Analog Modeling is my specialty. I will keep things transparent and honest, . The more you tell me about what you want, the more I can help.
If you’re proud of what you’ve recorded and need to give it the professional thickness, I’ve got you covered. Quick turnaround and big professional mixes. I am very understanding when it comes to preserving the personality of the original track and will do everything to make sure my work only compliments the track without altering your art.
Background in sound with the Marine Band New Orleans and Graduated the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Phoenix, AZ. Professional experience on Piano, Bass, and Trombone.
Specializations include mixing and mastering along with synthetic sound design and beat sampling. Experience in Funk, Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, and Indie production.
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Interview with Jon Richardson
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. But analog, just in a digital environment. Recall is very important to me and digital solves my biggest problems with recall. But "analog" plugins nowadays really take the cake. I pride myself on my analog workflow in the box.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do everything in my power to get you the sound you want with as little hassle as possible.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to listen to music at work!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people have a misconception about Mixing Engineers that we are just adding some compression, reverb, and doing a quick fader balance. In actuality, mixing is just as much an art form that affects the final outcome of the record nearly as the music. But if you don't like what you hear, be sure to speak up because chances are, your concerns can be quickly and easily addressed.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How big is your project? (tracks and times) What is your Timeline and Budget? What examples do you have for me to listen to that demonstrate the sound you want?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always be open and honest with me about what you want and expect. The more I know about your vision for the project, the more I can help.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Walkman with "record," SM58 hooked into it, Cassettes, Acoustic Bass Guitar, Trombone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in performance. Trained in Piano and Trombone from a young age I developed the Bass Guitar. I eventually started writing and recording my own music very young. I joined the Marine Band New Orleans as the Pianist for a term and then Studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences landing me a Studio Internship in Nashville, TN. I now work in Nashville as a Mixing Engineer for hire. Sessions available if the artist covers studio costs.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Asthetic. My work is fun to listen to and always exciting to the mind.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anderson .Paak for sure. I would love to see how he experiments in the studio!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never try to crank your mix too loud. Save that for mastering and you'll be much more successful.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Funk, and Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my ear.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I specialize in Analog Modeling and Jazz/Funk. My work can be what the artist needs, no matter the track. I bring the sound you want.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will build inspiration by talking with the artist and listening to the material in order to establish a sound. Next, once I have all that I need to get started, I begin by eliminating unwanted sounds and correcting others. I then build a firm dynamic foundation to stack on. Lastly I do what I can to smooth it all together with the "Sound" I'm going for.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a Pro Tools Rig in an apartment with access to countless plugins and software designed to give me the full functionality I need as a Mixing and Mastering Engineer ITB
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anderson .Paak, Bela Fleck, Miles Davis, Vulfpeck, Andrew Scheps
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Editing and Phase Alignment, Audio Repair, Mixing, Mastering