Self taught musician, vocalist, song writer and mixer and mastering. I will do my best to make your music sound great at a low price.
I know what it's like for struggling bands and musicians. I'm not here to break your bank account. I can point you to examples of music I've mixed so you can hear what I can provide and decide if I'm you what you need. I have a full-time job but work from home in the evenings and weekends in mixing and mastering. It's something I love to do. Be clear and concise of what you need and I'll try to make it happen.
Please make sure your tracks are recorded properly. It helps with getting the job done in a timely manner and ultimately makes for a great sounding mix.
As of now my computer can only handle around 30 tracks (it needs an upgrade) so if you have more than that I won't be able to handle it.
I look forward to working with you!
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Interview with Gregory Michael Stewart
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I've been only mixing my own music. This is the first time I've offered to mix for others.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: To many to mention. But I'm a big Chris Lord Alge fan. I love the way he mixes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Small basement studio. I have a set of T4 Roland drums various guitars and audio interface with computer set-up and studio monitors.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to start with the drums. It's the backbone of the song. I find if they sound good then everything else will follow.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my years of musical experience and a great ear. I have a great ear for sound and what's needed to make that sound better and complete.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Knowing what the song needs. Whether it's a stronger kick or a snappy snare. I know what the song needs to impress the client.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Heavy Rock and Metal.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: No matter what you think of the song treat it like you recorded.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with JJ. Grey. I love his music and it's would be a honor to mix anything by him.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organized. I'm very thorough.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 4 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, amps, drums, mic and a pen.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be vocal. It's your project. Don't get pushed into someone else's idea for your music. If you have a vision they should follow through on that vision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask them to be specific about what they want.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Will I work for free. No is the answer.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make music sound they way it's meant to be heard.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll will try to bring your vision to fruition.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's what I learned on.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Matt Dougherty. A Chicago based Engineer. He mixed some of my music prior to me knowing how to mix my own. He's phenomenal. His page is here https://soundbetter.com/profiles/5894-matt-dougherty.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A rock song that I wrote.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My album. I did the whole thing. Played and recorded all the instruments. I did vocal for all the songs and mixed and mastered the entire album. Although I'm much better at mixing than I was back then I' don't think I would change a thing about the way I mixed it even though I was very inexperienced at the time. It was a great learning process and I loved every minute of it and it's a reminder of how far I've come.