Xav on SoundBetter

Experienced Mixer

Editing, Mixing and producing tracks

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Interview with Xav

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Mixing

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Andrew Scheps, Andy Wallace

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Mix between Analog and digital. Pro tools HD set up with Metric Halo Lio conversion. Loads of outboard Gear, ssl, neve, Chandler Limited, DBX , Slate pluggs and waves pluggs...focal speakers

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: Talking a lot with the artiste, trying to understand the song so that the Artist can recognize himself and also be amazed.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: musicality!

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Understanding a song and making it sound good

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: rock music, indie, pop music

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: good song, good mix !!!

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: 18 years in France, Turkey, New Caledonia

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Computer , Conversion , speakers and SSL bus comp but if there is electricity on a desert Island that is

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Just give it a try and you ll see

  23. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  24. A: What are you expectations ?

  25. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  26. A: Is it your real job ?

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: How are you going to mix this song ? "I don t know we ll see "

  29. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  30. A: Music, meeting artists

  31. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  32. A: To do my best

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: Both , digital for recall and analog for the Color

  35. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  36. A: Not yet , but i do recommend people when it is not my music style, or my job

  37. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  38. A: Two rock albums, one afrobeat album and some live gigs

  39. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  40. A: NIlda Fernandez Live DVD, French Artist that has many French Awards, "victoire de l musique "i mixed the dvd with him , Took us about 1 month but sounds great !!!!

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Gear Highlights
  • Metric Halo Lio
  • SSL
  • Neve
  • Chandler Limited
  • DBX
  • Focal ....
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