Hi, I am a Producer/Engineer/Mixer located in Los Angeles, CA. I love working in different genres and feel at home in most of them. Most of my experience involves recording/producing/mixing rock, pop, gospel, jazz and hip hop.
Working at a top facility in Los Angeles for the last 8 years that literally sees all kinds of music from Hip Hop and Hard Rock to Jazz and Gospel, Ive had the opportunity to work on and intimately delve into all kinds of music.
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Interview with Ara Sarkisian
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing a metal bands album from Spain.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Probably ill have to see who's on here and get back to this question.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital but a bit of both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to clients is to deliver something that meets of exceeds their expectations. My favorite part of this business is having a client thrilled with what Ive delivered.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music. Being my own boss. Running my own business.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When do you need this by? Who are you main influences? What records are appropriate for referencing? Whats your overall vision for this record?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you have any questions for me, fire away.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Studied music at Musicians Institute. Landed an internship in 2009. Started assisting sessions in 2010 and have been engineering, mixing and mastering full time since then.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Commercial, Hi Fidelity unless its not supposed to be those things
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stop worrying that you don't have the right gear to make something great. Focus on being a better musician, performer, artist, producer or whatever it is you do.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hard Rock/Metal, Pop, Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Id like to think I bring Musicality and Experience to a project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on what im working on. If its mixing, I like to get an idea of what the artist or producer thinks are good references for what they imagine the song to sound like. Prepping and organizing the session while at the same time listening to whats there. Taking a break and then start mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jimi Hendrix, Bill Frisell, The Beatles, Michael Landau, Jay Ruston, Mat Mitchell, Bob Clearmountain
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, Mixing and Mastering