Formal education in Audio Production, hundreds of mixes under my belt, and a desire for success. I will work with you until you are completely satisfied with your project.
As an Engineer, I offer multi-track mixing, editing, time-alignment, comping, drum programming, drum replacement, and pretty much anything else Audio Production related (vocal tuning and audio restoration is not yet available, but coming soon.)
As a musician, I offer electric guitar and bass performances. Specialty in Metal/Prog Rock
Guitars: Ibanez S w/ Dimarzio Crunch Lab and LiquiFire pickups. Jackson Dinky w/ EMG active pickups. Agile Septor 8 String.
Basses: Ibanez BTB-676 6 String. Ibanez Soundgear 4 String.
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Interview with John Crabtree
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common work I do now is editing (time-alignment) and mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by the extremely talented. That goes for any field of work. Although Prog Rock is my favorite genre of music, I also love virtuoso musicians such as Victor Wooten, Adam Nitti, Guthrie Govan, and Steve Vai.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My personal rig is very simple at the moment. It's just a Pro Tools 10 Windows PC, stock plugins with some Waves plugins, Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 Interface, and Event 2030 Monitors. Although it's not much, it is everything you need to make a professional mix, professional edits, and a professional end product.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process depends on the project. For mixing, I start with a rough vocal tone, mix the rest of the song around that, then fine tune the vocal for the mix, then make any other necessary adjustments. For editing, I start with the drums, then just work my way down.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to keep the song interesting from section to section. I like to give the listener something new every verse and every chorus if I can.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to work effectively for long periods of time. Twelve hour work days became pretty normal to me when I worked in Nashville. Once I get in the zone, I just keep going.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually, it's whatever I can get my hands on. Lately, it's been karaoke and sound-alike versions of popular songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't mix in solo.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: All of them. For the experience.