Need help with your music / audio?... My goal here is to help you get your audio sounding ready for a world wide audience. I'm an ASCAP award-winning producer, engineer and songwriter. My clients range from RocNation and UMG artists, to Whole Foods, GT's Kombucha and more. Link me for mixing / analog mastering... Or just to say what's up
I'm a producer, songwriter, and mixing / mastering engineer... overall a musical artist and scientist of sound.
My music industry background spirals from New York, to the midwest, and now to California, USA. It began at Def Jam & Capitol Records, then fast forwards to some of NYC's historic studios including ROC the Mic, KMA, Crosby Collective, and The Mastering Palace.
Currently, I own & operate a studio in LA w/ recent works from the likes of Grammy nominated producers and mixers including Hitboy, Jaycen Joshua, BankRollGotIt, David Yung Kim, and more.
I love sound & vibration! Sonic quality is a huge factor in helping musicians tell their story. As an audio enthusiast / gear collector, I utilize refined audio techniques & technology to help enhance the feeling of music.
At our LA studio I run an analog / digital hybrid setup feat. SSL Duality SE, Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Moog. Voyager, DW Performance Series, Fender Strat, Korg CX-3, Roland Juno, and some analog outboard gear by: Dangerous, Neve, Shadow Hills, Millennia, Manley, API, Kush Audio, Harrison, and more.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with raleigh thevamp
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Berry Gordy Quincy Jones Jay-Z (S.C.) Sam Cooke Jimmi Iovine Dr. Dre Missy Elliot Pharrel Kanye Daphne Oram Ann Mincieli Manny Marroquin Jaycen Joshua Rick Rubin Swizz Beats Fela Kuti Clive Davis Don Was
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production including, but not limited to programming, songwriting, recording, mixing, mastering, vocal production.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: DAW(s) Pro Tools HD [mixing], Logic Pro X & FL Studio for production. SSL Dualtiy Console Analog outboard by Neve, Dangerous, API, Manley, Millenia, Crane Song, Shadow Hills Mics: Sony C800, Nuemann U87, Nuemann M149, C414, Telefunken
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the song... I always start by listening.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever's missing.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm known as a finisher... I regularly get calls to help finalize overall song composition, arrangement, and audio mixing / mastering for multiple formats / genres.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solar panel electricity generator, Laptop, Guitar, SM57, Apogee Duet
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sam Cooke, Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse, Adelle, Frank Ocean, John Mayer, Rihanna, 21 Savage, Phoenix, Beyonce, Daniel Ceasar, Kanyé, Aubrey Graham..... I dig their vibes / sounds / stories.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Study vibration & frequency... it is everything. Also dig deep into the history of music & broadcast technology... if you know where ideas and techniques originate, it'll help you find new ways to enhance your skill-set and craft.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You'll be winning if you have your files neatly organized, accurately labeled, and can provide at least one sonic reference that will help accomplish the sound you're looking to execute. *Clear communication, patience, humility, and understanding will go a long way in this business. Please have a bigger heart than ego when reaching out for collaboration.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your deadline? What song(s) should I listen to get a better understanding of the vibe you're going for? How did you hear about my work?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "It looks easy & so fun"... Truth is I work a lot! I work very hard & long hours, and pay an immense amount of attention to detail. Patience, humility, and understanding will go a long way in this business. Please have a bigger heart than ego when reaching out for collaboration.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q1: "Do you know what alllllll those buttons do? A1: "lol yea" Q2: "What exactly do you do? A2: I create music, and help others get their music to the next level. My skill-set is in music production, songwriting, and audio engineering.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping and Inspiring others.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: IDK yet, i'm still fairly new here.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Production, Co-Writing, and Mixing with a plethora of artist. Composing for TV/Film syncs Sample pack creation. Mastering for a multitude of projects across labels, and independent artists.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Producer, Creative Consultant & Music Therapist w/ NBA's MVP, Kevin Durant. This project will always be special for many reasons. Music has healing powers and can break down some of life's toughest obstacles & barriers. It'll take you on a journey if you let it. #musicislife
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually the "good" kind [i hope].
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Cutting edge, textured, laid back, easy-going, simple but complex, peaceful but aggressive in the right moments... Sonically, I reference Manny Marroquin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, and Jimmy Douglas as benchmarks for how things should sound.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: See "Description" section
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my absolute best to help enhance your music and enrich your life in the process.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog for headroom, color, width, and depth.... Digital for some texture, speed, and flexibility.