Trevor Dorosz

Mixing, Mastering, Production

Trevor Dorosz on SoundBetter

Clean, vibrant and full mixes. I always strive to give artists the best sound possible

I'm a graduating student from Center for Arts and Technology in Kelowna, B.C, Canada. I took the Audio Engineering and Music Production classes where I learned recording techniques, mixing, editing, music production and theory.
I specialize and offer mixing and mastering services and always strive to make sure my work meets the artists' visions and demands. I am big on communication, so don't be afraid to contact me about any concerns, thoughts, or ideas you may have. I love to hear your vision of what you want your end product to sound like and really look forward to working with you!

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Interview with Trevor Dorosz

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: One of my favorite projects was my final for school. I had to go through the entire process of making an album with an artist. I worked on everything from writing songs with him, all the way through to mastering and distributing the album. It was a lot of fun going through the entire process and going through all the work it takes to make an album. It was a lot of hard work especially since I had to play every role, but it was so much fun and we we're both super happy about the end product.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: One project I'm super excited about is working on a horror based trailer album for publishers. It's taking me a lot into sound design, and it's a whole new thing that I'm falling in love with

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I'm brand new here, so don't really know anyone yet

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I've used both and love both. But right now I'm mostly dedicated to digital.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: That I will always take care for their vision and deliver a product they are proud of. I don't want to do slack jobs on something that someone is putting a lot of effort into, and don't want to break the trust they had when hiring me.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Meeting and talking with people. I absolutely love the networking side of things

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: As a mixing engineer the biggest misconception I think a lot of us get, is what we can fix during the mixing process. Sadly, we're not able to make changes from the source we are given that drastically. The production stage and recording stage are just as important as mixing when it comes to what the final product will sound like.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What songs/bands out there inspire/ you want to emulate? Getting a reference to something they take huge inspiration from can help me get a better idea for where they want their final mix to be

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Don't be shy in asking what you want for your product no matter how much or obstruct it is . It's your vision, and as a provider, it is my mission to help you accomplish that

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I went to school to study audio engineering to record bands. I still do occasionally record bands but I took a lot more interest in mixing during my time at school. I just graduated in January of 2019 so I haven't been in the game for long but I'm really enjoying it so far and hope I can be of service to people

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Lately I've been working on a lot of folk-acoustic and heavy metal. I dont work with the metal genre much, and it's something that I would love to get more of

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Aside from mixing and mastering, I take a huge interest in Music Theory and understanding harmony

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I'm mostly committed to doing all my mixing and mastering in the box, so I dont own any outboard equipment. I do all my monitoring through Adam T7V's and also use the Sennheiser HD 600 for headphone reference. As far as plug-ins go, my go-to is usually Izotope's Ozone 8 and Fabfilter's plug-ins. Occasionally for bigger projects I'll use my school's studio simply because is has a professional listening environment and gear, and I also love mixing through the SSL AWS desk.

  27. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  28. A: Most common type of work I do is mixing and producing tracks for movie and T.V trailers

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I've always been a huge fan of Starset and they're songs and productions always sounded so unique to me. Getting to work with them would definitely be a dream-come true.

  31. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  32. A: Use a return channel for your'e reverbs. This way you can EQ and sculpt the reverb sound separately from the tracks you'll be sending it to. You can also get more creative with the reverb and use saturation to make it sound more raw and bright.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I like to get all the organization out of the way before I do anything mixing related. I usually ask the clients for some reference tracks as-well to get a better idea of what sound they're aiming for. Once all the organizing is done and I loaded in the reference tracks I do some basic volume balancing and panning. I then start diving into the mixing process. I usually like to start with drums and bass and make sure they have a solid relationship together. After that I take a break to keep my ears fresh and come back to it and make any changes I think are needed. I then continue on through all the other instruments while taking breaks every 45 minutes or so to make sure I don't get ear fatigue and end up with a poor mix. After everything sounds like it's really coming together I send the rough draft to the client for some feedback. I then make the changes requested and polish up the mix. I then send the finalized mix to the client once more and ask for some feedback again. Getting feedback is super important for me. I wan't to make sure that you're as happy as possible with the mix. Then after your'e pleased with the mix I move onto mastering if requested.

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