I specialize in recording, editing, and mixing music. I have years of experience as a session artist recording on numerous songs in multiple recording studios as well. All sessions include an engineer. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I'm an artist/audio engineer specializing in recording, editing, and mixing music for 4 years. I also have years of experience as a session artist recording on numerous songs in multiple recording studios. All sessions include an engineer. I have a base rate of $50/hr with a two-hour minimum due to mixing and mastering being included in every session. Need your songs mixed and mastered? I also offer remote mix & master services with a low price of $50 for each song.
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Interview with Play No James
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm working on a project titled "Keep Watching". I really didn't have any features on my last project, so I'm looking to explore with this one.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because that's what I was taught.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to provide excellent service while providing the utmost respect.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music and I love meeting new people who share the same interests as I.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much you charge? I tell them, "I charge $50/hr with a two-hour minimum due to mixing and mastering being included in every session. Don't want your track mix and mastered? The fee will be $25/hr with no minimum."
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people think I sit and consistently create instrumentals. Even though I'm able to, most of time is spent mixing and mastering songs for people. I find myself creating instruments when I need one or if I have some free time on my hands.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How long have you been recording? Got anything I can hear? Who inspires you, and why?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure they're open-minded to your style and not just doing it because you're paying them. Building relationships are very important.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path was basketball until I got hurt 9th grade. Ever since, I've been devoted to music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Laid-back, focused.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: J. Cole because he has been my main inspiration since I heard about him. I love how humble remains through all of the fame.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never mix songs at a loud volume.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop and R&B.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm going to say blending vocals together.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity.. a different cadence.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West, J. Cole, Scott Storch, Drake, 40, Timbaland, and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually record, mix, and master songs for hip-hop artists and r&b artist. I've been brought out my comfort zone a few times mixing gospel music as well.