What are you working on at the moment?
EDM tracks for my colleagues.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital for all the possibilities and ease of use.
What do you like most about your job?
Being able to listen to so much great music and be a part of it's creative process.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1TB Hard Drive, MIDI keyboard, Digidesign Venue, Pro tools HD and a computer
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this for 3 years and have been at Full Sail University this past year to sharpen my skills.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I recently cleaned up a mix for a friend to submit for a remix competition. It took up a lot of my time but it was worth the satisfaction of the client.
How would you describe your style?
Decisive and a perfectionist.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Karnivool because listening to their album 'Sound Awake' is what made me want to become a mixing engineer.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never let your compression be heard.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues
What's your strongest skill?
Organizing files and working fast with the help of quick keys.
What do you bring to a song?
A musician's perspective and drive to create a great sounding song, intensive work ethic, and a streamlined workflow.
What's your typical work process?
I start by subgrouping and color coding instruments in my DAW, and them move on to cleaning each one up with EQs if needed. After that I work with a little compression to even out the dynamic range, and then add time based effects such as reverb or delay for stereo width and depth. Finally, I use automation to liven up the mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Macbook Pro with Extended Monitor for viewing mix and edit windows simultaneously, connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface. Monitors are Behringer MS16s and Yamaha KRK rokit 6 for reference. I mix primarily on my Shure SRH840 headphones and on Avid Pro Tools 11.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Steven Wilson, Karnivool, McFly, Nick Didia
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing of individual tracks, Editing audio for clarity; both dialogue and music.