I'm Kristal Cross, I love mix, edit and master songs, and I love produce band and artists even more
- Tc Electronic BMC-2
- Universal Audio 4-710D
- iZotope... and much more
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Interview with Kristal Cross
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The Lotus - Awakening. My band last album. Co-produced, recorded and mixed. Amazing and challenging experience.
What are you working on at the moment?
Many different project, personal and for clients
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Sometimes you need one or the other, for many different reasons
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is: we're not closing it until you're 100% satisfied
What do you like most about your job?
When you listen to something that sounds great. That's why I'm doing this, really.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Everyone wants to sound like someone else :) "Make me" like. And my answer is: I'll do all I can to reach that sound but in YOUR and MY way.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to what they do. Simple. :) If you like it, you're at least in the ballpark :)
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Macbook, Logic Pro X, my Focal Spirit Pro
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been doing this for about 8 years
How would you describe your style?
Strong, emotional and inspiring
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be lazy. :)
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock and metal stuff 80%, but I love to work on different things
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I love to give a song the impact and emotion that deserves
What's your typical work process?
Listen to a new project again and again. When you're "into" the song, start polishing little by little.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Mac Pro, Logic Pro X, Universal Audio 4-710d, many plugins (UAD, Waves, iZotope, Soundtoys, etc), TC Electronic BMC-2 and my trusted monitors and cans
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mainly mixing, mastering, recording, sometimes audio editing and work as producer