Analog or digital and why?
Digital. The reason is because companies like Waves, UA, NI, Slate and others create outstanding emulations of the best analogue gear. For instance in the digital world I can use a classic LA 2A optical compressor NUMEROUS times in a mix. In the analogue world each unit costs several K$ so most studios don't have more than one or two...
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A lot of people think they can DIY... To some extent that is true, but mixing and mastering are art forms mixed with science. Not everyone can really do it with good sounding results.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
First listen to the engineers work. Some charge an arm and a leg for an identical level of work to that of a much cheaper, lesser known engineer.
How would you describe your style?
I like mixing "in your face". Every instrument and vocal should have it's place yet blend perfectly.
When mastering, I try to maintain the sound of the mix, but enhance it sonically.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I like working with artists who know what they want. As soon as an artist knows how they want their music to sound, the engineer can do his job, and not sidegig as a shrink...
Can you share one music production tip?
I totally get the desire for DIY recording, mixing and mastering, but at the end of the day, 99% of musicians won't get the results they really want unless they work with professional engineers.
I'm not saying don't record at home, I'm saying be honest with yourself. If your track isn't sounding the way you REALLY want it to, then turn it over to a pro and let us work our "magic"!
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work mostly "in the box" using the best analogue emulation plugins money can buy. This setup helps both maintain a "warm" analogue sound while saving both time and money for my clients.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is a particular insparation, both musically and how he has handled his career.
I am also inspired by my fellow country man and producer/engineer extraordinaire Yoad Nevo.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.