Everyone has an endgame. Not everyone knows how to get there. Whether your project involves one track or one hundred, Unity Street Services can make your vision a reality.
In this day and age, there are so many moving pieces within the modern DIY music industry. It can be overwhelming for artists trying to navigate their way through all the intricacies of running a business, managing their brand, staying on top of their marketing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the time, artists don’t have the time and energy to effectively manage all of these things and still work on one of the most important things - getting their music out to the world with a quality product
Artists have enough on their plate without having to worry about the finite details in the various steps involved in the record making process. That’s where Unity Street comes in. With almost two decades in the music business, our team has the knowledge and skills required for your project and can provide you with the resources you need to execute your bold ideas from concept to completion.
No matter what stage of the creative process you're at, be it pre-production or mastering, with US on your side, you can finally stop worrying and ultimately get back to focusing on what’s really important: Being creative.
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Interview with Unity Street Services
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing/Mastering as I've been doing that for over a decade.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the track. Generally if I'm starting from scratch, I work through chords, then bass/groove, harmonies, melodies, vocals, mix/mastering in that order. When collaborating it depends on where the artist wants to go.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha HS8s+Sub, Avantone Mixcubes, Universal Audio Quad, Universal Audio Apollo 8p, Universal Audio Twin Duo, UAD Satellite Octo, UAD Satellite Quad, 80% of the UAD plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Armin Van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Chris Lord Alge, Fab Dupont
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Track Consultation, Track Mixing/Mastering, Artist Development
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been involved in the arts and entertainment scenes for close to two decades. I went from musician to engineer to producer to manager to consultant. From primary school through secondary school I spent 9 years in various choral programs. Along the way I learned to play the piano and eventually started writing and composing my senior year. That same year I began learning synthesis and sound design which naturally progressed into mixing and producing sooon after. I further developed these skills while in attendance at the University of Texas. After stepping back from the music industry from '04 - '08 for a stint in the tech sector, I worked with a number of companies involved with event production, eventually starting my own - Unity Street Productions - in 2010. After some moderate successes and failures, I decided to go back to school for a degree in Music Business Performance and Technology, with an emphasis in engineering and sound design. Shortly thereafter, an Electronic Music label, Libra Rising Music, asked me to come work with them. Eager to learn about the inner workings of a label, I jumped at the opportunity. Eventually I got back into running Live Sound for venues through that got linked in with Swing House Studios out of L.A. when they did their showcases in Austin for SXSW. Through those showcases year after year, I built up a solid network of contacts in the industry that I can (and have) leverage(d) for assistance with anything that might come up for my clients.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Here's two: 1) Stop overcompressing everything. Dynamics are crucial to the success and likability of your songs. 2) You have to leave space in your songs to let them breathe. Sometimes the absence of a note or element is more important than the presence of one.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Perspective. Having been in the business as long as I have, I've worked with bands and artists of all types and genres and have taken in a lot of knowledge from working with each of them. I value the experience each of them have brought to the table and have integrated what I've gleaned into my own process.