A freelance music producer from Omaha, NE. I’m a recent student at Academy of Art University with a speciality in Music Production in Sound & Visual Media.
A freelance music producer from Omaha, NE. I’m a recent student at Academy of Art University with a speciality in Music Production in Sound & Visual Media. I work with FL Studios, Pro Tools & Logic Pro. I’ve also worked in Adobe Premier & Final Cut for video editing. My expertise is beyond 10+ years, as I have mixed and mastered for tons of locals & even as acting FOH Engineer at shows when the engineer was not present at bars & big venues of 500+
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Interview with Prod. Atilli
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have a client by the name of Jay Lively, who trusted me to mix and master his entire first album & produce a track for one his favorite artist as a feature on it. It was a honor to be apart of the process and see the excitement he had when it all came together.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A competition track for a client, who will win some money if they win. It be an honor to help them, and to know they trusted my mix to get the job done. A few singles, and an album for a couple other clients
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog Gear - Cleaner Sound, Authentic. Digital - Its the current and future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To get the job done. No job is too big or small, and regardless of time, the product is always what they would want and beyond.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meet clients, and hearing their stories told with my mixing or production. I love to help bring stories to life and it starts with a good story and a clean mix
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much is it going to cost? A: Depends on the load of the job. What exactly do you need done or want out of this project?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of sound are you looking for? Whats the deadline? Who are you currently listen to the most of? What inspired you to do this? Have you heard anything I've done?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what you want, and be precise.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Headphones, a solar power source (hahahaha), Rap Snacks, Satellite phone (do those exist?)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went Omaha North High where they had a music production program. I was also apart of the Drill Team playing snares & often helped with the High School band. From there I graduated and went to University of Omaha before really finding my passion & applying for Academy of Art University. I got my first industry placement with Zeus The Rebel, who was recording a feature verse for an artist I recorded for named JBreed The Rebel. My next placement came with Don Waun, who I collaborated with Drummajai & co mixed on production with, that turned into a Foogiano 1017 feature for him. I've since produced tracks & mixed for Tylr Boi & Myiah Lynnae who are under current management with AudioDope Development.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Wiz Khalifa - I think mixing and producing for him would be a thrill. I've listened to his music since Pilot Talk, Kush Orange Juice, Cabin Fever, ONIFC and more. His producers inspire some of the beat I make. Kendrick, Cole, Megan The Stallion, Cardi B, Young Thug, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen with your ears and be driven by the energy it creates. Some of the best songs created from recording to mixing was with mistakes, that turned into industry standards. There is no right or wrong way, just get the job done.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Primarily Hip-Hop & RnB with some every so often Rock, Gospel, Jazz.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music Production has always been my focal point.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring out the character in the clients voice. Meaning, I take your raw vocals, and whether its the pain, the happiness, the excitement or raspy in your voice, its heard for your fans to hear & enjoy. From a fan stand point, I enhance their listening experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Process is subject to change depending on the work load. Could take anywhere from 2-3 days on mixing/mastering, depending on work load and time in the que. Day 1 - Tracking Vocals / Slight Mixing Day 2 - Mixing/Mastering Day 3 - Printed & Sent to Client for touch-up/revision request Day 4 - Final Mixing/Mastering
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I have a typical home studio setup, nothing fancy. I am currently working on upgrading the studio with better equipment, so every dime spent on a service from me, I work hard to earn and then put it right into the studio to help make sure that your continued service is always at, what is best & beyond currently.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite engineer is Alex Tumay, who has engineered some hits for Young Thug & J.Cole, many others. I also am inspired by Mike Dean, who's worked with Travis Scott. Timbaland, Metro, 9th Wonder, Kanye West make up some of my inspiring producers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am primarily a Mixing & Mastering Engineer, who also produces for clients. I do a lot of custom work when it comes to my mixing. The style is little unorthodox, but most clients are satisfied with the outcome.