What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Without doubt, the mix engineer I have most respect for is Alan Moulder. He always finds the unique energy in the song he's working with. Technically he's hard to beat. His command over the low mid range is incredible, his work on guitars is seminal. I'm also a fan of Michael Brauer's work, particularly for emotional impact.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The latest Future Sound Cartel Track 'Lady Annie' (Coming soon):
My role was as mix engineer. The brief was to take the mix forward with a strong vision and the band trusted me to deliver. They were blown away by the results
What are you working on at the moment?
Mixes for Future Sound Cartel's new EP
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I'm looking forward to exploring and connecting with people on Sound Better
Analog or digital and why?
I'm with Tchad Blake on this: How you get there isn't important, it's the results that count
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Your work will improve
What do you like most about your job?
The first time I throw up the faders on a mix I get butterflies
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What did you just do?! (When they hear something they like)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That mixing can somehow be part of the production process. There is no substitute for bringing fresh vision and direction to your work when the productions are complete. It can make a really good song great
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I look to understand their vision so that I can compliment what they're doing and elevate their work
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Empower the people you work with and ask that they do the same for you
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Working for labels:
> Mute Records
Shortlisting demos for the A&R manager
> V2 Music
> Production Partnership
BBC Radio One Plays
> Solo Training
Scholarship to Pink Floyd's legendary Britannia Row Studios in Islington (Animals, recording for the choir in The Wall)
> Engineer & Studio Manager
> Mix Engineer
The Nest Studio London
How would you describe your style?
Analog vibe + digital power
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I believe that our voices carry our souls. If your songs have soul, then it's you I'd like to work with
Can you share one music production tip?
Pre delay your reverbs and watch out for stereo reverbs washing across mixes
What type of music do you usually work on?
Guitar bands and electronica
What's your strongest skill?
Bringing songs to life
What do you bring to a song?
My unique taste as a mix engineer
What's your typical work process?
Initial discussion & Listen to rough mixes > First Pass > Feedback > Second Pass > Final Tweaks > Deliver
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work at the Nest Studio in London: https://www.facebook.com/thenestlgp/
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing project files for musicians and producers: Taking songs from demo form and giving them the pro mix treatment