Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I produce, record and mix. I have been doing this for a couple years and I enjoy working on music and I am looking foward to doing this full time someday.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
In my opinion, the biggest misconception of what mixing engineers do in general is that a lot of people think we can make anything sound good, which is not always the case. You can't polish a turd.
What's your typical work process?
When producing I talk to artist of their vision of the song, I write down ideas and go from their. When Recording if its a whole band I like to start with the drums to get the groove of the song and move on to bass and so on. When I mix the first thing I do is listen to the song to get a feel for it and then i set the levels of the track to prevent clipping and move on EQ and so on.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My setup revolves around my Mac Pro with Pro Tools 12 and Reason 8 working mostly in the box. I use a lot of Waves plugins, Slate Digital and a lot others. For recording Hardware I use multiple pre amps and audio interfaces such as Focusrite ISA One, Art TPS II, 2 Presonus Firepods and a Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am inspired by musicians such as John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz and Mario Domm, musicians that have a lot of passion for their craft and are very good at it. I also admire mixing engineers like Chris Lord-Alge, Tony Maserati, Dave pensado and Manny Marroquin who have consistently created great sounding mixes for some of our favorites artists.