Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I recently mixed and mastered a song for Renegade Rail named ( I Love My Country Girl) that was picked up overseas by a radio group that has stations in 120 different countries and is starting to get air time here in the states.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently working on two projects. One for a Redi Dirt band Called Renegade Rail. The other is a Christian band called Changed By Grace.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Don't know anyone else.
Analog or digital and why?
I like them both. Analog for the warmth, and digital for all the great plugins on the market today.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do my very best to make your music sound like the way they heard it in their head.
What do you like most about your job?
The different style of music I get the chance to work on and the creativity of the songwriting.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long will it take for a review of the mix. I tell them two days and if they like the review we can move forward with their project.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That most people think it's just turning a few knobs.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How do you want the song to feel. What is your main goal for the song.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
No what you want your song to sound like before hand.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A guitar, laptop, mixer, mics, and cables.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Been in the music field for 30 years, as a musician, producer, mixing, and mastering
How would you describe your style?
I'm probably independent in style like to think out of the box.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
There is to many to list. I'd like to work with them all.
Can you share one music production tip?
The best tip is make sure your tracks are good and clean.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Country, Gospel, Red Dirt, Rock
What's your strongest skill?
I would have to say both Mixing and Mastering
What do you bring to a song?
Drive, Punch, Clarity, Depth, and Width
What's your typical work process?
I generally work on the drums and bass guitar first to get the drive in the song, and build from there laying the vocals in place.
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's a little cabin in the woods where I can be left alone to work. Running Sonar, Pro Tools, and Adobe Audition. Cabin is treated and designed for mixing and mastering.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Mike McClure Band, Joe Hardy for mixing and master his has taught me a lot.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and Master both I would say most of my clients prefer I do both services.