because he made so many different productions.
Can you share one music production tip?
I think it's really important that you don't overload your mix with effects and so on. Sometimes it's really adding by subtracting.
What type of music do you usually work on?
It's different. i often work on electronic tracks but also on songs with real instruments like Pop, Rock or Reggea
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is to hear what other people won't hear. With that gift i will make the songs ready for the indusrty.
What do you bring to a song?
I try to figure out the musical keynote to award it the finesse that it deserves.
What's your typical work process?
At first I have to listen to the Song several times to get an impression of it. Meanwhile, i get ideas and i start to edit the stems. After that the mixing process beginns.
Tell us about your studio setup.
At home I have just a little bedroom studio but I'm working in a real big professional recording & mixing studio provided by my former college.
A little summary of the equipment:
Avid D-Control & Interfaces
ProTools 10 & 11
UA Twin Finity
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
There are many big names in the industry where you can get inspiration or where you learn a lot.
If I had to name some it would be Chris Lorde Alge, Sam Holland & John Hanes
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Usually I get the stems from my clients and i mix and master the songs!