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Interview with Joey Pasternak
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Ryan Hewitt
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A few years ago I was working with a local alt rock band and went to record two songs in their apartment. I only had my Saffire Pro40 and a few mics and DIs with me so I had to get creative on trying to capturing everything and isolating things enough to work with later. The instruments were tracked all together live and overdubbed the vocals. I am really happy with how things turned out and smile every time I re-listen to the tracks.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Hip-hop, jazz fusion, alt rock.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: JSR Studios
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like an analog front-end while tracking, but prefer mixing in the box for its ease of use and recall capabilities.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Are you a DJ?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What experience do you have with a studio/engineer?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, SM57,
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Adaptive and dynamic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to hit the mute button.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An outside ear with a different perspective.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking, editing, and mixing.