Can you share one music production tip?
Spend a lot of time in pre-production. You won't regret it.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm recording an EP with an artist I've never worked with before. It's an exciting project, between alt-jazz and dream-pop.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I come from a rock background, but I enjoy recording a lot of different types of music, such as folk, cuban son, jazz, pop, rap, etc...
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Not yet, except for a few big names, but they don't need recommendations. Their tracks speak for themselves.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I can do a lot but I'm no magician. If it doesn't sound great on the way in, it won't sound great on the way out. Period.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you expect from me ? What were you listening to writing this record ? Is the click your best pal ?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Feel free to ask questions, about influences and workflow, what's possible and what's not. It can avoid a lot of misunderstanding and bad surprises after the fact.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A pair of SM57; a pair of Neve channel strips; a blue stripe 1176; an interface with great converters; a MacBook Pro.
How would you describe your style?
I would say I try to keep life and things happening in my tracks, but it's hard to describe its own work.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Minimalist: an eight-channel audio interface, a couple of nice preamps and a bunch of different mics.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. I love the sound of analog gear but digital is the reason I can work.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been doing this for four years now. I went to school, assisted in big studios and basically recorded everywhere I could.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Dinosaur Pile-Up, Pixies, Nirvana, dEUS, Eels, Triggerfinger, Buena Vista Social Club, Foo Fighters;
Steve Albini, Butch Vig, Fab Dupont, Tom Dalgety, Graham Cochrane