I'm after the sound of the music industry's Golden Age! I am voting member of the Grammy Association / Recording academy. I have been in the music business for over 40 years. I experienced the music industry and music production when they were at their peaks. I know what good recordings are supposed to sound like.
i am from brooklyn ny.
i started writing and playing instruments onstage at 16yrs old.back in the 70's.
i love the sound of analog tape and a good analog board.
to be honest i think 99% of todays recordings sound like cardboard mush.
My goal is to give my clients a sound that lives up to the golden years of the recording industry.
I have had several songs on the grammy awards ballot and i have had my productions goto #1
on various record pool charts.
Beating out and besting the biggest major artists in the music business.
I mix and master to achieve a quality sound that will stand the test of time.
That means reasonable levels.
Personally i think the loudness war has ruined the music industry.
I use a combination of analog and digital outboard gear.
I very rarely use plugins.
If you take pride in your music, i am your guy.
I would love to speak with you.
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Interview with NewBlackMusic
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: i'm not going on a desert island. LOL if i only had 5 pieces shure 58 reel to reel bass guitar 1 synth keyboard 1 drum machine
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music is my life. it's not a career.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classic rock soul and R&B
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paying artists that's all that matters.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Check your work on two different speaker systems and headphones.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on all kinds of music. I have not done any polka music yet!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being honest with the client about what to expect on their project. working quickly to give the client something they can be proud of.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: over 40 years experience as a musician and record maker. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE RECORDS.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work flow is to use the computer very little if at all. I hate plugins and i hate having to look at a computer screen. I mix and master extremely quickly with just my ears and hands. I put the final product mixed down to a sd record with apogee A to D.front end.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Hybrid digital and analog. I use a full tricked out Yamaha 02r96 mixer with various analog outboard gear. I have la2a, 1176 and pultec clones as well as reel to reel and cassette tape.I also use the alesis HD24XR for mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Prince is a very big influence on me because of his work ethic. As a bass playing producer i am highly influenced by Rick James. i'm also a huge fan of burt bacharach and teddy riley. All in All i consider myself a bootleg Quincy Jones. HaHa LOL!!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most artist want me to do mastering and audio sweetening of their tracks. I have a small circle of acts acts that i mix for. I wish to expand my mixing services to more people.