My name is Ted Teske. I am a mixing and mastering engineer located in Los Angeles. Over the past 10 years I have been fortunate enough to work w/ the likes of Chuck English, Johnny P of Do or Die, Lil Uzi Vert, and more. Our production company IAG Mastering contributed to Pet Sematary (2019) last Spring. http://www.iagmastering.com
IAG Mastering specializes in online mixing and mastering as well as post-sound mixing for film. Our company was built on the foundation of being interactive and not hiding from our customers. We like to talk with each client to get a good understanding of their overall direction prior to moving forward.
- The IAG Team
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Interview with TNT808
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic X Pultec EQ Warm Audio Golden Age Audio PRE-73 Neuman TL 102 Aston Origin SM7B sm57
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 16 years of experience in both hip hop and pop as well as receiving multiple nominations and awards over the past 10 years.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing vocals
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and/or Pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do NOT over-compress. Start lightly with the threshold and gain to get a clean sound. Use a De-Esser after EQ to clean up high-end frequencies.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drake. Inspiration for the culture.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Analog and Digital (50/50).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am a certified audio engineer and system engineer at Walk Disney Studios and Marvel Studios in Burbank CA.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My PRE-73 pre-amp Aston Mic Mackie Interface Rugged - that's why
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always ask for a sample! :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your overall vision for the track?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Engineering and producing are two different concepts.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What are your rates? I am willing to work with you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I take pride in putting out quality records and/or playing a role in them.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will work with you one-on-one until the vision and sound is met.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A mix between both - because analog provides a warm, vintage, and colorful sound that plug-ins can't match.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mixed By Ali
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working w/ a rap artist in LA on mastering his EP that released on June 16th
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I work on the music and re-recording mixing on Railroad to Hell and Patient Zero - two horror movies that dropped last year. I also got the chance to work with one of my favorite Chicago artists before he died: Johnny P of Do or Die.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, and Sound Design per Logic X
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tony Maserati Dr Dre Jimmy Iovine Chris Lord-Alge
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My process involves working w/ the client one-on-one to achieve the overall vision that they have for their project.