Can you share one music production tip?
The best way to maintain clarity in an arrangement is to closely monitor the range in which each instrument is being played to assure that no one instrument steps on the toes of another.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on anything from rock to hip hop. I have a very versatile taste and love all the variations in style between genres.
What's your strongest skill?
I am extremely attentive to even the smallest of details and will pick out inconsistencies even through a multitude of tracks.
What do you bring to a song?
I have a developed ear not only sonically but subjectively in terms of genre. I always strive to stay true to the performance that was originally given, because that is ultimately what we want to hear.
What's your typical work process?
I will usually obtain files in the highest resolution that is deliverable from the client.
I begin immediately upon receipt of deposit.
I go through each individual element that makes up a rhythm section in any genre and get that tight and driving before approaching any sort of treatment to leads or vocals.
After going through and making sure every single element of song is in its proper place I ride every element to create dynamics between sections and perfect clarity of the instrument in focus while
Maintaining that driving force that is the rhythm section.
Once mix is completed I'll
Deliver a 24 bit 48kHz WAV file and an MP3 to the client for approval.
I am always prepared to do as many revisions as needed at no extra cost until the client is 100% happy and confident with the final product. There should be no element of a mix that is questionable. If it doesn't make you stoked or give you goosebumps then it's not ready.
Tell us about your studio setup.
At home I use a simple Pro Tools 10.3.8 setup on Mac OSX, with a Motu 828 A/D and D/A converter and KRK monitoring for in the box mixing.
I have access to full size studios equipped with SSL 4K G series console with on-board mix computer and an impressive selection of outboard equalization, compression and effects. All studios are setup with NS-10 near field monitoring and a variety of reference monitors from PMC to Genelec to Hafler
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do a lot of large session setups and mixing sessions in studio. I also edit and mix in the box. Some work includes minor production and writing. In some cases I provide guidance for mastering, duplication/replication and access to designers for graphic and web purposes.