Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was the recording/ mix engineer for session with a rap artist and it was one of my first hands on experiences in the studio in college. It may not have been the greatest record but I certainly learned a lot from the experience which has sculpted me into the producer I am today.
What are you working on at the moment?
dubstep, trap, trumpet, etc.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Analog equipment handles the signals with more purity and brings about a warmth that digital processors can only emulate.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
What do you like most about your job?
I like helping people overcome creative block or some technical issues with a project. It helps me understand their thought process and develops mine as well.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Will I get recognition for my work in the community? That only depends on you and how you take it further.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That DJs and Producers are the same thing. Well there a lot of DJs who are just promoters of music but the real skill lies in the producers (who may or may not choose to DJ) not the posers...
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
On a scale of 1 to 10 what is your production level?
What do you plan to do with the product and how do you plan to go about marketing it?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Have an idea about what you want your final product to be like and what you plan to do with it after it has been worked on.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Solar powered battery pack, radio, laptop, headphones, synth
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been teaching electronic music production and audio engineering for the past 18 months as well as producing music for about 4 years.
How would you describe your style?
Robust, meticulously crafted and fresh.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
KOAN Sound because they have broke down barriers and misconceptions about electronic music by implementing a variety of genres, instruments, and techniques in their music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Always processes dynamics (EQ/Compression) before time-based effects (Reverb, Delay,etc).
What type of music do you usually work on?
Bass, Dubstep, Trap, Glitch Hop, Jazz, World
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Professional insight and depth.
What's your typical work process?
Idea, Composition, Basic Layout, Sound Design, Mixdown, Mastering
Tell us about your studio setup.
Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro, Alesis Elevate 5, Alesis v49 MIDI, Behringer Xenyx 8 Channel Mixer
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
KOAN Sound, Pegboard Nerds, Rogue,
Brian Eno, Bruce Swedien
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Production Consulting, Sound Designing, Mixing, Mastering