Freelance Recording & Mixing Engineer based out of LA. I also have a recording studio in Burbank, CA ready to go.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
CreditsAllMusic verified credits for Martin Gray
ReviewsEndorse Alliance Music
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.