Analog or digital and why?
I'm 100% digital. The technology today is so advanced and after all, the listeners don't care if the track was mixed in Cubase or on a million dollar console, they just want to hear good music.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is that I will do everything I can to make your track sound the way you want it to and stand out from the competition.
What do you like most about your job?
I like that I am able to work for hours on a song if I have to and still enjoy the process.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That anyone with a laptop and software can do it. Today, mixing is much simpler and more accessible than 20 years ago, but in order to be good at it you still need years of practice.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I always like to ask my client for a rough mix. When I listen to the rough mix I can hear where the artist wants to go with the song and improve it. I also like when artists explain the inspiration behind their music and when they mention that, for example, a certain element of the track has a meaning to them and needs special attention.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do not be afraid to ask questions, if you do not like something, say it - no one is perfect and mistakes can happen.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My PC, a set of studio monitors, FabFilter Pro-Q 2, Slate Digital bundle and of course, coffee.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
This is a tough one, I think I would like to work with a relatively new artist and watch him/her grow over time.
Can you share one music production tip?
I'd say develop your sound. It seems funny and simple, you hear that tip all the time but having your own sound is something that will make you stand out from the huge amount of producers out there.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work with electronic dance music, it is a very broad term but it is the 'genre' I enjoy working with the most. I like everything from techno to big room, trance to dubstep. I love the whole culture behind electronic music and enjoy going to clubs and festivals - apart from having a good time, I can also listen to how the big tracks were mixed and mastered.
What's your typical work process?
After importing the stems to Cubase, I will color code everything and listen to the rough mix a few times, get the feel of the song and decide what do I want to do with it. After that I do my grouping and start mixing!
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
This is a pretty long list, I'll only mention a few that come to mind: Bob Horn, Daniel Robert Ford, Matthew Weiss, Maarten Vorwerk, Steve Angello, Seven Lions, Above & Beyond, Hot Since 82, Nic Fanciulli, OC & Verde
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common type of work I do for my clients is mixing.