Hey, my name is Amir, and I am an artist, producer, and engineer from Houston, TX.
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Great vision and amazing song!! Looking forward to more with Amir!
Really good service ! Amir is a very talented person, always providing good advices and very good audio works, always responsive ! He loves what is he's doing and he spreads good vibes every time. Great mixing and composition skills ! I recommend him
I worked with Amir on my last album "Feel Good". He produced all of the beats including everything from mixing to mastering to even helping me with the songwriting. He is extremely talented, passionate, and knowledgable about music. I highly recommend him, and I will definitely be seeking him out for my next album!
Interview with Amir
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pharrell Williams, I think he is a genius.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I grew up in a family that played music. I have been a drummer since I was seven years old along with drumline and orchestral experience. I know the feeling of goosebumps when you know the track is just right. I know when to put it and when to take out.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends if I am mixing, writing, or producing. Mixing - I like to have multiple reference points for the record. For example, I will play it on my Rockits, my laptop speakers, car speakers, take it down to the studio, maybe call some friends over and have them check it out. I like my mixes to sound good on everything.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typically, I have been doing hip hop work for all clients, but my first placement was with Luna LuRae which has a fused sound of pop and hip hop. I am open to any sound have a wide variety of influences.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I take inspiration from anything. I grew up playing drums so for me inspiration comes easy. As long as I can feel the beat, I'm sold!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio along with access to two professional recording studios here in Dallas. I have done most of my previous work at my home studio. I use Logic Pro X for everything from making beats to mixing/mastering. Home gear - KRK Rockit 8's, AKAI MPK 49, MASCHINE Mini, Scarlet 2i interface, and RODE NT1 Mic Plugins- Logic Stock, WAVE, Dada Life, Antares, and Native Instruments Plug Ins Studio gear- Neumann U87 microphone, 11 rack – guitar pre amp, Waves Plugins, Slate Digital Plugins, Universal Audio Plugins, MC77 Compressor, Avalon – vacuum tube mic pre amp, AKG414 condenser microphone, Sure737 dynamic microphone, Isolated treatment in vocal booth, AKAI49 midi keyboard, Presonus RC 500 / mic pre amp compressor & EQ, Presonus septre 8″ studio monitors + sub, and Universal audio apollo duo – audio interface.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, remember that at the end of the day you are mixing, producing, and engineering a song that people will need to feel. If I stop feeling the track then I know I did something wrong, and it is time to go back and fix the problem.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I was raised in the south so I would say alot of southern hip hop and rock has heavily influenced my sound.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I actually went to school for chemical engineering because my parents made me, but I was making beats for my brother the whole time. As soon as I graduated, I went straight to music. I think I worked like 6months in the field and then said, "Fuck this I'm doing music."
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I was on a desert obviously I wouldn't have electricity. I would take my dad's tablas, my drumset, a Steinway piano, and my two guitars.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I truly have an ear for music. I quit engineering for this because I finally realized that this was a gift that could not go to waste. Listen to my music, and you will hear it yourself. I don't do this for the money, but because it makes me happy. I am doing this from my heart, and it feels amazing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give you 100% of me. We will get it right. Whether it's making a beat, mixing/mastering, songwriting, or ghost work. You will get all of me.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. They both have a distinct sound. You just have to know when to use them.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on EP's for two rappers here in Texas.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am REALLY proud of my first big EP with Luna LaRae. I produced it myself, and I am proud of the work because this project took me out of my hip hop and rock background. I lived in France for six months. This is where I heard house music for the first time, and I really like the way it moved people. So I figured out how to make house music, but I added my own flair to this EP. It's a good mix, and it is something everyone can enjoy.