Patrick Smith

Master Engineer

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I can have your song(s) professionally mastered for a radio ready quality.

My goal is to bring your song(s) to life and to meet your vision.

As a mastering engineer, I add polish by focusing on the song as a whole with close attention to the dynamics and tonal aspects of the overall song.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Patrick Smith

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I recorded, mixed, and edited a cover song by a local artist named Vienna Dohler. I recorded the drums, piano, and her vocals then I mixed the project giving it life and character.

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

  4. A: I am working on an EP project of my own.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Matthew Boda and I interned at JTL a couple of years ago.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I've worked with both and love both but for me, I most confident in digital seeing as I have spent most of my time honing my skills in digital workspace.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To deliver a clean, full sounding, and professional sounding mix

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: The biggest misconceptions is assuming you need a certain piece of gear or software to make a good song. What you need is an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of mixing and mastering. As well as practicing and honing those skills.

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Have a reference track(s) this will help me get a feel for the style and sound you are looking for.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: Studio monitors, interface, computer, and a dynamic microphone. Plus a good pair of headphones if I could sneak a sixth item.

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

  18. A: I've been studying music, mixing, composition, audio engineering, for 6 years. I first started in an apprenticeship with a local studio in KCMO from there I went on to achieve my degree in audio engineering in a hands on class in Nashville. I have also taken courses in my spare time as well as training in one on one coaching sessions. Music is my passion, I am always working to grow my skills and expand my knowledge of music. I absolutely love this career.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: My style is full and clean. I aim to bring a song to life in the sense of making room for each track and making sure I bring out the best qualities as well.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: I would l love to work with NF. He is vey creative, and has a strong range as a vocalist from singing to intense rap. I would also love to work with Tommee Profitt, his work especially with NF is phenomenal. He is an incredible producer.

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

  24. A: Gain staging and compression are crucial in creating a full sound and mix. You want to make sure your tracks have enough space and headroom to shine and sit properly in the mix.

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

  26. A: I primality work on Hiphop tracks as well as Pop and Rock.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Mixing is my strongest skill, understanding the dynamics and character of the instruments.

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

  30. A: Clarity in sound, I make sure it sounds clean, full, and professional.

  31. Q: What's your typical work process?

  32. A: I start with setting the mix ensuring each track has the room it needs. Then I focus on the dynamics and tonality of each sound/instrument to achieve the best sound possible.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I have Logic Pro X KRK V6 Studio Monitors Apollo Twin Interface Focus Rite Interface Komplete Kontact Keyboard Native Instruments Izotope Ozone 8 Focal Studio Headphones Blue Large Diaphragm Microphone Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone Akai MPD218 Drum Pad Vocal Booth

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Thomas James "Tommee" Profitt has an amazing dramatic and big production Strange Music has great club music with excellent bounce Dr. Dre has that classic hiphip style that I love They all have solid sounding records and amazing productions!

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

  38. A: I mix and master the artists song(s), getting them to a radio ready quality. I also program drums that bounce well and hit beautifully.

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

  40. A: I love working with music, hearing someones idea an helping them bring it to life!

  41. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  42. A: I'll ask them which artists are their favorites, what are the references/influences in music.

Great cover song by Vienna Dholer

I was the mixing and mastering engineer in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • Tech N9ne
  • Eminem
  • NF
Gear Highlights
  • Izotope Ozone 8
  • KRK V6s
  • Focal Pro Studio Headphones
  • Komplete Kontact Keyboard
  • Apollo Twin Interface
  • AKAI MPD218
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  • Pursuit of SoundOct 14, 2021

    I am taking the leap and making an investment in my audio engineering career.

    This is the beginning of my journey after achieving my audio engineering degree.

    I am excited for this and hope it changes my life for the better!