Singer/Songwriter/Record Producer/Mixing&Mastering Engineer with modern professional kit on me 24/7, working worldwide. 12 years experience in Audio Production.
17 years classical vocal training with a 4-Octave range
Specialising in Black Genres - Funk, RnB, Soul, Disco, HipHop, Pop.
Voice/Podcasts/Dialogue - Highly proficient in;
Podcast Editing - to a brief or freehand
ADR and Syncing to Video
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Interview with Nia
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If there is such a thing, musically it will start with a sonic inspiration or a feeling that I'm trying to evoke in others. Then building that soundscape. Finally, the topline, moving and changing the music to flow with that. Podcast Editing is much easier, as I have custom presets that I customize to each project. Mix it all and Master it and it's ready to send out.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a professional portable setup which allows me to have fast turnarounds and be able to work whenever I'm inspired while I travel the world. It's got all the essentials - New Apple MacBook, Rode Mic with Kaotica Eyeball Audio Booth, low latency Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, and professional plugins such as Native Instruments and XLN.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as creative and crazy as you like - send me mood boards, other tracks that inspire you, playlists, heck, a Tumblr blog! If it's communicating the vibe, I'll love it, and we'll make magic. Especially if you're asking for Muzak, that can help a lot!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: The 5 pieces I have - because I'm often on a Desert Island! The Macbook is the cheat because it holds so many extra little tricks and treats.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital all the way - it's all soundwaves in the end, and everything can be simulated. Nothing beats a live drum or guitar IRL, but on Digital Streaming, with your Bluetooth digital headphones and digital MP3's? Digital is the move.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Sharp, defined and precise, right to the heart of the listener.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Robyn. She's a vibe, and I think we'd work in harmony together really well. Also Joji - we have a similar workflow and I think his abstract beats and my precise ear would make a banger.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Predominantly Black Genres, although I can work in any genre with my same musical ear.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Aside from the technical, I have a reliable musicality that can hear the gaps in a track, and that can mold a song to a certain aesthetic, image, idea, vibe or energy, with precision.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Prince is a big influence, as well as Funk and Disco musicians from the 60's/70's.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Podcast Editing and Programmed Drums, although that's more recently. in the past my work was much more Mix and Master heavy.