A lot of music today is being made in home studios, which is a great step forward for musicians everywhere! That being said, the precision instruments and experienced ears of a mastering engineer are more necessary than ever. I’ve built my entire business around turning DIY recordings into professional production masters for sale and distribution.
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Interview with Borza Mastering
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and Snarky Puppy. Actually, that would make a great combo!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Transparent. Whatever you want it to be.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Self taught, lots of studios. Maximize making friends, minimize making enemies.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: computer, headphones, great monitors, acoustically perfect room, all the plugins.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A human can only focus on three things at one time. So at any point in your song, there should be three interesting things going on. Everything else should be secondary to those three things, and those three things should be most prominent in the mix. For a song to be captivating, those three things should change throughout.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Your music will come to life better than you ever dreamed it would.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet, but I can't wait to meet new people!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My hobby is woodworking, so I'm building a better mobile rack that will be custom to me and help optimize my workflow at home and on the road.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The very first album I recorded,mixed, mastered, and produced - "Finding Home" by Signals - will always be very special to me. We used the worst of the worst equipment in a horrible sounding garage, but worked hard at making a great sound and it all came together. To this day, I listen back to that first project and am still amazed at how great it sounds. There is no substitution for great musicians and the drive for perfection.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try me out - Free Test Master on my website!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I have a list...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Contrary to popular belief, I don't just turn it up.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: should I upload an mp3 to xyz distribution company? no.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making great music!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog and Digital both have their benefits. It's in your best interest to use both. The perfect recall benefits of digital plus the warmth of analog working in harmony is unbeatable.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Counseling. Oh, and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: You, you beautiful person you.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: no u
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Hear music, make it better, repeat.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life. Movement. Energy. Depth. Clarity.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mixes that need that extra secret sauce to take them over the top.