I am an engineer/producer working in Nashville. I work at Blackbird Studio as a staff engineer and do freelance work.
I am an audio engineer in Nashville. I specialize in making things sound better...
Most recently, I produced, tracked, engineered and mixed an EP for Lexie Hayden out of Nashville.
I enjoy all aspects of audio engineering and even do live sound on the side.
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Interview with Luke Forehand
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am a staff engineer at Blackbird Studio and mix in the box out of my home. I primarily use Pioneer monitors, Fab Filter, McDSP, Slate and Waves Plugins. Happy to mix on one of the studio's consoles as well.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An electronic dance mix.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the project. Analog is fun, digital is a better tool.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: It will sound good.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting drum sounds.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not magic. A bad sound will not usually be transformed into a good one unless it is replaced.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What their goals are, artists they like and how much of my input they want.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to communicate. It's your song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Enough gear to make a record and a way to connect to the internet.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've spent time in bands, working in live sound and doing studio internships. I've been interested in learning about music production for over 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: The band Nothing More. Really love the sound and production of their last record.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overdo it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hard Rock/Metal/Country
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing/Tracking, getting sounds.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: For mixing and tracking, I like to make sure the song lives in its own space and has its own identity. From a production standpoint, my goal is to make sure I identify with the artists' goal for the song and add/subtract elements that are necessary to take the song where it needs to go.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Each session will have its specifics but I like to make sure we make the most of the studio time allotted.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I try to maintain my own identity as far as music production goes. I enjoy the work of others but do not strive to sound like certain individuals
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing and tracking work.