What are you working on at the moment?
Alfred Massaï, a french singer with a very deep and singular universe. From afrobeat to post apocalyptic epic electronic music. The mixing session are about to start, and I'm just so glad about the work we're doing together.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm new in town, sorry about that.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Digital editing, cause it's pure creativity. Analog sound cause it's alive.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
The complete availability of my ears for their song and their wishes.
What do you like most about your job?
When the song takes its consistance, coming from nowhere expect imagination of several guys, and becoming something real.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you mean with that guitar solo ?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Any Royer mic, RE20, Neve 1073, 1176 blackface, LA2A
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Twelve years. Just everyday work on music, live or studio
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I'm proud of every project as soon as the artist feels that it's his own music. At the beginning of my career, I often became artistic leader de facto because lot of artists need to be directed, but didn't knew that before recording. You do what you can to "save" the tracks, but it's sometimes to late. Three years ago, I decided to stop this thing and to be considered as the Artistic leader from the beginning of the production process. I take raw material and I help the band to do it right. I'm really proud when I lead the guys to a completely different and new stuff and the band says : "I feel like I've always heard it this way"
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Beck coz her rules.
Can you share one music production tip?
Shorten your bass drum...
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Soul and emotional accuracy.
What's your typical work process?
Listen to the demo and then make it true.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work on protools 10 integrated in a full analog environment (Lafont Mixing Desk, Tubetech, Manley, Empirical Labs, UA, Also)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Nigel Goodrich, Steve Albini, Rick Rubin, Butch Vig, Jean Lamoot
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Recording, mixing, leading.