Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I did a tracking session for Konvict Music and the experience was awesome.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started off recording bands 5 years ago, and haven't looked back since. I've recorded in some awesome studios and had the chance to meet some awesome people as well.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on a lot of Hip Hop/Rap, R&B, and various types of rock.
What's your typical work process?
I usually start off by listening to a copy of the rough mix if I've been provided one, and get an idea of what the producer and artist(s) had in mind. I then get a balance going and usually start with vocals and instruments. After getting a good balance between the fundamental elements, I'll get the drums rockin'! Upon getting the mix sounding solid I'll move onto group processing and then buss processing.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My current setup includes an Unviersal Audio Apollo, Dynaudio BM5s, Yamaha HS8s, Kush Audio Clariphonic, Elysia Xpressor, TK Audio BC501, API 550B, Avid Artist Mix, and a vast plugin library.
What are you working on at the moment?
A punk band from Orange County called 92 Split. Check them out!
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Hybrid; you get the best of both!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To deliver a product that will surpass their expectations and please on an audible level.
What do you like most about your job?
I love making instruments sing and giving a song it's own identity. Creating a signature sound for a song is what Inlive for. Essentially creating something that will be heard for years to come and become a part of history is another reason I love making music.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: Can you provide a second mix?
A: Yes, upon hearing my first attempt if you want changes made I'll send a second one with the changes.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I just make stuff louder or add reverb.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What soundscape or vibe are we going for? What will be the overall tone? What do you want the focal point to be?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Providing an organized session can help the creative process immensely.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
An API 550B, Neve 1073, Any tube 47, an 1176, and UA Apollo.
How would you describe your style?
My style would be mostly considered punchy and aggressive but tamed when needed.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I'd love to work with anybody looking to be original. Plain and simple.
Can you share one music production tip?
My one tip would be; If it sounds good, run with it!
What's your strongest skill?
I would say my strongest skill is creating cohesiveness. Giving the sense of the entire track meshing is what it's all about!
What do you bring to a song?
I bring the solidifying factor to the song, and give it its final identity before mastering. I help bring the idea full circle and create the overall vibe.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I draw huge inspirations from Manny Marroquin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, and Chris Lord-Alge.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The majority of the work I do for my clients pertains to mixing. It relies on applying the the proper processing techniques to achieve a high sonic quality.