Hi... Thanks for clicking onto my profile. I've been a Mixing Engineer and Producer for over 10years now. I've predominantly worked within the Hip-Hop and R&B genre . I've worked with many big star's and I'm here to offer my experience and skill to fine touch your song.
The song to your right is a song off my EP, "Sweet Like Velvet". Performed in my style, written, mixed and mastered by me. Please take a listen and if you like what you hear, shoot me an email. Lets talk about your vision.
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Interview with Wandile
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of work on Jay Liberty song Dennis the Menace. I was the second mixing engineer. I'm proud of it because that was my first Radio placement so that meant a lot to me.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working a project for 2 of my clients And my own personal project.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No... unfortunately not.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because I was brought up on Digital.... but I've Analog is amazing. Working with physical gear is real....but digital is practical and cleaner.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I can will give my 110% to the song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to give someone a fighting chance that this particular song can make them blow. Giving somebody hope. Showing them that they can do it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Can you make me sound like so & so A: No, but I can make you sound like you and develop your own sound Q: Can you work for free and when I blow I'll take you with me A: Sorry, but my Bills can't wait until you become somebody. They need to get paid therefore I need to get paid.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can make them sound like a specific somebody. When that's impossible because you are you and they are who they are. I can only enhance you and I can't make you into someone else.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your goal for this song. How do you want it too sound and feel like. Are you open to creative ideas or not.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Respect. Think of us as someone who's as appreciate about your music as you are. We are a team, not your Employee.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. My Laptop 2. Sennheiser Head phones 3. Microphone 4. Solar Generator (if it exists) 5. Sound Card
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been mixing for over 10 year's. I went to Sound Engineering School for 2years but wasn't able to finish due to lack of funds. Since then I've been working towards getting enough money to hopefully pay for my final year.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hard. Clean, polished, something dark about it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Da Baby Lil Nas X Gunna Travis Scott Kanye West Jay Z
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give Room for the vocals and Bass. Allow them to take center stage.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on Hip-hop, R&B, Afro-Pop and Pop music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is getting a clear mix, where you can feel and hear every element of the song. I can also enhance the bass where you can feel it and hear it, which will hopefully translate through all devices.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I typically bring clearity to the song, a Polished feel. I try to enhance the feel of the song message.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I import the stems into the program I begin mixing by cleaning and level the stems to get a rough idea of what the songs is going to sound like. I then begin adding effects at the appropriate places to spice up the song. I then will Save the version and create another version whereby I create drops and mute spots.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mixing from home with a pair of Yamaha monitors. My Windows Laptop, a Focusrite 2i2 sound card with the mic to go along with it. A pair of Sennheiser headphones and my software of Choice is Cubase or FL Studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've worked with artist Such as J Molly, Jay Liberty, Nasty C, Tshego.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly mix Hip-hop and R&B songs. I mix the whole song from production to the vocals.