What are you working on at the moment?
I Am Currently Taking Engineering Classes , I Plan On Doing Some Interm Work To Get My Foot In The Door To Work With More Clients .
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Google Became My Best Friend , I Searched For Websites To Offer Engineering Services And Soundbetter Popped Up First So I Gave It A Shot .
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Best quality ever from me , I won't let you down I go 100 percent in mixing and mastering. I Love What I Do.
What do you like most about your job?
I Love Music I Have No Favorite Genre , Just Being Around Music Is Something I Want To Spend My Career Doing .
How would you describe your style?
I was told that my mixes are very precise on vocals its something that i do with vocals that keeps my clients happy .
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip hop only because I myself am a hip hop artist , but I do find myself loving to do r&b its so much more you can do with a singers vocals , I Also take to challenge of doing any genre i am proud of my work .
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My mixtape "I Am Khalid " simply because it's my first project as an artist and to be the one who mixed and mastered it was great for me .
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
They ask me how long have I done this ?
I tell them I started as a kid but now with the knowledge I have now I've made a career out of it .
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's your major thing you're looking for in a song .
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I enjoy my work as an audio engineer, make sure before I send music out it will be done in the best quality it can be . I hate to send out terrible mixes big pet peev.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Microphone , headphones, interface , midi piano , laptop .
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I can say I've been doing this for about 3 to 5 years and now wanting to take it to the next level .
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
TI , he's always been one of my favorite hip hop artist , his style and delivery on every song stands out .
Can you share one music production tip?
I can really say that I know I'm not the greatest and with audio engineering you learn something new everyday.
What's your strongest skill?
Vocals ! I can make almost any vocal sound great ! I Also am great mixing down instruments as well.
What do you bring to a song?
I love to make sure the vocals sit great in the mix but also make sure the beat isn't over powering them .
What's your typical work process?
I start off editing my vocals from the beginning, I like to cut out any noise or noticeable breathing in vocals , then I touch the eq a bit take out the bad frequencies that are not needed ,and last add some compression giving it that strong and warm sound . Reverb and echo's are my icing on the cake .
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a home studio , my monitors are Krk 8's , my microphone is Blue Bluebird very warm microphone. My audio interface is a presounous brand .
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Yung Guru , Jay Z's audio engineer inspired me I watch his YouTube videos and learned a lot from him .
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do lots of hip hop & r&b , i've recently started mixing rock and country songs now , and i can say that it has been fun doing different genre's .