Hey, I am Jay Brown a ProTools Expert level certified Mix and Tracking engineer, I have been a Keyboard player for about 25 years and have started a career behind the console.
Currently Head Engineer and Mixer at Atlantas Icon Studios
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Interview with Jason Brown
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both....There are advantages to Digital...... Recall and portability but Vibe and tone in Analog can not be replicated
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will love your record
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work on music Everyday.... Which I LOVE.... Is that still considered a Job????????
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: We are Magicians.... I can't take distortion out of your recordings...but I may be able to incorporate into your record...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I work for you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Computer, Focal Monitors, Sub, Hard drives and my UAD plugin Box.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been Engineering and mixing since 2010 an Love every bit of it.....
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Carrie Underwood.....I love her Vocal Tone
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: BE ORGANIZED..
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Currently a lot of Hip Hop RnB and Pop... The current stuff
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I follow directions really well and I am a great communicator, NO surprises with my work
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotion.... Records without emotion are not HITS...
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Normally once I have the conversation with my client and I get the files I will head right to work.... Normally I will turnaround one song in about 8-10 hours depending on the record and what I have to do to it....
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Well I am in a Private setup owned by Akon and working along side Leslie Brathwaite in the smaller room of our 2 room facility at Icon Studios in Atlanta.. I am primarily in the Box when it comes to processing but I do have a Nice Tube Tech CL 1 B and Distressors available when I need them as well as Dangerous monitoring and Symphony I/O Conversion
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I LOVE BASS.... Urban Bass... It has so much soul and groove.....
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Primarily Im a Mix engineer, I tend to like to be alone and let the creative juices flow.