Hi I'm a Live and Studio Recording. Editing and Mixing Engineer. I also play guitar and bass.
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Interview with David Wehinm
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The above album. I recorded it at Soup Studios in London and it grew from what we originally recorded into the creation we finally agreed on.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished mixing a jazz / fusion / <genreless> album for UK drummer Moses Boyd
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digitally controlled analog. The best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To try and be as true to their original vision as possible
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The variety
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "... can you make it sound like <current hot artist>?" I generally reply "... I can, but I'd rather make it sound like YOU!"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy. Conversely, that its not.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What did you see and hear in your mind when you first got this song. How can we
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with whoever believes in your project. If it feels like they just want your money, they probably do.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A mic, a digital recorder, a laptop, an acoustic and a set of headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started making beats at a young age. I progressed to recording vocalists, then to Live and Studio mixing. I have a degree in Electronic Engineering so at times
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Meticulously organic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Prince. He seems to be artistically unrestrained.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Feel before you think. Then think before you feel
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A range. Anything from Gospel, through Jazz, blues through funk.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: To be honest, its my people skills.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Honestly, passion, drive.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen and feel, see the vision, then use only the tools necessary to achieve the goal. You MUST have a goal.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of a small, fully acoustically treated - bass traps, absorption panels, reflection free zone etc. - one room space. I run Logic Pro 9 / Logic X and Pro Tools 10 / 11, as well as Reason and Ableton. I use Komplete 9 and Maschine 2 for Midi programming.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave Pensado, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Lauren Hill, Fred Hammond, Tina Turner, Bruce Swedien. Many others...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Studio Recording, Editing and Mixing. I also do Live engineering and I do a lot of acoustic session work