What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That they'll get an amazing mix with quick revision turnarounds and make their musical vision come to life.
What do you like most about your job?
Besides giving a high quality mix, helping producers or artist reach their end goals.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q:How much do you charge?
A:Depends on the budget, i make sure to work within a clients budget.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Starting a mix is a quick and simple task.
Analog or digital and why?
Doesn't matter, if i had to choose, a combination of Analog and Digital.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Besides the rough mix, what are some other songs you would like me to reference?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Find others that are as passionate as you.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Mac Pro, Apogee Symphony, and my 3 Monitors.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been in the industry for 4 years, but i've been a freelance mixer for a little over a year and a half. I spent about 2 years learning from one of the top mixers in the industry.
How would you describe your style?
My Mixing style is to never stray away from the feel and the characteristics that make the artist and producer fall in love with the rough mix in the first place and start the mix from there.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Working with any artist that wants to develop their sound, and take their music career very seriously.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't overlook the gain staging part of the mix. It's easily one of the most overlooked processes for beginning mixers.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mainly Pop, Hip-Hop, and Urban.
What's your strongest skill?
Understanding what clients want in their mix.
What do you bring to a song?
Outstanding quality mixing.
What's your typical work process?
The mix always starts with the artist or producers vision of the track, making sure we don't lose the feel of the rough mix, then work out the fine mixing details and building onto their mix from there.
Tell us about your studio setup.
A Pro Tools HD Rig with an assortment of plug ins and an Apogee Symphony I/O going into a Coleman Audio Controller that controls Adams A7X, Yamaha Ns-10ms, and KRK VXT 4.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Max Martin, he's probably one of the most consistent producers ever.
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