Hello, I'm James.
Audio Engineer, Sound designer and Producer.
i've been active within music for about 10 years starting out as a live technician for a sound system in Manchester , UK.
this then lead me to then study music at the Manchester College, where i learnt most of my foundations.

My services are:

Master
Mixing
Sound Design
Engineering Tutoring
Sample building
Musical Collaboration
Remixing

All of my services offered have gained great feedback from both peers and consumers, quality is the main thing i keep in mind with all services so i can assure you of a great end result as i am flexible and aim to please.
If you would like to hear a variety of my sounds please listen here:

http://soundcloud.com/siskiyousound

my old project:

http://soundcloud.com/darkelixir

DarkElixir which was a mainly dubstep alias focused heavily on sound design, mixing and mastering.

Gear highlights

  • Audeze LCD3
  • Yamaha Monitors
  • Tech Tube valve compressor
  • 166xs Gate and Compressor
  • Cavali Headphone Amp
  • Digitech TSR-24 Delay and reverb.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I usually allow 2 revisions and i usually turn mixes in 2 - 3 days max. mastering is next day.
Any additional costs will be discussed as far as extra work is involved.

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Analog or digital and why?
Analog is way more fun. the same way playing football is better than watching it.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
i will make this sound as good as i can like it was my baby.
What do you like most about your job?
i get to meet and connect with a diverse demographic and i love to hear new material.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
is the song clean and ready to go and are you happy with it? is this the best it can sound on your end?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you wish to have me work on music please be fast, reliable and sharp because i don't have a lot of time to deal with people that are not sure what they are doing.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Computer, Audeze LCD3, Drum Kit, Unlimited fuel generator...don't want to run out of power and then a virus TI synth.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career is just starting i feel although i have been doing this almost a decade. i started in live sounds playing illegal raves in Manchester, UK i would engineer the system too then i went to college to learn how to make music on software and ever since i just ran with it. moved to USA to try my best to make something happen and now i feel like it's just starting to pick up! lots of hard work!
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I remixed a song off becks new album which i am super stoked on and can't wait to put out!
How would you describe your style?
off beat and un tamed. my music is unlimited and has no rules. i use what ever sounds i want so my songs are playful and soulful.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
i would really like to work with Jay Z as i think he has an amazing mind and can just have reels of songs memorised in his head ready to go and would love to hear what he could do with my music!
Can you share one music production tip?
Always mixdown with your control room volume low! saves your ears a lot so take breaks.
What type of music do you usually work on?
mostly electronic music but i have mixed and mastered classical music as well as hip hop.
What's your strongest skill?
i would say my stereo image. i've got a really good spacial awareness with sound and how to use it to give the song more depth.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring warmth. image and a good roughness that is needed to give the project texture. i dealt with a lot of found sounds and recordings of my own so i am a fan of really organic sounds so i do use them a lot in my own music.
What's your typical work process?
I like to get in the studio listen to a few binaural tones and then play some of the beatles or pink floyd to slowly warm the speakers up and get sound going through the pipes so to speak. will then usually relax and let my ears get custom to the space. after that i tend to listen to some newer techy stuff. 31 recordings have a lot of music i love to hear before mixing. then i get right in to it.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio set up is a home studio. got it sounding the way i want it and it's super comfy and a great place to work! the gear in there is assorted as i have collected a lot over the years and i have some taste stuff to put audio through, especially old tape machines for drums.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
i am inspired by many people, Noisia are always the top of sound design.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering, I have so many good reviews and trusted clients that only use my services.