Hello, I'm an audio engineer who has been mixing and recording bands for 5 years. Mixing is my passion and I take the utmost pride in delivering a final project that sounds radio ready. Helping an artist or band bring their ideas and songs to life is what I live for. So give me the opportunity to bring an amazing sonic character to your project.
I mix projects of any genre with various outboard analog gear and digital software plugins. I can also master all projects and bring them up to a radio-ready level. I have a wide variety of the most sought-after plugins and analog equipment on the market.
(Artist and Bands in SoCal see below)
If you're in the greater LA area, I have access to some of the biggest studio's in LA(Conway, Sunset, EastWest, RattleRoom, 17 Hertz, etc.) and can assist with engineering a session for you at one of these famed locations. Feel free to reach out and I can get pricing on hourly, daily, and weekly rates.
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Interview with Anthony Erwin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I did a tracking session for Konvict Music and the experience was awesome.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a lot of Hip Hop/Rap, R&B, and various types of rock.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A punk band from Orange County called 92 Split. Check them out!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jeff Mayer!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid; you get the best of both!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver a product that will surpass their expectations and please on an audible level.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: 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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: 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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I just make stuff louder or add reverb.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What soundscape or vibe are we going for? What will be the overall tone? What do you want the focal point to be?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Providing an organized session can help the creative process immensely.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An API 550B, Neve 1073, Any tube 47, an 1176, and UA Apollo.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style would be mostly considered punchy and aggressive but tamed when needed.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with anybody looking to be original. Plain and simple.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My one tip would be; If it sounds good, run with it!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my strongest skill is creating cohesiveness. Giving the sense of the entire track meshing is what it's all about!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I draw huge inspirations from Manny Marroquin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, and Chris Lord-Alge.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 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.