You are Pouring your Heart, Soul & Inspiration into your music! Your Mixing & Mastering Engineer should be the same way.
Doing What I Love And Loving What I Do. Striving To Showcase Your Music In The Best Possible Light & Refining Your Music In to Something You can Be Proud Of.
Working With Music From The Age Of Nine. Kevin Portee Has Spent The Last 35 Years In The Pursuit Of Perfecting his Craft.
MUSIC! Is More Than Just a Job! IT'S A PASSION!!!
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Interview with E.F Studios
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hiphop, Rap, R&b, Soul, Pop, Country, Gospel,Indie Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The Ability To Bring The Visions People See In Their Music To Life.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring Inspiration,Enthusiasm,Insight,Charismatic Idea's, Positive Energy & Encouragement. Through My Work I Bring Clarity, Transparency, A Wide, Full, Up Front, In Your face Sound, That I Have Spent The Last 35 Years Perfecting. (Etc)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Recording: Depend's On The Skill Of The Artist} So These Time's Will Very. Editing: 2 TO 7 Day's Per Song, Depending On The Amount Of Work/Tracks In Each Song. Mixing: 1 To 2 Months For An Album Depending On How Long The Revision Process Take's. Mastering: 45 TO 90 Minute's Per song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I Use Apple To Run My DAW, (Reaper) My VST's/Plugin's Are Wave's My Audio interface Is a Roland Studio Capture, My Mix Board Is A Rockville Rpm1870, My Monitors & Sub Are Rockville, My Mixing Headphones Are AKG 712, My Recording Headphones Are Roland, My Condenser Mic's Are MXL 990 For Vocal Capture, My Dynamic's Are Shure's, My Keyboard is Roland My Drum Pads Are MPC, My Cable's Are Mogami.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lord Alge, Andrew Scheps ,Jack Joseph Puig,etc
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording,editing,Mixing Mastering
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I Started At The Age Of Nine Infatuated With The Whole Aspect Of Music From The Way That I Sounded To The Way That The Lyric's Would Move People. And So Began My Life Long Journey In Music. In the 35 Year's That I Have Been In The Pursuit Of My Dream's I Have Had The Honor Of Meeting People Like RK Jackson, Don Salter, etc. I Have Been Taught By My Own Experience's Trial & Error, And Practice, Practice, Practice.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Original, Unique, One of a Kind.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pete Yorn, Brad Paisley, etc. I would Love To Work With Artist Like Them Because They Are passionate About There There Music, There Song's Have Meaning, & Make A Positive Impact In People's Live's
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: (As Audio Engineer's We Use Are Ear's To See And Gauge Are Work) Tip: When Applying EQ,Compression, etc. Use Your Ear's While Adjusting Your Nob's To Get The Result You Are Looking For. ("With Out Going To Far")