Song mastering is about finding the perfect place to fill the spaces of sound for the perfect balance of rhythm, harmony and sound presence.
After spending years working on my own music I'd like to be able to share my experience and understanding of sound with artists who have the talent already, but just need their production brought together to make their music sound the best it possible can. My approach to sound is to get it sounding as good is as it can before mastering so that all the work is nearly done with the master just pushing the envelope to that final point in the production process.
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Interview with bntm music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The preview track which I wrote and produced 'Floodletting'. I like it because it took me in a direction I hadn't been before and that's what makes music interesting.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A remix of of a Rufis track 'A New Day'
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They both have their place in music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: No compromise on quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The end product.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take. My answer is how good do you want it to be?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the end game, what are you inspired by and where do we start?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I can visualise, see the vision of someone and not just my own.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My mac, headphones, monitoring speakers and of course a great big solar powered generator.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have among other things been a DJ for several years and producing for about 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Commercially viable without being cheesy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Adam Lambert because of his power and range.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My best productions often come from what I decide to leave out. Don't feel like you need to create every sound imaginable as its often the simpler things that are best.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Attention to detail and never settling for second best.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Sexiness and soul.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening to music with similar styles to a track to get inspiration before I mix anything.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have worked in Reason for over 10 years and in that time built my collection of synths, beat boxes and effects units. My favourite synth at the moment is called Europa.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by everyone because all music matters. If a song takes me on a journey i'll be buying that ticket every time.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I generally like to give tracks a more up beat and electronic edgy sexiness when it's appropriate but I'm also happy to work with traditional instruments and styles as well.