Freelance Recording & Mixing Engineer based out of LA. I also have a recording studio in Burbank, CA ready to go.
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Interview with Alliance Music
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work mostly digital due to modern workflow & recall purposes are much simpler.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It never feels like work
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think engineering is all technical but its 80% communication and people skills.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If the vibe isn't there look for someone else regardless of technical capabilites
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro, Apollo Twin, KRK Monitors w Sub, Slate VMS Mic, Kaotica Eyeball.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began DJ'ing as an amateur around 2008, which led into producing beats, which led into artists asking me to record them, i attended CRAS in phoenix for 11 months to study music engineering and moved to LA in April 2015 where i began interning for Westlake Studios in Hollywood and eventually became a Freelance Engineer in September 2017.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern Radio Top 40
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I still havent worked with Snoop or Dr. Dre and would like to
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sidechain compress your Reverbs and/or Delays with the sidechain coming from a send on your lead vocal track / aux set to 100% so that the reverbs duck for around 300ms while the lead vocal is present then comes back in based on your set release time (300ms). This give a clean vocal sound and then fills the space with the reverbs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I focus on making the artist / writer comfortable, its all about the vibes.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My experience from the hundreds of sessions i've been apart of and learned so many cool tips & tricks from other engineers / producers.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There is no typical work process for me, i will cater to process that makes the recording easiest for the clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is Pro Tools 12, Universal Apollo Twin Mkii with UAD Neve Preamp & Tubetech CL1b Compressor Recording Chain. 2018 Mac Mini studio computer, Slate VMS with ML1 microphone, Kaotica Eyeball, Akai MPK49, All Waves plugins, Fabfilter Bundle, Soundtoys Bundle, Slate Mix Bundle.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording songwriters and artists.