Analog or digital and why?
Both...You choose the right tool for the job. Every assignment need different approaches
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
What do you like most about your job?
The variation and the people.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I can repair bad recorded sounds. Nothing beats getting the source right.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you trust me with your music.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Hire on for mix and a noter one for mastering. You normally can´t do both in my opinion, because your focus is affected by the other task. You need different perspectives for each task and therefore it is often better with new ears (engineer) after a mix session.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this for almost 10 years now. Started as a studio drummer, then assistant engineer and now studio owner.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don´t do everything by yourself be inspired by others.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What do you bring to a song?
I bring balance and focus to your track.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I mix in a hybrid setup digital and analog. The key is my 36-channel analog console from Audient witch all tracks runs through. Depending on what is needed I then use digital ore analog effects to substantiate the mix.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Frederick Jay Rubin is a big inspiration to me as at producer. His stripped-down approach is a powerful but difficult characteristic to master, letting naked vocals and bare instrumentation stand out as the center of the arrangement. He has worked with a lot of my favorite artists especially Tom petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down in one of my favorite studies Sound City. Sound City was the benchmark for great sounding drums on records.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I primarily do mix ... But also some mastering.