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Interview with MixedByAdamWest
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do with my clients is Recording, Mixing & Mastering and I make beats.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Alex Tumay, Bryan Micheal Cox, Quincy Jones, Jaycen Joshua
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Macbook Pro running Pro Tools 2019, Logic Pro X, FL Studio & Ableton Live 9. I run all of my vocals through a Rode NT1-A going into a UAD Apollo Twin Duo. The Plugins I use are from Plugin Alliance, Waves, Izotope, FabFilter, Soundtoys & UAD.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Mix Process: 1. Session Organization (Color Code & Labels) 2. Gain-staging 3. De-essing 4. Substractive & Additive EQ 5. Compression' 6. Gate 7. Time Based FX (Reverbs, Delays) 8. Beat Chops 9. Mastering
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring life to the vocals and I make sure the beat is thumping
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Beat making is my strongest skill and Mastering
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip Hop/RnB/Pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always record in the green (never in the yellow or red) and Gain-stage your mix to get the cleanest sound before you even add plugins.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jon Bellion because he produces his own music so he understands both the creative and technical side of music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is like none other. I create what comes to mind. I don't think too hard or force anything. Im very versatile.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been producing music since 2008.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Apollo Twin, Sony C800, Warm Audio Wa76, Kaotica Eyeball
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just press record and vocals magically sound good
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love discovering new artist and stepping outside of my comfort zone.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To provide a professional customer experience and make sure all their needs are met.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog because it gives you that lush industry warm sound you're looking for.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, my bro SL (Shemon Luster)
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working with my artist Rockstar Johnny on his next upcoming project.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Rockstar Johnny EP "Liv2Tell" which is on every streaming platform. I love that project because it was my first executive produced project and I also featured on a few songs. Check it out