Analog or digital and why?
I love the sound that my analogue emulation plug in's give me and lot's of industry veterans agree that the difference between hardware and emulation's is closing all the time.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was the mix engineer for K9 Kev's first release in 10 years. It means so much to me because I know the client was happy with my work and has a lot of experienced friend's in the industry who loved it too.
What are you working on at the moment?
Soul Spear's latest track The Hitman
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I always loved music but never done anything about it really. I've always been good with instruments and decided late that I wanted to work as a mix engineer. I've dedicated the past 3 years to learning as much as I can about being a good mix engineer and I need to put this to the test in real-world situations.
Can you share one music production tip?
GAIN STAGING!!!! sorry for shouting but it's the most important part of the process.
What type of music do you usually work on?
A variety of dance music style's, hip hop and alt. rock/prog rock.
What's your strongest skill?
My ability to follow instruction to get the final song that the artist envisioned.
What do you bring to a song?
Clarity, separation, and an analogue finish
Tell us about your studio setup.
I run Reaper and Studio One v3 as my main d.a.w into a Behringer FCA1616 and listening through a pair of KRK Rokit 5's and 8's depending on the project and time of day.
I mainly mix and master using the SSL, API and Slate Digital plug-ins and also have the izotope restoration suite for certain projects.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I get inspired by anyone who is trying to make money in this industry.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I have a growing reputation within my local scene and have worked as a mix & mastering engineer for Soul Spear(EDM) and K9 Kev(Hip Hop).
My most common work is live sound and lights in an all-purpose council operated conference and concert hall.