What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on my current ep, that doesn't have a release date, and an LP that i'm working on with a former classmate of mine.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I do not.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, because I haven't got a chance to do much analog work yet.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will promise to work as hard as I can on your project, whatever it may be.
What do you like most about your job?
I love music, and I love getting to help people get out their projects. That is what artists want, and that is the hardest part about being an artist.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
I don't get many questions.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I don't think I have any.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Could I work with you in person? How much time would I have to do the project? Are you mature with your business?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Have a good idea for a project, and don't be lazy with it. The worst thing I've experienced, is when someone starts slacking, and they don't want to work on the project.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Oh wow, any Neumann microphone. An Akai MPK 261. A focusrite interface. KRK Rokit 6 inch speakers. Last but not least, Pro Tools 11.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path so far, has been audio engineering school, and trying to find work doing just about anything in the audio world. I have been making instrumentals since I was seventeen. However, I have only been seriously taking music since 2014.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am about to release a song called 'In The Moment' with a classmate of mine, and I made the instrumental for the song, and got to co-produce and engineer it.
How would you describe your style?
Very different. I've been told that I have a very different sound than most people.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Kanye West, because he is an inspiration as a producer/artist to me, and he does a lot of his own sampling, and instrumentals.
Can you share one music production tip?
Play your mix in many different places. Play it in your car, ipod, cheap speakers, monitors, anywhere you can! Your point of reference doesn't have to be the same, because you won't hear different things on the same speakers.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip Hop instrumentals, and jazzy hip hop instrumentals, but I am currently working on making many different types of genres of music.
What's your strongest skill?
I would have to say programming instruments through MIDI or producing.
What do you bring to a song?
Creative insight, a producer's mindset with an engineer's ear.
What's your typical work process?
Working together with the artist, to get what they want their track to sound like. Plus, working on it without them, and make possible multiple mixes for them, and go from there.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Right now, I have an Akai MPK249, two KRK Rokit 5 inch monitors, an audio technica AT2020 microphone with a pop filter, along with Pro Tools 11 and Reason 7 softwares.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Play N Skillz, Machine Gun Kelly, Breaking Benjamin, Ed Sheeran, Jermaine Cole, Lecrae, Mick Jenkins, Three Days Grace, AC/DC, and many more that I cannot think of at the moment.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do producing, engineering, and composing.