With over 20 years of experience in writing, recording and producing music, I am well positioned to take your project to the next level.
After a decade in Boston, MA, Point Break Sound is now located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Services include recording, mixing, and mastering.
My goal is always trying to bring your vision to the next level. To know what that vision is, I believe it's important to have a conversation about your ideas and your goals. Then I will create a plan on how to get there.
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Interview with Point Break Sound / TW Perry
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Mixing, mastering.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Poppy punk stuff, heavy rock 'n roll, metal.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Find out how you can make all the tracks work together, not how well they sound in solo mode!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix 95% in the box. Once in a while I'll use some outboard gear if I'm going for a specific effect or treatment, but I love the flexibility and freedom that working in the box provides. I work in Pro Tools. My main monitors are Genelec 8040b's, setup in a well treated room.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: There's a place for both. I'm a fan of recording through analog gear, and mixing in the digital domain.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you trying to achieve with this album, creatively speaking?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Articulate your goals and expectations. It's important we're on the same page, that way I can help you reach your potential.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Like many producers and mixing engineers, I started out as a musician. First as a drummer, then as the lead singer for the surfpunk band The Travoltas. After a few album releases, I started producing and mixing records for other bands.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a clear, open, and detailed mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My ears, and my conviction a song has to invoke an emotional response. A song needs to be able to tell a story, through melody, rhythm, and words. My goal is to bolster the elements in a song that people will remember.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If the project needs editing, I'll start with that. Then it's setting up the routing, so by the time I get to mixing I can focus 100% on the creative aspect of the job. I create a quick raw mix so I can listen through the whole song, and go from there.