Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am really proud of the Allen Iverson project cause I got a chance to work with a A list editor and learn more about what editors want with regards to the music they need.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I'm working on a film called "Pistolero". I get to do some rockabilly and western music.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Just got on here so I'm sure I'll meet someone.
Analog or digital and why?
Hybrid. Digital is good cause at the click of a button you can recall all the compressors, eq's and effects.
Analog just sounds so gooooooooood.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise I will do the best I can on every project. It's just a chance for me to get better.
What do you like most about your job?
I love being able to make my own hours
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Have I ever worked with any major artist. My answer is yes
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception is that when tracking a song each part should sound like its on the radio. Lol.
A lot of people don't understand that a car must be primed before it is painted. Tracking is priming the song and mastering is the final paint.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I always ask to hear their previous work and what brings them to me. Also, I like to know what experience recording they have and if they are signed or not.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for a provider to have accolades instead of a lot of gear. Most people think that if someone has $200k invested in their studio that they must be good and know what they're doing. In fact they just have a lot of money to invest in a studio but don't know how to run a studio. Some times a person with a modest set up know how to get your sound to sound as if it were from a expensive studio. You can bypass this by asking what awards have you acquired.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1. generator (for power) 2. Laptop (Mac fulling blown) 3. Keyboard 4. Headphones 5. Guitar
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
This has always been my career path. I have 30 years experience.
How would you describe your style?
My style is like water. Put me in any container and I will take its form.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Azealia Banks cause her record is so diverse. She love Hip Hop but also pop and even Latin and world music.
Can you share one music production tip?
There are "no fly zones" in mixing: Hard right and left and dead center. Nothing goes hard right or left unless its a rhodes and vibrato is set to auto pan hard right and left. Nothing goes dead center unless it's the lead vocal, kick drum & Snare drum.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I love pop and EDM but now a day there is no usually. It changes per client.
What's your strongest skill?
Off the bat I am a keyboard player then producer and mixer.
What do you bring to a song?
To a song I bring the chords, the back drop, the bed and the support of the song. A instrumental and hold its own but a melody without support is not enough for people. I bring the production to the song.
What's your typical work process?
Wow there is nothing typical about the process. It starts different almost every time. No two songs are the same. Thats what I like about music. I don't have to be status quo.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have project studio set up where I focus on a good mic chain and a host plug-ins.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am a Dave Pensado fan. I love his mixes and his personality towards the creative process. I am also inspired by a host of musicians, engineers, producers and singers. I love art.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I produce and mix for my clients. I take their ideas and melt them into their personality. I get to know my clients likes, dislikes and create the songs to fit their overall diaspora. After which I mix it to give it that shine to compete with the sound of major artist out today.