Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I was asked to give a song good club presence. Songs that get a lot of play time in clubs usually have prominent bass and grooves that make people want to dance.
The original song was lacking in all areas so I suggested that I recompose some of the instruments. Although this is not part of the typical procedure, I knew I needed better quality sounds in order to fulfill his vision.
This took 5 days to complete instead of 2-3 days on normal orders, but he was very pleased and I enjoyed the process as well because I got a chance to tap into my passion of music production and composition.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How much fun are you willing to have?
Do you have quality studio recorded vocals?
Are you able to submit clean vocals without any effects?
How clean are your instrument tracks, any additional noise or static?
What is the completion deadline of your project?
Do you have a list of songs to give as a reference?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Ask engineers what the latest piece of hardware or software they are using. Experience is normally a major priority when looking for service providers in music, however, technology changes rapidly. Their technology will tell you if they are innovative.
There are so many new technologies that enable us to become better at what we do instead being stuck using outdated technology.
What's your typical work process?
New customers get the best deals from me. Depending on my workload, I will offer free additional mixing services, free mastering services, discounted bulk packages, and cheap expedited 24-hour services.
With new customers I like to understand their musical style. I first want to know the music you listen to. I want to know which elements you like to hear the most within your songs.
After gaining a better understanding of the vision, I start working immediately. As I continue to help your music reach its highest potential, the business relationship gets better and I'll be able to start making innovative recommendations based off of your own musical taste.
What are you working on at the moment?
Currently I'm working on a collaborative mixtape for artists that feature my original productions.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Subpac S2, Macbook Pro, Midi Fighter 3D, AKG 702. I only need 4.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been working with audio for over 10 years, however, only within the past 2 years have I dropped all other obligations to focus on music as my priority.
I plan to continue making a name for myself within the music industry.
How would you describe your style?
My style is smooth, sexy, and intentional.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on Electronic, R&B, and Rap songs. I enjoy working with all types of music but I usually work more with artists who use electronic instruments.
What's your strongest skill?
Adding dimensions to music is my specialty. I love making songs sound big and spacious without overcrowding one area of the soundscape.
What do you bring to a song?
Dimension and Color.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My setup is simple. I operate Ableton Live 9 and a variety of mixing monitoring devices to listen to my mixes. The Subpac S2 is my favorite piece of equipment because it allow me to physically detect any defects in the lower end of my mixes.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
J-Louis is a music producer that inspires me the most because he started producing on his iPhone and has started gaining mainstream recognition from his recent work.
Pharell inspires me because of his dedication to originality and personal philosophy on life. Drake inspires me because of his work ethic.