Adam Silas Miller
Remote Mixing; Full Production
I've been helping people make records, from rock to orchestral, and from rap to country, since 2007. With undergraduate & technical degrees in audio, an apprenticeship in one of Nashville's finest studios, and years as a staff engineer in a pro facility, I have the experience and professionalism your project deserves. email@example.com
Recording: I excel at capturing world class recordings at the source. Whether you’re looking to record a live band and overdub instruments/voices or track a major ensemble, I can accommodate you through my partnerships with professional studios in Columbus and Cincinnati. Let me know your location and needs and we’ll make it happen!
Editing: Editing requires specialized tools (and ears). If you’ve recorded your tracks and they sound great, except for an out of tune vocal line or an off-tempo drum hit, that’s fine! My years of experience tuning vocals and improving instrument sounds through quantizing, sampling and re-amping can help you clean your tracks in no time!
Mixing: Already recorded your tracks and need someone to give it a clear, creative, radio-ready sound through EQ, compression and effects? Great! I’ve mixed in all genres and can turn around a quality mix within a couple of days, if need be. As long as you can provide the files, a reference track, and a clearly communicated set of expectations, I’ll make sure you’re happy with your mixes.
Mastering: While I make no claim to be a dedicated mastering facility, I can certainly give your mix the final polishes with increased loudness, punch, and a sense of album cohesion with my hybrid analog/digital workflow.
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Interview with Adam Silas Miller
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full production, much of which is remote. Along with my songwriter and musician colleagues, I help clients make the most of their arrangements, capture great recordings in one of my partnered recording studios, and provide pro-quality editing/mixing/mastering from my professionally treated home-studio.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you place your passion (and your money) in my hands, I promise to treat them with the same care as if they were my own.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being in the room when a client hears their masters for the first time; seeing someone's face light up when their vision becomes a tangible thing is moving, and it never gets old.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How much would it cost to record a song? A: Well, that depends.. :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What makes this song important to you? Are there any artists/tracks you'd like to emulate from a production standpoint? Tell me about how *you* think the finished product should sound.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be direct in all of your communications. Let me know your expectations, your goals, and your aspirations for your music, and I'll do everything I can to exceed those expectations!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A MacBook Pro, an SM57, an interface and a pair of Sony MDR-7506s
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer. His playing style, obsession with tone (at the source) paired with his team of musicians would be an amazing in-studio experience.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Often, less is more; whether that's the number of pieces on a drum kit, or the number of guitar layers in the same frequency range. Don't overload a song with layers that don't help the arrangement.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Capturing great recordings, at the source.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fresh ears, a musician's perspective and an engineer's attention to detail. Also, an incredible network of talent and resources!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like the artist to record a scratch track so I can hear their song in its truest form. From there, I sketch out ideas for instrumentation and enlist any collaborators/musicians that I might need. I use a professional recording facility with great tools to focus on capturing powerful, clean recordings so that 'fixing it in the mix' isn't necessary. Then I edit, mix, and master from the comfort (and efficiency) of my home studio to control costs and stay on schedule.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The recording studio: 1,500+ square-foot LEDE-style live room with enough space (and inputs) to track an entire live band.. or an orchestra.. with ease. Mics from RCA, Coles, Neumann, Beyer, Royer, AKG and more. A/D conversion by Antelope Audio and front-end processing by UA, Urei, API and others. DAW = Pro Tools 12 and Logic Pro X Home Mixing Studio: Pro Tools 11, Logic Pro X, Studio One 3, Plug-ins by Waves, Slate Digital, Celemony, Antares and a few others.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by the engineers and producers that guide the whole production process, both technically and musically. Nathan Chapman is a big hero to me, personally, especially with my love of country music. As for straight-up engineering, I'm a huge fan of David Bendeth's work