Brad Cumming

Recording Studio, Mix & Master

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I'm Brad, I'm from Johannesburg South Africa. I work on an SSL AWS with awesome equipment at an amazing studio called Footprint Productions . I've played drums for 18 years. FB: https://www.facebook.com/footprint.production Studio Pics:https://www.instagram.com/footprint.productions/

I work on an SSL AWS 924 which enables me work in the digital and analogue domain. I'm able to use plugins swell as run stems through the SSL channels using their Pre Amp, EQ and compressor as well as using the other outboard gear I have.

I work in Pro Tools, Logic/ Logic X and Ableton and I can do the following:
Editing
Mixing
Mastering

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

Interview with Brad Cumming

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I'm currently working and recording pre production with an artist. I'm also mixing an EP for a band and I'm also working on Radio adverts.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! I really enjoy the ability to manipulate digitally in the recording and editing process with software, being able to fine edit and use automation and plugins! But I love the way a piece of hardware reacts when a signal is sent through it. Depending on the hardware, it can add a warm analogue sound or it can add saturation or it can compress like a plugin could only dream of doing. There is nothing like using an actual Solid State Buss Compressor to add some audio glue your mix!

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: Love hearing how a song comes together when every instrument has it's own place in the mix.

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I have been working at Footprint Productions for 8 years, I have worked on over 10 000 radio adverts as well as mixed several tracks for artists. I have done Berklee online courses as well as watched alot of course videos to keep up to date with my equipment and software.

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: Using highpass filters on tracks that don't need the lows can clean up a mix for a good starting point.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have access to 4 systems. Suite 1 - Live Band Recording, Mixing, Mastering, 5.1 Mixing SSL AWS 924 Pro Tools HD 12 Native with SSL Delta Link(40in/40out) 40 Preamps, Logic Pro 9 and X Waves Mercury, Slate Everything Bundle with extra plugins Lots of outboard gear(Lexicon PCM92, DBX Compressors, Empirical Labs, Drawmer, SSL EQ + Comp + Buss Comp, Focusrite, etc) Suite 2 VO, Mixing, Mastering SSL Matrix Pro Tools HD 12 Native, Logic Pro 9 and X Lots of outboard gear(SSL X-rack, SSL Buss Compressor, Lexicon Reverb units, DBX Compressors, etc) Suite 3 - VO, Mixing, Finalmix for broadcast SSL Nucleus Pro Tools HD 12, Logic Pro 9 and X Waves Mercury, Slate Everything Bundle with extra plugins Suite 4 - 'On The Go' System Macbook Pro Mbox Pro Pro Tools 12, Logic Pro 9 and X Waves Mercury, Slate Everything Bundle with extra plugins

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Hard worker and fast!

  15. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  16. A: All kinds of music, I work with artists who produce different genres and do songwriting for other artists.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Editing and mixing

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: Power, space, depth and size

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Voice Over recording, Dialogue editing, Radio Adverts, Mixing Jingles, Recording Music, Mixing and Mastering

Terms Of Service

Each Mix and Master comes with two Revision. Additional revisions are $15 each. Turn around is 2-3 Days. Good communication.

Gear Highlights
  • Solid State Logic AWS 924
  • Solid State Logic Matrix
  • Solid State Logic Buss Compressor
  • Solid State X-Rack
  • Waves plugins
  • DBX 286A
  • Lexicon PCM92
  • Genelec Monitors
  • Pro Tools HD
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