What are you working on at the moment?
I've always got one or two albums on the go.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital for speed of recall and workflow
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I under promise and over deliver.
What do you like most about your job?
Variety of creativity
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The common misconceptions about anything "music production" is time, how long it can take to finish something. Every song is different. Some projects take anything from 1 hour to complete, some take days... weeks even. This is why briefs are important so time frames can be agreed on.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's your budget?
When do you expect delivery?
What do you require?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Know what you want, be clear in your briefs.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Generator, MacBook, AKG c414, Guitar, coffee machine
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I entered in through the live scene in 2004 and quickly started producing. Been a professional music producer/mixer for ten years
How would you describe your style?
I have a very easy approach to music production and mixing. Mixing music can often be wrongly perceived as a technical witchcraft. Professional music mixers behold the process as a creative practice married to an intuitive technical knowhow and workflow. I approach every mix with the same mindset coupled with a common sense approach to musicality.
Mixing is all about working with creative concepts whilst ensuring the feel and vision for the production's trajectory is confirmed throughout the process. A great mix doesn't just sound great sonically, it also has to feel united to the song and artist behind the production.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Brian Willson for a vocal recording session
Can you share one music production tip?
Mix at low volumes
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on all styles of music with melody lines.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Focus, depth and individuality. I like to make sure the vision for people's songs come through the services that I've been hired for.
What's your typical work process?
Listen, plan, consult, listen, listen, confirm client brief, listen....
Tell us about your studio setup.
I own Rodel Sound Ltd, a music production company that advertises locally as a recording studio. The studio is located in a building at the rear of my garden.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Inspiration comes from music as an art form. Sure I've been influenced by many great musicians but tomorrow something new will come along and my style will develop again.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Production, music arrangement and mixing