My name is Xavery. I'm on the spectrum along with a personality type that only 1% of the population has. If you want unique sound, you need an unique engineer.
Xavery is a self-taught mixing engineer, creative consultant, and HRDRV Music Reviewer from Dallas, TX. He has worked on a Grammy winning record as well as in studios on the south, west, and east coasts of the United States. He has held sessions in Europe as well, with a growing discography of work from all over the world with genres including, but not limited to, Korean Pop, Spanish Electro-Pop, Iranian Metal, Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Orchestral, to Reggaeton. With over fifteen years of experience, his creative flexibility and diverse ear allows him to mix and problem solve from a multitude of angles and combinations to bring out a comfortable signature sound for every project he touches.
Always a self-starter, Xavery founded a music production club in middle school, earned his first college degree in Audio Production while still in high school, and now is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Master’s in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation; with a secured Post-Master’s Fellowship in the Office of the President the following year.
When mixing he tasks himself with using all of your notes, references, background, and taking all the recorded elements of the song and blending and balancing them into an ear-pleasing harmony that helps the artist-to-listener and listener-to-artist connection become more visceral.
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Interview with White Leaf Music Company
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: It's always changing, but I finished a mix and master for a Grammy Nominated songwriter and another master for a writer with a recent #1 on Billboard.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It depends on the client, but I do like to hear what you're working on and how feel about your journey so far.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the work. Go from there.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll always do the right thing.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's a party all the time, when it's more like working in a doctor's office. It's quiet and people who come in excited lose patience and eventually just come back when the session is over. Watching someone mix or master is only fun if you do it also lol.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Timbaland. Simply put, we are both crazy and something dope would happen.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let the music lead the process! You're really just there to be a channel for these inspirations floating around.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Modern Music, but my portfolio ranges from K-Pop, Metal, Big Bands, and R&B.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the record and imagine how the sound can be improved, if at all, and then I make those changes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mickey Shiloh.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 5 cell phones so I could get back to my studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jimmy Douglass is my favorite engineer for the work he completed in the late 90's with Ginuwine and Aaliyah. He squeezes out so much emotion from the records he mixes. I appreciate Timbaland's uniqueness also.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Did you do this?" "Yes"