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!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Trevor Dorosz
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common type of work I do is mixing and mastering. I have been getting lots of editing jobs lately as well.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lately I've been working on a lot of acoustic singer-songwriter songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I wen't 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.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What songs/bands out there inspire/ you want to emulate?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: As a mixing engineer the biggest misconception II think a lot of us get is what we can fix during the mixing process. Sadly i'm not able to make poor recordings sound good. And i think a lot of people underestimate how important the recording process really is.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get the chance to work with amazing people and get to help them in their journey of making kick-ass music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I've used both and love both. But right now i'm mostly dedicated to digital.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.