Got a great song? My mixing and mastering services will give your music the sound fitting for the world to hear.
My service includes a product that will be ready for commercial and streaming use. If you need a song mixed, it will have every element heard, clarity that sounds good to the ear, warmth that's full and pleasing, and lastly a punch that's felt and not heard. Your mix will have all it needs for the mastering process. When your song is mastered it will not lose any of it's dynamics, it will have the red book standard for loudness, and will be able to compete on the level of commercial and streaming platforms.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Jeff McKenzie
I just got back from a 2 day session with Jeff yesterday. I had gone to his house to record four songs. Day one was all about recording, while day two was all about mixing and mastering. I got to see his mixing and mastering process and get hands-on my songs with a professional. Jeff's workflow is incredible. He doesn't do anything too slow or too fast, which I feel is what some engineers do- take too long really trying to truly "perfect" a song or just plain rushing a process. The music I drop soon is all engineered by Jeff, and I hope to get back in the studio with Jeff soon.
I got in the studio with Jeff about a week ago. It was my first time actually working in a real studio, and I'm happy of how the session went. Jeff is so easy to work with and the songs came out great. He worked on two songs that I recorded during that session, and I'm eager to get back to work and get some more songs done with him. If an artist comes to the Houston area, I would definitely recommend that s/he go see Jeff McKenzie and knock a couple songs out. Here is the song I have uploaded that he worked on for me https://soundcloud.com/kay2kold/no-trick
Interview with Jeff McKenzie
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work that I do is Mixing and Mastering
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Musicians and artist who inspire me are Jimi Hendrx, Gary Clark Jr, Lil Wayne, Adele, Pink, The Black Keys, and Dru Hill. Music production professionals who inspire me are Dave Pensado,Just Blaze, Mixed by Ali, and Matt O' Neill
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is based out of my house. I have a room where I have acoustically treated and tuned for the best frequency response possible that a bedroom can have. I work inside the box with various of plugins, like UAD, Slate Digital, and Waves just to name a few. My DAW of choice is Pro Tools and Studio One. My interface is the Apollo twin.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: A typical workflow for me is to start with a static mix. Once I have a Balanced sound, I think about where I want all my elements to sit in the mix. Once that is done I listen to the song as a whole to see what tracks or elements need processing. After processing I route all tracks to a bus, for example all drums to a bus, all guitars to another bus, and so on. Now its time to add separation or death to the mix, using reverbs and delays. After separation is complete, now its time to use parallel compression.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What I bring to a song is experience, knowledge, and a passion for music and my craft
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being humble and listening
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The music that I work on the most is Hip-Hop and R&B, but that not to say I can't work on other genres of music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The music production tip I would like to give is, get it right at the recording stage. If the recording is good everything else will fall in place.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Adele. She has such amazing voice. I would love to record and mix her vocals.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is laid back with structure.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is what I am doing being an audio engineer. I have been an audio engineer for two years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I could take five pieces of gear with me on a desert island they would be, my microphone, computer, interface, speaker monitors, and hearing protection.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The advice I have for a customer that is looking to hire me is, don't be scared to learn something new.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: The number one questions that I ask clients is, was the recording recorded to hot.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that, I can fix a bad recording in the mix.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: A very common question is, can you give my mix punch and clarity. My answer is always yes I can.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about my job is, when a client hears the finished product, and they say, I love what you did I sound good and professional.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to always keep it professional with them, and give them a product that succeeds their expectations.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I personally go with digital because it is very inexpensive to analog gear, and I do not have the room for analog equipment. At the end of the day digital plug-in sounds good in my opinion.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I have no recommendation at this time, because I'm new to the SoundBetter family.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The one project that I'm proud of is, YaYa's single Knock Off, it was such good energy in the recording stage of that project, I had never experienced energy like that before. My role for YaYa's single was to record, mix, and master the song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: What I'm working on at this very moment is, a project with artist name Kay, who is putting out his solo album next year.