What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I began interning at Hyde Street Studios. I then moved on to work with many recording studios and engineers in the San Francisco bay area. I started at Hyde Street in 2009. I began playing classical Violin at the age of four and performed on a national level until age 18.
Can you share one music production tip?
Not here, no.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What do you bring to a song?
Listening, I believe a lot of engineers/ musicians don't know what a good mix or performance sounds like. I see it al the time. Many engineers and musicians don't know what they're doing and don't listen to music.
What's your typical work process?
I typically work in 4-5 hr bursts. It depends on the situation. I think its important to open a dialogue with the people with whom I work.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Pro Tools 10 HD on a Mac Pro and also on a MacBook Pro for mobile. I use two channels of I/O on the converter I believe has the best sound quality an Avid OMNI, I use what I consider to be the best sounding preamp and compressor: a BAE 1073 Stereo Preamp into the OMNI and a Tube-Tech CL1B Compressor. I monitor and mix mostly on a pair of Yamaha NS-10's. I generally use one of the mics I own: either a Shure SM57, SM7B, or a Neumann M149. Mic selection can have a serious impact if tracing vocals so I am not opposed to renting a U47, or C800G.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Song mixing, dialogue mixing, tracking, live sound, consultation, referrals