Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I consider every project I work on as important as the other. If I was an unknown artist, I would still want to hire an engineer who cares about my music just as much as anybody else's music.
What are you working on at the moment?
Mostly editing and mixing.
Analog or digital and why?
Both, because they're both awesome.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I think online mixing and mastering can be awesome if you're looking to get a professional's "touch" on your project. If on the other hand you prefer to have control over every aspect of a mix, an attended session is preferable in my opinion.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Protools HDX, Massenburg MDW EQ, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor. Amphion Two15, Bricasti M7
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I first started around 10 years ago as an assistant for movie / tv audio post production. I enjoyed it for a while and learned a lot of technical stuff but in the end that's not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. At that point I decided to make some changes in my life and gravitated towards music recording and mixing. I've been doing that ever since.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't try to make a song what it's not.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Rock, Jazz, anything a band can play
What's your strongest skill?
I've been known to be great at recording with creativity, tuning vocals and making immersive, wide, 3D mixes.
What do you bring to a song?
I always try to get the most emotion and biggest soundscape out of a song.
What's your typical work process?
For mix, I like to make sure all the edits are done, then I prepare the session for mixing, that includes labeling tracks, creating busses, creating reverb sends and returns, routing everything to the right output, etc...
Then once all the technical stuff is done I start listening and try to follow my instinct as fast as possible to get a good feel right away. After the initial color is done I get into more details until I am satisfied. That can take an hour to a day or two, it's always different.
Tell us about your studio setup.
When I moved in that room I had a professional acoustician build and install acoustic treatment built especially for that room.
It's a small but efficient room with top of the line gear that I have acquired over the years. Just going through my setup makes everything sound better without even touching anything!
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Chirs and Tom Lord Alge as well as Andy Wallace are some of my favorites.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
My work usually consists of 50% recording and 50% editing / mixing.