I'm committed to hearing the artist’s music the way the artist hears it, and at the ready to mix your next record. I enjoy working with people to enhance their unique musical taste, vibe, and groove. Whether it's a single, EP, or LP, I'm exited to work together and make the magic happen.
Based out of Denver, CO I work on projects internationally. Website: www.kpsaudio.com
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Interview with Kyle Parker Smith KPS Audio
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music and helping people.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not a mastering engineer. But if you want to have me do a pass at a master, I'll do one.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you listen to? What are your references? What are your goals for this project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your time to make sure your project is finished and ready before sending it to the next stage/mixing.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If we aren't including computer/protools... NS10m studios, sm57, audix d6, a 1073 pre, and an 1176.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: About 10 years and still going strong. Hustling, doing quality work, and having fun while you do it is how you grow.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Wild and meticulous.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Artists that are writing music that feels true to them.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't try to be anyone else. Just be yourself. But remember, if you want to make something palpable for a large audience and not just your ‘ma and pops’, when being different, you still have to find a way to "stick the landing" as they say. Maybe keep that in mind, and it might just help you discover something unique to you that helps you grow your audience while staying true to you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds. Love getting in the studio with a band and love bringing a mix to life.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing records
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring to a song a sonic balance, groove, and quality that helps the listener feel like they want listen to the music over and over again without ever getting discomforted or bored; I try to add an almost addictive quality to it in how it sits and grooves.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Contact for more info. Varies/client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Contact for info.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some bands that I find myself listening to a lot are: Local Natives, Manchester Orchestra, Young the Giant, Of Monsters and Men, Leon Bridges, Foster The People, The Dear Hunter, Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Twenty One Pilots, Billie Eilish, and more!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing is what I like to do/be apart of the most. I do a lot of engineering as well. I work with a lot of indie/rock/pop-rock/folk-rock/alt bands from all kinds of genres as well as solo acts in pop/hip hop as well. Basically, I'm a lover of all music!