What are you working on at the moment?
A solo project and an artist named Brandon Romans
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. It's much faster in this world we live in now. I can produce, write, record, mix all in two hours and have a finished product.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That if they trust me everything will be ok.
What do you like most about your job?
That I get to be creative and I get to listen to the one thing I love most in this world, music.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Do you autotune? Yes.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That we're miracle workers lol. I can't turn water to wine.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are your goals with the mix of your project. Is there a deadline?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Trust in the process.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My MacBook, Blueberry microphone, waves software, art tube amp, Scarlett 2i2.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I first started as a producer, then became a producer/artist/recording & mixing engineer. Performed out of state and country a couple times. Then realized I liked mixing more. I've been mixing for 8 years now.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I would have to say this singer named KeriLynn. She trusted me. I was producer, arranger, writer, recording/mixing engineer
How would you describe your style?
More artistic then mechanical. I definitely apply the left side of my brain.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
The Weeknd. I enjoy his vocal range and soothing sound. And I feel that the creative factor is there.
Can you share one music production tip?
If there's no creativity don't do it.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
Persistence. If I don't get it right I'm going to keep going til it is.
What do you bring to a song?
Creativity and Minimalism
What's your typical work process?
Watch an anime or two. Start on the first mix after listening to the song. Send the first version off to the artist, get their opinion them start on the next mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
A simple in the box Pro Tools studio. A Mac Pro, waves plugins, a couple hardware compressors and efx processors.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mike Dean, Manny Marroquin, Chris Lord-Alge, Ms. Lago, Chris Gehringer, Travis Scott, Jeff Bhasker, Kanye West.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Taking the rough version of their song and bring it to life.