My name is Mark I'm a musician specifically I play guitar and have been for more than 10 years. my influences range from classic rock, progressive rock/metal, new wave, metal, space rock, psychedelic rock etc.. I also recently graduated an audio engineering course with Recording Connection. My specialty is mixing, I am also GarageBand savvy.
I offer services in mixing, session guitarist, producer, session garage band which includes adding texture, keyboards, drums, sounds etc..I offer all these services in different genre's of music progressive rock/metal, soundtracks, rock, metal, hard rock, space rock etc
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Interview with ProgMark
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. Why? because of the warmth and rich sound of vinyl records, also the recording process was amazing. Recording on track tape and having to get your takes right so that the tape didn't wear out. Digital is too clean and perfect.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Solo work
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Session guitars, programmed drums, textures, sounds.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Engineers/Producers: Steven Wilson, Devin Townsend, Alan Parsons, Eddie Offord, Bob Erzin, Trevor Horn Musicians/Bands: Yes, Opeth, Katatonia, Scorpions, The Police, Pink Floyd, The Buggles, King Crimson, Genesis, Leprous, Judas Priest..
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools 11, GarageBand..
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Good creative mixing, texture, guitars, ideas, enhancements.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing is a favorite thing of mines to do and being creating with automation and panning etc..also adding guitars and texture to music sounds to enhance a song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Progressive Rock/Metal, ambient, space rock, soundtracks.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never compress to much, preserve the dynamics!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with any creative artist who's open minded because I love to have no limits when working on a song.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style as a musician would be emotional when needed, complex when needed, heavy when needed, no limits, creative, open minded..
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project I worked on that I was proud of would me my own solo work since that has been a dream of mines. My role was basically everything from the guitar player, programming synths, drums, sounds and mixing the final product.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a musician for more than 10 years..
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, recording device, iPod, records, water/food..
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just give me a chance..
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound are you looking for and will you trust me with your music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Being a producer is not making beats.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything I love music and I love the challenge of making a song the best it can be.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do my best to enhance the song to make it sound it's best.