At MKE Mixing & Mastering, I provide quality audio production services with simple pricing. Check out my blog for mix examples and details on my production process.
With over 20 years of experience in audio production and engineering, MKE Mixing & Mastering provides cost effective audio services for Milwaukee and beyond. With a focus on friendly, customer service driven production, clients can see the value in working with MKE Mixing & Mastering.
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Interview with MKE Mixing & Mastering
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Aldraz Qob, is a amazingly talented musician. I worked as a mix and mastering engineer and helped with marketing after mastering. It felt great to see a project to completion.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Buffalo Gospel, Live at Anodyne.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it really has come a far way in the last 10 years. It's hard to beat the convince and price compared to the challenges of analog. Nothing is perfect and what really matters is what comes out of the speakers. No average listener of music cares what EQ or compression you used on something.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always leave you satisfied. That's what she said.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with new talented artists with a passion for their music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge? My answer is flat fair pricing to complete your project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Expensive gear doesn't always yield great results.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your influences? How do you think your song or album be even better?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Build a friendship and common ground with the provider. This allows for a better long term relationship and
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Reverend Double Agent, JHS Double Barrel, Keeley Delay Workstation, MacBook Pro, Paper.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Played as a musician for 15 years and work as a studio assistant for the last 3 years. I also work as a software engineer and create custom applications and websites.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern Vintage with a fair price
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. He is an amazing talent that stretches musical boundaries.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen! Don't just turn knobs or add a plugin to a track. Only do what the music requires and trust your instincts!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Wide ranging. Rock, Americana, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication and listening skills. Both with clients and their projects.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Polish, shine and fresh ears to make a production radio ready!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening to my clients needs and
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home based studio setup with Yamaha NS-10 and acoustically treated recording space.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Field Report, Bon Iver, The Beatles, The War on Drugs, Daft Punk, Sylvan Esso
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Often finalizing rough mixes or mastering final mixes are the most common type of work I do. But I also have worked as a producer, writer, session musician and drum programming.