Donald Forrest Williams

Music Production

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One stop shop music production. I attended Berklee College of Music 1992. As a drummer and songwriter in the band Big Wreck (Atlantic Records) 1992-2003 I worked alongside legendary producers Micheal Beinhorn,Dave Jerden,Matt Dematteo,and Jack Joseph Puig.I do pre-production, recording w my own gear, mixing and Mastering. Start to finish

Production
Engineering
Mixing
Mastering
Drums

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Forrest Williams
  • Big Wreck
  • Big Wreck
  • Big Wreck
  • Tipsy Gypsies
  • Tipsy Gypsies
  • Tipsy Gypsies
  • Tipsy Gypsies
  • Forrest Williams

Interview with Donald Forrest Williams

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

  2. A: AWAY by Lindsey Buck. Has a combination of many elements and sounds great on 11. :)

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

  4. A: Lindsey Buck Lindseybuckmusic.com

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital, cheaper and easier.

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

  8. A: I will do my best, and never give up on things, I'll get it done.

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

  10. A: End product, cranking it in my car!!

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

  12. A: When can u work? On weekends for recording. All the time by myself working on the song.

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

  14. A: That is is a mystery how songs come to life. Like it is magic or something. It is not. It is just a process like anything else. It can be learned. Anyone can do it.

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

  16. A: Can I hear some music first.

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

  18. A: Talk over the phone, feel it out.

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

  20. A: 2 neve 1073, 2 Neumann U67, iMac pro

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

  22. A: 30 years, Berklee college of Music, Big Wreck in late 90's then kids , now getting back into it again.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: quick and simple

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

  26. A: Taylor Swift because I would have to be the best I have ever been to match up to her previous insanely great producers.

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

  28. A: Most important thing is to have feeling and passion in the actual performance, recording it with tried and true gear that sounds great.

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

  30. A: Pop, Rock, singer songwriter.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Drums.

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

  34. A: A full package producer that plays a mean kit.

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

  36. A: Write, record drums, bass, guitar, piano, keys, vocals, mix, master.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Neve preamps, Neumann U87, AKG 414, D112, 57's, 2 AKG 535eb, iMac Pro , Logic.

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

  40. A: John Bonham, Stewart copeland, Micheal Beinhorn, Jack Joseph Puig

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

  42. A: song production from start to finish

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  • Neve Neumann AKG BAE imacpro
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