I specialize in mixing, so if you ever want to send me stems - I'm ready, willing and able!
Ever finished a recording session, it’s time consuming yet rewarding, but it doesn’t end there...
This is where I come in, let me handle your stems and mix your song! I’ll be in the box and you’ll have all the time to work in your next project.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
Interview with CRJ
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was mixing a song. Us mixers, will set there for an indefinite period of time, but to have someone trust you with their work and story is one of the highest honors.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Unfortunately, I’m new here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Why not both?! We can have the warmth of a multitrack but the workflow of digital in terms of recording and plugins.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and efficiency.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: “How much?” It’s never a set answer and we can always negotiate.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I just turn a couple of knobs and then voilá! We have to make sure that the mix is congruent with the lyrical content of the song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are some of your expectations for the mix? When is the deadline day?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphones Interface Guitar Laptop Midi Controller
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I want to be a mixing engineer. I've been doing this for 3 years.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening. I think that many artists, producers and engineers hear, but don't listen. And there's a huge difference. To listen critically, as we zoom in with our ears, to the attack and release of the sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'd listen to your project, and start making list of roles. Once my list is created it’s very simple to get into the flow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: As I’m a remote mixing engineer, I have a MacBook, Sennheisers 280 Pro and work on Pro Tools and Studio One as a DAW.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Mayer and Jason Isbell. Their production is all natural and if I can achieve what they do on your record, I'd be more than proud!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing is in my blood but, I’ll lay down acoustic guitar onto songs. Think, Neo Soul, Funk, Folk and Pop - let me handle the 6 strings on your project too!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Neo Soul album perfect for the mother land (South Africa).
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The joy of knowing that it just makes me happy every single day!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: No man (or woman) is an island, collaboration is needed.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: L A I D B A C K yet very serious. I can joke around and have a laugh when it's time to do so, but when I work, I work.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jason Isbell. He is probably the greatest lyricist that his generation has to offer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sometimes we can over produce, keep this in mind: a song isn't complete when you can't add anything more, a song is complete when you can't remove anything.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Neo Soul, Funk, Pop.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Feeling. It's all heart that I pour out onto a production.