Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The last track I worked on was a track by a vocalist named Christopher Blake called "Creator" (I am on the second main artist credit). It was mixed flawlessly, the vocals were processed beautifully, and the overall outcome of the track was something I was very proud of. You can take a listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/christopherblakemusic/creator
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on an EP with my friend and vocalist, Christopher Blake. You can hear some of our work on my Soundcloud.
Analog or digital and why?
I have been raised in the digital age, so digital is just something I am more comfortable with.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise to you: I will make your song sound great, and I will work until you are satisfied.
What do you like most about your job?
I love taking a good song, and making it great. I love the reaction I get from my clients when I send them my version of their songs.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
When do you need the mix/master by? Can you pay me via bank transfer?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure you present a good track to me. I don't want to work on sub-par tracks.
Can you share one music production tip?
Regarding mixing: When a sound/instrument is hidden in a track, people tend to boost up the volume on it to bring it to the front. Now, this is circumstantial, but utilizing subtractive EQing on other instruments in the same frequency range can make room for your sound/instrument and let it shine through the mix without making it too loud.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I normally work on electronic based music but have also done numerous instrument based tracks.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skills include producing, arranging (song composition), mixing, and mastering.
What do you bring to a song?
I can bring energy to your mix, life to the arrangement, and a professional sounding overall product to the table.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have two Dynaudio MKII speakers ran through a Presonus Firestudio audio interface. I have a 27in iMac, and I run Logic Pro 9 and Logic Pro X. I have an external Chameleon Labs CPS-1 mic compressor/EQ, a Novation ReMOTE 61 SL midi controller, and a Rockatron Banshee talkbox. This isn't all of my setup, but it's most of the important bits.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
One person I look up to is Dave Pensado. His mixing is impeccable, and he offers his knowledge for free on his Youtube channel.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mostly do mixing and mastering work for my clients, however I have produced full songs for a number of vocalists.