What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on music for a new anime that will be coming out in December called Bloodline.
Analog or digital and why?
This is a debate that will never die as long as there are audio engineers.
I go digital, not because it sounds better than analog, but because I find that I work better in the digital realm. One is not better than the other, they are just different.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Anything I work on has my name on it. Regardless of how much work it is or how much I charge for that particular project, I will never halfway do anything. Everything I mix, produce, edit, or tune, I am proud of because I do everything within my ability to make it perfect.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Mixing and Mastering are NOT synonymous!! They are equally different processes that are equally important to making any good song into a great hit.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Don't be overly stingy when choosing someone to work with. It's always good to get your project done right the first time. Along with that, all because someone isn't charging huge prices and/or doesn't have certain pieces of gear doesn't mean that the end result won't be as professional as you would hope. Always remember: Someone could have access to the most expensive microphones, warmest/cleanest mic pre's, purest cables, biggest consoles, and greatest interfaces, but if he/she doesn't have the knowledge to effectively use the equipment, none of it is worth anything to that person.
How would you describe your style?
Different? Unique? That's a bit cliché..... how about a large Bacon 3 Cheese Steak with pepperoni, add BBQ from Charley's Grilled Subs along with a fully customized Quesarito from Willy's Mexicana Grill (because that's actually not on the menu, I have to instruct them how to make it every time)? My style is influenced by many other greats while I add a little something extra and eventually make something entirely new and different. :)
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
There are way too many artists out there to say I'd like to work with only one but the ones I'd like to work with the most I think would be Lecrae (again), Drake, Postmodern Jukebox, State Champs, and Jesus Culture. As you can see by my choices, my musical tastes don't usually stay in one genre. All of these people have amazing talent, but more so, they're game changers in their own right.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on hip hop but I've worked on everything spanning from reggaeton to death metal.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
As far as my production goes, there are two people that really inspire me. Dark Child and GAWVI. Both of them are amazing producers. I've had the opportunity to meet GAWVI on several occasions and he's one of the coolest people I know. Coolest and most humble.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I usually do mixing and production.