Freelance audio engineer, 9 years experience,Pro tools expert
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Interview with Todd Herles
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been Engineer for about 10 years now.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home Studio. Located in Santa Clarita, Ca. Comfortable enviroment. Protools 12, x2 Universal Audio Apollos, Neve VR Channel Strip, x2 Amek channels in a box(designed by rupert neve), Rupert Neve Master Buss Compressor, Purple Audio Biz Mic pre, Elysia xpressor(rack mount), Jdk 500 series Eq, Dbx 676 Channel Strip, Warm Audio Pultec Style Eq, Warm Audio Wa76, And A lot of plug ins.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Reggae/Rock Project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both ones a classic and the other is growing to be a classic
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Always work hard till we get it right where you want it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: People and there passion
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Does that sound good? Lets listen back.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats there favorite Musician/ Band and what kind sound are they looking for on there album/song
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: GML EQ, NEVE 1073, SSL BUSS COMPRESSOR. Id be good with those three for a while
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Recording, Editing, and Mixing
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Im Very Tedious when it comes to editing and recording. Mixing i become more laid back and like to feel out a song to get find its sweet spots through out the mix.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid back and casual with a professional work ethic
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock/alternative and heavy metal
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, mixing, mastering