What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I wear many hats. This often confuses people. First and foremost I am a singer. But I am also a producer/recording and mixing engineer. Having these skills ensures that you will be receiving a high quality product when you request a vocal from me.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am producing a few tracks for local artists and also recording guide vocals for major studio releases. The vocals are used by the artist as a reference when they record.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. It's much more convenient in this day and age.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To give a professionally recorded vocal track perfectly on pitch with an emotional delivery.
What do you like most about your job?
That I can do it in my underwear
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: How much do you charge?
A: That all depends
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Which celebrity singer did you have in mind for this track?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
You should already have in mind the sound you are going for. Listen to the audio samples and make your choice!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Neve 1073, ELAM 251, 1176, Neumann KM 84 and the Kemper Profiling amp
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been a profession singer since 2002. I have traveled all over the world with my voice. Made some great money and life-long friends along the way.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I produced 3 records for different bands. I had a lot of creative input and it gave me a lot of confidence in my skills.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Anyone who has talent and something unique to bring to the table.
Can you share one music production tip?
Get the structure of the song right.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock and Roll
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
I do vocal tacks. But I am also a professional sound engineer and producer. I know a lot about proper recording techniques.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Avalon 737, UA 6176, API, Vintech X73, 1176, Rosetta Apogee 200, UA Apollo Quad, Neumann TLM 103, BeesNeez James
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Andy Wallace, Sebastian Bach, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I am a rock vocalist.