Vox Booth Studios offers great affordable quality for any genre or any type of artist. Mike Slomba the studio engineer as many years of experience in studio recording and or mixing. Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Serato, Ableton, anything to get the job done and get you coming back!
Mike Slomba the studio engineer has many years of experience in studio recording and or mixing. Graduated from Glendale Community College in AZ Class of 2017 for Audio Production Technologies. Took many classes such as Music Business, DAW, Studio Recording, LIVE Sound, DJ Performance, etc.
DAWs used Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Serato, & experience with Ableton,
Gear: Yamaha HS8 Monitors, UAD MKII Interface, AKG C214 Condensor Microphone, DAW Logic Pro X.
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Interview with Mike Slomba
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Freelancer as a Technician throughout Chicago. Mixing LIVE bands or setting up gear for events.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog will always have the 'Sound' of a great record, and Digital has its own sound. It will be mostly a preference thing, their are pros and cons to both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Deliver the best sound they wanna hear, and do my best to get to that.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom of time, and doing what I like to do and also getting paid to do it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Home studios are not professional and cannot get anything to sound great. I disagree it depends who you are and what kind of artist you are working with. In today's recording and what is offered to you, Pro Tools is today's industry standard, you do not need a fancy console anymore.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Please be specific and what you like be to do for you and your project. I like having a list of tasks so I can get everything done at once, do not like sending files back and forth. Because all that does is waste my time and yours.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please be patient, and respect what the engineer is wanting to do for you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: UAD MKII, AKG C213, Mic Stand, Cable & Macbook Pro,
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Graduated in 2017 for Audio Production Technologies, been freelancing in Chicago for almost a year now. Still have much to learn, but knowing I am on the right path.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean mixes nothing too crazy, I try to visualize what I think the artist will like to hear.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take your time, and always reference your mix before mastering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: File management and organization, than getting down to actually being creative and working on my current project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Everything is on a 2 tier glass studio desk that I had picked out, looks great. On the 1st tier of the main desk you have my MacBook Pro connected via HDMI to Samsung TV that I use as my screen monitor. On the side of my laptop I various usb ports connecting to my UAD MKII Audio Interface & External Hard drive. On the left & right side of my TV screen I was 2 identical Yamaha HS8 Powered Monitors that I use for mixing & mastering. What I connect to the pre-amp of my UAD Interface is a AKG C213 Condenser Microphone.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common is studio recording, mixing & mastering.