Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Maj O'Narley's "The Gemini Effect" - I stepped outside of myself as a producer and he did the same as an artist. We created timeless music.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently mastering my album titled "FDR FLOWS" and it is a wonderful listening experience.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital because it is closer to my age than the digital days were. They are equally important though.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to deliver high quality songs to my clients.
What do you like most about your job?
I love to make music so that is probably the best part of the job.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you deliver the same quality as the big studios?? Absolutely, it's not what the studio that you are it is the way that you utilize it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The biggest misconception about doing what I do is that it is to be an engineer or producer. This is ridiculous
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are you serious about your music or did you come here to waste your money??
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Have your music ready to go so you can maximize your studio time.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook, Maschine Studio, Speakers, Piano, & the microphone
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path was to the NBA, but that did not work out well for me. I have been doing this now for about 5 years
How would you describe your style?
My style is a little different. Kind of like no other
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would love to work with Jay-z just to witness the greatness of the art of the freestyle in person.
Can you share one music production tip?
Patience is key...Trust your ears & instincts
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on hip hop & r n b music, but I am versatile as well.
What's your strongest skill?
I love to produce music. There is something about the process of starting with almost complete silence and ending with an amazing array of sounds.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring whatever it is that the song may be missing. This can be very useful as the artist may not pick up on these things during the recording session.
What's your typical work process?
I produce in Maschine, mix in Logic, & master using Cubase. (Just my personal preference)
Tell us about your studio setup.
MacBook Pro 15"
2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 + 1TB XHD
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 Audio Interface
Neumann TLM102 Large-Diaphragm Studio Microphone
Behringer B-1 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with 10dB Pad
Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Over-Ear Monitoring Headphones
Sennheiser HD 201 Over Ear Headphones
Beats by Dre Executive Active Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones
Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitors
M-Audio BX8 Carbon Black Studio Monitors
Native Instruments Maschine Studio Groove Production Studio
Native Instruments Maschine MK1 Groove Production Studio
Native Instruments Komplete Kontroller S61 Keyboard
M-Audio Oxygen 49 MK3 Ignite Keyboard
Logic Pro X 10.2
Cubase LE AI Elements 7
Pro Tools (Upon Request)
Waves Platinum Bundle Collection
Komplete 10 Ultimate w/Komplete Kontrol
FL Studio 12
Izotope Ozone 5 Mastering Suite
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
My inspiration comes from Jay-Z as an artist and from various producers as well.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common work that I do for my clients usually consists of producing quality music, tracking vocals, mixing the song down thoroughly, and then having the mastering bring it home. In plain english this I am your one stop shop upon request. I can provide all necessary services to get your music ready for release.