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3 ReviewsEndorse Elijah | RING LOUD
Elijah is one of the best sound engineers I've ever known. It is truly pleasure to work with him, because he feels music precisely - in the same way as musicians with whom he works. He helped us with mini recordings and outdoor events, and he did it perfectly as a professional. Besides Elijah is very polite, kind and cool guy.
Elijah helped us a lot as a recording engineer. He recorded our live session: mic placements and tracking process couldn't be any more perfect.
We worked with Elijah on the track (mix+master). Everything sounds good! Elijah makes changes and edits fast and quality. If you are a young producer and you aren't indifferent to your sound, i recommended to work with Elijah
Interview with Elijah | RING LOUD
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It's gotta be studio live for Selbram. The band was locked in, everything during tracking sounded great and mixing was pure joy. You can check one of the songs on YouTube, it's called "Live from the Undercroft".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Technology have caught up enough to provide compedetive results with emulation of analog hardware, now we just need to figure out how to give it analog workflow. Also, analog gear breaks if you look at it in a funny way.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with musicians and enchancing art.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: To make great music you don't need all the gear in the world, you need to have just enough of it, be creative and have experience.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have your tracks named properly and do a rough mix. It really makes a difference.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My pair of HS50m's Sure SM58 Neumann U87 Digidesign 003 Factory Laptop with Pro Tools
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 7 years ago, while i was in college i was doing all kinds of work as a sound engineer - I used to go to gigs as a club audio engineer assistant, being a boom operator and audio post engineer in movie producition, but eventually i settelled as a recording studio and mixing engineer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Lound and clear.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Deryck Whibley. His music just seems to speak to me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't ever let the technology get in the way of art. Creativity IS king.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: That really depends. All kinds of stuff! I love getting a curved ball.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Getting balance right.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: In a sonic sence i bring width and weight, but artisticaly i try to stay out and improve upon what artist gave me, until asked to.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It consists out of 3 phases and split over 3 different days. 1) Preparation routine - getting everything set up to my template, listening to older artist's recording. 2) Mixing. 3) Returning to a mix and seeing if anything needs to be worked on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I'm working out of my home studio, that I'm slowly populating with gear. I mix through a matched pair of Yamaha HS50m's (that I owned for 7 years and carried around with me to countless studios to quickly get a reliable reference point in a new enviroment) and a HS8 sub. To keep my perspective fresh I use AKG K550 MKI and a old pair of Genius computer speakers. My main rig is Pro Tools 12 and a whole bunch of different plugins, mostly ones that emulate analog hardware (SSL 4kE, API, Universal Audio).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Christ Lord-Alge. I love his mixes and support his idea of moving quickly through the mixing process.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing and tracking.