I am a talented professional mix engineer with a great vocal producer skill set. As a tracking engineer I work with my artists to achieve results they just don't get elsewhere. I create comfortable space where artists will push themselves. As a mix engineer I consistently create balance and clarity, enhancing the artists vision for their fans.
I am a hungry mix engineer that is always working hard towards perfecting his craft. I love trying new techniques and being creative. Let me mix your next project and show you how awesome your recordings can sound! Looking for long term passionate clients.
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Interview with |redeye|
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Streetlight's Run for your Life album. A really cool lyrical hip hop album in the vein of Lupe Fiasco/Kendrick Lamar. I ended up mixing and mastering the entire album! Originally he had come in to record a potential addition to the album which was already done and mastered and ready for release. The track we worked on titled, 'Crash' ended up sounding so good that he insisted I remix the entire album to try and add the clarity and excitement we had created on 'Crash' throughout the rest of the album. The best part? We only had 7 days before the deadline for the Spotify exclusive release he had lined up! That was quite a week considering there are 12 songs on the album!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing an EP for an upcoming Alt Rock project called 's e n s e s'. Super cool Paramore meets The Killers vibes!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Where analog hardware does bring a lot of amazing positives to the table, working in the digital realm allows for a much more modern and streamlined way of working. My absolute preference is to have a good analog signal chain when recording, (good pre, good compressor) and then do the majority of the editing and mixing process ITB in the digital realm. This allows for easier mix recall and further edits for last minute revisions. High end summing mixers can also be a great asset for a hybrid mix approach.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction guaranteed. I want my clients to walk away unable to contain their excitement that their song sounds so good!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its as easy as moving the faders up and down!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My trusty mic, ATH-m50, Martin acoustic, macbook pro i7 quad w/charger, apollo twin x!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to make songs with depth. I tend to make drums punchy, and create space and depth in the supporting instruments. I like the vocal to sit in the track, surrounded by the arrangement as opposed to super up front on top of the track, but I am obviously capable of working in either style!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Grohl! I mean, he has quite the legacy musically and he seems like he would be a good hang! And believe it or not, being a good hang can really be a HUGE catalyst in creating with other people. Also, I would vote Finneas. Incredible producer and creator!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Double track your vocals! It never hurts to have some extra vocal doubles in your session. You don't have to commit to using them but they can be a valuable asset for your mix engineer later on depending on how the vocals end up being treated. A recorded double 19 times out of 20 will give your track more dimension and interest than an artificial double created in post! Also, stop recording vocals into those little boxy vocal stands! (haha) Most large diaphragm microphones have a cardioid pattern and naturally don't pick up sound from behind the microphone to begin with. Using one in a very noisy environment is probably better then nothing, but a few well placed moving blankets behind the singer can make way more difference and leave the vocal sounding more naturally open!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: RnB, Hip Hop, Alt Rock, Pop Rock, and Heavy Rock!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am very good at producing professional, commercial quality vocals and polishing up raw tracks to sound professional and balanced. My editing, tuning, and arrangement skills are what really set me apart from other engineers. I am also great at seeing my clients end vision and remaining true to that while bringing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My unique skill set provides my clients with peace of mind that they can compete with other mainstream commercial releases. I work tirelessly to create exciting mixes that won't fatigue your listeners and keep them interested!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At my studio in North Hollywood, CA I work on a i7 quad core 3.5Ghz Imac with 32gb RAM running Avid Pro Tools and Logic Pro X. Featuring mics from Rode, AT, Shure, and Neumann, Yamaha MSP5's, HS8's, Argosy desk, AVID artist mix and transport, 1073-type mic pre, hum eliminator, patchbay, assorted guitars (both elec and acoustic) and bass, Previa weighted hammer action digital piano, Panarama p4 midi controller, Akai 25, and much more! Studio also features a seperate Iso booth and control room, private lounge, and 50" 4k LED tv w/ Netflix and Xbox One.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lorde-Alge, Bob Clearmountain, Dave Pensado, John Feldman, David Bendeth
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am hired a lot as a vocal producer and mix engineer, whether thats tracking vocals at my studio or being sent raw vocals/tracks recorded somewhere else. I take your vision for your song to the next level!