Jake Kodweis

Killer Mixing Engineer

Jake Kodweis on SoundBetter

Mixing and Mastering for Rock and Alternative Artists

Rock and alternative artists and bands...

...check out my portfolio at bonuslevelrecording.com. If you like what you hear, we may be a good fit for each other!

Contact me at bonuslevelrecording@gmail.com for pricing.

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I've been in music production for just over a couple decades, professionally for two years. I recently opened Bonus Level Recording in Rochester, New York.

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Interview with Jake Kodweis

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Building a client-base and portfolio for my new studio, Bonus Level Recording in Rochester, New York. Currently mixing a 3-song rock EP, and tracking, mixing, mastering another 5-song alt. rock EP.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital. Instant recall,

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: A damn-good mix.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Spinning raw tracks into solid gold!

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Ugh. What a question. Is there power on the island? I'd assume there's no power... ...sooo, just one. A fully charged sat phone.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I've been writing & producing music since 1999. I'm a multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist, I've got years of touring experience, and even more years in front of the DAW. I've been recording and mixing professionally for the past two years.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Top

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Queens of the Stone Age- great song writers, great grooves, great guitar sounds & tones.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Less is more.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Rock & Alternative

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: I specialize in punchy drums, big guitars, and up-front, in-your-face vocals.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: I bring the AWESOME! Let's get those tracks big, wide, punchy, and deep.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: I like to start by nailing down the groove of the song, usually that's kick, bass, and snare relationship. Then I'll move directly to vocals, since they're typically the main focus of the song. Everything else gets mixed around and woven through these elements.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I mix completely In-The-Box.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Chris Lorde-Alge, Andrew Scheps, Dave Pensado

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Mixing

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