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Interview with Brandon Stoner, Audio Ecstasy
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To make what's in their head what's coming out of the speakers.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's what I love!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Open, honest communication is key.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My world is mostly around rock and pop, but I love ANYTHING that's good.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a true analog and digital hybrid setup. I have 2 very powerful custom-built audio machines (one desktop, and a laptop for mobile gigs). As for interface I rock the tried-and-true Focusrite Saffire Pro 40.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of Andy Wallace mixes. Chris Lord-Alge is way up there, as is his brother Tom. LOVE the production and mixing of David Bendeth, Don Gilmore.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The new Thieves & Lovers record, and various projects and different stages of completion.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Scott Goodrich out of Nu-Tone Studios in lovely San Francisco, CA.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record it correctly. "Fix it in the mix" has never worked for anyone. Ever.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: In today's modern music landscape, both analog and digital are necessary.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 10 years.