I specialize in working with people. It's my goal to help you fulfill your artistic vision
I've studied audio engineering and music business in Nashville TN. I make a living as a live sound engineer at some of the major clubs in town. I'm working to move out of live sound and into the studio environment. I offer mixing, mastering, editing and some recording services
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Interview with Andrew Aurora Productions
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A rock mix with over 100 tracks and preparing for a country recording session with a local artistf
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that we get all the girls...haha just kidding, but seriously, probably that all our jobs are the same. for example, if your a mix engineer that means you also do edits, if your the producer your also the mastering engineer, or the producer is also the promoter, etc. even though the mixing engineer can edit, doesn't mean its their job to when we are hired to mix, or because you produced a record its your job to promote. each title has its own role
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who is willing to work with you and has a great attitude. someone who cares about your music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do everything in the box as far as mixing and mastering are concerned. i start by importing the stems into my session, followed by my template. I then organize the session and do midi/sample replacement if necessary. once my session is organized and prepped i get to mixing/mastering.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: well to be fair, if i was on a desert island, i'm pretty sure music gear wouldn't be very useful, at least not for music purposes
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Ive done a few nail the mixes i was really proud of. I mix and master for those. besides that I I have been a part of many big events. One of the toughest once was the mother tone event. Over the course of 3 days I ran sound and assistant engineered multiple bands per day. I'm proud of this because of how difficult the event was with so many difficult set changes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet. im pretty new, but im excited to meet people!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: analog is great, but nowadays digital can sound so great and has way more flexibility, so i say digital. however, nothing beats some great analog gear
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to work with you to make you happy, within reason. I take pride in my work and I want you to hear that when you get it back from me
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: making people happy, the ability to work for myself from home, the opportunity to be a part of music i'm working on.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats your creative goals? what are you career goal? are you trying to be on the radio or make music just for yourself? are you wanting to appeal to labels or be independent? what kind of sound are you going for, such as organic, modern, etc.? I think its crucial to understand the artists vision for their music and what they wanna do with it to really capture their artistic vision
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to school for audio production and music business in nashville. I then interned for live sound for a year and have been making a living as a live sound engineer in nashville for 2 years. I'm now pursuing mixing/mastering work as a career
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: punchy, in your face, clear, modern
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: veil of maya. their music and production is phenomenal
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: try to make quick and effective decisions. you mix better when you are always being creative, not having to slow down and overthink things
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: rock, metal, electronic, country
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: getting a great balance in a mix
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel like i bring life, clarity, punch, and depth to a song
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a treated recording/jam room, an aston spirit mic, hs7 monitors, fast track duo interface, and pro tools 12.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: chris lord alge, joey sturgis, joel wanasek, david bendeth
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering