recording and mix engineer

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im a recording and mix engineer with almost 10 years experience in the industry. owner of a small project studio

NAME OF COMPANY : a country called earth(Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def)
EMPLOYED FROM : 2014 - present
POSITION : Sound Engineer/ Producer
DETAILED DUTIES : Sound engineering/Live sound engineering

NAME OF COMPANY : Basemint Studio
POSITION : Sound Engineer
DETAILED DUTIES : Sound engineering

NAME OF COMPANY : Basemint Studio
EMPLOYED FROM : 2012 - present
POSITION : Director/ Sound Engineer/ Producer
DETAILED DUTIES : Sound engineering/running of the business

NAME OF COMPANY : Cape Audio College
POSITION : Substitute Lecturer
DETAILED DUTIES : Teaching students about sound engineering

NAME OF COMPANY : Basemint Studio
POSITION : Sound Engineer
DETAILED DUTIES : Worked on producing Whosane’s Brooklyn
to Cape Town Album

NAME OF COMPANY : Basemint Studio
POSITION : Sound Engineer
DETAILED DUTIES : Engineered sound SA hip hop producer-Draztik

NAME OF COMPANY : Cape Town Jazz Festival

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    Interview with tumi

    1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

    2. A: time is always now Yasin Bey live mix and streamed it on the internet once off

    3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

    4. A: Red Bull House combination with T Bo Tazz Uno July from ill skillz solo project

    5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

    6. A: hybrid cause you get the best of both worlds

    7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

    8. A: better sound work

    9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

    10. A: opening up a new song a listening to where it wants to go

    11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

    12. A: can they sit in the session and watch me mix and I normally say yes but if they let me work in silence for the first hour

    13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

    14. A: that I am a producer

    15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

    16. A: what sound are you going for and who are you influences

    17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

    18. A: be open and honest in what you get as you first submission so when corrections are mad to the peace last the work is done faster

    19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

    20. A: ua1176ln sm57 neve portica5015 fair child u47

    21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

    22. A: sound engineering been doing this since 2009

    23. Q: How would you describe your style?

    24. A: minimal and true to the song I try not to mess this the so much that you cant recognize it

    25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

    26. A: Quincy jones the man is a legend across the world his credits speak for them self

    27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

    28. A: less is more

    29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

    30. A: hip-hop and rock

    31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

    32. A: mixing

    33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

    34. A: better clarity and more emotion

    35. Q: What's your typical work process?

    36. A: depends on the song

    37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

    38. A: designed and built the studio from the ground up the best description of it is a warm sounding room with digital and analogue hybrid rack

    39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

    40. A: I am inspire by all of it really. all genres have there own way of talking in a way that people under stand what each song is saying and they bring people together in ways one can never imagine

    41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

    42. A: mixing


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