Former touring engineer from Nashville. Mixed FOH or Monitors for Natalie Grant, Citizen Way, Hawk Nelson, and Love & the Outcome on different tours.
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Interview with STK
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Engineers: Andrew Stone, Lee Fields, Jeff Sandstrom, Bil Vorn Dick. Musicians: Steve Jordan, Carter Beauford, Dave Grohl
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I ask a lot of questions upfront of what the artist/musician is going for. That way I'm able to mix in the correct context and get the sound they want. My style may be more blues/rock/pop, but that doesn't work for a rap song or singer/songwriter. I prefer certain styles, but I can mix anything if I understand the context.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Worship, Pop-Rock
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's all about context. Understanding what the situation is, how it needs to be mixed. There are certain guidelines and best practices every engineer must follow, but there's no one size fits all approach to mixing on a per song basis. And a bonus, humility.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer Trio. Love their sound, style, musicianship. Everything.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What artist are you trying to sound like? Do you have a reference track? What creative control do I have with the song?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Doesn't matter to me. Your average listener can't tell the difference.