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Interview with Mixing and Mastering Engineer
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I did a live recording of my band, mixed and mastered it, then compared it to 7 mastering houses. My results were as god as two of them and better than the others.
What are you working on at the moment?
Just finished mastering a 16 song CD.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, it's more cost effective and quite good today.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will always try my best to give you a great product.
What do you like most about your job?
Listening to a wide variety of music.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I can't fix every mistake for them.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is the most important element of your song, vocal, guitar, bass etc. What is the mood your trying to convey.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Shop around, most mastering houses will give you a test master.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
workstation, monitors, DAW, condenser mic, guitar (if the island had power) if not then just the guitar.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Started as a guitar player and that made me want to make it sound as good as possible which led to recording, mixing and mastering. 11 years
Can you share one music production tip?
Record as clean as possible and don't record to hot.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All genres except rap and death metal.
What do you bring to a song?
Critical listening to the artist and the material.
What's your typical work process?
Listen, clean up artifacts, listen, EQ, listen, compress.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I'm a minimalist, so just what I need to get the job done.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Bob Katz, Roy Orbison, Rush, Clapton,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I have a very small studio so mostly I record singer / songwriters, and mix and master pre-recorded sessions.