Brave And Fortune

Recording And Music Producer

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We focus on equipping our clients with professional grade productions and presentations that get noticed for all the right reasons.

Brave and Fortune Recording Studio is dedicated to helping artists musicians, entertainers, content creators and businesses with audio design and engineering. We offer premium mixing, analogue and digital mastering as well as music and media production.

Currently, our local and online markets call for products and services ranging from vocal editing and production, music creation and soundscape design for film, mixing and mastering audio stems, audio restoration, digital audio workspace tutorials, music video editing, sound design for video games and cellphone apps, adding voice or instruments to projects currently in development, voice overs and script writing for commercials and short films and so much more.

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Interview with Brave And Fortune

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: after a long 18 months of designing and building and getting permits approved by my city I am very excited to announce The Grand Opening of my new recording studio. I now have everything I ever wanted in and the perfect space to record almost any type of project. I love my vocal booth and live room but most of all I love the way my mixing room sounds feels and looks. I have worked very hard and can no confidently say I have the best recording studio in my city. My team is amazing and we get to have fun everyday working on all kinda of music and videos.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I have a great segment called The Live Room where I feature artists performing in a live in-studio versions of songs they love to play. www.braveandfortune.com/featuredprojects I also direct and cohost a local radio show on KBOO 90.7 fm PDX called Marvin's Room. The focus of conversation usually relates to local music, culture and business networking. For more info check me out my CoffeeTalk interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhzXtVyxrlA

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I am new to SoundBetter

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: BOTH I take digital music and analogue gear and work with both together to create more options and the best possible sound amicable for almost any audio situation. I love the control digital production gives me and i also love the sound and warmth of various rack units. Sometimes I like to produce new music by sampling cassette tapes, diana ross was the last cassette I sampled for hiphop beat. Other times I use that same tape machine I take digital or tube guitar and reamp through my tape machine for an added quality to my midrange. I do a lot of analogue to digital conversion and vise versa. I have fun not only producing music but experimenting with my rack gear to improve over all sound quality.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: Brave and Fortune Recording Studio is dedicated to helping artists musicians, entertainers, content creators and businesses with audio design and engineering. We offer premium mixing analogue and digital and mastering as well as music and media production. We focus on equipping our clients with professional grade productions and presentations. If you want quality audio that get noticed Brave and Fortune Recording Studio is your one-stop shop for all your music

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I love that every project I get improves my skills. I am obsessed with listening to music and achieving new and interesting mixes and sounds.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Do you mix rap vocals. Yes. Can you teach me how to use my DAW? Yes.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That producing and mixing are the same thing. These are separate types of work that I offer. I can produce a song, I can also mix a song that has already been produced.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What is the scope of work? When do you need this project completed? (If not directly obvious) How do you intend on using this production?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: I can be the producer for your next big song or project, have a clear idea in mind of what you want me to make you and provide ample explanation and reference for the best communication about what your artistic vision is. I would love to talk about what your project is intended for and how you see yourself using the music we make together. I can also be the final puzzle piece to completing your production or finalizing your mix. Send me your stems and any notes you have about how you want your final mix to sound.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: manley voxbox mic pre my imac pro with my daw and all plug ins my fender strat with extended indian rosewood neck Manley Reference Gold Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone KEF MUON LOUD SPEAKERS

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been producing and arranging music for 14 years and have made my mark locally as a local commercial studio owner. I use my studio to produce content for my self and my clients locally and on worldwide online markets like fiverr, upwork ect.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: BOTH I take digital music and analogue gear and work with both together to create more options and the best possible sound amicable for almost any audio situation. I love the control digital production gives me and i also love the sound and warmth of various rack units. Sometimes I like to produce new music by sampling cassette tapes, diana ross was the last cassette I sampled for hiphop beat. Other times I use that same tape machine I take digital or tube guitar and reamp through my tape machine for an added quality to my midrange. I do a lot of analogue to digital conversion and vise versa. I have fun not only producing music but experimenting with my rack gear to improve over all sound quality.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Tom Morello from rage against the machines. I love the way he plays guitar and how he developed a signature style that most guitar players recognize.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Mix with your ears not your eyes.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: personally I love to fuse elements of various genres experimentally. I love to mix progressive metal with modern hip hop. I also love the recording arts and am deeply fascinated with getting a perfect recordings of various styles of live in-studio performance. Check out these great recordings of local up-and-coming artists that I have had in my studio. http://braveandfortune.com/featuredprojects

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is identifying with the needs of the project and client and then delivering a solid product that meets the criteria for what was needed. I make original content and mix audio projects of all kinds to perfection. I am great at managing and directing visual and audio projects like session recording, music video recording

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: As a sound engineer my focus is to sum all of the tracks together in the most audible way possible. I bring clarity to music productions and add depth and focus to the mixes I work on. The end result is a professional grade mix congruent with industry standards concerning volume and fidelity. As a music producer I am best at bringing in new ideas to complete production projects that have already been started. I am also fantastic at coming up with new music from scratch using a combinations of midi, sampling, and recroding arts.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I start by identifying exactly what the client needs- I then draft a Scope-of-Work (SOW). Once all the details including budget and deadline are approved and agreed upon, I start on my tasks.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I record my microphones through heritage audio preamps, my rack gear includes a several different analogue units such as the MANLEY STEREO VARI MU limiter/compressor, DENON dual cassette tape recorder,lexicon reverb and

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I am inspired by music old and new. I enjoy Billie Holiday, james brown, rush, pink floyd, devin townsend, tupac, animals as leaders, jakub zytecki, koan sound.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Recording, mixing mastering audio - vocals ie hiphop pop rock dialogue - full band session tracking. I also do a lot of digital content creation ie. movie scores, hiphop, and rnb, pop, beats, rock backing tracks and sound x for tv and film.

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  • OUR GRAND OPENING!May 27, 2019

    AFTER A LONG PROCESS OF BUILDING OUR NEW COMMERCIAL FACILITY WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT BRAVE AND FORTUNE RECORDING STUDIO IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    CHECK OUT PICTURES OF OUR FACILITY AND OUR WEEKLY UPDATES AT
    WWW.BRAVEANDFORTUNE.COM