Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The Tim O'Connell album "It's My Song Dammit!". I was the engineer and producer. We recorded the drums, rhythm guitar and bass live on a Neve 88R console. It sounded great!
What are you working on at the moment?
Music for films, advertising, reality TV and several independent artist projects.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Lauren Conklin, she's a great fiddle player!
Analog or digital and why?
Both, because its the world we now live in!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
We will have fun working together!
What do you like most about your job?
Making music sound great!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you make my music sound awesome? Yes!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Computers can make any audio sound great
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your goal (TV / film licensing, radio airplay, etc)? What commercial artists or music references would you like to emulate?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Work with a commercial reference
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Computer (with Logic X installed), Audio Interface (UAD preferable), Mic & Cables (SM57), Guitar (Stratocaster) and Amp + Pedals & Cables (68' Fender Pro Reverb)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Music & English Literature major in college. Started in music business in 2004, had a few "days jobs" along the way and went full time music in 2008 after joining Hummingbird Productions.
How would you describe your style?
"The Maverick" - go where others haven't gone before, push the envelope, turn some heads and have fun
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Will Champlin, bc/ I have worked with him in the past and he's awesome! A great guy, super funny and tons of talent!
Can you share one music production tip?
Top secret! haha, just joking again. Depends on the genre, but focus on getting a great low end sound from the beginning and the mixing / mastering will be a lot smoother.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All types! Rock, Electronic, EDM, Indie Synth Pop, Trap, Hip Hop, Rap
What's your strongest skill?
Mastering & Delivering a final product
What do you bring to a song?
10 years of experience writing, recording, mixing and mastering music for films, TV, radio and advertising purposes. Also a fresh set of ears!
What's your typical work process?
Top Secret! haha, not really. Just approach each project as a unique opportunity. Always focus on communication with the client and the desired goal. I always work off commercial references to achieve highest level of success.
Tell us about your studio setup.
DAW = Logic X; monitors = Blue Sky Pro Desk
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Vocalists and really great drummers!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering & Mixing