Hi, I am Patrick Carter, a Professional Mixing & Mastering engineer based in Dallas. Being a full-time engineer all my focus goes towards each Record I am apart of. Not only can my mixes follow your favorite artist's music I also communicate and work very quickly.
I have been mixing for 10 years specializing in hip-hop. My mixes have been featured on New York Cities Hot 97 and have millions of listens.I can help take your music from recorded in your bedroom to sounding polished and expensive.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
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Interview with Patrick D. Carter
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of every Record I work on. There is so much hard work that goes into the songs before I even get a project and I highly respectly that.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm not going to openly talk about unreleased work. Why would this be a question?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Icon is a pretty solid mastering engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Pretty simple, No recalls.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My mix will follow any of your favorite Records even though you recorded it with a Blue Yeti USB microphone.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When a humble artist comes in and says "I need help" also when a bossy artist comes in and says "I want this and this exactly"
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make me sound like "X"? Yes, I definitely can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am a mixer I don't make beats haha.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal for this song and what is the sound in your head?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: make sure you find an engineer that can deliver over and over and over.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My ilok, LDC-2 headphone, Sonarworks Reference 4, Telefunken 251, Neve 1073.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been mixing full time. I started recording artists when I randomly got involved in a freestyle group, That later became my passion and now my career and full-time job.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hi-Fi extremely full and loud Records but certainly not over compressed.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: any artist who is willing to do a lot of what we know mixed in with the perfect amount of what we don't know.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Loudness doesn't come from the final limiter.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I specialize in Hip-Hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is EQ and compression and a very fast workflow.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a Record that can follow all your favorite records. The track must have Depth, Clarity, Punch, just everything you expect from a record in 2018.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first ask the artist or producer how they want their record to sound, Then I listen through the rough or dry tracks and get a completed image in my head of the final mix. Then I mix until we get it right! normally on the original mix on first revision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am completely in the box. I have tuned room with Yamaha NS10 monitors and Audeze LCD-2 Headphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite mixers are: Dave Pensado, Jaycen Joshua, and Ethan Stevens.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I help your Record pop by utilizing every frequency octave.