I am a creative technologist that works in all facets of audio post production. My mixing and mastering uses a combination of analog and digital tools (In the box and outboard gear). I work with the artist to make sure their hard work is taken to the next level. Sound is emotion, a feeling, and should sound timeless; that is my goal.
I offer multitrack mixing of music and film in a hybrid setting and can deliver any format required. My approach is a hybrid digital and analog setup since the sound quality and tools available in using both worlds far exceeds using just either platform. My work goes beyond just balancing the mix and eq, and includes tuning vocals, editing, noise reduction, and rerecording.
My Mastering service offers a free mix pre-master to hear what direction I would take you mix. I offer unlimited updates to a mix within project cycle. I include various mixes for the different platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.). I also provide MFiT masters for submission to Apple.
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Interview with Phoenix Mixing - Mastering
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing multi-channel audio for 2 track streaming service, CD, DVD-Audio, and Surround 5.1.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: BT, Hans Zimmer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A Hybrid digital and analog setup that can accommodate 128 digital tracks into 16 channels of analog summing with an array of outboard compressors, eq's, and processors. It also serves as the basis for my mastering rig.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Balance, listen, balance some more; scale it back 15%.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Critically listening.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly EDM, but these days everyone is making music and need a good mix, or master.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't force your inspiration, sound, or process. It comes naturally to who you are.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hans Zimmer. His creative process must be magic when it strikes.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After years of production work with artists and remixers, I have been focusing more on mixing, mastering, post-production sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: UBK Fatso, Phoenix Compressor, SPL Vitalizer MKIIT, Dangerous Music Mastering console, Mac with Logic and Pro Tools.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask for a demo of what I can do for your project.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their goals with the project are and what their intentions are.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I work only inside the box with digital plugins. Analog can sound transparent, or even add character to a file that may need it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I turn the project around in a day? It depends on what you need!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: There is an aspiring nature to this work since there have been many legends in this field that continue to create amazing work. It is also competitive (in certain circles).
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction or your money back.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Each has strengths and weaknesses. I do prefer an analog process over a digital pass.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet. Hopefully I can change that and network with the amazing talent this service has access to.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Game Audio, 5.1 mixing, new mastering process for perceived loudness.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Working with Bill Hamel for many years on a variety of remixes for major label artists.