Award Winning Engineer with 19 years experience. Mixing, Mastering and Recording services are my speciality. Rock and its many sub genres, Trap and Hip Hop are my top genres to work on. Best price guaranteed!!!
I'm a producer with multiple iTunes Metal chart toppers and iTunes Rock Chart #1's. I've worked with artists from all over the globe including the giants 'Bury Tomorrow.' Hit me up for bad ass mixes at an affordable price.
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Watts Audio
Easy to communicate, high speed of delivery of the master
Wow Clint, I am honestly blown away by the mixing and mastering on these new 4am tracks. The time and care you have taken with them has honestly resulted in an incredible sound. Thank you for being so patient as well, working with you has been an absolute pleasure!
Another successful project completed! Effortless process, and the outcome sounds amazing.
Always a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended for any of your production needs.
Interview with Watts Audio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm most proud of the work I do with my band OneDaySky. It's something that originally got me into recording and Mixing. It's come full circle these many years later. I Write, Sing, Mix and Master my band's music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on many singles, but wanting to start doing Live Mixing streams/Mixing videos.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's convenient and replicable.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always go the extra mile for my clients, especially loyal one's. I've been know to do endless revisions for free, last minute changes at 3AM. I'm only happy when the artist is happy, even if it's against what i believe is best for the artist.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I can choose my hours and it's a consistently creative job.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you Mix my music? Absolutely. Send over your files and let me listen. Do you have Autotune or Melodyne? I have both. Do you have Logic Pro/Protools? No. How much? It depends on whether you need vocal tuning, editing and the amount of files.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Having clients ask me if I can convert an LP to digital, HAHA!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Make sure to record in 24bit or higher Make sure to do your vocals in a sound proof space or build a blanket vocal booth. Do you want your music Mastered loud and for CD or for Steaming services? Do you have a label or promotional team to pus your music after the songs are mixed? Do you want your vocals Tuned to sound natural or hard for effect?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure to ask for examples of work. Ask for a free Mixing and Mastering Sample as I do, for you to hear before deciding to use their services.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphones, Macbook, 2nd Screen, Soundcard and a Mouse
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My path has always been in the arts. I started with visual side of arts, but very quickly fell in love with audio and music. I've been at for most of my life, but professional in it for over 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean, precise and in your face!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Deftones. They focus more on the melody instead of clever lyrics. I've always been a bigger fan of that writing approach. People remember lyrics because of a melody, people don't remember a melody because of the lyrics.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sure. Struggling to remove a loud snare from Overheads? Battling to raise the volume of your Room and Cymbal Mics in fear of making the snare too loud? Put a Limiter like the Waves L1 on the Cymbal Buss and try get 6 - 10db Gain Reduction, that snare will be squashed while retaining the full cymbal sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My passion and early years were in Metal and Heavier Rock genres, but these days, I do lots of Trap, Hip-Hop, Rap and Pop. Working for years in heavier genres has taught me a lot as they are often the most challenging genres to mix due to how dense and busy they can be. It's taught me many skills and tricks to try on other genres;
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say Mixing and then Editing. Also I have a great ear for EQ
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a competitive edge to you songs. They will jump out of the speakers and not fall flat to competition. I strive for perfection and finding space for each instrument in a mix. I do extra things like adding vocal harmonies, or some keys/ strings to enhance the production value, provided the client want's that level of detail of coarse.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on the genre, I figure out the Key and what the Tempo/Tempo changes are. Then its full gain staging, and onto the rhythm section. Vocals often come last, but take full front focus as I carve a space in the often dense mixes for them.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Cubase 10.5 running through a RME soundcard and some Midas preamps. I run the Slate VMS system. Tons of analogue gear which I don't use all the much anymore. I mix with Beyerdynamic DT770 headphones and reference on my KRK VXT 8's and 12" sub.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers: Daniel Braunstein Andrew Wade George Lever Dan Lancaster
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and Mastering with all the included extra's like: Vocal Tuning, Drum Editing/Augmentation, Guitar Re-amping Bass Tuning/Replacement and Harmony Creation